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Ability Online Support Network Ability online is an electronic email system that connects young people with disabilities or chronic illness with peers (disabled and non disabled) and mentors. It is also a valuable resource for families and friends to know more about an illness and help manage it. Website
ABLEDATA The ABLEDATA website database contains information on numerous assistive technology products and rehabilitation equipment. This site offers training workshops to learn more about ABLEDATA database use. Website
ABLENET, Inc. AbleNet is a world leader in assistive technology, curriculum, and services to help individuals with disabilities lead productive and fulfilling lives. AbleNet develops and manufactures technology products and curriculum solutions that are designed specifically for individuals with disabilities. Website
About Autism in Toddlers About Autism in Toddlers is a great tool for families and professionals interested in learning how to recognize the early signs of autism spectrum disorder in very young children. It includes videos on the core features of autism and information on the importance of early identification. This is the first in a series of free online resources being developed by the Autism Institute at Florida State University College of Medicine. Website
About Our Kids The NYU Child Study Center offers science-based, research-driven psychiatric care to children and adolescents with learning, behavior, and emotional disorders. Our research initiatives advance our understanding of the causes and treatments of child mental disorders, and these findings are then integrated into our clinical care to provide state-of-the-art service. Outreach programs translate scientific research into everyday skills for parents and educators and into practical applications for pediatricians and mental health professionals around the country. Advanced training efforts prepare the next generation of mental health professionals to meet the demands of a complex and expanding field and help ensure that tomorrow's children will continue to benefit from the translation of research into advanced clinical care and effective treatments. The New York University Child Study Center is dedicated to increasing the awareness of child mental health issues and improving the treatment of child psychiatric illnesses through scientific practice, research, and education. Website
Access to Pre-K Education Under the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act This policy brief is an overview of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act and discusses policies that can help to increase the number of homeless children in pre-k programs. Document
Accessing Disability Services in Minnesota Guide A guide to selected services for individuals with disabilities and their families. Document
Activities for Helping Children Deal with Divorce When working with young children and their families, early care and education professionals sometimes find themselves in the position of helping children cope and work through changes in their family systems. One such change that undoubtedly has an effect on young children is divorce. Document
Activities Guide: Enhancing and Practicing Executive Function Skills with Children from Infancy to Adolescence Executive function and self-regulation skills provide critical supports for learning and development, and while we aren't born with these skills, we are born with the potential to develop them through interactions and practice. This 16-page guide describes a variety of activities and games that represent age-appropriate ways for adults to support and strengthen various components of EF/SR in children. Website
Activity Level: Children Who Need to Move! Cindy and Priscilla discuss a temperament trait that is commonly associated with challenging behaviors in early childhood settings: activity level. While we often think first about a child who is really busy, children who have a low activity level need adaptations to the environment as well in order to have successful experiences. Listen to this podcasts for some strategies as you think about children and their movement in your programs. Podcast