Supporting Participation for All Children: Essential Features of High-Quality Inclusion

View this webinar to learn how to help children with disabilities participate in high-quality inclusive environments. Explore the essential laws, policies, and evidence-based practices that promote active engagement, participation, and a sense of belonging. Find out about the roles of the Departments of Health and Human Services and Education in this work. Discover how these agencies help ensure that young children with disabilities fully participate and engage with their typically developing peers.

Series on High Quality Inclusion

This webinar series focuses on aspects of inclusion and services to children with disabilities. Experts draw on current evidence to cover topics such as assessment, screening, evidence-best practices that support individualization, and partnering with parents.

15-minute Inclusion In-service Overview

The following information from the Head Start Center for Inclusion provides teachers with a short and useful way to use resources when working with children with disabilities in inclusive settings.

SpecialQuest Multimedia Training Library

The SpecialQuest Multimedia Training Library was designed to strengthen the inclusion of young children with disabilities and their families in programs serving infants, toddlers, and preschoolers.

Preschool Inclusion Series

The Preschool Inclusion Series of the SpecialQuest Multimedia Training Library focuses on several aspects of including preschool-age children who have disabilities in programs and settings with their typically developing peers.

Including Infants and Toddlers with Disabilities

Rooted in the key concept of "belonging," these sessions examine the beliefs and attitudes that influence and affect adults and children in inclusive settings. They and provide numerous practical strategies and tools to help families and providers implement high-quality inclusive services.

Supporting Children Who Do Not Qualify for the Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA)

Explore services for children with suspected disabilities who are not eligible under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). This session reviews applicable Head Start Program Performance Standards (HSPPS) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. Understand the importance of individualizing services for all children and discuss strategies for individualizing for all children, including those who do not have an IFSP or IEP.