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Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity The Children and Adults with Attention/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD) website provides comprehensive information related ADHD. Information is available regarding organization membership, fact sheets, legislative information, research information, conference info, FAQ sheets and an online magazine. Spanish translation of IDEA and ADA is also available. Website
Choosing A Setting: What is the Best Option for a Child with Autism? (Part Two) In our continued discussion with autism expert Pat Pulice, we will look at different settings a child might be in who has an autism diagnosis and how to build a beneficial environment for children we serve. What kinds of supports are present in the therapeutic setting which help a child as they develop skills and when does an inclusive setting with typical developing peers offer other benefits to the child? Early educators can examine their environment for structure, routines, stimulation, and visual supports. Again, each child is an individual and their needs will vary but we will discuss some general strategies for inclusion. Podcast
Community Services for Autistic Adults & Children The Community Services for Autistic Adults and Children (CSAAC) helps individuals with autism remain in their communities to live, learn, work, and play. Their services include the Intensive Early Intervention Program for preschoolers (a method of intervention for school or home), the Community School of Maryland for children and adolescents with autism, and the Residential and Vocational Programs for adults. The site contains publications that are available from CSAAC. Website
Comprehensive Synthesis of EIBI for Children with Autism A 3-part comprehensive synthesis of the early intensive behavioral intervention (EIBI) for young children with autism based on the University of California at Los Angeles Young Autism Project method (Lovaas in Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 55, 39, 1987) is presented. The three components of the synthesis were: (a) descriptive analyses, (b) effect size analyses, and(c) a meta-analysis. Document
CONNECT: The Center to Mobilize Early Childhood Knowledge Web-based, instructional resources for faculty and other professional development providers to support the use of evidence-based practices in work with young children (0-5) and their families. Website
Connecticut Birth to Three The Birth to Three System website offers a variety of resources ranging from eligibilty and referrals to information on laws and regulations. They also offer a number of programs. There are comprehensive programs throughout Connecticut that have been approved by the Birth to Three System to complete eligibility evaluations, and provide services and supports for families. Each program serves a specific set of towns, and can be selected by any family living in one of those towns. There are three programs that specialize in working with families whose children are deaf or hard of hearing: The American School for the Deaf, CREC-Soundbridge and NECHEAR. These three programs work with families from any Connecticut town. There are also a number of Autism-specific programs serving families in specific towns. Every Birth to Three program offers: evaluation in the home by trained professionals services provided where the child normally spends his day, such as his home, a child care setting, or local playgroup flexible scheduling of visits services that focus on helping the family to help their child within the family's daily life, culture, values, and priorities information in their native language unless it is clearly not feasible to do so. If a parent is deaf or blind, the mode of communication will be that which is normally used, such as Braille, sign language, or oral communication. a variety of trained staff who can help the family work on goals related to their child's needs and their family's priorities. All people working in Birth to Three programs meet personnel standards and are either a licensed or certified professional, or are supervised by a professional. Website
DEC: The Division for Early Childhood The Division for Early Childhood (DEC) is one of seventeen divisions of the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) - the largest international professional organization dedicated to improving educational outcomes for individuals with exceptionalities, students with disabilities, and/or the gifted. DEC is especially for individuals who work with or on behalf of children with special needs, birth through age eight, and their families. Founded in 1973, the Division is dedicated to promoting policies and practices that support families and enhance the optimal development of children. Children with special needs include those who have disabilities, developmental delays, are gifted/talented, or are at risk of future developmental problems. Website
Desired Results Video Library The Desired Results Access Project promotes positive outcomes for young children with disabilities and their families within California's Early Learning and Development System by creating and supporting a high-quality assessment system. The "Practice Clips" section provides early childhood staff with opportunities to practice a variety of skills, including observation, documentation, and assessment. Website
Development of Infants with Down Syndrome (0 to 5 Years) This module provides an overview of the development of babies and infants with Down syndrome from birth to five years. It describes the uneven profile of expected development, identifying strengths in social understanding, self-help skills and behaviour, and weaknesses in motor development and speech and language skills, the latter influenced by the high incidence of hearing loss, poor auditory processing, and auditory memory skills. Website
Developmental Delay      Developmental milestones enable us to be able to predict when most children will attain certain skills. Tipsheet