CARA’s Kit provides tools and resources to guide you through the process of making adaptations for individuals or groups of children who are experiencing challenges during every day routines and activities. This resource provides guidance for working with both toddlers and preschool-age children. As you explore various classroom situations you will find that they are linked to Pennsylvania’s Early Learning Standards for Toddlers and Pre-Kindergarten.
Dispelling the Myths of Inclusion: There is an evidence base that supports the benefits of inclusion. Have you ever been asked for that evidence? This resource is not only a great conversation starter, but provides concrete evidence for common misconceptions about inclusion.
Dispelling the Myths of Inclusive Education: an article from TASH, an international organization that is a leader in disability advocacy, that presents commonly held myths about inclusive education. It then provides clear and concise information and research about why each of these ideas are misconceptions and need to be examined. This is a valuable resource to review and consider our own ideas about inclusion, but also to support discussions with our partners as work together to give all children a high quality early learning experience.
The National Inclusion Institute is going virtual! This conference is one of the premier educational opportunities for anyone involved in the care and education of young children with special needs in inclusive settings. For 20 years, the Inclusion Institute has drawn people from across the country and around the globe to Chapel Hill to learn about the latest research findings, models, and resources to guide inclusive policy, professional development and practice; to develop collaborative relationships and cross-agency systems to support early childhood inclusion; and to have the opportunity to meet, learn from and problem solve with peers. This year, they invite us to participate virtually!
Disability and the Media: To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Disability Rights Center and Institute on Disability present a free ADA Anniversary Discussion. Watch this webinar and panel discussion moderated by Dan Habib, award winning documentary filmmaker, for an incredible discussion around disability representation and practical strategies for amplifying the voices of people with disabilities!