Local child care programs and school systems that provide transportation services are responsible for ensuring that children with special needs are safely transported on all forms of federally approved transportation. Program directors and transportation personnel can refer to this article for recommendations to consider when developing plans to provide the most current and proper support to children with special transportation requirements.
View this short animated video to find out about a family’s experience when they learn that their child has a special need. Explore how staff can support and partner with families through this experience. Use this training tool to enable staff sensitivity around this topic.
This guide teaches parents how to clearly and effectively express concerns, ideas, or suggestions to the professionals involved in their child's special education.
This webinar focuses on school readiness for all children and mostly those with special needs. Practical ways are shared for staff to support growth and learning for very young children. Adaptations to group care and home settings are also offered.
Learn how to evaluate the needs and strengths of each child and provide them with individualized support. This webinar provides teachers strategies for providing individualized support, and action plans for when and what to teach.
'Individualized Planning for Health' [Background Information] in Essential Principles for Care
This webinar discusses the best practice elements of an Individualized Health Plan and how to identify children who may benefit from an IHP.
This module focuses on the transportation of the student with special needs and the equipment that these students may require. It is intended as an in-service refresher training for drivers and transportation personnel of students with special needs. Program directors and transportation coordinators can incorporate this online module as part of the program's staff training.
Children with special health care needs are defined as “. . . those who have or are at increased risk for a chronic physical, developmental, behavioral, or emotional condition and who also require health and related services of a type or amount beyond that required by children generally” (McPherson, 1998).