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Adapting the Child Care Environment for Children with Special Needs Many child care providers work with children who have disabilities or special needs. Remember that children with special needs are children first, and have more similarities than differences from children without disabilities. Every child has a unique personality and special skills. Keep your primary focus on each child’s strengths and abilities as you work to make modifications and adjustments. This resource is from eXtension.
ADHD: Seeing the Disability Behind the Behavior This course examines the myths and facts of AD/HD and successful strategies for inclusion of children with AD/HD in child care settings. This course is accessible from a mobile device. For optimal performance, viewing from a computer or tablet is highly recommended.  For ten clock hours on your Learning Record, please register and pay online at Develop. Then, complete a 500 word reflection paper and submit this document with your reflectionPlease note: You have access to this document as view only. To enable editing, download the document. Click "file" then "download as" in the upper left-hand corner of this screen. This will give you the option to open the document as a Word doc on your own computer. Then, you can complete the information and email it to: credit@inclusivechildcare.org. *Disregard any directions regarding a final quiz. The only learning assessment needed is the reflection paper. Course
Administration for Children and Families The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is responsible for federal programs that promote the economic and social well-being of families, children, individuals, and communities. ACF programs aim to achieve the following: families and individuals empowered to increase their own economic independence and productivity; strong, healthy, supportive communities that have a positive impact on the quality of life and the development of children; partnerships with individuals, front-line service providers, communities, American Indian tribes, Native communities, states, and Congress that enable solutions which transcend traditional agency boundaries; services planned, reformed, and integrated to improve needed access; and a strong commitment to working with people with developmental disabilities, refugees, and migrants to address their needs, strengths, and abilities. Website
Administration on Disabilities (AoD) The Administration on Disabilities works with states, communities, and partners in the disability networks to increase the independence, productivity, and community integration of individuals with disabilities. AoD includes the Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AIDD) and the Independent Living Administration (ILA). AIDD is dedicated to ensuring that people with disabilities have opportunities to make their own choices, contribute to society, have supports to live independently, and live free of abuse, neglect, and exploitation. Website
Afar Mabaadi' oo Muhiim ku ah Xanaanada Kuhaboon Da'da iyo Korinimada Caruurta Yar Yar oo Dhan (Four Key Principles of Developmentally Appropriate Inclusive Care) Mabaadi'da muhiimka ah ee lagama maarmaanka u ah bixinta daryeel ku habboon korriinka carruurta oo dhan. The key principles necessary to provide developmentally appropriate care for all children. Tipsheet
Afterschool Alliance The Afterschool Alliance website offers this brief entitled "Afterschool and Students with Special Needs." The brief shares success stories of programs which have utilized inclusion to assist children in adapting to their community settings in afterschool programs. Document
Allergies and Young Children This info module highlights some of the most common allergies and their symptoms in young children. Also included are proactive strategies to include and support children with allergies. Info Module
Allergies: Latex Information on latex allergies, anaphylaxis, and reducing the risk of exposure to latex.  Tipsheet
Alliance of Genetic Support Groups The Alliance of Genetic Support Groups website helps build partnerships to enhance the lives of everyone impacted by genetics. The site can connect users with address and phone numbers, legal information, articles and membership information. Website
American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD) AAIDD, (formerly AAMR -- American Association on Mental Retardation) is the oldest and largest interdisciplinary organization of professionals and citizens concerned about intellectual and developmental disabilities. We're tireless promoters of progressive policies, sound research, effective practices and universal human rights for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Website