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.

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.

Individualized Education Program (IEP) Basics

The following video clips from the Head Start Center for Inclusion provides teachers with a short and useful way to use resources when learning and participating in Individualized Education Program (IEP) meetings.

Setting Up for an IEP Meeting

In this video clip, Head Start staff will see the planning stage of an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) meeting. Observe the facilitators as they plan and set up the environment.

Informal Wrap Up

In this video clip, the family support specialist closes the meeting, and gives parents the opportunity to provide feedback and ask questions.

Highly Individualized Teaching and Learning

These 15-minute In-service Suites are a professional development resource for staff in busy, active early childhood centers and programs. They are organized around one topic or big idea and address effective teaching and assessment practices.

Disabilities Dialogue

The Disabilities Dialogue Webinar Series offers tips and tools for working with children with disabilities. The series is designed for disabilities coordinators and staff and others in the early childhood community. Listen as guest experts share resources to support children with disabilities and their families. Explore the webinars and related resources below.