Children with Special Needs
Developed by the Inclusion Work Group of the Child Care Planning Committee
Mission of the Inclusion Work Group
To ensure the identification, early intervention and inclusion of children at risk for and with disabilities and other special needs in high quality child care and development programs in Los Angeles County.
Goals of the Inclusion Work Group
- Integrate early intervention systems that recognize and respond early to learning difficulties in young children who may be at risk of learning disabilities.
- Increase the availability of and access to high quality child care and development programs for children at risk and with disabilities and other special needs.
- Promote the connections between child care and development programs and other health and social service providers to ensure that children’s developmental needs are met within the context of the family and child’s child care and development environment.
Inclusion Work Group Membership
Membership in the Inclusion Work Group is comprised of members of the Child Care Planning Committee and is open to individuals interested in working towards its mission and goals. For information on becoming a member and participating, contact the Office of Child Care by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone at (213) 974-4103.
About These Web Pages
The Child Care Planning Committee’s Inclusion Work Group is pleased to offer this Web-based directory of links to resources for identifying and intervening early with children at risk for or with developmental delays, disabilities or other special needs. While the two pathways – For Professionals; and For Families – are designed to meet the particular needs of the respective group, professionals and family members are encouraged to visit both.
The resources at each pathway are organized under broad categories, which can be easily accessed by clicking on the table of the contents links located at the top of the selected pathway page. Each resource contains a very brief summary with a direct link to that resource’s Web site, where the visitor may find a wealth of information and resources, such as fact sheets and tools, including checklists, interactive screening tools, and advocacy materials. In certain instances, we have provided direct links to documents, fact sheets, and checklists that may be of interest and that might otherwise be difficult to locate.
A couple of notes about the listing of organizations: First, this is not an exhaustive list of resources, yet many offer links to additional resources. Second, posting of any organization and link is not intended as an endorsement, rather as a means to familiarize professionals and families with the array of resources and facilitate access to the resource and their services.
The Inclusion Work Group hopes that you find the Web pages helpful and will visit often. If you have any comments or updates relating to the Web pages, please contact:
Office of Child Care
Within the Service Integration Branch of the Chief Executive Office
County of Los Angeles
222 South Hill Street, 5th Floor
Los Angeles, California 90012
(213) 974-4103 Phone
(213) 217-5106 Facsimile
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