Learn about the characteristics and diagnosis of Fragile X syndrome and resources to support children and families with this inherited genetic disorder.
Young children vary in their skills, knowledge, backgrounds, and abilities. Effective teaching requires individualized teaching and chances to learn for all children to access, participate, and thrive in early learning settings. Individualizing for children who need more support helps ensure effective teaching for children with disabilities and other special needs across all the Head Start Early Learning Outcomes Framework domains. Using children’s Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP) and Individualized Education Program (IEP) goals is part of effective teaching, individualizing, and creating inclusive environments to support children’s positive outcomes.
Explore what current research says about strategies to individualize instruction for children who are dual language learners (DLLs) who also have a disability.
Learn about common characteristics and the diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), as well as tips to support children with ASD in inclusive settings.
Learn about characteristics and the diagnosis of cerebral palsy, along with practical tips to support development and positive experiences for children with cerebral palsy.
Learn about common characteristics of Down syndrome. Explore suggestions for evidence-based practices that education staff can use to support infants and toddlers with Down syndrome.
Learn about possible characteristics and the diagnosis of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD), along with tips for education staff serving children with FASD and their families.
Learn about typical characteristics and the diagnosis of spina bifida, as well as tips for education staff to support children with spina bifida in inclusive environments.
As programs return to fully in-person services, it's important for program staff to partner with families of children with disabilities to ensure services and supports are meaningful and effective.
This webinar provides teachers and home visitors with strategies to help identify and improve outcomes for children who were prenatally exposed to alcohol.
Discover information and strategies Head Start staff can use in the classroom and share with parents on improving and maintaining the oral health of children, including children with disabilities.