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Services for Children with Disabilities and Special Needs

EEC offers an array of services and resources for children with disabilities and special needs and their families. In addition, EEC works collaboratively with other state agencies including Department of Public Health and Department of Secondary and Elementary Education. EEC is also responsible for overseeing federal IDEA preschool special education funds and working with public schools regarding special education services for young children ages 3 to 5.


SpecialQuest Survey

Indicator 7: Measuring Preschool Outcomes

Cycle II - Cohort 3

This year, we welcomed Cohort 3 for Cycle II into the initiative. The following are the materials made available in November 2009 for their training:

Cycle I - Cohort 2 & 4

As part of our State Performance Plan (SPP), in 2008 we welcomed Cohorts 2 & 4 into the initiative to measure the functional outcomes for preschoolers with disabilities across three developmental domains. School districts in this year’s Cohort were trained on October 21 and October 30, 2008 in a train-the-trainer model. All the relevant handouts are posted here as resources so that districts can provide further training for their staff. For more information about the SPP and this initiative, please visit http://www.doe.mass.edu/sped/spp/.


Resources:

New Video on Early Childhood Inclusion -- includes highlights from the recently released Joint Position Statement on Early Childhood Inclusion as well as bite-sized information on big ideas about inclusion. The video was produced by CONNECT, a Office of Special Education Programs-funded national center that is developing web-based resources and modules on effective and evidence-based practices to support professional development.

For more information and to view the video: http://community.fpg.unc.edu/connect
To view or download the position statement: http://community.fpg.unc.edu/resources/articles/Early_Childhood_Inclusion



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