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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 […]

ESSA, the most recent reauthorization of ESEA, gives states greater flexibility in designing accountability systems that take into account multiple indicators of school success, while continuing to hold schools accountable for academic achievement. This report analyzes the measures that states currently include in their accountability systems and examines how state systems compare with the new […]

(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 […]

(2015, October) | Useful to Parent Centers in states where “literacy” has been selected as the target for improvement. Research shows that literacy intervention programs can help students who have reading difficulties, especially when the interventions occur schoolwide. In this webinar of the REL Mid-Atantic, the presenter: shares what the research says about the effectiveness […]

(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 […]

(Published January 2016) Useful to Parent Centers when working with parents and the rest of the IEP team to make sure that all the student’s needs are included in the IEP. The new large-scale assessments rolled out by consortia and states are designed to measure student achievement of rigorous college- and career-ready (CCR) standards. Recent […]

(2010, September) | Useful in learning more about the impact that a child’s disability has on the other children in the family. Can be shared with families, to deepen their awareness of sibling issues and concerns. Dr. Thomas Powell talks candidly about the special concerns, needs, and issues that brothers and sisters often have when another child […]

(August 2015) | Useful to Parent Centers in their work to improve outcomes for students with disabilities, inform families about evidence-based practices, and participate in SSIP development and implementation. This 24-page report from Jobs for the Future reviews previous efforts to promote better educational outcomes for students with disabilities. It also describes research-based instructional strategies that can support them and […]

(Published July 2015) | Useful for Parent Centers in advocating for parent engagement strategies that are appropriate for linguistically diverse families with young children. There is wide agreement that early care and education programs should support parent engagement linked to early learning for all families, including families from diverse language and cultural backgrounds. This brief […]