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).
- Supporting Participation for All Children: Essential Features of High-Quality Inclusion
View this webinar to learn how to help children with disabilities participate in high-quality inclusive environments. Explore the essential laws, policies, and evidence-based practices that promote active engagement, participation, and a sense of belonging. Find out about the roles of the Departments of Health and Human Services and Education in this work. Discover how these agencies help ensure that young children with disabilities fully participate and engage with their typically developing peers.
- Coordinated Approaches: Serving Children with Disabilities
Learn how program-wide coordinated approaches can help children with disabilities have full and effective participation in Head Start and Early Head Start programs. Review the connections between the Head Start Program Performance Standard regarding disabilities (45 CFR § 1302.101(b)(3)) and current practices. Hear how an implementation science framework may help staff in using coordinated approaches.
- Collaboration with Families and Other Partners: Essential Features of High Quality Inclusion
In this webinar, explore how to build partnerships that ensure high-quality inclusion for children with disabilities. Discover resources and strategies for communicating and collaborating with families and other adults. Learn about the federal laws and policies related to these topics. Also, hear about ways to collaborate with state and community partners to build stronger infrastructure supports.