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At Noon on 11/8/2023 FCSTANDS will be down for maintenance. This will take approximately one hour to complete. Please make sure you are out of the system at this time. If you have any questions, please contact your monitor. We appreciate your assistance


EI Providers,


As you are aware, when the information was converted over for FC STANDS, it was stored in the last active IFSP meeting prior to conversion. With the application of the McWilliams Formula as part of FC STANDS,  goals and objectives, services and COS rating that converted over may have not crossed referenced correctly due to mismatch in fields between the two systems (CDS and FC STANDS)  which impacts the ability to clone them for any newly scheduled meetings.  To address this issue, DDS staff within First Connections will implement the following process that once completed will allow the cloning of goals and objectives for any new meetings that are scheduled.


For all ACTIVE IFSP, staff will:

  • Update the Goals, Services and COS rating and clone all new information in the last IFSP

  • Close all Inactive cases


DDS anticipates the completion of this process by April 14, 2023.  A status update will be provided if the program is unable to meet the established timeframe.   


If you have any questions, please contact your assigned monitor.

FC STANDS Update 2/13/23

February 22, 2023 – In person Provider TA

Location: 700 S Main Street, Little Rock Conference Room A & B


March 8, 2023 – In person FC STANDS Training

March 16, 2023 – Virtual FC STANDS Training


April 11, 2023 – Virtual FC STANDS Training

April 25, 2023 – In person FC STANDS Training

First Connections State Assessment and Documentation System (FC STANDS) 

FC STANDS Therapist Portal

FC STANDS Provider Portal



Managing the Interim Provider Training -

Therapist Video -

Clerical and Admin Video -

Additional Evaluations and Services in IFSP Video -Click Here

Clerical Entry of Evaluation & Delivered Service Notes - Click Here

Consent & Signature - Click Here

Entering a Referral - Click Here

Evaluation Request - Click Here

Exiting a Child - Click Here

Generate Letters and Notices - Click Here

Goals and Objectives - Click Here 

IFSP Development - Click Here

Meeting Attendees - Click Here

Meeting Setup and Outcome - Click Here

Notes and Attachments - Click Here

Transition Plan and Transition Conference - Click Here

Updating Child and Family Info - Click Here 


Provider Desk Companion Guides: 

Therapist User Guide

Provider User Guide

FC Stands: Fixes/Enhancements


As of June 2023- Current

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