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Transitioning from birth-to-three services into the school system comes with a series of changes for you and your child. This video will help you be prepared for not one, but several transitions—from early intervention services, to developmental preschool, then on to kindergarten and first grade, brought to you by Informing...

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"Learning to effectively communicate via an augmentative communication display or device can be challenging for any student who is nonverbal, minimally verbal, or a struggling but emerging verbal communicator. It can be an especially difficult task if the student has an autism spectrum disorder (ASD). These students usually lack role...

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"States and local school districts are required by federal law to educate preschool age children with disabilities in typical early childhood programs alongside children who do not have disabilities to the maximum extent appropriate. This policy brief provides an overview of the law and sets forth a list of policy...

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Sometimes the environment can become overwhelming for a child, especially one who may have sensory processing disorder. This article gives ideas on self-regulation techniques and low-tech tools to help with calming down. They can be used in the home, classroom, or clinic/school-based practice. It's a great way to encourage independence...

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This informational video from the Down Syndrome Research Foundation outlines specific strategies that are useful for language development in young children with down syndrome. Some topics of discussion include language profiles and strengths of children with down syndrome, visual learning, and other teaching techniques that may include low to mid-tech...

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When you have a child with a disability, it's important for their living environment to be safe and accessible, so as to promote healthy development as they grow. Home modifications can help you make your home into a place where your child is safe, comfortable, and thriving. These modifications and...

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The purpose of this toolkit is to present ways for early childcare providers to better manage challenging behaviors in a childcare setting. It describes intervention strategies, technological tools, accommodations, and positive behavioral supports to help class time go more smoothly. This toolkit also briefly describes Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), basic...

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This article was written by Dr. Temple Grandin, an assistant professor at Colorado State University who has Autism. Here she explains the accommodations, modifications, and assistive technologies teachers can use that greatly help young children with Autism in school.

Link: https://www.iidc.indiana.edu/?pageId=601

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This article from The Inclusion Lab gives great tips on how to best prepare a young child with disabilities to enter kindergarten from preschool, before school starts and during the school year. These include accommodations and low-tech assistive technologies to help make for a smooth transition and inclusion in...

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Adaptations are a way to meet the unique needs of all children, including children with disabilities and special needs. By using adaptations in your home, you can increase your child’s independent participation and learning in everyday childhood routines and activities. Rather than “fixing” a child’s skill deficit, the goal is...

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