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(2016 | 2017) | Useful to Parent Centers for sharing with schools and parents of children on the autism spectrum. Two training modules are available from the IRIS Center on evidence-based practices for educating children with autism spectrum disorder. Autism Spectrum Disorder (Part 1): An Overview for Educators provides information on the early signs of autism […]

(2016, February) | Useful to Parent Centers involved in discussions and decision-making groups focused on preschool inclusion. This webinar focuses on: an overview of the 40 years of research supporting early childhood inclusion; a review of myths surrounding the children, adults, and systems that support inclusion; and a review of common features across the inclusion […]

(2016, September) | Useful to Parent Centers and early childhood programs in understanding the latest research on early childhood development, brain science, and best practices. The Final Rule for the New Head Start Program Performance Standards was published in the Federal Register on September 6, 2016. Effective starting November 2016, the updates reflect best practices and […]

Useful to Parent Centers, educators, service agencies, and families working with individuals with disabilities who have experienced trauma. Established by the U.S. Congress in 2000 as part of the Children’s Health Act, the National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) has grown from a collaborative network of 17 to over 150 funded and affiliate NCTSN centers located nationwide […]

The U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) offers this Results-Driven Accountability (RDA) web page and associated RDA Comments page. OSEP is currently rethinking its accountability system in order to shift the balance from a system focused primarily on compliance to one that puts more emphasis on results. OSEP believes it is critical that their […]

(2016) | Useful to Parent Centers in working with parents of young children, including ways Parent Centers can support interventions that help more parents learn about effective parenting practices. Parents are among the most important people in the lives of young children. While parents generally are filled with anticipation about their children’s unfolding personalities, many lack information […]

(2016, February) | Useful to Parent Centers, educators, and families involved in making evidence-based decisions about early childhood education. This webinar examined ways in which one can identify high-quality, evidenced-based early care and education research, both in general and within the realm of building quality rating and improvement systems (QRIS). Selected QRIS issues were addressed, including: the […]

(2016, February) | Can be used by Parent Centers for their own professional learning and to inform decision-making discussions about early childhood development. This Research to Practice report from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: summarizes the research on development during the first 3 years of life, highlights areas that are foundational for school readiness […]

Useful to Parent Centers in learning about or informing families about the Child Outcomes Summary process used by early intervention and early childhood special education staff. This online learning module from ECTA Center and DaSy provides key information about the child outcomes summary (COS) process, and the practices that contribute to consistent and meaningful COS decision-making. […]

(2007) | Useful to Parent Centers working with youth in transition who need support in learning life skills. The Life Skills Manual is an evidence-based curriculum that provides the content and resources needed to teach life skills to individuals who need assistance in this area. The curriculum is designed to be implemented in 6 group […]