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Inclusion of Children with Special Needs

  • Americans with Disabilities Act
    Information and Technical Assistance on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
  • Commonly Asked Questions About Child Care Centers and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
    Answers from the U.S. Department of Justice to some of the most frequently asked questions about the ADA
  • Council for Exceptional Children
    The mission of CEC is to improve educational outcomes for individuals with exceptionalities, by advocating for appropriate governmental policies, by setting professional standards, by providing continuing professional development, by advocating for newly and historically underserved individuals with exceptionalities, and by helping professionals achieve the conditions and resources necessary for effective professional practice.
  • Early Childhood Learning and Knowledge Center (ECLKC)
    Training and technical assistance resources from Head Start's ECLKC available that offer guidance for early educators and promote early childhood development, teaching, and learning for children with disabilities.
  • Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center
    ECTAC supports efforts to improve service systems and assist states in scaling up and sustaining effective services and research-based interventions for infants, toddlers and preschoolers with disabilities and their families.
  • Family Support Network of North Carolina
    The mission of Family Support Network of North Carolina is to promote and provide support for families with children who have special needs.
  • Head Start Center for Inclusion
    The goal of the Center is to increase the competence, confidence, and effectiveness of personnel in Head Start programs to include children with disabilities. Visit the Center for training materials, tools for caregivers/teachers and coordinators, as well as other resources.
  • National Professional Development Center on Inclusion
    NPDCI workd with states to ensure that early childhood teachers are prepared to educate and care for young children with disabilities in settings with their typically developing peers.

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