Happy baby with toy blocks

Search and Filter Tools

Disability Topic
Category
Language

Filtering by:

Results: Page 4 of 11
Resource Name Description Resource Type
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 Concerns: When to Refer Children Developmental milestones for children birth to 3 years of age and what to do when there are developmental concerns. Tipsheet
Developmental Delay Every child goes through a process of growth and change. This process of child development involves learning and mastering skills known as developmental milestones. This tip sheet covers the six primary areas in which children develop, and what to do if concerns arise.  Tipsheet
Developmental Delay Resources A nonprofit organization dedicated to meeting the needs of those working with children who have developmental delays in sensory motor, language, social, and emotional areas. DDR publicizes research into determining identifiable factors that would put a child at risk and maintains a registry, tracking possible trends. DDR also provides a network for parents and professionals and current information after the diagnosis to support children with special needs. Website
Disability Information Network The Minnesota State Council on Disability advocates for policies and programs which promote the independence of children and adults with disabilities and protect their rights to participate fully in society. The website includes a calendar of events, newsletters, and resource links. Website
Early Childhood Development: Track These Milestones  Here is a "quick and easy overview of development from birth to age five" from Help Me Grow Minnesota.  You can download and share this infographic with parents and providers. Document
Early Childhood Transition Guidebook: What You Need to Know Before Your Child's Third Birthday In Minnesota, the Infant and Toddler Intervention program covers children ages birth to 3 years who are eligible under Part C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Part C focuses on helping the family meet the developmental needs of their child, such as learning to sit up, walk, or talk. Typically provided in natural environments, such as the child's home or child-care setting, these services and outcomes for the child and family are defined in an Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP). Document