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.
- Launching the Head Start Disabilities/Inclusion Network
Connect with your peers and others across the country to ask questions, share resources, and have conversations about inclusion and disabilities services. Discover the Head Start Disabilities/Inclusion Network, an online community that is available on MyPeers. MyPeers is an online environment for learning and collaboration. In this webinar, learn what to expect and find in this community, how an online network can support your work, and how to join. You will also see a virtual tour of the online network.
- Partnerships for Inclusion: Ensuring Access to High Quality Evaluations and Services
Watch as federal leaders discuss screening, referral, evaluation, and the eligibility process for Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) services. They also will review a recent memo about Response to Intervention (RTI). The webinar will be useful to program staff and support staff who work with young children with disabilities.
- Supporting Children Who Do Not Qualify for the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)
Explore services for children with suspected disabilities who are not eligible under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). This webinar reviews applicable Head Start Program Performance Standards (HSPPS) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. Understand the importance of individualizing services for all children. Review strategies for individualizing for all children. This includes children who do not have an Individual Family Service Plan (IFSP) or Individualized Education Program (IEP).