This session is designed to help participants consider issues that arise when including infants and toddlers with disabilities and their families in early care and education programs and to practice the "Cause to Pause" activity for identifying issues in inclusive settings.
This session builds on earlier sessions and focuses on identifying community resources and building relationships among programs in communities.
This session uses the video Preschool Inclusion: Drew as the foundation for learning about an array of resources needed to support the inclusion of a child with a disability.
Focusing on the perspectives of adults with disabilities, this session examines the importance of their experiences and successes in developing a long-term vision for infants and toddlers with disabilities and their families.
The session, Creating Bright Futures: A Vision for Including Young Children with Disabilities and their Families in Early Care and Education Programs, is intended as the first step toward helping participants explore a vision of inclusion based on images and ideas from programs throughout the country.
Creating Bright Futures: A Vision for Including Young Children with Disabilities and their Families in Early Care and Education Programs is intended as the first step toward helping participants think about creating a vision of what inclusion will look like in their programs and communities.
The Christopher's Story video is used in this session to consider what "inclusive services" means and can look like for a young child with a disability and his family.
This session builds on Session 1, Creating Bright Futures, and asks participants to consider their individual, program, and/or community visions for including young children with disabilities and their families.
This session introduces a family's story through the video, Francisco and the Diego Family.
The process of transition for a child with disabilities at age 3 and their family is the focus of this session. Participants explore strategies that service providers can use to support families and ensure smooth transitions between infant/toddler services and preschool services (early intervention and preschool special education services, early care and education, and other preschool programs).