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Source: Department of Education - November 9, 2005
The Department of Education recently published two grant announcements in the Federal Register. One will fund Community Parent Resource Centers to serve parents of children with disabilities and the other will fund Parent Training and Information Centers for parents of children with disabilities.
Source: Federal Register: November 8, 2005 (Volume 70, Number 215)
The Department of Education invites comments on the following data collection forms:
Source: Dept. of Education - November 9, 2005
Ensuring students with special needs receive the quality education all children deserve is the topic of the November broadcast of Education News Parents Can Use, the U.S. Department of Education's monthly television program on November 15, 8-9 p.m. EST. This broadcast will celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Education for All Handicapped Children Act, which later became the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. The program will profile researched-based, early identification and intervention initiatives, as well as showcase successful inclusion programs in schools. For complete information go to http://registerevent.ed.gov/index.cfm?fuseaction=viewer.description&intEventID=191.
Source: MCH Library - November 4, 2005
The MCH Library has developed a new knowledge path that includes resources on autism spectrum disorders (ASD) identification and intervention, biomedical research into the causes of autism, challenges associated with the disorder, and its impact on family life. Available at http://www.mchlibrary.info/KnowledgePaths/kp_autism.html.
Source: Society for Research in Child Development - Retrieved November 8, 2005
From the Office for Policy and Communications of the Society for Research in Child Development, Brief: The National Head Start Impact Study in Context provides a summary of the first-year findings of the Head Start Impact Study. It also aims to help policy makers, practitioners, and the interested public interpret the Head Start Impact Study's first-year findings by placing the results to date in the context of other research on children's development. Available online at http://www.srcd.org/documents/policy/Impactstudy.pdf.
Source: Child Trends Databank - November 3, 2005
The following new indicators from the Child Trends DataBank are now available online at http://childtrendsdatabank.org/: