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Understanding STEAM and how children use it This document from the National Center on Early Childhood, Learning and Teaching provides an interactive learning experience and is intended as a professional development resource to help supervisors, coordinators, managers, and education staff* understand how young children engage with STEAM concepts and ideas. This document will also help adults identify strategies for exploring and developing STEAM in early learning settings. Document
Understanding the Autism Spectrum Video Clip from Healthology.com; At this day camp on Long Island, New York, families with kids with special needs spent the day getting practical information while connecting with each other. Website
Understanding the Effects of Maltreatment on Brain Development This June 2015 brief from the Child Welfare Information Gateway provides basic information about brain development and the effects of abuse and neglect on that development. It is meant to help professionals understand the emotional, mental, and behavioral impact of early abuse and neglect on children who come to the attention of the child welfare system. Document
Understanding the Minnesota Child Care Assistance Program - Part 1 in a series Cindy Croft and Priscilla Weigel welcome special guest Nicole Frethem, Policy Specialist with the Minnesota Child Care Assistance Program at the MN Department of Human Services to discuss the Child Care Assistance Program. Nicole shares important information about the Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP) and how its subsidies aid families in accessing quality child care. Both families and child care programs should know what the eligibility is, how you begin the process, and why it can help offset financial costs. Podcast
Understood Parents want the best for their children. We do, too. For the first time ever, 15 nonprofit organizations have joined forces to support parents of the one in five children with learning and attention issues throughout their journey. With the right support, parents can help children unlock their strengths and reach their full potential. With state-of-the-art technology, personalized resources, free daily access to experts, a secure online community, practical tips and more, Understood aims to be that support. Website
United Cerebral Palsy The United Cerebral Palsy website has a wide range of resources and links to over 130 affiliates. It's mission is to advance the independence, productivity and full citizenship of people with cerebral palsy and other disabilities. Information on housing, transportation, current research, families and parenting, an on-site search engine, news and a calendar of events and conferences. Advocacy, discussion groups and public policy available here too. Website
United States Department of Health & Human Service The Office on Disability website offers disability information, programs/initiative information, as well as information on IDEA and the latest legal information. The Office on Disability: *Serve as the focal point within HHS for the implementation and coordination of policies, programs, and special initiatives related to disabilities with the Department and with other Federal agencies; view the expectations and accomplishments. *Oversee the implementation and coordination of disability programs, policies, and special initiatives; *Heighten the interaction of programs within HHS and with Federal, State, community and valuable private sector partners; *Support plans and initiatives designed to tear down barriers facing people with disabilities, which prevent them from fully participating and contributing in an inclusive community life; *Centralize the solutions outlined in the NFI report to President Bush; and *Increase focus and awareness to help Americans living with disabilities. Website
Univ. of MN Consortium on Children, Youth & Families The University of Minnesota Consortium on Children, Youth & Families site is a very comprehensive collection of information, agencies and resources focused around the family and developing youth. An onsite search engine helps sift through the many organizations and the three in-house publications. Statistics, research, community networks, legislative info, families and learning network, and a broad range of categories to choose from regarding the family, including a section devoted to children with disabilities. Website
University of Minnesota's Center for Spirituality & Healing - Wellness Our personal wellbeing - as well as the wellbeing of our families, the organizations in which we work, and the communities in which we live - is influenced by many factors illustrated in our Wellbeing Model, explained in more detail below. We encourage you to consider ways to increase your capacity and expand your potential in these areas. Advancing the health and wellbeing of people, organizations and communities is core to the Center for Spirituality & Healing. Website
Unlocking Autism The Unlocking Autism website offers numerous information for parents and professionals regarding Autism. The mission is to educate parents about legislation and existing laws, educate about biomedical treatments, provide parents a support hotline of other parents in the same situation from across the country. Website