This session focuses on the specialized activities and accommodations that can, during normal routines, be provided in inclusive settings to serve an infant or toddler with a significant disability. The session's approach is based on the belief that all staff members share the responsibility of ensuring that each child's specialized needs are met in a way that supports the child's development while nurturing relationships with the child and family.
This session builds on earlier sessions in Volume 3 (Collaboration and Teaming) of the SpecialQuest Multimedia Training Library and focuses on a framework, guide, and strategies for enhancing team functioning.
In this session, participants consider the diverse ways that families of infants and toddlers with disabilities can be leaders in their own family with their children, in programs, and in communities.
Families are the enduring presence in the lives of young children with disabilities. This volume contains activities to support early care and education staff and families in developing positive relationships that support collaboration and family leadership.
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 explores ideas for working together as teams to best serve infants and toddlers with disabilities and their families.
This session draws upon the experiences of families, service providers, and administrators in preparing for and contributing to IEP meetings and in implementing IEPs.
This session highlights the issues involved in building collaborative relationships among service providers and families.
"Listening to Families" is a skill that is essential for providing responsive services to infants and toddlers with disabilities. This session builds on Volume 2, Session 1, Creating Bright Futures, and lays the foundation for building relationships with families.
The Head Start Center for Inclusion offers a library of visual supports for teachers to use with children in the classroom. Look for illustrations of toys, art materials, daily schedule pictures, problem solving cue cards, and classroom certificates, to name just a few. Each one can be downloaded and printed out for immediate use.