There are many free or low-cost workshops, training opportunities and resources available to parents, families, educators, and other care providers. Check out some of the most popular resources available to you!
ASD Toddler Initiative Online Learning Modules promotes evidence-based practices for young children, ages birth to 3, with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Best Practice Tutorial Series is developed by the Center for Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation’s (CECMHC) and designed to enhance your skills and knowledge around how to implement effective mental health consultation in Head Start and Early Head Start (HS/EHS) programs.
Caring Communities is a non-profit organization that provides disability-related training, education, publications, and events for the benefit of children and adults with disabilities, their families and caregivers, as well as healthcare and education professionals.
Center for Early Literacy Learning promotes the adoption and sustained use of evidence-based early literacy learning practices. This site has resources for early childhood intervention practitioners, parents, and other caregivers of children, birth to five years of age, with identified disabilities, developmental delays, and those at-risk for poor outcomes.
IRIS Center is a national center dedicated to improving education outcomes for all children, especially those with disabilities birth through age twenty-one, through the use of effective evidence-based practices and interventions.
National Professional Development Center on Autism Spectrum Disorders provides content development, professional development, technical assistance, and evaluation.
Parents’ Place of Maryland is a website created for parents of children with disabilities. This site highlights resources on education, technical assistance, children’s health and diseases, and legal issues. This organization offers workshops and an email newsletter with current topical information.
The Resource Finder at Kennedy Krieger Institute provides information and links to valuable resources on developmental disabilities and related disorders to individuals with disabilities, their families, and professionals.
Ready at Five: The Early Years Matter helps young children enter school with the skills needed to succeed. Working at the state, local, and community levels, they increase knowledge and skills, raise awareness, and bolster statewide efforts to invest in the early years.
Center for the Advanced Study of Early Childhood and Family Support Practices (CASE) in Early Childhood and Family Support Practices is an applied research institute located in North Carolina. CASE staff conduct applied research studies, develop and implement strategies to promote practitioners’ and parents’ adoption and use of practices informed by research findings.
Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Learning (CSEFEL) offer online Parent Training Modules. Comprehensive modules include PowerPoint presentations, scripts, activities, and role plays. Great for both service providers!
Los módulos de formación también están disponibles en Espanol. Módulos de capacitación (bebés y niños). Módulos actualizados en español se presentarán dentro de poco!
Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center is the national early childhood technical assistance center supported by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs. ECTA serves all 50 states and 10 jurisdictions with an array of services and supports to improve service systems and outcomes for infants, toddlers, and preschool aged children with special needs and their families. Each state’s Part C and Section 619 Program Coordinators have a contact person at ECTA and request TA on behalf of their state programs. Funded since 2001, ECTA and its predecessor TA projects have a foundation of over thirty-five years of technical assistance excellence in early childhood services.
Orlena Hawks Puckett Institute promotes evidence-based practices that build on the capacities and strengths of children, parents and families, communities, and public and private organizations by using different approaches and strategies that draw from a wealth of knowledge and experiences. Research-to-practice activities emphasize positive aspects of behavior that support and strengthen child, parent, and family development.
Results Matter Video Library is a collection of video clips for viewing or downloading and free for use in activities such as professional development, team meetings, observation practice, and parent orientation.
The Tots ‘n Tech Research Institute (TnT) is an inter-university collaboration between Thomas Jefferson University (TJU), Philadelphia and Arizona State University (ASU), Tempe. TnT’s mission is to provide up-to-date information and resources about AT use with infants and toddlers for states, early Intervention providers of all disciplines, and families across the country.
Project TaCTICS (Therapists as Collaborative Team members for Infant/toddler Community Services) offers shared tools useful in skillfully navigating the path toward provision of Part C Services using the child/family’s daily routines, activities, and events as a context for assessment and intervention.