2020 EI-Preschool Conference






The Early Intervention and Preschool Conference is a modified virtual event designed to share information and develop skill for professionals and families who work with children with disabilities (ages birth to five).  Keynote and concurrent sessions are planned each year based on needs surveys, suggestions from previous conferences, and national/state priorities.

The conference is a collaborative effort between multiple state and local agencies.  Sponsors, planners and collaborators include:

  • United Cerebral Palsy of Alabama, United Ability and UCP affiliates
  • Alabama Department of Early Childhood Education: First Teacher Home Visiting Program
  • Alabama Department of Education/Special Education Services
  • Alabama Department of Mental Health
  • Alabama Department of Rehabilitation Services/Alabama’s Early Intervention System
  • Alabama Institute for the Deaf and Blind
  • Auburn University
  • Children’s of Alabama
  • Children’s Rehabilitation Service/Family Voices
  • Interagency Coordinating Council for AEIS
  • Samford University
  • Therap Services
  • Kate Farms
  • University of Alabama
  • University of Alabama at Huntsville


Attendance ranges from 600 – 800 service providers and parents, and includes a broad range of professionals, including:

  • Early Interventionists
  • Early Childhood Special Educators
  • Home Visitors
  • Parent Educators
  • Preschool teachers
  • Physical Therapists
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Speech-Language Pathologists
  • Nurses
  • Service Coordinators
  • Social Workers
  • Administrators
  • Other related professions


For more information on registration, you may contact Lisa Spurling at lisa@ecaucp.org

For more information on presenting at the 2020 Early Intervention-Preschool Conference, you may contact Julie Carden at jcarden@ucphuntsville.org