Engaging Families of Infants and Toddlers with Disabilities: Strategies to Enhance Your Practice

Wednesday, July 6th 2 – 3:30

Presenters: Amanda Schwartz, Ph.D. and Lorelei Pisha, Ed.D.

This session is sponsored by the United Way Center for Excellence in Early Education.


Engaging families can be a challenge, particularly if their infant or toddler has a disability or may show signs of developmental delay. Families of children with disabilities are often deluged by service providers and advice from early intervention teams, therapists, doctors, and other professionals. However, strong relationships between program staff and families are an essential component of effectively including infants and toddlers with disabilities in programs. Join this session to learn strategies for enhancing family engagement practices for your program as well as your staff’s confidence in building culturally responsive partnerships with families of the infants and toddlers with disabilities included in your program.

Participants will learn:

1) The every day context for families of infants and toddlers with disabilities

2) Strategies for enhancing program systems to support and engage families of infants and toddlers with disabilities

3) Professional development strategies to enhance staff’s competence and confidence in talking with infants and toddlers with disabilities

All sessions are 1.5 hours long, and include a brief announcement from our sponsor.

Register at: https://www.earlychildhoodwebinars.com/presentations/engaging-families-infants-toddlers-disabilities-strategies-enhance-practice-amanda-schwartz-lorelei-pisha/


Call for Proposals: Council for Exceptional Children Webinar Series

Due December 15, 2015

Thank you for your interest in presenting a webinar in partnership with the Council for Exceptional Children. To ensure that we have the information necessary to select webinars and create accurate descriptions of those offerings for future marketing and presentation materials, please take a moment to complete the following submission form about your proposed webinar.

The information you will be asked to provide includes the following:

  • Presenter and/or co-presenter information (bio: 50-100 words)
  • Webinar title (up to 12 words)
  • Webinar description (abstract: 50-100 words)
  • Alignment of webinar content with CEC’s professional standards
  • Learner outcomes (learning objectives: 3-4 outcomes that precisely describe the skills, knowledge and/or behaviors that participants will know or be able to demonstrate after the workshop)
  • Target audience
  • Evidence to support the content of proposed webinar
  • History of presenter/proposed content with CEC or other organizations

CEC Webinars will be presented over the course of 2016. Webinars are typically one hour long, and are generally scheduled for Tuesdays, Wednesdays, or Thursdays from 4-5 p.m. eastern time, during the school year. Scheduling for webinars is at the sole discretion of CEC although every attempt will be made to find a mutually agreeable time and date for each webinar with the presenter(s). CEC also provides selected webinar presenters with an honorarium of $250 for their time in presenting the one-hour webinar.

Thank you in advance for submitting your proposal information by no later than Tuesday, December 15.

Please note that you will not receive a copy of the proposal that you submit. If you would like to retain a copy for your records, please copy and paste your proposal information from this form into a Word document.

Source: Council for Exceptional Children

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