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Technical Assistance Alliance for Parent Centers The Technical Assistance ALLIANCE for Parent Centers (the ALLIANCE) is an innovative partnership of one national and six regional parent technical assistance centers, each funded by the U.S. Department of Education?s Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP). These seven projects comprise a unified technical assistance system for the purpose of developing, assisting, and coordinating the over 100 Parent Training and Information Centers (PTIs) and Community Parent Resource Centers (CPRCs) under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. The national and regional parent technical assistance centers work to strengthen the connections to the larger OSEP Technical Assistance and Dissemination Network and fortify partnerships between Parent Centers and education systems at local, state, and national levels. The ALLIANCE Parent Technical Assistance Centers help Parent Centers by offering innovative technical assistance, up-to-date information, and high quality resources and materials. The ALLIANCE National Center supports Parent Centers through standardized publications, unified data collection, national conferences and institutes, webinars, a monthly e-newsletter, management and nonprofit expertise, and other resources. Website
Technical Assistance and Training System The TATS is a statewide Florida project which supports programs serving prekindergarten children with disabilities by providing training and technical assistance. The primary recipients of services are the coordinators for programs serving prekindergarten children with disabilities in each of Florida's 67 school districts. The project is based at the University of Central Florida, with field staff working to carry out the TATS mission throughout the state. Facilitators based at each of the nine Professional Development Partnerships (PDP) provide direct services to the districts within their region. A transition consultant provides statewide TA and training on the transition process as part of Floridas Transition Project, a project within TATS. Purpose To develop a coordinated technical assistance and training system to respond to district needs for technical support in providing services to prekindergarten children with disabilities and their families. This site has many information links including some of the following: curriculum, inclusion, program effectiveness, family involvement. Website
Technical Assistance Center on Social Emotional Intervention for Young Children (TACSEI) The Technical Assistance Center on Social Emotional Intervention for Young Children, also known as TACSEI, is a five-year grant made possible by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs. TACSEI takes the research that shows which practices improve the social-emotional outcomes for young children with, or at risk for, delays or disabilities and creates FREE products and resources to help decision-makers, caregivers, and service providers apply these best practices in the work they do every day. Most of these free products are available right here on our website for you to view, download and use. Website
Telephone Equipment Distribution Program The Telephone Equipment Distribution Program gives telephone equipment to people who are hard of hearing, deaf, or have a speech or mobility impairment. With the equipment, people can use their telephone more easily. What equipment is given? Telephones that amplify sound,Devices that show when the phone rings, TTYs, Speaker phones, Special equipment for people who are deafblind.The equipment is provided on a long-term basis at no cost. The TED Program is paid for through a surcharge on all private telephone lines in Minnesota. How do I qualify? You must: Live in Minnesota Have a hearing loss, speech or mobility impairment that limits your use of a standard telephone Have a telephone in your home or have applied for telephone service Website
Tell Me a Story Series Tell Me a Story will help build parent and staff capacity to use books and stories to help young children learn. Books can be used to explore important topics such as managing strong emotions, dealing with feelings of grief, or working on social skills. Website
Temperament and Atypical Behavior Scale (TABS) The Temperament and Atypical Behavior Scale (TABS) Early Childhood indicators of Developmental Dysfunction is an screening tool designed to identify critical temperament and self-regulation problems that can indicate a child's risk for developmental delay as early as possible. Website
Ten Guidelines for Effective Discipline of Children Ten guidelines for the use of positive and effective discipline strategies. Tipsheet
Ten Guidelines for Effective Discipline of Children Although often used synonymously, there is a significant difference between discipline and punishment. Tipsheet
Ten Guidelines for Effective Discipline of Young Children Part 1 In this Podcast Cindy Croft and Priscilla Weigel discuss the difference between punishment and discipline. Our hosts share the ways we as caregivers can support learning in children by using positive guidance and discipline techniques. Reasons to focus on positive discipline techniques are discussed. Podcast
Ten Guidelines for Effective Discipline of Young Children Part 2 In part two of our discussion Cindy Croft and Priscilla continue their discussion of effective discipline by giving us ten guidelines to follow. These guidelines support the fact that young children are still developing and gaining understanding of the world around them. They are often mistaken in their behavior of choice and need the love and understanding of an adult who cares and is patient with them as they develop tools for interacting. Podcast