EC SIG Webinar Series: COVID and Early Childhood

June 11, 2020

Webinar Series Description:

AUCD's Early Childhood Special Interest Group held a four-part webinar series to explore opportunities for UCEDD/LEND programs to build resilience in families and in early childhood state systems during the COVID19 pandemic.

Webinar Descriptions:

COVID-19: How UCEDDS and LEND programs can partner with local special education systems during this, and future pandemics
Tuesday, April 28, 2020, 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. ET

Maureen Greer, Executive Director of the IDEA Infant & Toddler Coordinators Association, will provide an overview of the challenges and opportunities state Part C systems are experiencing, and alternative methodologies being used to deliver services. AUCD need to use their knowledge, expertise and resources to assist both during the crisis and after states experience what may be a new normal. 


COVID-19: How UCEDDS and LEND programs can partner with state special education systems during this, and future pandemics
Tuesday, May 12, 2020, 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. ET

John Eisenberg, Executive Director of The National Association of State Directors of Special Education will highlight what is currently happening across the country to support students with disabilities in schools, and he will discuss recommendations on how UCEDD and LEND Programs can be instrumental in helping state and local systems deal with the many obstacles faced by service providers. He will also provide some tips and strategies that participants can use immediately and in the future.


Families: What They are Saying, and how UCEDDs and LENDs can help
Tuesday, May 19, 2020, 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. ET

Families are facing many challenges during this Covid-19 Public Health Crisis. If a family has a child with a disability, these challenges are magnified. This webinar will share information collected from surveys of families with children with disabilities from around the country as they cope with Covid 19. A panel of family leaders will then discuss what UCEDDS and LENDs can do to help families and their children now, and in the near future.

 

Family Leaders: What They are Saying, and how UCEDDs and LENDs can helps
Tuesday, June 9, 2020, 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. ET

As a follow up to the webinar: Families: What They are Saying, and how UCEDDs and LENDs can help. We have invited 3 family leaders from the ECPC/DEC Family Cohort to bring their perspectives to the conversation. Disparities, access to technology, food, housing, job security and appropriate bi-lingual services including adequate support to teach at home have been identified as barriers. This panel of family members will join Ann and Rud Turnbull to discuss their perspectives on these challenges and how the UCEDDs can help.