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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.


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Educational Courses & Trainings Available
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.


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The UConn University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities is funded by grants from the Federal government, Connecticut and other independently funded groups to take on diverse projects related to public awareness, training, professional resources, and studies.


LEND Class of 2016 - 2017
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.


In The News

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LEND Students Meeting with Legislators at the Capitol

LEND students spent the day at the Capitol meeting with Legislators and attending hearings. They prepared presentations on a variety of disability topics, received great feedback from our legislators, and attended an appropriations hearing.

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AUCD: Growing Leaders, Driving Change

Connecticut Partners in Policymaking 2018 for Parents of Young Children with Disabilities (Birth to 5)

Early Childhood Partners Children with Disability
For the first time, we are offering a shorter, modified training designed for parents of young children with disabilities ages birth to five. The training will offer parents an information and skills to better understand and access opportunities for their children. Webpage and online application here!

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