MAP Newsletters contain the very latest information, articles and web links added to the MAP website. They direct you to newly identified resources and topic areas. All of the newsletters provide useful tools, publications, training materials and other resources to support children with disabilities and special needs.
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Saying Yes to Inclusion in California
In this issue: This MAP Newsletter is focused on resources that may help you become more aware of what’s needed to work effectively with families, and the particular needs of families of children with disabilities.
Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health (IECHM)
In this issue: Important resources from the Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center (ECTA), professional development opportunities on inclusion from Beginning Together and California Department of Education resources on the latest early childhood inclusive education.
2023 MAP Resources for Inclusion Facilitators!
In this issue: The 2023 Summer newsletter is devoted to infant and early childhood mental health and dedicated to, Chris Muecke, a champion for infant and early childhood mental health.
Opportunities to Expand Inclusion in California: IEEEP and Universal Prekindergarten
In this issue: To celebrate the 2023 Beginning Together Inclusion Facilitator’s Institute theme of “Change the World,” this issue of the MAP Newsletter is dedicated to Judy Heumann. Judy Heumann was one of the most influential disability rights activists in US history. Her entire life was dedicated to changing the world for people with disabilities.
In this issue: the CA MAP team has gathered information and resources to help child care and early education providers gain access to information and resources related to these important programs starting with two opportunities for professional development:
- The 2023 Beginning Together Inclusion Facilitators Institute
- Universal PreKindergarten
Beginning Together: Changing the World for Children with Disabilities!
Summertime Inclusion Strategies, Resources to Support Families & Professional Development
In this issue: We are promoting the 2023 Beginning Together Inclusion Facilitator Virtual Online Institute and celebrating the accomplishments of individuals and county teams who have attended Beginning Together Institutes since 2019
Six Sets of Inclusion Resources
In this issue: Summertime strategies, resources for supporting Fathers and professional development opportunities.
In this issue: Developmental Milestones, Inclusive Settings, Diversity, Equity, Family Culture and More!Supporting Mental Health with Resources for Social and Emotional Well-Being, Self-Care, Trauma, Grief and Positive Behavior
In this issue: Multiple resources on supporting mental health for children, yourself and your staff.
Winter 2018: Open House Announcement
Join us for the 2018 Winter Virtual Open House & Resource Webinar!Fall 2018: Five Sets of Tools and Resources to Support Learning for All Children
Explore new resources for identifying developmental milestones, visual supports, play, teaching language and literacy and preventing suspension and expulsion.Summer 2018: Preventing Suspension and Expulsion
Do you have questions or concerns about a child in your care? The CA CSEFEL Leadership Team (California Collaborative on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning) has gathered tools and resources to support you! Your role in supporting the child behind the behavior is vital to the long-term outcomes and well-being of that child. MAP’s Summer News Brief introduces the new website and the nine sets of actionable resources that it holds.
Fall 2014: Oh the Power of a Visual Schedule! (PDF)
Power of the Visual Schedule, Supporting Brain Development, Executive Function Activities, Needs of Teachers and lists of new resources on the MAP to Inclusion and Belonging website.Spring 2014: Early Identification (PDF)
Newly added Early Identification page on MAP, info on the upcoming Inclusion Collaborative State Conference and recent updates across the site.Winter 2014: First Annual Inclusion Collaborative State Conference (PDF)
The MAP to Inclusion and Belonging Project Team is proud to be a partner in supporting and promoting the First Annual Inclusion Collaborative Early Learning Conference sponsored by the Santa Clara County Office of Education Inclusion Collaborative in San Jose, CA on October 23 & 24, 2014.Winter 2013: Coping with Trauma (PDF)
Coping with the Newtown Elementary School Tragedy: Resources for Parents, Schools, Individuals & Responders.Winter 2013: New Resources for a Happier and Healthier 2013! (PDF)
A new year brings new resources for the Healthy Mind, Healthy Body section of MAP, from the California Department of Edcuation and a list of upcoming Inclusion events.Fall 2013: Reminder! DEC Conference (PDF)
This years theme is “Bridging Research, Policy and Practice…Every Day, Every Chance, Every Child”. Conference information and registration links included.Fall 2013: MAP’s Video Collection (PDF)
MAP’s video collection, blogs and training & techinical assistance across the state.Summer 2013: DEC Conference (PDF)
This years theme is “Bridging Research, Policy and Practice…Every Day, Every Chance, Every Child”. Conference information and registration links included.Spring 2012: Family Engagement (PDF)
Family Engagement, Mental Health Awareness and New postings & videos from the California Department of EducationWinter 2012: Changes to Early Start (PDF)
Changes to Early Start, MAP’s New Resources, New Publications on Response to Intervention, & IDEA 2004 RegulationsSummer 2011: Healthy Minds, Healthy Body (PDF)
Publications from the California Department of Education, Statewide Conferences and Events, & Healthy Minds, Healthy BodiesFall 2010: Resources for Challenging Behavior (PDF)
Resources for Challenging Behavior, and Talking with Parents When You have Concerns About a Child in Your Care PPT™Summer 2010: 20 Year of the ADA!
20th Anniversary of the ADA, & Assistive Technology Resoruces.Spring 2010: New National Resources on Inclusion (PDF)
Preschool Inclusion Series, School Age & Beyond Resources, Quality Improvement Efforts in California.Fall 2009: The First Newsletter!
State Discount For Screening Tools, NAEYC Cultural Competency Tool, Changes to Early Start.