"When inclusive is fully embraced, we abandon the idea that children have to become "normal" in order to contribute to the world. Instead, we tìm kiếm for và nourish the gifts that are inherent in all people. We begin lớn look beyond typical ways of becoming valued members of the community, và in doing so, begin to realize the achievable goal of providing all children with an authentic sense of belonging." --Norman Kunc (1992) broadreachtraining.com

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California Teaching Pyramid

California Collaborative for the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning leads efforts to tư vấn social and emotional development in California. Area includes adapted materials and link to resources.

County Specific Resources

Organizations supporting children with disabilities and inclusion/behavior resources in each county are found here. “Guide” that explains them is also available.

Hot Topics

Areas of interest generated based on public requests for information.

Inclusion Works!

Inclusion Works! was written and developed by California bản đồ to Inclusion and Belonging… Making Access Possible director, Linda Brault. Building on research và the experience of years of effective implementation, this handbook contains stories and examples, as well as background information and resources that support strategies for successful inclusion.

MAP Newsletters

MAP Newsletters contain the very latest information, articles và web link added khổng lồ the maps website. They direct you khổng lồ newly identified resources và topic areas. All of the newsletters provide useful tools, publications, training materials và other resources to tư vấn children with disabilities và special needs.

MAP Training PowerPoints™

Training PowerPoints™ developed by the California map to Inclusion and Belonging… Making Access Possible to use for ideas on talking with family members when concerned about a child as well as to better understand the California Early Start system.

Reports & Useful Documents

Dissemination of information in a useable format is one way to lớn help create a statewide system of support, training, and resources that give all families và providers barrier-free access to inclusive child care.

Equity, Anti-Bias and Anti-Racism Resources

A new awareness of racism & systemic bias arose in the summer of 2020 during the pandemic. After witnessing the murder of George Floyd and the many more examples of inequity that we’ve seen recently, the early childhood field along with many other groups have recognized the urgent need for understanding of systemic bias & <…>

Coping with Trauma: A Collection of Resources

The resources in the Coping with Trauma section of maps will help you address the needs of children in times of violence và trauma. Some of the resources are specific to lớn children with special needs và others are more general. Some of the resources are available in other languages as indicated.

Cultural Competency và Resources in Multiple Languages

In response to lớn requests from the field for resources to support culturally competent work with children and families as well as easy access to resources in multiple languages, additional website resources have been identified & collected below.

Disability-Specific Information

Information, resources, national associations, and support groups are grouped alphabetically by specific disability. Under “General Disabilities” you’ll find helpful resources from the Center for Disease Control và information on rare disorders at the NORD website.

Early Identification: Learn the Signs Act Early

In collaboration with the Center for Disease Control (CDC) Learn the Signs Act Early Grant partners in California, this area of maps promotes the distribution of the không tính tiền CDC materials on developmental milestones khổng lồ aid families, early care and education providers, home visitors, health care providers & others in identifying the early signs of a developmental delay.

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Family Engagement

The MAP… Making Access Possible Project team has identified the following websites và resources that tư vấn family engagement & promote partnerships with families.

Healthy Mind, Healthy Body

First Lady, Michelle Obama"s national health initiative, "Let"s Move," encourages physical activity for children and adults. According khổng lồ the Physical Activity Guidelines from the U.S. Department of Health và Human Services all Americans, including those with disabilities, need physical activity to tư vấn physical & emotional health.

Inclusive Practice

Links to information, tools, websites & other resources that support the development, management and sustainability of inclusive practices in early care & education settings are found in this area.

Infant & Early Mental Health Intiatives

This area of the trang web includes information about infant and early mental health initiatives in California & throughout the nation, organizations promoting infant and early mental health & research on brain development.

Legal & Licensing

State and federal organizations providing oversight of & services to children và families with disabilities, regulatory agencies & advocacy groups are found here. Key organizations in this area include the California Department of Developmental Services & the California Department of Education, Early Education and tư vấn Division.

Organizations Designed for Families of Children with Disabilities

The organizations in this area of the website specifically address the information and support needs of families. Many of them are developed & managed by parents of children with disabilities. National, state and local websites with information specifically for families are also found here.


Associations, organizations promoting knowledge, information & best practices, research based organizations & newsletters on topics related to early education, child care and disability topics for children birth to lớn age 21 are found here.

School Age & Beyond

To more effectively address the needs children older that five years of age the bản đồ Team has focused attention on identifying resources to tư vấn youth and young adults in their school, after school programs and community activities.

Social-Emotional & Behavior

For this area of the MAP, research, tools, articles, resources and websites have been gathered to lớn help explain and support the social & emotional development of children from birth through adolescence.

Training & Technical Assistance

The organizations in this area of the trang web provide technical assistance and/or training that may be useful to families, childcare providers, or preschools who are developing or supporting an inclusive setting for children. State and national organizations are listed here.

Video Collection

The MAP clip Collection was created in response to lớn the need for easy access to videos that promote inclusion and tư vấn the needs of children with disabilities and/or special needs and their families.

Visual Supports

This area of the trang web identifies visual tư vấn websites with tools, tips and guidance to lớn facilitate understanding, communication, organization, literacy and independence for all children.

Professional Development Opportunities Supporting Children with Disabilities: Virtual Conferences và Webinars

The COVID-19 Pandemic has given us all the opportunity to participate in virtual conferences that may not have been within our reach with the cost of travel. Find descriptions and liên kết to upcoming virtual conferences supporting inclusion of young children with disabilities. Smaller bites of professional development are available with liên kết to different webinars with <…>

COVID-19 Emergency Alert! Outreach khổng lồ Address the Decline in Referrals lớn Early Intervention Services

For your convenience, the contents of this page is available for tải về (PDF). Please distribute to lớn families, child care providers và health care providers in an effort to identify children with developmental delays early! A Message from California’s Surgeon General, Dr. Nadine Burke Harris about free Early Start Services The Early Start program, California’s early <…>