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.
Read this guide to learn about the purpose, development, and implementation of an Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP) and practical tips on how education staff can stay involved throughout the IFSP process.
Find answers to common questions about suspension and expulsion in infant and toddler settings.
Read this guide to learn about the Universal Design for Learning (UDL) framework and practical tips for using UDL strategies to support access and engagement.