STEMIE Introduction Webinar

Join the STEM Innovation for Inclusion in Early Education (STEMIE) Center for this upcoming webinar! STEMIE Introduction Webinar May 6, 2019 2:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) As a family member, faculty, or practitioner, what do you do to support young children's interest in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM)? What concerns do you have about the opportunities that young children with disabilities have with STEM learning? The STEM Innovation for Inclusion in Early Education (STEMIE) Center is a new national center funded by the US Department of Education to develop and enhance the field of early childhood education's knowledge-base on effective practices and supports

New Publication - Teaming and Collaboration: Building and Sustaining Partnerships

We're excited to announce the newest publication in the DEC Recommended Practices Monograph Series, DEC Recommended Practices Monograph Series No. 6: Teaming and Collaboration: Building and Sustaining Partnerships. The DEC Recommended Practices provide guidance to families and professionals about the most effective ways to improve learning outcomes and promote development of young children, birth through age 5, who have, or are at-risk for, developmental delays or disabilities. Teaming and Collaboration: Building and Sustaining Partnerships is the sixth edition of the DEC Recommended Practices Monograph Series, and it offers professionals and families multiple ways to implement the teaming a

Early Childhood Teachers’ Beliefs and Use of Social Interaction Interventions

A Call for DEC Early Childhood and Early Childhood Special Education Teachers: Your participation is needed for a study examining teachers beliefs and use of social interaction interventions. This research study is being conducted by the University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD) at UConn Health. The CT UCEDD is seeking your help in investigating teachers’ beliefs and use of interventions to support the social interactions of young children with disabilities. This study is a dissertation research project utilizing a questionnaire used in prior research with DEC members. The purpose of this questionnaire is twofold: To investigate the relationship between teacher’s

Call for DEC Inclusion, Equity & Social Justice Committee Members

The DEC Inclusion, Equity, & Social Justice Committee is recruiting up to 5 members. You’re invited to take this opportunity to be an engaged and active member of DEC! What is the DEC Inclusion, Equity & Social Justice Development Committee? The DEC Inclusion, Equity & Social Justice Development Committee is still in progress. It is estimated that the DEC Inclusion, Equity, & Social Justice Development Committee will be in place by June 30, 2019. The Committee’s responsibility is to provide overall guidance and support to DEC as an organization. This support will include information on evidence-based practices, individual support, and organization of activities across DEC Committees and acti

Call for DEC Conference Committee Members

Exciting News! We are re-envisioning our DEC Conference Committee. The new DEC Conference Committee structure provides a unique opportunity to take a deeper dive into the work behind the scenes at our international conference. Serving as a committee member will provide an excellent opportunity for you to network with others in the field and stay current on emerging issues while contributing to the continuing evolution of research, practice, and family engagement in early intervention and early childhood special education. Our goal is to have a conference committee where members will serve multi-year terms. This structure allows for a combination of members that are new to the work, as well a

New Resources Within Reason - April 2019

This month's issue, compiled by Camille Catlett, features resources on instructional practices. View the full email here. Please share this information in your networks! If you have questions, contact dec@dec-sped.org. Visit the Resources to Support Practices page here to see all archived issues.

Call for DEC Family Committee Members

The DEC Family Committee is recruiting for our Team. You’re invited to take this opportunity to be an engaged and active member of DEC! Charge of the Family Committee The charge of the Family Committee is to support DEC in promoting the authentic engagement of families in all DEC activities and to provide support towards the accomplishment of DEC’s Ends. The Committee supports DEC in these efforts by working collaboratively with the Executive Office Staff and other DEC Committees. As such, the charge of the Family Committee includes ensuring families are involved in the following activities: DEC Membership Activities: supporting activities generally as well as outreach to families as p

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