Updated, October 2017 This short resource page provides a brief overview of lead poisoning and connections to sources of additional information. It accompanies a longer fact sheet on Other Health Impairment. The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), our nation’s special education law, defines 14 categories of disability under which a child may be found eligible for special […]
The birth of a child is an exciting, life-changing event. A beautiful new baby comes to your house, family, and neighborhood. It is a time for celebration. But what happens when this new child has a disability? What if there are health problems? What if, as time goes by, it seems as if the child isn’t learning and progressing as quickly or easily as other children? What do you do?
There are times when you, as a parent, may want to communicate in writing with your child’s school about some problem or concern with your child’s education or well-being. Because the Parent’s Guide is so long, we decided it would be more convenient to our readers if each of the letters discussed in the guide was also available separately, to make reading and printing individual letters easier. This page presents a model letter or email you might write to request that the school provide you with prior written notice.
Current as of October 2017 After your young child’s evaluation is complete and he or she is found eligible for early intervention services, you, as parents, and a team will meet to develop a written plan for providing early intervention services to your child and, as necessary, to your family. This plan is called the […]
Esta información en español | This information in Spanish Current as of October 2017 If you’re concerned about the development of an infant or toddler, or you suspect that a little one has a disability, this page will summarize one terrific source of help—the early intervention system in your state. Early intervention services can help […]
(2014, June) | Useful to Parent Centers, families, and especially early interventionists. Subtitled “A training activity for infant and toddler service providers,” this resource from the ECTA Center can be used to support participants’ understanding of the criteria needed to develop and write high-quality, participation-based IFSP outcomes. http://ectacenter.org/~pdfs/pubs/rating-ifsp.pdf Note | There is a separate training […]
This webinar focuses on resources for improving early learning outcomes for children with disabilities. The Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center (ECTA) spotlights its information, and CPIR tours the early childhood materials available on the Hub, including its training modules on early intervention services.
A handout to accompany CPIR’s webinar on Improving Early Learning Outcomes CPIR is honored to house the training curriculum explaining the 2011 federal regulations for Part C of IDEA. Building the Legacy for Our Youngest Children with Disabilities is all about early intervention, with a heavy focus on what’s legally required. That makes for tough […]
September 2014 A legacy training module from NICHCY Every child receiving early intervention services under Part C of IDEA must have an IFSP—an individualized family service plan. This module takes a detailed look at what the Part C regulations require in terms of the procedures used to develop, review, and evaluate a child’s IFSP. Module 5 includes: […]