Early Childhood

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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.

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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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This article of tips compiled by the Administration of Children and Families and the National Institutes of Health gives early care and education providers ideas on how to best care for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The tips are based on concepts of learning and development that can be...

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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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Social media is an important tool that can be leveraged to help families acquire needed assistive technology (AT) for their children. This handout discusses ways to use social media to reach out to one's community to "crowdfund" when other resources are not available to pay for a needed support. This...

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Finding the funds to acquire needed assistive technology (AT) is often a primary concern for families and educators. There may be alternative ways to find AT through a reuse program. This handout discusses programs for acquiring AT that involve refurbishing, loans, and device exchange. This resource was created for PACER...

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It is important that assistive technology (AT) is both considered and documented for children with an Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP) or an Individualized Education Program (IEP). This handout provides guidelines for families, educators, and administrators on the essential process of considering and documenting AT. This resource was created for...

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Assisitve technology (AT) libraries can play an important role in learning about available tools for students, parents, and educators. This handout discusses some of the considerations for creating an AT library, such as budgeting, organizing, and upkeep. This resource was created for PACER Center’s Technology to Improve Kids’ Educational Success...

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The Ohio Association of County Boards of Developmental Disabilities (OACB) has produced, in partnership with families and practitioners in Ohio, a video series about the use of technology with evidence based early intervention. These eight videos illustrate how video, video conferencing, and related technologies can improve access to, and the...

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