Early Childhood SIG Archived Webinars

 

Newborn Screening for Fragile X Syndrome and Other Developmental Disabilities

Newborn Screening for Fragile X Syndrome and Other Developmental Disabilities  Copy to Calendar

Tuesday, October 22, 2019
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. ET
Location: Webinar

Most professional believe that early intervention (EI) is essential to improving outcomes for children with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) and their families. But how early is "early?" Should screening identify newborns with IDD, even before symptoms appear? Is there value in "pre-symptomatic" EI for children or families? Are pre-symptomatic treatments powerful enough to alter developmental trajectories in meaningful ways? Using fragile X syndrome to exemplify these issues, this presentation describes Early Check, a research program in which screening newborns for several disorders is offered to 120,000 families per year.

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Division for Early Childhood's  35th Annual International Conference on Young Children with Special Needs and Their Families

Division for Early Childhood's 35th Annual International Conference on Young Children with Special Needs and Their Families  Copy to Calendar

Tuesday, October 1, 2019 - Friday, October 4, 2019
Location: Dallas, TX

This year's conference, Dreaming of a Bigger Tomorrow: Building Our Future Through Collaboration and Partnerships, features foremost authorities in Early Intervention, Early Childhood Special Education, and the related disciplines. We look forward to having you join us for four days of programming, three keynote sessions, hundreds of conference and poster sessions, daily opportunities to network and more, this October in Dallas, Texas.

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NEW EI/ECSE Standards- Why? When? Next Steps

NEW EI/ECSE Standards- Why? When? Next Steps  Copy to Calendar

Tuesday, September 24, 2019
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. ET
Location: Webinar

The Division for Early Childhood of the Council for Exceptional Children is in the process of developing the first ever, stand alone, Early Intervention/Early Childhood Special Education Personnel Preparation Standards. Learn more about the standards,what led to this important step forward for the EI/ECSE workforce and what it means to the Early Childhood Field/Systems. We will share opportunities to provide feedback to the DEC Standards Development Task Force.

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Power to the Profession

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Tuesday, May 14, 2019
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. ET
Location: Webinars

There are more than 40 million children birth through age 8 in America. One of the best things our country can do to support and improve outcomes for these children and their families is to make significant, substantial, and sustained investments in high-quality early childhood education. And because positive relationships are at the core of quality, investing specifically in early childhood educators is the best thing we can do to improve early childhood education. That is why Power to the Profession is focused on equitably advancing an effective, diverse, and well-compensated early childhood education profession across states and settings. Power to the Profession is a national collaboration to define the early childhood profession by establishing a unifying framework for career pathways, knowledge and competencies, qualifications, standards and compensation. Learn more about this powerful initiative and how you can be involved!

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Act Early Network Quarterly Webinar: Preschool Development Grant Birth through Five (B-5) Overview and Collaborative Opportunities

Act Early Network Quarterly Webinar: Preschool Development Grant Birth through Five (B-5) Overview and Collaborative Opportunities  Copy to Calendar

Wednesday, March 27, 2019
2:00pm - 3:00pm ET
Location: Webinar

Please join us on Wednesday, March 27th from 2-3p ET for our Act Early Network Quarterly Webinar. This quarter we will be highlighting the Preschool Development Grants Birth through Five (B-5).

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Diversity in Autism Spectrum Disorders

Diversity in Autism Spectrum Disorders  Copy to Calendar

Monday, March 18, 2019
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. ET
Location: Webinar

Please join us to hear about national work and discuss issues pertinent to diversity issues in autism spectrum disorder. Brian Be, an artist, self-advocate, peer mentor and LEND fellow with The University of Colorado will moderate a three expert panel presentation and facilitate questions and comments from webinar participants.

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Early Identification of Autism Spectrum Disorders

Early Identification of Autism Spectrum Disorders  Copy to Calendar

Monday, February 25, 2019
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. ET
Location: Webinar

Please join us to hear about national work and discuss issues pertinent to the topic of early identification of autism spectrum disorder. Dr. Alacia Stainbrook from Vanderbilt Kennedy Center will moderate a three expert panel presentation and facilitate questions and comments from webinar participants.

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Transition in Autism Spectrum Disorders

Transition in Autism Spectrum Disorders  Copy to Calendar

Wednesday, January 30, 2019
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Location: Webinar

Please join us to hear about national work and discuss issues pertinent to the topic of supporting autistic individuals as they transition to adulthood. Dr. Eric Moody from Wyoming Institute for Disabilities will moderate a three expert panel presentation and facilitate questions and comments from webinar participants.

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Millennial Connections Survey Results from Millennial Parents on their Beliefs, Needs, and Challenges

Millennial Connections Survey Results from Millennial Parents on their Beliefs, Needs, and Challenges  Copy to Calendar

Wednesday, January 16, 2019
Location: Webinar

This quarter, the Act Early Network is partnering with ZERO TO THREE to bring you a presentation on Millennial Connections: Survey Results from Millennial Parents on their Beliefs, Needs, and Challenges.

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Act Early Network Quarterly Webinar: Act Early Ambassador Spotlight on Ohio, Nevada, and Oregon

Act Early Network Quarterly Webinar: Act Early Ambassador Spotlight on Ohio, Nevada, and Oregon  Copy to Calendar

Wednesday, September 26, 2018
3:00p.m. - 4:00p.m. ET
Location: Webinar

Please join us on Wednesday, September 26 from 3-4p ET for our Act Early Network Quarterly Webinar, an Act Early Ambassador Spotlight on Ohio, Nevada, and Oregon. The Act Early Program is a collaborative initiative of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), the Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs (AMCHP) and the Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) to further advance the CDC's "Learn the Signs. Act Early." Program.

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Act Early Webinar: Empowering Developmental Monitoring

Act Early Webinar: Empowering Developmental Monitoring  Copy to Calendar

Wednesday, September 26, 2018
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Location: Webinar

Monitoring developmental milestones is important, whether you are a parent, early childhood educator, or healthcare provider! Join the Learn the Signs. Act Early. program as they connect with a representative from each audience to share real-life experiences and best practices for developmental monitoring and celebrating milestones, as well as the tools and resources that have helped them in providing the best care for children.

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How Does Infant Mental Health Support the Work of Part C/Early Intervention?

How Does Infant Mental Health Support the Work of Part C/Early Intervention?  Copy to Calendar

Tuesday, September 18, 2018
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. ET
Location: Webinar

The Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Competency Guidelines, created in Michigan, grew from competencies developed for Part C by that state's Department of Education. They have evolved to capture a broad range of knowledge and skill areas and the opportunity to earn a credential (Endorsement) for professionals who serve pregnant women, infants, young children, and families across all disciplines and service sectors, including early intervention. Presentation will include the usefulness of these competencies in supporting social-emotional development and relational health for families where the infant or young child is experiencing a delay or disability.

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Cross-disciplinary Competencies: Serving the whole child

Cross-disciplinary Competencies: Serving the whole child  Copy to Calendar

Tuesday, June 26, 2018
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. ET
Location: Webinar

Traditionally, professionals have been trained in a single discipline usually corresponds to an area of development Additionally, most disciplines are trained to be able to offer services and intervene across a broad age range: the lifespan of an individual. Upon completion of a program of study in a discipline, an individual is then licensed in a discipline to provide services to persons across the lifespan. These training and licensing practices create two challenges to providing effective early childhood intervention to infants and young children and their families: 1) interventions may be focused to specific areas of development by discipline specific interventionists (e.g. an occupational therapist provides specific motor intervention and does not incorporate any other areas of development into her therapy/intervention); and 2) interventions may be provided by a person who does not have any specific experience or competence in infancy or early childhood

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Latest Findings on Prevalence of Autism Spectrum Disorder and that Children receiving Developmental Monitoring and Developmental Screening Together are more likely to receive Early Intervention

Latest Findings on Prevalence of Autism Spectrum Disorder and that Children receiving Developmental Monitoring and Developmental Screening Together are more likely to receive Early Intervention  Copy to Calendar

Monday, May 21, 2018
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location: Webinar

Daisy Christensen, Epidemiologist at NCBDDD at CDC, will present on the recent "Prevalence of Autism Spectrum Disorder Among Children Aged 8 Years - Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring Network, 11 Sites, United States, 2014" data release. The latest findings from the ADDM Network provide evidence that the prevalence of ASD is higher than previously reported estimates and continues to vary among certain racial/ethnic groups and communities. With prevalence of ASD ranging from 13.1 to 29.3 per 1,000 children aged 8 years in different communities throughout the United States, the need for behavioral, educational, residential, and occupational services remains high, as does the need for increased research on both genetic and nongenetic risk factors for ASD. During the latter half of the webinar, Rebecca Wolf, Team Lead, "Learn the Signs. Act Early." at CDC, and Brian Barger, Director of Research and Evaluation at GSU's UCEDD, will present on the study and findings of, "Better Together: Developmental Screening and Monitoring Best Identify Children who need Early Intervention".

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2018 National Early Childhood Inclusion Institute

2018 National Early Childhood Inclusion Institute  Copy to Calendar

Tuesday, May 8, 2018 - Thursday, May 10, 2018
Location: Chapel Hill, NC

The National Early Childhood Inclusion Institute is one of the premier educational opportunities for anyone involved in the care and education of young children with special needs in inclusive settings. Dozens of world-class experts, dozens of groundbreaking sessions, free courses for CEUs-and an enduring impact.

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Screening and Linkage to Services for Autism (SaLSA): Study of Patient Navigation for Low Income Families

Screening and Linkage to Services for Autism (SaLSA): Study of Patient Navigation for Low Income Families  Copy to Calendar

Tuesday, April 24, 2018
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. ET
Location: Webinar

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is under-diagnosed and under-treated in young children, particularly in disadvantaged populations. Children from minority and low-income populations receive referral, diagnosis and treatment later and less often, and report having less information about how to obtain care, more problems obtaining care, and fewer support services to connect them to care. This webinar will provide an overview of the Screening and Linkage to Services for Autism (SaLSA) study, which aims to evaluate an autism patient navigator program for low income families with young children who screen positive for ASD. Preliminary results of the study, including individual and system barriers to obtaining screening, referral, early intervention evaluation and services will be described.

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Early Intervention and Preschool Child Outcomes Evaluation: A Closer Look

Early Intervention and Preschool Child Outcomes Evaluation: A Closer Look  Copy to Calendar

Tuesday, February 27, 2018
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. ET
Location: Webinar

Each year, states are required to report on child outcomes of their early intervention (EI) and preK programs for infants, toddlers, and young children with disabilities. This webinar will examine the approach to evaluating child outcomes developed by the Office of Special Education Programs(OSEP) for the purpose of accountability reporting.

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The Role of UCEDDs and LENDs in Workforce Development: Cross Disciplinary Competencies & Personnel Standards

The Role of UCEDDs and LENDs in Workforce Development: Cross Disciplinary Competencies & Personnel Standards  Copy to Calendar

Saturday, November 4, 2017
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. ET
Location: DC Renaissance Hotel, Washington DC

The Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) and the Early Childhood/Intervention Special Interest Group (EC SIG) of AUCD have joined with The National Early Childhood Personnel Technical Assistance Center (ECPC), funded by the Office of Special Education Programs, U.S. Department of Education (OSEP), to host the Second Annual Summit on Early Childhood Personnel at AUCD's 2017 Conference.

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Social Communication Interventions for Preverbal and Minimally Verbal Children with ASD

Social Communication Interventions for Preverbal and Minimally Verbal Children with ASD  Copy to Calendar

Tuesday, October 24, 2017
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. ET
Location: Webinar

Behavioral interventions have been critical for improving the lives of individuals with autism spectrum disorder. Notable achievements include the improved numbers of children with optimal outcomes, and the larger number of children accessing the regular curriculum. Despite these gains, standard behavioral methods have had the least success in social communication outcomes. We continue to find nearly half of all children entering school without fluent, socially related communication skills. This talk will focus on the core social communication impairment in children with ASD, evaluations of this core domain and recently developed, effective interventions.

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Emerging Populations: Challenges for the Early Childhood System

Emerging Populations: Challenges for the Early Childhood System  Copy to Calendar

Tuesday, September 26, 2017
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. ET
Location: Webinar

As a result of the opioid epidemic impacting many states, the early childhood system will be challenged to appropriately identify and serve very young children who have been exposed to prenatal substance use. Part C and preschool special education programs will have new and different issues in meeting child and family needs. Understanding and meeting the needs of the eligible population will require partnering with other early childhood programs as well as providing training and support for the professionals who will serve the family.

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School-based Supports for Children with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities and Challenging Behaviors: Multi-tiered Systems of Support (MTSS)

School-based Supports for Children with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities and Challenging Behaviors: Multi-tiered Systems of Support (MTSS)  Copy to Calendar

Tuesday, August 22, 2017
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. ET
Location: Webinar

Positive Behavior Supports (PBS) is a research-based, person-centered framework focused on decreasing problem behaviors and increasing quality of life in individuals across the lifespan. Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) is the three-tiered model for PBS implementation in school settings as a means to prevent and promote positive behaviors for ALL children and intervene with children with challenging behaviors.

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Early Childhood Inclusion: Peer Competence as a Core Element

Early Childhood Inclusion: Peer Competence as a Core Element  Copy to Calendar

Tuesday, March 28, 2017
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. ET
Location: Webinar

Major goals of preschool inclusion consist of access, accommodations, developmental progress, and social integration. Emphasized in this webinar is the significance of children's peer-related social competence to the latter two goals. The association between peer-related social competence and children's peer relationships and friendships is discussed along with current research designed to enhance the peer competence of young children with developmental delays. A broad array of family-peer linkages is considered.

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Infants with Congenital Zika Virus Infection and their Families

Infants with Congenital Zika Virus Infection and their Families  Copy to Calendar

Tuesday, February 21, 2017
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. ET
Location: Webinar

This webinar will provide an overview of the Zika virus infection, updated case numbers for infants with congenital Zika virus infection, and useful resources for families and EI professionals. Findings on the potential clinical manifestations of congenital Zika virus infections will be discussed as well as the still evolving clinical, policy, and research implications for early intervention professionals.

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2016 AUCD Conference  Copy to Calendar

Saturday, December 3, 2016 - Wednesday, December 7, 2016
Location: Washington, DC

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DECs 32nd Annual International Conference on Young Children with Special Needs and Their Families

DECs 32nd Annual International Conference on Young Children with Special Needs and Their Families  Copy to Calendar

Tuesday, October 18, 2016 - Thursday, October 20, 2016
Location: Louisville, KY

The 32nd Annual International DEC Conference will be held in Louisville, Kentucky. This year's conference theme, "A Winning Trifecta: Knowledge, Implementation, and Evaluation of DEC Recommended Practices," features leading experts from around the world in early intervention, early childhood special education, and related disciplines. Our conference program is designed to develop the skills and knowledge of those who work with or on behalf of young children with special needs and their families.

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Early Childhood Workforce Development  Copy to Calendar

Wednesday, September 7, 2016
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. ET
Location: Webinar

The early childhood workforce plays a critical role in successfully including children with disabilities in early childhood programs. However, as noted in the Policy Statement on Inclusion of Children with Disabilities in Early Childhood Programs released by the Departments of Education and Health and Human Services (HHS), there is large variability in the training, education, and expertise of the early childhood workforce to effectively support inclusion. Presenters will discuss current issues related to workforce development and highlight training programs at University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities.

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MIND Institute's Summer Institute on Neurodevelopmental Disorders

MIND Institute's Summer Institute on Neurodevelopmental Disorders  Copy to Calendar

Friday, August 5, 2016
Location: UC Davis Conference Center, Davis California

The annual MIND Summer Institute on Neurodevelopmental Disorders is a one-day conference intended for a wide range of professionals. The focus of the Institute is to help participants keep pace with the latest advances in neurodevelopmental research and the most current standards for best practices in prevention, assessment, treatment, and support services, and increase their knowledge and skills in the areas of developmental disabilities, early identification, service provision, inclusion, transition to adulthood, and other medical, legal, social and policy issues related to disabilities.

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Inclusive Early Childhood Program Models:  Waisman Early Childhood Program

Inclusive Early Childhood Program Models: Waisman Early Childhood Program  Copy to Calendar

Tuesday, June 28, 2016
4:00 p.m. ET - 5:00 p.m. ET
Location: Webinar

This month the EIEC SIG is kicking off a series that is dedicated to Inclusive Early Childhood Program Models in which early childhood intervention supports and services to infants and young children with disabilities are provided in programs that are inclusive: that is, programs in which the majority of children are typically developing, and the children with disabilities receive services and accommodations embedded in developmentally appropriate classroom routines and activities.

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International Society on Early Intervention Conference

International Society on Early Intervention Conference  Copy to Calendar

Wednesday, June 8, 2016 - Friday, June 10, 2016
Location: Stockholm, Sweden

Ulf Janson, to whom this conference is dedicated, devoted much of his professional life to promoting the rights of young children with disabilities, understanding the nature of social inclusion, and advocating for the full inclusion of all children and their families. In this conference, early intervention is proposed as a basic right of all vulnerable children, and will be explored from many perspectives.

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Pacific Rim International Conference on Disability and Diversity

Pacific Rim International Conference on Disability and Diversity  Copy to Calendar

Monday, April 25, 2016 - Tuesday, April 26, 2016
Location: Honolulu, HI

Pac Rim 2016 addresses the question: How do we innovate to bring more people from the margins of society into the center where they can live to their full potential? Find answers by connecting with a diverse group of people working on the front lines. By meeting face-to-face in the digital age. By inspiring others in telling your story, sharing your research or best practices. By getting excited by the energy and ideas in the room with you.

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Systemwide Solutions for Developmental-Behavioral Concerns

Systemwide Solutions for Developmental-Behavioral Concerns  Copy to Calendar

Tuesday, February 23, 2016
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. ET
Location: Webinar

Join to learn more about how leaders in health, education, and social service sectors can boldly address our nation's capacity crisis in a system-wide manner.

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2015 AUCD Conference

2015 AUCD Conference  Copy to Calendar

Saturday, November 14, 2015 - Thursday, November 19, 2015
Location: Washington, DC

The 2015 AUCD Conference will be held at the Washington, DC, Renaissance Hotel.

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Past, Present, and Future of Early Intervention: A View through the Autism Spectrum Disorder Lens  Copy to Calendar

Tuesday, October 27, 2015
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. ET
Location: Webinar

For this webinar we are asking you to view this talk given by Dr. Sally Rogers from the MIND Institute at the Colorado UCEDD/LEND 50th Anniversary symposium. During the webinar Dr. Rogers will answer questions you may have and then she would like to discuss key points of the talk. We think this model will result in a more dynamic webinar. We will look forward to your feedback.

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Now Archived: Translation of the Early Achievements Intervention for Implementation in Public Pre-K Classrooms with Children with ASD  Copy to Calendar

Tuesday, September 22, 2015
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. ET
Location: Webinar

Efficacy for the Early Achievements (EA) intervention for toddlers with ASD was established via a comparative randomized controlled trial (RCT). Through IES funding, this intervention was translated via an iterative process for feasible, adoptable, and sustainable implementation in public school pre-K classrooms in which children with ASD are enrolled. In this webinar, the EA intervention, the translation process, and preliminary data from a pilot RCT in public school classrooms will be described. Next steps in establishing sustainability in public early childhood education settings will be discussed.

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Now Archived: Rethinking Expulsion and Suspension Practices in Early Childhood  Copy to Calendar

Tuesday, August 25, 2015
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. ET
Location: Webinar

This webinar will provide an overview of federal and select state data, policies and practices related to suspensions and expulsions of young children in early childhood education programs such as early learning centers, preschool programs and child care, and will provide policy and practice guidance to prevent expulsions from early childhood programs and to mitigate interactions related to behavior that might seem challenging. With federal and state policies under consideration and in current practice, states have a prime opportunity to respond to this significant issue, and this webinar will offer guidance for identifying key strategies in policy and practice that can make a difference.

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Now Archived: HHS/ED Joint Policy Statement on Inclusion in Early Childhood Programs and the Role of UCEDDs

Now Archived: HHS/ED Joint Policy Statement on Inclusion in Early Childhood Programs and the Role of UCEDDs  Copy to Calendar

Tuesday, May 26, 2015
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. ET
Location: Webinar

The US Departments of Education and Health and Human Services will be issuing in June a joint policy statement on inclusion of children with disabilities, including developmental disabilities, in early childhood inclusion programs. The goal is to provide recommendations to states and communities to increase inclusion of children with disabilities in early childhood programs. Attend this webinar to learn more about the joint policy statement and to engage in a discussion of how the UCEDDs can strategically disseminate this policy statement to the field.

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HANDS in Autism Model in Practice: 3-Day Early Childhood Programming Workshop

HANDS in Autism Model in Practice: 3-Day Early Childhood Programming Workshop  Copy to Calendar

Tuesday, February 24, 2015 - Thursday, February 26, 2015
Location: Indianapolis, IN

Join the HANDS in Autism' Team for an intensive training that focuses on providing hands-on experience and coaching in a simulated classroom/work environment. Individuals on the spectrum participate, facilitating a rich learning environment for all.

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Now Archived: Bringing PBIS to Early Childhood Programs: The prevention of challenging behavior and the promotion of young children's social emotional competence  Copy to Calendar

Tuesday, February 17, 2015
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. ET
Location: Webinar

Join us for a discussion about the implementation of Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports (PBIS) within early care and education programs. Dr. Lise Fox, one of the developers of the Pyramid Model for Supporting Social Emotional Competence in Infants and Young Children, will describe how the framework of PBIS can be implemented with very young children within community and publicly-funded early care and education programs

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Building Connections with Hmong families: Culturally Competent Approaches to Child Development LTSAE Webinar  Copy to Calendar

Friday, November 21, 2014
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. CST

This webinar is designed for professionals who are interested in learning more about culturally specific and relevant strategies working with Hmong families with young children. Cultural views of disability and child development will be discussed. Resources and materials from "Learn the Signs. Act Early." will be highlighted.

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Act Early Forum Webinar: Healthy Beginnings System of Care Project

Act Early Forum Webinar: Healthy Beginnings System of Care Project  Copy to Calendar

Thursday, October 23, 2014
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. ET
Location: Webinar

Please join the next Act Early Webinar as we welcome Susan Bertonaschi, Director of Health Promotion at the Annie E. Casey Foundation, to introduce the Healthy Beginnings System of Care project. This project was designed to address the goal of helping young children become and stay healthy, develop well, and thrive socially and emotionally in order to achieve academic success.

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Screening Infants and Young Children for Neuromotor Delay. Do You Know What to Look For?

Screening Infants and Young Children for Neuromotor Delay. Do You Know What to Look For?  Copy to Calendar

Thursday, September 18, 2014
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm ET
Location: webinar

This session will provide an overview of the guidelines for developmental surveillance and screening outlined in the clinical report Motor Delays: Early Identification and Evaluation (Pediatrics, June 2013). An overview of the Identifying Children with Motor Delays Algorithm for surveillance and screening will be provided. At the end of the session attendees will be able to implement improved motor screening as part of anticipatory guidance and well child care. Specific examples will facilitate recognition of the signs and symptoms of various types of muscular dystrophies.

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Patient Care if Motor Delay is Identified: Do you know the "Red Flags" to look for?  Copy to Calendar

Tuesday, August 26, 2014
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. ET
Location: webinar

This session will cover the care coordination and co-management of children who have or may have a Neuromotor diagnosis.

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Using Video to Enhance Early Intervention Services Part 2: The Nuts and Bolts of Working with Video Files  Copy to Calendar

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 - Tuesday, July 22, 2014
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. ET
Location: webinar

Part 1 of this series reviewed the conceptual basis for using digital video in early intervention and illustrated many ways that video can enhance a number of key practices, including assessment, documentation, planning, family support/engagement, self-reflection, and more. Part 2 will explore more technical aspects and will review a six-step process for working with video, including shooting, titling, organizing, editing, sharing, and storing video files. An in-depth resource guide will accompany the session. This webinar is presented by AUCD's Early Intervention/Early Childhoood Special Interest Group and is open to all.

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Birth to 5: Watch Me Thrive!  Copy to Calendar

Tuesday, May 27, 2014
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. ET
Location: webinar

Recognizing the importance of early identification and screening, several key agencies partnered to launch Birth to 5: Watch Me Thrive!, a coordinated interagency effort to encourage developmental and behavioral screening and support for children, families, and the providers who care for them. During this webinar, representatives from AUCD's Early Intervention/Early Childhood Group will provide a general overview of current early childhood developmental and behavioral screening efforts. Then federal agency representatives will provide a brief overview of the campaign. The remainder of the time will be an interactive discussion with the federal representatives on how to further integrate comprehensive screening into community systems and the role of medical home in screening efforts.

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Applied Behavior Analysis: Statewide Issues and Solutions Webinar  Copy to Calendar

Thursday, April 24, 2014 - Thursday, April 24, 2014
3:00 PM EST - 4:00 PM EST
Location: webinar

In this webinar, issues around the implementation of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) programs were discussed including licensure, funding, diversity of practices and quality, understanding of ABA and collaboration between ABA providers and other organizations. Both Tennessee and Indiana have addressed these issues and in different ways. This webinar highlighted the processes both states have followed in trying to reach some consensus and to promote legislation in this area.

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11th Annual National Institute on Effective Practices: Addressing Challenging Behavior

11th Annual National Institute on Effective Practices: Addressing Challenging Behavior  Copy to Calendar

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - Friday, April 25, 2014
Location: St. Petersburg, FL

Don't miss out on this wonderful training opportunity in sunny Florida! The National Training Institute on Effective Practices, hosted by the Florida Center for Inclusive Communities (UCEDD) and the Pyramid Model Consortium, provides professionals with an in depth, intensive learning experience around the Pyramid Model framework for addressing the social and emotional development and challenging behavior of young children.

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EIEC Webinar: Using Video to Enhance Early Intervention Services  Copy to Calendar

Tuesday, April 22, 2014
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm ET
Location: webinar

This webinar will illustrate the many ways that digital video can be used to enhance a number of key early intervention practices, including assessment, evaluation, documentation, planning, family support/engagement, self-reflection, coaching, reflective supervision, professional development, virtual participation, and more. The session will review recommendations for equipment, shooting, file management, editing, security, and sharing video files. An in-depth resource guide will accompany the session.

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EIEC Webinar: Improving Child and Family Outcomes: Systems change through the Early Childhood Personnel Center (ECPC)  Copy to Calendar

Tuesday, March 25, 2014
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm ET
Location: webinar

The purpose of this presentation is to describe the core components of multi-tiered system of technical assistance for early childhood personnel preparation and the role of an implementation framework for scaling up for systems change. Rationale, operations, and essential features or characteristics will be presented and described as applied to the Early Childhood Personnel Center.

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EIEC Webinar: The Power of Parenting for Young Children with Disabilities: A Parent-Child Interaction Measurement Tool, Research Findings and Suggestions for Use  Copy to Calendar

Tuesday, January 28, 2014
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm ET

This webinar will present psychometric and administration information on the PICCOLO and its use as an assessment tool. The results of research using the PICCOLO with parents and children where the child has an identified disability will be presented. Information on how the PICCOLO can be incorporated into early intervention efforts will be discussed. Strategies for using the PICCOLO in practice will be described. This information will be useful to anyone interested in early intervention with families who have a child with a disability and families where the parent may have a disability. The message for the field is that common parenting behaviors, in which parents typically engage, are important predictors of later outcomes for children with identified disabilities, and these parenting behaviors need to play a more salient role in Part C services.

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An Introduction to Translational Neuroscience Approaches to Investigating Autism  Copy to Calendar

Wednesday, December 18, 2013 - Wednesday, December 18, 2013
2:00pm EST - 3:00pm EST

This webinar provided an introduction and overview of three translational neuroscience approaches to investigating autism, namely eyetracking, electrophysiology, and functional neuroimaging.

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EIEC Webinar: IDEA Reauthorization: A Chance for a Redo and Revise for Infants and Young Children and their Families  Copy to Calendar

Tuesday, October 22, 2013
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm ET

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Helping Patients Navigate the Current Landscape of Genetic Testing During Pregnancy and Ensuring They Receive Reliable Support and Information  Copy to Calendar

Wednesday, October 16, 2013
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm ET

The University of Kentucky's Human Development Institute (HDI) has created a National Center for Prenatal and Postnatal Down Syndrome Resources that oversees three programs that complement each other in providing important resources and information for new and expectant parents learning about a diagnosis of Down syndrome. These programs include the Lettercase program, Brighter Tomorrows, and Down Syndrome Pregnancy. The Center provides this clearinghouse of nationally recommended resources so that medical practitioners, expectant parents, and new parents have access to accurate, current and balanced information about Down syndrome. The activities of the Center include the dissemination of free resources to medical providers and their patients, the development of new materials, and national medical outreach through presentations at medical conferences and journals.

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EIEC Webinar: How Persistent are Developmental Delays in Young Children in the US?  Copy to Calendar

Tuesday, August 27, 2013
4:00pm - 5:00pmET

This presentation will explore this issue using data from 2 longitudinal samples of US children. The findings have important implications for how developmental services should be configured. This talk is geared toward MCH professionals who work with young children at risk for developmental difficulties.

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EIEC Webinar: Updating the DEC Recommended Practices  Copy to Calendar

Tuesday, May 28, 2013
4:00pm - 5:00pm ET

DEC is currently updating the Recommended Practices and has appointed a Commission to oversee the activities associated with that workscope. The Early Childhood Technical Assistance (ECTA) Center is supporting the Commission work through their OSEP cooperative agreement. This webinar will give an overview of the Commission's work to update the practices as well as the work of the Topical Work Group on Screening and Assessment. This will be a discussion format.

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EIEC Webinar: State Part C Eligibility Definitions: Who do states make candidates for Part C services?  Copy to Calendar

Tuesday, February 26, 2013
4:00pm - 5:00pm ET
Location: Webinar

Researchers have found large discrepancies between states in Part C early intervention eligibility criteria for children with developmental delays. These discrepancies and more will be discussed during this webinar.

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EIEC Webinar: The Family Role in Part C: Two State's Strategies in Promoting Family Involvement  Copy to Calendar

Tuesday, January 22, 2013
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Location: Webinar

The webinar focused on two critical aspects of family participation in Part C systems and services. The first involved caregiver understanding and orientation to their rights and responsibilities as recipients of Part C services. The second aspect spoke on effective family involvement in local and state interagency coordinating councils.

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EIEC Webinar: Project DIRECT: Operationalizing a Model for Collaborative Consultation to Support Early Childhood Inclusion  Copy to Calendar

Tuesday, November 27, 2012
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Location: Webinar

The purpose of this webinar was to provide an overview of the key features of a service delivery model designed to support the full participation of all young children, including those with special needs, in high-quality early childhood settings. Participants became aware of the components in this 9-step consultation process. The model is built on evidence-based practices and reflects the field's consensus about the importance of collaborative consultation.

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EIEC Webinar: Fussy Baby Network Approach to Family Engagement  Copy to Calendar

Monday, September 24, 2012
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Location: webinar

Developed by the Erikson Institute Fussy Baby Network, this webinar focused on a way of engaging with parents around their urgent concerns about their child while building longer-term parenting capacities such as confidence in themselves and in their knowledge of their child.

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EIEC Webinar: Care Coordination: Definition, Standardization, Models, and Outcomes; Special Populations: Military Families  Copy to Calendar

Tuesday, August 28, 2012
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Location: webinar

This webinar began with definitions and models of care coordination and addressed care coordination with military families. Participants learned about work done in Colorado to define and standardize care coordination functions and outcomes; this work may be useful to other states as they design and enact collaborative models of care coordination.

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EIEC Webinar: The Use of Assistive Technology in Early Intervention  Copy to Calendar

Tuesday, March 27, 2012
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Location: webinar

This webinar provided information about how Assistive Technology is used with infants and toddlers in early intervention based on research studies done under the auspices of Tots-N-Tech. This webinar also included information on resources available to help providers or caregivers increase children's learning and participation. There were demonstrations of the Tots-N-Tech web-based Help Desk, the EZ-AT booklet for families, and other related resources.

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EIEC Webinar: Sociodemographic Disparities in Receipt of an IFSP and IEP  Copy to Calendar

Tuesday, February 28, 2012
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Location: Webinar

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EIEC Webinar: Using Data for Improved Results  Copy to Calendar

Tuesday, January 24, 2012
4:00pm Eastern - 5:00PM Eastern
Location: Online

This webinar focuses on the value and use of data for improved outcomes for young children and their families.

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Part C Implementation: State Challenges and Responses  Copy to Calendar

Tuesday, November 22, 2011
4:00pm Eastern - 5:00PM Eastern
Location: Online

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EIEC Webinar: Differential Treatment Intensity Research: A Missing Link in Creating Optimally Effective Interventions  Copy to Calendar

Tuesday, October 26, 2010
2:00PM Eastern - 3:00 Eastern

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EIEC Webinar: The Kansas Early Learning Collaborative- Shared vision, collaboration, and a systems-level perspective on outcomes  Copy to Calendar

Tuesday, August 31, 2010
4:00pm - 5:00pm Eastern Standard Time

In this one hour webinar, Dr. Christopher Smith, Director of the Maryland Center for Developmental Disabilities at Kennedy Krieger Institute will discuss The Kansas Early Learning Collaborative (KELC) which is an innovative collaboration among six major Kansas early learning organizations.

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EIEC Webinar: The Cost of Serving Infants and Toddlers under Part C  Copy to Calendar

Monday, June 28, 2010
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location: Online

In this one hour webinar, Dr. Sue Brown, Part C Coordinator for the State of Hawaii and Dr. Jean Johnson, Associate Director of the UCEDD at the University of Hawaii discussed extensive statewide expenditure data for one state on the monthly and annual cost of providing early intervention services to infants and toddlers and their families.

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EIEC Webinar: A Conversation about the Obama Administration's Early Childhood Agenda with Sharon Lewis and Jeffrey Capizzano  Copy to Calendar

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

In this one hour webinar Sharon Lewis, Commissioner at the Administration on Developmental Disabilities (ADD) and Jeffrey Capizzano, Senior Policy Advisor for Early Childhood Development and Education in the Administration for Children and Families shared information on opportunities they see within the administration to support early childhood initiatives. This is the first in a series of a webinars on critical issues in early childhood intervention (birth to 5 years) sponsored by the AUCD's EIEC SIG.

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