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The question of how a child with disabilities is included in an afterschool program is not easy to answer because programs have different obligations and regulations depending on the managing agency. The information in this module will explain the laws that impact afterschool programs and make clearer their varying responsibilities.
Today, children and youth with special needs successfully participate side by side with their able bodied peers in a wide variety of after school activities and programs. In fact, federal law mandates this opportunity. This info module offers tips for planning and adapting after school environments in order to include children with special needs.
Entering kindergarten can be an exciting time. There are new classrooms, new teachers, new friends, and new things to learn. As with any new endeavor, this transition can cause feelings of anxiousness in parents and children. This info module will give an overview of kindergarten readiness and tips for a successful transition to kindergarten.
This info module will define harassment as well as examine the common views and types of bullying. It will give useful tips for talking with children about bullying and how intervention strategies can be used.