Considering LRE in Placement Decisions

------------------------------------ Alert! Alert! Because NICHCY's website will only remain online until September 30, 2014, most of its rich content has moved to a new home, the Center for Parent Information and Resources (CPIR), where it can be kept up to date. The new address of Considering LRE in Placement Decisions at the CPIR is: ------------------------------------ About … [Read more...]

Staff Training and Development

Resources updated, December 2012Looking for resources you can use for professional development in early childhood and early intervention? Here they are!We also recommend that you use NICHCY's state resource sheets as a starting place to enter the early intervention system in your state and see what training modules or other training materials may be online for professional development purposes. There are quite a few. Even those from other states … [Read more...]

Recruiting and Retaining Teachers

October 2010 Revised May 2013 Volumes have been written about the challenge of recruiting and retaining highly qualified teachers in general and special education. Shortages of qualified educators have long been a serious concern for school systems, especially in rural areas and in low-performing, high-need schools. To help you take on the challenges of recruiting and retaining teachers in general and special education, here's a wealth of resources … [Read more...]

Communities of Practice

Additional resources for Recruiting and Retaining TeachersOctober 2010Updated, May 2013 We didn't all come over on the same ship, but we're all in the same boat. ---Barnard Baruch Has the time come to consider the merits of forming or joining a community of practice? CoP, for short. These are proliferating to improve professional practice across the spectrum of professions--groups of people with a common concern who unite to discuss, decide, … [Read more...]

NOTICE: The National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities (NICHCY) is no longer in operation. Our funding from the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) ended on September 30, 2013. Our website and all its free resources will remain available until September 30, 2014.