Accomplishments PowerPoint Slides

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SpecialQuest is helping states and communities make a difference for inclusion

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Children and Families are Counting on US

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Nine states have made major policy changes that support high quality inclusive practices...directly affecting services to young children with disabilities and their families.

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The message is now consistent across state agencies, advocacy groups, families, and higher education.

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Enhancing Confidence and Competence

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At least six states have developed and are implementing cross-sector, regional professional development systems to support inclusion.

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As a result of training, more professionals are better prepared to include children with disabilities in their programs.

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Embracing Possibilities

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Nine states are working with faculty to incorporate the SpecialQuest approach and materials into college and university coursework...including required coursework and courses that articulate between community college and four-year institutions of higher education.

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I have been teaching for 30 years...I will never teach the same way again.

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Family Partnerships Family Leadership

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Family Members are actively engaged in a variety of leadership activities, drawing upon their experiences and perspectives to provide input for decision-making

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Having families involved helps the team grounded and reminded of the reason for this work...

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Together We're Better

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Twenty-one communities are providing input and feedback to the State Leadership Teams regarding local implications of state level policies and regulations

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It's valuable to stay linked to "real" programs and providers who are serving children.

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Inclusion - BENEFITS for Everyone

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All community teams are making significant progress in implementing practices to support inclusion.

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SpecialQuest has moved inclusion to the forefront of agency agendas.

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Everyone BELONGS

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In most communities, families are experiencing better coordination of referrals and service delivery, as well as receiving more comprehensive services in inclusive environments, such as Child Care.

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I understand inclusion from the parent's perspective, and have seen and experience positive outcomes for children that result from inclusive programs.

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Using the SpecialQuest APPROACH, Resources and Materials

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Community teams are conducting trainings using the SpecialQuest approach and materials in their programs and communities, state and regional conferences, professional development networks, and with other groups, such as pediatricians.

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Out local community has developed a network of people who are working together to bring SpecialQuest to a variety of programs and professional development opportunities.

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Relationships are the KEY

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SpecialQuest just knocked it out of the park for have to experience's like a light switch that's turned on.

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