INSPIRE ACTION

The INSPIRE ACTION framework was developed to assist those responsible for administrative oversight of local early childhood special education programs to identify and celebrate strong program components and to identify those program components most in need of improvement. The development was sparked by recognition that many local program leaders (e.g., Directors of Special Education, elementary principals, some special education coordinators) have limited knowledge of early childhood special education and are unable to consistently determine the presence or absence of ECSE program quality.

Services are Coordinated

Definition

The coordination of services is an active, ongoing process that assists and enables families to access services and assures their rights and procedural safeguards under IDEA.

 

Professional Standards

DEC Recommended Practices
DEC Recommended Practices are a DEC initiative that bridges the gap between research and practice, offering guidance to parents and professionals who work with young children who have or are at risk for developmental delays or disabilities. The Recommended Practices refer to coordination of services throughout the document

U.S. Department of Education U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Collaboration and Coordination of the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Part C Programs
Effective collaboration and coordination across MIECHV and the IDEA Part C Program can create a high-quality system of services and supports for infants and toddlers with disabilities and their families: It is the position of both Departments that all infants and toddlers and their families should have access to coordinated, comprehensive services that support overall health, development, and wellness.

 

Foundational Resources: Understand the Basics

 

Readiness Resources: Deepen Knowledge and Prepare to Implement

 

Implementation Resources: Apply and Practice

 

Extending Practice - Resource for Families

 

PDF-Guided Resources and Support

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