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The Early Childhood
Personnel Center
ECPC facilitates the development, implementation, and evaluation of comprehensive systems of personnel development for the early childhood workforce serving infants and young children with disabilities eligible for services under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.



University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities
The UCEDD offers education and community training programs with the goal of optimizing the learning environment for students with disabilities, and equipping certified teachers and para-educators with researched based strategies for improving student outcomes.



Leadership Education
in Neurodevelopmental
& Related Disabilities
The goal of the LEND interdisciplinary training program is to prepare trainees and family members to improve healthcare delivery systems to children with autism and other neurodevelopmental disabilities.



Early Intervention Professionals

Interdisciplinary Training for Early Intervention Professionals

University of Connecticut Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD) is excited to announce we are accepting applications for Co Hort 4 of the INTERDISCIPLINARY TRAINING FOR EARLY INTERVENTION PROFESSIONALS

For more information contact Gabriela Freyre-Calish at freyre@uchc.edu.

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13-year-old with autism urges lawmakers to pass legislation ending ‘seclusion rooms’ in schools

A 13-year-old with autism is urging lawmakers to pass legislation banning “seclusion rooms” at schools.

Alex Campbell visited Capitol Hill last week to speak with lawmakers, staff and others in support of the Keeping All Students Safe act.

Meet Ian

#CortoIAN #ShortFilmIan

Short Film about Playground Inclusion wins International Acclaim

All kids want to play. Kids with disabilities are no different. “Ian” is a short, animated film inspired by the real-life Ian, a boy with a disability determined to get to the playground despite his playmates bullying him. This film sets out to show that children with disabilities can and should be included.

A Leadership Training Program

Partners in Policy Making

Building partnerships to make a difference in the lives of people with disabilities”

Partners in Policymaking is a leadership training program for people with disabilities and family members of people with disabilities. This year we are also accepting applications for a class of service providers who work with people with disabilities. Training is seven weekend training sessions with nationally recognized speakers and state experts in disability issues. See the brochure and application for more details! Applications are due December 28, 2018.

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