Children With Special Needs

Last Reviewed Date
June 09, 2023

The following resources can help increased access for children with disabilities to inclusive, high-quality education programs that provide them with individualized and appropriate support.

Inclusion of Young Children with Disabilities: A Critical Quality Indicator for ECE

A webinar on inclusion research, laws, policies, and practices. As well as the disparities that exist in access to settings based on race and disability.

Increasing Access to Inclusive Environments

This brief provides states, territories and Tribes with research to support the need and benefits of inclusive environments.

Caring for Children with Special Health Care Needs

This is a collection of nationally recognized health and safety standards that have an impact on young children with disabilities in ECE settings.  

Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center

The ECTA Center helps state Part C and Section 619 programs develop high-quality early intervention and preschool special education service systems. 

Policy Statement on Inclusion of Children with Disabilities

This U.S. Departments of ED and HHS policy statement provides recommendations for increasing the inclusion of young children with disabilities in ECE programs.