The Disability Services Coordinator Orientation Guide will help programs strengthen coordinated approaches for children with disabilities and their families through the provision of quality services and support.
Children under the age of 8 experience maltreatment (e.g., child abuse, neglect, and trauma) at an alarming rate. During the first year of life, children are at the highest risk for maltreatment, with 24 out of every 1,000 children experiencing it (Child Maltreatment, 2014). An effective way to support children who have experienced maltreatment is to help them build resilience in the face of adversity. This issue explores practices for building resilience in children with disabilities or suspected delays who have also experienced maltreatment.
In these webinars, explore inclusion, assessment, screening, and services for children with disabilities or suspected delays. Learn evidence-best practices that support individualization and partnering with parents.
In this webinar series, learn more about strategies that teachers can use every day in their classrooms or on home visits.
Discover ways to engage families when early childhood staff have concerns that a child is at risk for a disability or developmental delay. Some information in this module may also refer to children with disabilities as "children with special needs." The module is designed for educators working with children ages birth to 5.
View this webinar series to learn about the issues that are unique to the Head Start community. Find information about the requirements in the Head Start Act and the Head Start Program Performance Standards.
This guide teaches parents how to clearly and effectively express concerns, ideas, or suggestions to the professionals involved in their child's special education.
Explore the SpecialQuest Multimedia Training Library, which was designed to strengthen the inclusion of young children with disabilities and their families in programs serving infants, toddlers, and preschoolers.
Transporting Children with Disabilities
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.