October 1, 2010

In this Issue:

  1. New TACSEI Roadmap on Family-Focused Interventions
      Source: Technical Assistance Center on Social Emotional Intervention for Young Children - Retrieved September 30, 2010
  2. New CONNECT Module on Communication for Collaboration
      Source: CONNECT: The Center to Mobilize Early Childhood Knowledge - September 28, 2010
  3. New Video From CELL on Identifying Child Interests
      Source: Center for Early Literacy Learning - September 28, 2010
  4. CDC Launches New Web Page on Shaken Baby Syndrome
      Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - Retrieved September 30, 2010
  5. ACF Awards $1.87 Million for National Autism Resource and Information Center
      Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services - September 29, 2010
  6. Grant Notice - The Accessible Instructional Materials (AIM) Personnel Development Center
      Source: U.S. Department of Education - September 28, 2010

1. New TACSEI Roadmap on Family-Focused Interventions

Source: Technical Assistance Center on Social Emotional Intervention for Young Children - Retrieved September 30, 2010

The Technical Assistance Center on Social Emotional Intervention for Young Children (TACSEI) has published a new Roadmap entitled, Family-Focused Interventions for Promoting Social-Emotional Development in Infants and Toddlers with or at Risk for Disabilities (September 2010), by Diane Powell and Glen Dunlap. This TACSEI Roadmap discusses family-focused services and practices for promoting social-emotional development of children served in Part C and specifically focuses on interventions that influence parenting practices for infants and toddlers with or at risk for disabilities. It is available online at http://www.challengingbehavior.org//do/resources/documents/roadmap_5.pdf

2. New CONNECT Module on Communication for Collaboration

Source: CONNECT: The Center to Mobilize Early Childhood Knowledge - September 28, 2010

CONNECT: The Center to Mobilize Early Childhood Knowledge has released a new module focused on communication practices that can be used to promote collaboration with professionals and families in early care and education, and intervention settings. CONNECT modules are free and designed using an evidence-based approach to professional development. Resources include video clips, activities, and handouts. The modules are focused on teaching and intervening effectively with young children in a variety of early learning environments and inclusive settings and are designed to be embedded into existing curricula, coursework and other professional development opportunities. To learn more and to access CONNECT Module 3: Communication for Collaboration, go to http://community.fpg.unc.edu/connect-modules

3. New Video From CELL on Identifying Child Interests

Source: Center for Early Literacy Learning - September 28, 2010

The Center for Early Literacy Learning (CELL) recently published a new CELL video entitled Child Interests - Interests Lead to Learning (2010). This video can be used by parents or practitioners to explore how to identify a child's personal and situational interests, and how those interests can be used for early literacy learning. It is available online at http://www.earlyliteracylearning.org/interests_lead_to_learn.php.

CELL is funded by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs, Research to Practice Division and is a major initiative of the Center for Evidence-Based Practices at the Orelena Hawks Puckett Institute.

4. CDC Launches New Web Page on Shaken Baby Syndrome

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - Retrieved September 30, 2010

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently launched a new Web page on Shaken Baby Syndrome (SBS), which includes facts, statistics, public awareness resources, strategies to prevent SBS, and more. To access the Web page, go to http://www.cdc.gov/concussion/HeadsUp/sbs.html

5. ACF Awards $1.87 Million for National Autism Resource and Information Center

Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services - September 29, 2010

On September 29, 2010, the Administration on Developmental Disabilities (ADD) within the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced the award of $1.87 million for fiscal year 2010 to The Arc of the United States to establish a national resource and information center on Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and other developmental disabilities. To read the full press release, go to http://www.acf.hhs.gov/news/press/2010/award_asd_2010.html

6. Grant Notice - The Accessible Instructional Materials (AIM) Personnel Development Center

Source: U.S. Department of Education - September 28, 2010

On September 28, 2010, the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) posted a notice in the Federal Register inviting applications for new awards for FY 2011 for The Accessible Instructional Materials (AIM) Personnel Development Center. The purpose of the Center is to improve State capacity for training personnel at the local level to ensure the effective delivery of AIM to children with disabilities who have visual impairments or print disabilities. The deadline for submitting applications is November 29, 2010.

To learn more, go to http://www2.ed.gov/programs/oseptms/2011-327w.pdf
Federal Register Notice - http://www2.ed.gov/legislation/FedRegister/announcements/2010-3/092810a.html