This is a webinar series to hear from federal staff and other leaders in the field who share specific insights and information related to serving children with disabilities.

https://eclkc.ohs.acf.hhs.gov/children-disabilities/article/high-quality-inclusion-federal-series

The webinars include:

  • Partnerships for Inclusion: Ensuring Access to High-Quality Evaluation and Services
  • Supporting Participation for All Children: Essential Features of High-Quality Inclusion
  • Collaboration with Families and Other Partners: Essential Features of High-Quality Inclusion
  • Professional Development to Support Effective Inclusion Practices

Highly Individualized Practices Series

Find effective strategies that teachers, home visitors, and coaches can use in their efforts to support children with disabilities or suspected delays.

https://eclkc.ohs.acf.hhs.gov/children-disabilities/article/highly-individualized-practices-series

The webinars in this series include:

  • Preventing Suspension and Expulsion of Children with Disabilities or Suspected Delays
  • Supporting Interactions for Children with Disabilities or Suspected Delays
  • Environments That Support High Quality Inclusion  
  • Practice-Based Coaching to Support Inclusion

Disabilities Dialogue

https://eclkc.ohs.acf.hhs.gov/children-disabilities/article/disabilities-dialogue

This webinar offers tips and tools for working with children with disabilities.

  • Supporting Children with Disabilities Who Are Also Dual Language Learners

Early Childhood Inclusion Materials

Special Quest: Including Infants and Toddlers with Disabilities 

https://eclkc.ohs.acf.hhs.gov/children-disabilities/specialquest/including-infants-toddlers-disabilities

These sessions examine the beliefs and attitudes that influence and affect adults and children in inclusive settings.  They provide numerous practical strategies and tools to help families and providers implement high-quality inclusive services.

Fact Sheets about Specific Disabilities

Each fact sheet defines the disability, describes its characteristics, offers tips for parents and teachers, and connects you with related information and organizations with special expertise in that disability.  Fact sheets available in Spanish.

https://www.parentcenterhub.org/specific-disabilities/

Challenging Behavior: Prevention Strategies for Children with Disabilities

Children often engage in challenging behaviors because there is a message they are trying to communicate.  In this webinar, listen as presenters discuss prevention strategies for challenging behaviors.  Also, learn the types of support teachers can provide for an array of children’s needs.

https://eclkc.ohs.acf.hhs.gov/video/challenging-behavior-prevention-strategies-children-disabilities

Offering Support during Mealtimes and Snacks

Children with disabilities may need additional assistance with eating and drinking.  This information is helpful to teaching staff and parents when planning adequate supports and adaptations for children with disabilities during mealtimes. 

https://eclkc.ohs.acf.hhs.gov/children-disabilities/article/offering-support-during-mealtimes-snacks

Integration Checklist: Including Children with Significant Disabilities in Head Start

Checklist helps staff members understand how to make sure children can communicate, socialize, and engage in child care settings and activities.

https://eclkc.ohs.acf.hhs.gov/children-disabilities/article/integration-checklist-including-children-significant-disabilities

Embedded Learning Opportunities for Infants and Toddlers 

This article discusses how to include learning opportunities throughout the day to offer infants and toddlers with disabilities additional chances to learn and practice new skills.  There are videos included which show embedding in action.

https://hsicc.cmail19.com/t/ViewEmail/j/B3A3A3C852C672AB2540EF23F30FEDED/4423FA41F9FBBDE64FB5D4CAE8F50064

Disabilities That Qualify Infants, Toddlers, Children, and Youth for Services under IDEA 2004

Autism

Blindness/Visual Impairment

Cerebral Palsy

Deaf-Blindness

Deafness and Hearing Loss

Developmental Delays

Down Syndrome

Epilepsy

Intellectual Disability

Learning Disability