A Webinar from the Departments of Health and Human Services and Education and AUCD's Early Intervention and Early Childhood Special Interest Group

August 25, 2016

Early Childhood Workforce Development
Wednesday, September 7, 2016, 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. ET




Webinar Description: The early childhood workforce plays a critical role in successfully including children with disabilities in early childhood programs. However, as noted in the Policy Statement on Inclusion of Children with Disabilities in Early Childhood Programs released by the Departments of Education and Health and Human Services, there is large variability in the training, education, and expertise of the early childhood workforce to effectively support inclusion. Presenters will discuss current issues related to workforce development and highlight training programs at University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities. 



  • Mary Beth Bruder, Ph.D., Professor of Pediatrics and Director of the A.J. Pappanikou Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities Research, Education, and Service at the University of Connecticut  

  • Jennifer Johnson, Ed.D, Deputy Director of the Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AIDD), Administration for Community Living, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

  • Linda Labas, M.Ed., Early Childhood Coordinator, Center for Community Inclusion and Disability Studies at the University of Maine

  • Sandra Morris, BA, Director, Child Care plus+: The Center on Inclusion in Early Childhood at the Rural Institute for Inclusive Communities, University of Montana

Registration is available here.


Please Note:

  • There is NO cost for this webinar.

  • CEUs are not offered for this webinar.

  • For disability accommodations email Anna Costalas or call 301-588-8252 a minimum of five days in advance.

  • This webinar will be archived.

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