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Early Childhood Education and the NAEYC
The best information about quality early childhood education is available to families of children diagnosed with developmental delays, disabilities or other challenges through the same resources as their mainstream peers
Early Diagnosis of Autism in Infants and Toddlers
Many children who show signs of autism at 14 to 36 months old can be diagnosed, and receive appropriate intervention, support and encouragement when health care professionals and parents have the best information and resources available.
Early Intervention and Advocacy - Then and Now
The first early intervention programs for children with developmental disabilities began as preschool studies of children with Down syndrome. Films, photos and videos showing their potential and accomplishments raised professional and public awareness, like today's advocates using social media.
Early Intervention and Multicultural Competence
There is the same cultural and ethnic diversity among families of children with disabilities as their local community, rarely reflected in the staff or leadership of early intervention centers and advocacy groups. Outreach and programming should be culturally appropriate and inclusive for all.
Early Intervention for Developmental Delays
Children diagnosed with developmental delays find stimulation, support and encouragement in early intervention and specialized preschool classrooms as well as mainstream 'Mommy and Me' activities, baby gym and parks department programs.
Early Intervention in Underserved Areas
Families of babies and young children with disabilities in rural and remote areas may not be aware of or have access to early intervention strategies or educational support that encourages and accommodates their child with special needs.
Easter and Children with Disabilities
Easter events and traditions can be overwhelming for children who have disabilities, their families and their mainstream peers - and lots of fun, too
Eating Disorders and Children with Special Needs
Children with special needs may have eating disorders related to their diagnosis, or may develop an eating disorder that puts their health at serious risk
Elementary School Transition
Transitions during the elementary school years can be well planned and supported so that children with special needs may concentrate on educational opportunities, maintaining self confidence and developing healthy relationships.
Eliminating Misinformation about Down Syndrome
Misinformation about Down syndrome has been combated by famiiles, local parent groups, national and international organizations for decades, but outdated stereotypes and even urban legends continue to raise challenges for children, teens and adults who face the condition's actual challenges.
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