CAST is a
nonprofit research and development organization that works to expand
learning opportunities for all individuals, especially those with
disabilities, through Universal Design for Learning.
Center for Inclusive Child Care – Information
Modules – General disability topics and specific disability topics
California MAP to Inclusion and Belonging - The newly updated California
M.A.P. to Inclusion and Belonging...Making Access Possible website. The MAP
Project supports the inclusion of children with disabilities and other
special needs ages birth to 21 in child care, after school and community
settings. This site provides many resources including training materials,
handouts, and web sites.
Caring for Our
Children, 3rd Edition. - is intended to be used by all who care for
young children in early care and education settings and who work toward the
goal of ensuring that all children from day one have the opportunity to grow
and develop appropriately, to thrive in healthy and safe environments, and
to develop healthy and safe behaviors that will last a lifetime. The new
third edition contains significant content and format changes. Chapter 8
covers children with special health care needs and disabilities. The
appendices include sample forms such as a care plan for children with
special health needs and medication administration forms.
Connect Ability – Supported Inclusion: Skills
for success: Adapt and Accommodate
Financing Strategies and Collaborative Funding - a new toolkit for
economic collaboration to support inclusive early childhood programs
developed by NECTAC—the national early childhood
technical assistance center. This online toolkit includes a collection
of collaborative strategies, sample interagency agreements, planning tools,
and funding sources to assist states and communities in providing inclusive
preschool special education services.
Growing Ideas Tipsheets – University of Maine
Center for Community Inclusion & Disability Studies
Guide to ADA Accessibility: Guidelines for Play
Areas (PDF) (May 2001) - These guidelines establish minimum accessibility
requirements for newly constructed and altered play areas and provide
specifications for elements within a play area to create a general level of
usability for children with disabilities.
Head Start Center on Inclusion
Let’s Play Project, University of Buffalo
Center for Assistive Technology
National Center on Accessibility –
Professional Development Center on Inclusion - is working with states to
ensure that early childhood teachers are prepared to educate and care for
young children with disabilities in settings with their typically developing
NICHYCY, the National
Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities serves the nation as a
central source of information on disabilities in infants, toddlers,
children, and youth. The website provides easy-to-read information on IDEA,
the law authorizing early intervention services and special education and
other resources, fact sheets and materials.
Playground accessibility - ADA compliance
NAEYC Resources for Supporting All Kinds of
Learners Bibliography (PDF) (2009)
NECTAC Web Collection on Inclusion
Tots 'n Tech Research
Institute - The Tots 'n Tech Research Institute (TnT) is an
inter-university collaboration between Thomas Jefferson University (TJU),
Philadelphia and Arizona State University (ASU), Temp. TnT's mission is to
provide up-to-date information and resources about adaptations, including
assistive technology, to use with infants and toddlers for states, Early
Intervention providers of all disciplines, and families across the country.
This website provides free resources including research briefs, newsletters,
and practical tools and resources to use with young children.
SpecialQuest Birth to Five Multi Media Training
Library – Three training modules and additional resources. Modules focus on
collaboration, teaming and working with families. New Preschool adaptations.
The Child Care Law Center
- a national nonprofit
legal services organization. The Center’s work includes promoting equal
access to child care for children with disabilities.
The National Training Center on Inclusion