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4 Barriers and Solutions for Family Participation in IEPs

How can you help families avoid feeling overwhelmed and outnumbered during the IEP process? See the answer to that question—along with three more potential barriers and solutions to family participation in IEPs—in this free download adapted from Equitable and Inclusive IEPs for Students with Complex Support Needs. Read More

10 Ways to Support Student Involvement in IEPs

When students play an active role in their IEP development, they strengthen important self-determination skills, including choice-making, goal-setting, and self-advocacy. Discover 10 practical tips for supporting student IEP involvement, in this free download adapted from the book Equitable and Inclusive IEPs for Students with Complex Support Needs. Read More

What’s New in the IEP Checklist?

Want practical guidance on developing meaningful IEPs? Explore the second edition of The IEP Checklist, your one-stop resource for creating IEPs that improve student outcomes and meet legal requirements. Read More

Supporting Early Childhood Inclusion Through Professional Collaboration Webinar

How can you provide skillful support to early childhood educators who work with young children with disabilities in inclusive settings? Find out in this chat with William McInerney & Laurie Dinnebeil, co-authors of the book A Guide to Itinerant Early Childhood Special Education Services. Join these two experts on early childhood inclusive education for an eye-opening discussion on how consultative models of service delivery can provide critical professional support—and make inclusion a success in your program. Read More

Enhancing Remote Instruction with the Building Blocks Framework Webinar

A popular tiered model of instructional support, the Building Blocks framework is widely used to facilitate effective inclusion in early learning settings. But it can also be used to guide decisions about instructional targets and strategies for remote learning and family support—and this presentation will show you how. Led by Ilene Schwartz, Ph.D., coauthor of Building Blocks for Teaching Preschoolers with Special Needs, Third Edition, this coffee chat will outline practical ways to use the framework in support of inclusive early childhood instruction during school shutdowns. Read More