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Bridgerland Child Care Resource and Referral (CCR&R) Bridgerland CCR&R is a child care resource for both parents, providers, and community. Based in Logan Utah, their goal is to help parents find quality child care and to help providers maintain the highest standards in their care of young children.
Center for Persons with Disabilities (CPD) The Center for Persons with Disabilities was established as a University Affiliated Program (UAP) in 1972. As a UAP, its mission is to provide exemplary services, interdisciplinary training and technical assistance, and to disseminate information for people with disabilities of all ages, their families, and the agencies and organizations that support them. The CPD is the home of Project SPIES.
Colorado Parent Information and Resource Center (CPIRC) The Colorado Parent Information and Resource Center (CPIRC) has been created to help families and schools work better together to ensure children succeed in school. CPIRC is a network of statewide organizations and six community agencies representing urban and rural communities working together to: provide parents with information and resources to support them in their efforts to raise healthy, happy and successful children; increase parent participation in schools by helping parents develop their leadership skills and preparing educators for parent involvement in their classrooms; and create a statewide, long-term plan for financing parent involvement and support programs.
Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) The Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) is the largest international professional organization dedicated to improving educational outcomes for individuals with exceptionalities, students with disabilities, and/or the gifted. CEC advocates for appropriate governmental policies, sets professional standards, provides continual professional development, advocates for newly and historically underserved individuals with exceptionalities, and helps professionals obtain conditions and resources necessary for effective professional practice.
Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS) In collaboration with many colleagues representing diverse cultural and linguistic roots the CLAS Early Childhood Research Institute collects and describes early childhood/early intervention resources that have been developed across the U.S. for children with disabilities and their families and the service providers who work with them.
Family Village Family Village is a global community that integrates information, resources, and communication opportunities on the Internet for persons with cognitive and other disabilities, for their families, and for those that provide them services and support. The Family Village community includes informational resources on specific diagnoses, communication connections, adaptive products and technology,adaptive recreational activities, education, worship, health issues, disability-related media and literature, and much, much more!
Federal Resource Center The FRC supports a nationwide technical assistance network to respond to the needs of students with disabilities, especially students from under-represented populations. Through its work with the RRCs and the technical assistance networks, the FRC provides a national perspective for establishing technical assistance activities within and across regions by identifying and synthesizing emerging issues and trends.
Head Start Region VIII DSQIC The Region VIII DSQIC is located at Utah State University in Logan, Utah. It was funded in 1998 by the Head Start Bureau to promote an environment that fosters development and inclusion of children with disabilities and their families. They provide services to more than 120 Head Start and Early Head Start programs in Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming.
How to Manage Disruptive Behavior in Classrooms This article provides classroom teachers in inclusion settings with suggestions for addressing behavioral infractions of students with disabilities. In using these strategies, teachers and other practitioners should develop skills in diagnostic, reflective thinking and in making choices among strategies.
Matrix Parent Network and Resource Center Matrix is a private nonprofit organization founded in 1983 to fill the need for parent support for families of children with special needs in the North Bay. Matrix has grown from a strictly local volunteer effort to the vital organization that it is today with local, regional, and national affiliations. Matrix provides services to families primarily in Marin, Napa, Sonoma, and Solano counties.
Mountain Plains Regional Resource Center (MPRRC) Mountain Plains Regional Resource Center (MPRRC) is one of six Regional Resource Centers. The MPRRC assists state and local education agencies to develop quality programs and services for children with disabilities and their families. It is a part of the Federal and Regional Resource Centers Network (RRFC), providing services to the fifty states, the District of Columbia, the US Trust Territories, and the schools of the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA). The MPRRC serves the BIA, Arizona, Colorado, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming
National Center to Improve Practice (NCIP) The National Center to Improve Practice was federally funded from 1992-1998 to improve educational outcomes for students with disabilities by promoting the effective use of assistive and instructional technologies among educators and related personnel serving these students. In order to accomplish this goal, NCIP created a national community of educators, technology coordinators, staff developers, teachers, specialists, clinicians, administrators, university faculty, advocates and consumers who play a leading role in promoting and implementing assistive and instructional technologies for students with disabilities at a local, regional or national level.
National Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center (NECTAC) NECTAC is a national technical assistance consortium working to support states, jurisdictions, and others to improve services and results for young children with disabilities and their families.
The National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities (NICHCY) NICHCY is a national information and referral center that provides information on disabilities and disability related issues for families, educators, and other professionals. NICHCY acts as a referral to a wide network of specialists from agencies and organizations across the country. Their special focus is children and youth (birth to age 22).
Parent Advocacy Coalition for Educational Rights (PACER) PACER Center is a nonprofit, tax exempt Minnesota statewide organization to help parents become informed and effective representatives for their children in early childhood, school-age and vocational settings. PACER's mission is to improve and expand opportunities that enhance the quality of life for children and young adults with all disabilities - physical, mental, emotional, learning - and their families. PACER now offers 21 major programs, including Parent Training programs, programs for students and schools, and technical assistance to other parent centers both regionally and nationally.
Parents, Lets Unite for Kids (PLUK) PLUK is a private, nonprofit organization formed in 1984 by parents of children with disabilities and chronic illnesses in the state of Montana for the purpose of information, support, training and assistance to aid their children at home, school and as adults.
Project TaCTICS Tactics is an outreach training project designed for therapists and teams of families, educators, and administrators who work together in early intervention. The focus is a "how to" model for natural environments using family guided activity based intervention.
The Sibling Support Project of the ARC of the United States The Sibling Support Project, believing that disabilities, illness, and mental health issues affect the lives of all family members, seeks to increase the peer support and information opportunities for brothers and sisters of people with special needs and to increase parents' and providers' understanding of sibling issues.
Utah Parent Center The Utah Parent Center is a statewide nonprofit organization founded in 1984 to provide training, information, referral and assistance to parents of children and youth with ALL disabilities including physical, mental, hearing, vision, learning, behavioral and emotional. Their mission is to help parents help their children with disabilities to live included, productive lives as members of the community.
Utah State University (USU) Utah State University is a Carnegie I research university founded in 1888 on a 400-acre site overlooking Logan in Cache Valley, northern Utah. More than 20,000 students are enrolled on campus or at education centers throughout the state. It houses the university-affiliated Center for Persons with Disabilities (CPD) which is responsible for the development and administration of Project SPIES.

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