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HANDS in Autism Model in Practice: 3-Day Early Childhood Programming Workshop

Join the HANDS in Autism' Team for an intensive training that focuses on providing hands-on experience and coaching in a simulated classroom/work environment. Individuals on the spectrum participate, facilitating a rich learning environment for all.
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Now Archived: HHS/ED Joint Policy Statement on Inclusion in Early Childhood Programs and the Role of UCEDDs

The US Departments of Education and Health and Human Services will be issuing in June a joint policy statement on inclusion of children with disabilities, including developmental disabilities, in early childhood inclusion programs. The goal is to provide recommendations to states and communities to increase inclusion of children with disabilities in early childhood programs. Attend this webinar to learn more about the joint policy statement and to engage in a discussion of how the UCEDDs can strategically disseminate this policy statement to the field.


Now Archived: Rethinking Expulsion and Suspension Practices in Early Childhood

This webinar will provide an overview of federal and select state data, policies and practices related to suspensions and expulsions of young children in early childhood education programs such as early learning centers, preschool programs and child care, and will provide policy and practice guidance to prevent expulsions from early childhood programs and to mitigate interactions related to behavior that might seem challenging. With federal and state policies under consideration and in current practice, states have a prime opportunity to respond to this significant issue, and this webinar will offer guidance for identifying key strategies in policy and practice that can make a difference.
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Now Archived: Translation of the Early Achievements Intervention for Implementation in Public Pre-K Classrooms with Children with ASD

Efficacy for the Early Achievements (EA) intervention for toddlers with ASD was established via a comparative randomized controlled trial (RCT). Through IES funding, this intervention was translated via an iterative process for feasible, adoptable, and sustainable implementation in public school pre-K classrooms in which children with ASD are enrolled. In this webinar, the EA intervention, the translation process, and preliminary data from a pilot RCT in public school classrooms will be described. Next steps in establishing sustainability in public early childhood education settings will be discussed.
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Past, Present, and Future of Early Intervention: A View through the Autism Spectrum Disorder Lens

For this webinar we are asking you to view this talk given by Dr. Sally Rogers from the MIND Institute at the Colorado UCEDD/LEND 50th Anniversary symposium. During the webinar Dr. Rogers will answer questions you may have and then she would like to discuss key points of the talk. We think this model will result in a more dynamic webinar. We will look forward to your feedback.


2015 AUCD Conference

The 2015 AUCD Conference will be held at the Washington, DC, Renaissance Hotel.


Systemwide Solutions for Developmental-Behavioral Concerns

Join to learn more about how leaders in health, education, and social service sectors can boldly address our nation's capacity crisis in a system-wide manner.
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Pacific Rim International Conference on Disability and Diversity

Pac Rim 2016 addresses the question: How do we innovate to bring more people from the margins of society into the center where they can live to their full potential? Find answers by connecting with a diverse group of people working on the front lines. By meeting face-to-face in the digital age. By inspiring others in telling your story, sharing your research or best practices. By getting excited by the energy and ideas in the room with you.


International Society on Early Intervention Conference

Ulf Janson, to whom this conference is dedicated, devoted much of his professional life to promoting the rights of young children with disabilities, understanding the nature of social inclusion, and advocating for the full inclusion of all children and their families. In this conference, early intervention is proposed as a basic right of all vulnerable children, and will be explored from many perspectives.


Inclusive Early Childhood Program Models: Waisman Early Childhood Program

This month the EIEC SIG is kicking off a series that is dedicated to Inclusive Early Childhood Program Models in which early childhood intervention supports and services to infants and young children with disabilities are provided in programs that are inclusive: that is, programs in which the majority of children are typically developing, and the children with disabilities receive services and accommodations embedded in developmentally appropriate classroom routines and activities.
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MIND Institute's Summer Institute on Neurodevelopmental Disorders

The annual MIND Summer Institute on Neurodevelopmental Disorders is a one-day conference intended for a wide range of professionals. The focus of the Institute is to help participants keep pace with the latest advances in neurodevelopmental research and the most current standards for best practices in prevention, assessment, treatment, and support services, and increase their knowledge and skills in the areas of developmental disabilities, early identification, service provision, inclusion, transition to adulthood, and other medical, legal, social and policy issues related to disabilities.
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Early Childhood Workforce Development

The early childhood workforce plays a critical role in successfully including children with disabilities in early childhood programs. However, as noted in the Policy Statement on Inclusion of Children with Disabilities in Early Childhood Programs released by the Departments of Education and Health and Human Services (HHS), there is large variability in the training, education, and expertise of the early childhood workforce to effectively support inclusion. Presenters will discuss current issues related to workforce development and highlight training programs at University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities.
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DECs 32nd Annual International Conference on Young Children with Special Needs and Their Families

The 32nd Annual International DEC Conference will be held in Louisville, Kentucky. This year's conference theme, "A Winning Trifecta: Knowledge, Implementation, and Evaluation of DEC Recommended Practices," features leading experts from around the world in early intervention, early childhood special education, and related disciplines. Our conference program is designed to develop the skills and knowledge of those who work with or on behalf of young children with special needs and their families.


2016 AUCD Conference


Infants with Congenital Zika Virus Infection and their Families

This webinar will provide an overview of the Zika virus infection, updated case numbers for infants with congenital Zika virus infection, and useful resources for families and EI professionals. Findings on the potential clinical manifestations of congenital Zika virus infections will be discussed as well as the still evolving clinical, policy, and research implications for early intervention professionals.
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