Call for Manuscripts: Young Exceptional Children Monograph Series - Using DEC Family Practices with

The Division for Early Childhood of the Council for Exceptional Children (DEC) will be publishing its 17th monograph in the Young Exceptional Children Monograph Series in 2018 concentrating on maltreatment, trauma, poverty, and toxic stress. For this monograph, we invite manuscripts that demonstrate innovative use of practices to prevent, intervene, or reduce the impacts of maltreatment, trauma, poverty, and toxic stress for young children with disabilities and their families. This monograph will extend the awareness and application of the DEC position statement on maltreatment, which was published in October of 2016. We are seeking practitioner focused manuscripts that are well grounded in

Yes DEC CAN! DEC's Bi-Weekly Policy E-Brief

This week's policy e-brief features information on the withdrawal of the American Health Care Act (AHCA), the Supreme Court ruling in the case of Endrew F. v. Douglas County School District, Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) call for input regarding the IDEA.ed.gov website and more. Read the latest e-brief here. If you're interested in having Yes DEC CAN sent directly to your inbox, you can sign up here.

2017 Division for Early Childhood Doctoral Assistantship

The Division for Early Childhood (DEC) is pleased to announce a year-long virtual doctoral assistantship to support the activities of the DEC Executive Office. Please download the flyer below for additional information about the qualifications. If you know of anyone that has the qualifications and would be a great fit for the position, please pass along the attached information. Download the Flyer

Schools Must Do More Than Provide a “merely more than de minimis” Education Program

An update from CEC: On March 22 the U.S. Supreme Court issued a unanimous opinion in the case Endrew F. v. Douglas County School District, ruling in favor of the parents of a student with autism spectrum disorder who had charged that the district did not meet the requirements of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), denying him a free appropriate public education (FAPE). The parties had deliberated what level of educational benefit school districts must provide students with disabilities to meet the FAPE requirements of IDEA. Although a federal district court had ruled that Endrew F.'s individualized education program (IEP) was "substantively adequate," his parents had disa

Join us for the DEC Reception at CEC 2017!

Will you be attending CEC 2017 - April 19 - April 22 - in Boston, MA? DEC will be there and we hope to see you at the DEC Reception! Co-sponsored by the local Massachusetts Subdivision of Division for Early Childhood Date: Thursday, April 20, 2017 Time: 4:00 to 6:00 PM Venue: Gardner B at the Sheraton Boston Take this opportunity to engage with Massachusetts DEC, the DEC Executive Board, the DEC Executive Office, and fellow DEC members. Refreshments will be provided.

Resources within Reason - DEC Launches New Resource for Providers, Instructors and Leaders

Are you interested in free, high-quality, evidence-based resources to use in your work? Would you like a source for fresh ideas to use as part of your practice, courses, professional development, presentations, or briefings? The Division for Early Childhood (DEC), an international membership organization for those who work with or on behalf of young children (0-8) with disabilities and other special needs and their families, may have just what you’re looking for. Resources within Reason is a new bi-monthly, one-way listserv. Each issue focuses on a topic of interest to individuals who support young children and their families, with emphasis on children with or at risk for disabilities. All f

Yes DEC CAN! DEC's Bi-Weekly Policy E-Brief - Special Recess Edition

This week's policy e-brief features information on the Medicaid refinancing proposal that the House Energy and Commerce Committee is considering, the U.S. House of Representatives vote to overturn the U.S. Department of Education’s regulation implementing Every Student Succeeds Act’s (ESSA) core requirement that schools be held accountable for the performance of historically marginalized students, the recently relased Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) Preschool Least Restrictive Environment (LRE) Dear Colleague Letter, and more. Read the latest e-brief here. If you're interested in having Yes DEC CAN sent directly to your inbox, you can sign up here.

Medicaid Alert: Urge Your Member of Congress to Vote No

DEC and CEC are concerned that the Medicaid refinancing proposal that the House Energy and Commerce Committee is considering this week jeopardizes health care for the nation’s most vulnerable children: children with disabilities, children in poverty, and infants and toddlers. Specifically, a per capita allotment system for states will undermine state’s ability to provide America’s neediest children access to vital health care that ensures they have adequate educational and developmental opportunities and can contribute to society. Medicaid is cost-effective and an efficient way to fund essential health care services for children. In fact, while children comprise almost half of Medicaid benef

DEC Recommended Practices Commission: Call for Commission Members

The DEC Recommended Practices Commission is responsible for updating DEC’s Recommended Practices. The Commission ensures that DEC’s Recommended Practices inform and improve the quality of services provided to young children with disabilities and their families. The Commission approves and formalizes the guiding principles and criteria for identifying, revising, and validating the practices. The Commission ensures the active engagement of DEC members and advises DEC on dissemination related to the DEC Recommended Practices. The Commission has issued the 2014 revised practices and is continuing the ongoing work of the Commission as follows: Identify, validate, and synthesize evidence in suppo

Featured Posts
Recent Posts
Archive
Follow Us
  • Facebook Basic Square
  • Twitter Basic Square
  • Google+ Basic Square