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Videos from CHTOP, Inc.

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Disability and Advocacy:

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The Americans with Disabilities Act

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

This is a 12-minute video overview of the Americans with Disabilities Act that was signed into law in 1990 and guarantees certain civil rights for persons with disabilities in the United States.

Additional Resources:

US Dept of Justice

ADA National Network

Employment Discrimination?

Need Respite Care?

 
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The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)

Originally produced as a slide show in 1992, this 21-minute video presents an overview of the law's two early childhood programs: the infant-toddler program (Part C) and the preschool program (Section 619).

Additional Resources:

US Dept. of Education

Other Education and Disability Laws

Resources from NECTAC

My child has a disability?

Need Respite Care?

 

AsstTech

Assistive Technology: Opportunities and Expectations


Assistive Technology: Opportunities and Expectations

This 7-minute video provides an overview of the process for providing various forms of assistive technology to children with disabilities.

 Additional Resources:

Microsof Accessibility

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ATIA Industry Association

State Assistive Technology Projects

 

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Placement in the Least Restrictive Environment,
Part One

Placement in the Least Restrictive Environment, Part One

Originally produced in 1998, this presentation describes the history, the law and various strategies for assuring that young children with disabilities have the opportunity to be educated along side their typically developing peers. The presentation is in two parts. This is Part One.

Additional Resources:

Questions and Answers

Resource Center Program

Mainstreaming and Inclusion 

Welcome to OSEP

 

 

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Placement in the Least Restrictive Environment,
Part Two

Placement in the Least Restrictive Environment, Part Two

Originally produced in 1998, this presentation describes the history, the law and various strategies for assuring that young children with disabilities have the opportunity to be educated along side their typically developing peers. The presentation is in two parts. This is Part Two.

Additional Resources:

Questions and Answers 

Resource Center Program

Mainstreaming and Inclusion 

Welcome to OSEP

 

Adapt_Tech

Adaptive Techniques

Adaptive Techniques

Special educators work with orthopedists, occupational and physical therapists when they help access important therapies for the children and families they serve. Here is are some examples of how these specialists help children with disabilities.

Additional Resources:

National Ability Center

K-12 Academics

Occupational Therapy Association

Respite Care

 

Child Development:

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Speech, Language and Young Children,
Part One

Speech, Language and Young Children

Part One describes the process for normal speech and languageFamilies PartFamilies Part development in young children. Part Two describes the process for identifying and addressing impairments in speech and language development. (Part One: 7 min.)
Additional Resources:

National Institute

Activities and strategies

Speech and Language Association

Enhancing Language Development
 

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Speech, Language and Young Children,
Part Two

Speech, Language and Young Children

Part two of this presentation describes in greater detail the steps involved in diagnosing and treating speech and language disorders. (Part Two: 10 min.)

Additional Resources:

National Institute

Activities and strategies

Speech and Language Association

Enhancing Language Development

 
LAP_systemThe LAP System. The LAP System

The Learning Accomplishment Profile (LAP) System is a comprehensive approach for facilitating and measuring the development of children from birth through age five. This is a 5-minute overvie

Additional Resources:

 
Kits from Kaplan

Digital Versions from Red-E-Set Grow

More information from CHTOPSystem

ECO Instrument Crosswalks


 

Head Start:

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Head Start provides a special place for special children.


A Special Place for Special Children


For many years, Head Start has welcomed children with disabilities and their families. This 12-minute overview provides a brief introduction to the services offered the special needs population by Head Start programs across the US. It was originally produced as a slide show in 1991.

Additional Resources:

 

National Head Start Assn.

Office of Head Start

Head Start Works!

Head Start’s Lasting Benefits

 
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Mental Health in Head Start: It's Everybody's Business

Mental Health in Head Start: It's Everybody's Business

Additional Resources:

National Head Start Assn.

Office of Head Start

Head Start Works!

Head Start’s Lasting Benefits

 
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Part 1: Mental Health in Head Start: A Partner for Families

Part 1: Mental Health in Head Start: A Partner for Families

Produced in 1993 under the supervision of the Head Start Bureau, this two part video describes how the Head Start Mental Health component supports families and children--- as told by the parents themselves.
Additional Resources:

 

National Head Start Assn.

Office of Head Start

Head Start Works!

Head Start’s Lasting Benefits
 
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Part 2:
Mental Health in Head Start: A Partner for Families
Part 2: Mental Health in Head Start: A Partner for Families

Produced in 1993 under the supervision of the Head Start Bureau, this two part video describes how the Head Start Mental Health component supports families and children--- as told by the parents themselves.
Additional Resources:
 
National Head Start Assn.

Office of Head Start

Head Start Works!

Head Start’s Lasting Benefits
 

Respite Care

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The ARCH Minute
The ARCH Minute

This is a one-minute excerpt from a 21-minute video about respite care in the United States.

Additional Resources:


ARCH Products

ARCH Webinars

 

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Webinar: Lifespan Respite 101.



Webinar: Lifespan Respite 101

This 92-minute Webinar provides an introduction to Lifespan Respite, including Lifespan Respite legislation, the US Administration’s (AoA) role in implementation, best practices in State Lifespan Respite Programs, and information to help you plan for a Lifespan Respite System in your state.

 Additional Resources:

Lifespan Programs

 

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Webinar: Respite in the Faith Community



Webinar: Respite in the Faith Community

The shortage of respite providers continues to be a significant barrier to respite access in many communities.  The faith-based community has a long history of supporting family caregivers through respite and can offer assurances to family caregivers who are often reluctant to ask for help or mistrustful of other outside agencies.(84-minutes).

Additional Resources:

Power Point Slides

ARCH Fact Sheet

Church Benevolence Policy

Finding Caregiver and Respite Providers

Q&A from Participants in the Webinar “Respite in the Faith Community."

 

 


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