Parent Participation in Early Intervention

October 2010 Resources updated, August 2012 Families, most particularly parents, are vital participants in early intervention. Your contributions are invaluable: at the individual level where you are intimately involved in determining the services that your own child will receive; and at an organizational level determining policies and scope for EI programs. The resources below have been identified because they address the many dimensions … [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...]

Resources Especially for Child Care Providers and Preschools

December 2010 Resources updated, April 2013It's a wonderful thing, to care for children, help them grow and change and learn, and keep them safe on their way. For those of you who help families and children every day by providing child care to the young ones or working in preschools, the rest of us say a profound "thank you." What a job you do! And with our finest treasures, too---our children.Quick-Jump LinksAbout developmental delays and disabilitiesLegal … [Read more...]

NEA’s diversity toolkit

NEA is the National Education Association, an organization with thousands of teachers as members. NEA offers this online toolkit to teachers to provide an introduction to the multiple facets of diversity. Chapters include: class and income, cultural competence for educators, English language learners, gender, race and ethnicity, sexual orientation and gender identity, and social justice. http://www.nea.org/tools/diversity-toolkit.html  … [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.