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.
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.
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.
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
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 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!
|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.
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.
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
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
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
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.
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.
National Information Center for Children and Youth with
|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).
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
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.
|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.
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.
|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.
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.