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

This week's policy e-brief features information on the Trump administration's FY 2018 budget, upcoming DEC Policy and Advocacy Council Events, 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.

2018 DEC Executive Board: Call for Nominations

The DEC Executive Board is seeking nominations for four Executive Board positions starting July 1, 2018. Available Positions: Vice President Secretary Treasurer Member-at-Large Board Member Responsibilities: All DEC Executive Board members have three main responsibilities. Linking with DEC members to get and give information so the Board can best represent DEC members, and members can be well informed about the Board’s work. Establishing written policies that reflect DEC’s mission and values and serve to guide strategically the direction of the organization, manage organizational risk, and meet the board’s fiduciary responsibility. Monitoring policies to ensure identified outcomes are being

Call for Manuscripts: DEC Recommended Practices Monograph Series – Instructional Practices: Effecti

The Division for Early Childhood of the Council for Exceptional Children (DEC) will publish its fourth monograph in the DEC Recommended Practices Monograph Series in 2018. The topic of this monograph is instructional practices. Instructional practices are a cornerstone of early intervention and early childhood special education. For this monograph, we are interested in manuscripts that highlight innovative and evidence-based approaches to implementing the DEC Recommended Practices focused on instruction. Those implementing the instructional practices can be teachers, therapists, family members, or other personnel who are supporting the learning of young children from birth to 5-years-of-age

EI SIG Webinar: Early Screening, Detection and Intervention for Infants and Toddlers with or at risk

Early Screening, Detection and Intervention for Infants and Toddlers with or at risk for Autism Spectrum Disorder on Wednesday, June 28, 2017 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EDT. An Early Intervention Special Interest Group Webinar Presenter: Jennifer L. Stapel-Wax, Psy.D. Associate Professor, Division of Autism and Related Disorders, Department of Pediatrics, Emory University School of Medicine Director of the Infant Toddler Community Research Core Marcus Autism Center/ Children's Healthcare of Atlanta (jennifer.stapel-wax@emory.edu) Agenda: In this 1-hour presentation, we hope to increase your understanding of: 1. Autism Spectrum Disorders in Infants and Toddlers 2. Early Screening and Dete

DECIDE Webinar: The DEC Recommended Practices for the Environment: Applying them now and in the futu

DECIDE (DEC's consortium for higher education faculty, researchers, policymakers, and early childhood special education advocates and current doctoral students) is hosting a webinar on May 15th at 3:00 PM EST. Tricia Catalino and Lori E. Meyer will be presenting The DEC Recommended Practices for the Environment: Applying them now and in the future. This webinar will provide guidance to doctoral students on the DEC Environment recommended practices to improve the learning outcomes and development of young children, birth through three years of age, who have or are at-risk for developmental delays and/or disabilities. Learn more about the upcoming webinar here.

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

This week's policy e-brief features information on the U.S. House of Representatives American Health Care Act vote, President Trump's recent omnibus spending bill for the 2017 fiscal year, the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services' (OSERS) request 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.

DEC Comments on Proposed Modifications to the 2017 National Survey of Children’s Health [NSCH]

On May 11th, DEC provided comment on proposed modifications to the 2017 National Survey of Children’s Health [NSCH]. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is proposing to delete from the 2017 NSCH a question on whether children have experienced suspension or expulsion from child care or preschool. A number of organizations are writing letters to urge HHS to retain this question in its survey. DEC strongly opposes removal of this question as it would eliminate a critical opportunity to obtain nationally representative data on the incidence of child care and preschool suspensions and expulsions from a parental perspective as well as across a multitude of early childhood settings. Th

DEC Co-Signs Letter to Save Medicaid

DEC joined fellow member organizations of the Save the Medicaid in Schools Coalition to voice concern regarding the American Health Care Act (AHCA). The letter was signed and delivered to Capitol Hill on May 2, 2017. Read the full letter on DEC's Advocacy Letters page here.

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