Children and Youth

March is National Reading Month

By Anna Lenhart, MPH

In honor of Dr. Seuss’ birthday, March is designated as National Reading Month. The primary audience for Dr. Seuss’ books is young children, but his writings have insight for adults, too.  As he said, “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.”

Happy 30th Birthday for Early Intervention and Preschool Services for Young Children with Disabilities and Their Families

By Cherie Takemoto, PhD  

October 8th marks the 30th anniversary of Public Law 99-457 that expanded the special education law to cover infants, toddlers, and preschoolers with disabilities. The law recognizes families as pivotal to the success of babies and young children with developmental disabilities. Early intervention and special education services definitely made a difference for my son, Pete – who is now 28 years old. Pete was born with the rare, genetic Costello syndrome, which is associated with ongoing global delays in development.

Important Tools for Back to School – Assistive Technologies for Your Child with Learning Disabilities

Tyler Matney, AbleData Project Manager

Parents who are gathering backpacks and supplies for the start of the school year, may want to add one more item to that back to school list—an appropriate assistive technology (AT) product. AT can help with many types of learning challenges: listening, speaking, math, organization and memory, reading and writing.

Peer Reviewer Orientation Module

Online orientation training module developed by New Editions for peer reviewers for the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR). The module was developed to assist individuals with understanding their responsibility and role in reviewing materials submitted by grantees of NIDILRR's various grants.