New Jersey Inclusive Child Care Project


Resources

Bibliography

Early Childhood Inclusion Training Materials

New Jersey Government Agencies with Inclusion Resources

New Jersey Non-Profit Agencies with Inclusion Resources

National Organizations with Inclusion Resources

Internet Resources/Websites

Members, New Jersey Statewide Map to Inclusive Child Care Project Team

Resources for Including Children with Special Needs in Child Care Settings

Map to Inclusive Child Care


BIBLIOGRAPHY

American Public Health Association and American Academy of Pediatrics. (1992). Caring for our Children: National Health and Safety Performance Standards--Guidelines for Out-of-Home Child Care Programs. Elk Grove Village, Illinois: American Academy of Pediatrics.

Association for the Care of Children’s Health. (1989). Developing a Community Network: A Guide to Resources and Strategies, by B. Steele.

Buysse, V., & Bailey, D.B. (1993). Behavioral and developmental outcomes in young children with disabilities in integrated and segregated settings: A review of comparative studies. Journal of Special Education, 26, 434-461.

Cavallaro, Claire C., Ph.D., and Haney, Michele, Ph.D. (1999). Preschool Inclusion. Baltimore: Brookes Publishing. Provides educators, Head Start personnel, and care providers with forms and truly useful case studies so that they can promote inclusion right from the start of a child’s social and educational experiences.

Center for Special Education Finance (1994). Resource Implications of Inclusion, and Removing Incentives for Restrictive Placements.

Child Care Law Center. (1994). Child Care and the ADA: Highlights for Parents. San Francisco, California: Child Care Law Center.

DeFosse, Shelley. (1999). Including Preschool-Age Children With Disabilities in Community Settings: A Resource Packet. A variety of resources on: inclusive strategies and practices; Available from NECTAS ( http://www.nectas.unc.edu  ) $15.00

Dicker, S. and Schall, E. (1993). “Developing inclusive programs for children with disabilities.” Child Care Bulletin, Issue #10. Vienna, Virginia: National Child Care Information Center.

Disability Resources, Inc. (1996). Inclusion & Parent Advocacy: A Resource Guide.

Dover, Wendy (1994). The Inclusion Facilitator ToolKit.

Fewell, R.R. and P.L. Oelwein. (1990). The Relationship between Time in Integrated Environments and Developmental Gains in Young Children with Special Needs. Topics in Early Childhood Special Education 10(2, Summer): 104-116. EJ 413 316.

Ford, Schnorr, Meyer, Davern, Black & Dempsey (1989). The Syracuse Community-Referenced Curriculum Guide for Students with Moderate and Severe Disabilities.

Gould, Joyce S. & Patti Gould. (1999). Inclusive Early Childhood Classroom: Easy Ways to Adapt Learning Centers for All Children.

Hammond, M., Jentzsch, C., & Menlove, M. (1994). Fostering Inclusive Schools and Communities: A Public Relations Guide. Salt Lake City, UT: Utah State Office of Education and Utah State University.

Hazel, Barber, Roberts, Behr, Helmstetter & Guess (1988). A Community Approach to an Integrated Service System for Children with Special Needs.

Institute on Community Integration (1993). Lessons for Inclusion.

Karasoff & Smith (1992). Effective Practices for Inclusive Programs: A Technical Assistance Planning Guide. (CRI & U.S. Department of Education).

Lipsky, D.K. & Gartner, A. (1997). Inclusion and School Reform: Transforming America’s Classrooms. Baltimore, MD: Paul H. Brookes Publishing Co.

National Association of State Boards of Education (1995). Winning Ways: Creating Inclusive Schools, Classrooms & Communities, by V. Roach, J. Ascroft, and A. Stamp. Winners All: A Call for Inclusive Schools (1992). Alexandria, VA.

National Child Care Information Center. (1997). Passages to Inclusion: Creating Systems of Care for All Children: Monograph for State, Territorial, and Tribal Child Care Administrators (1997).

National Education Association (1994). Toward Inclusive Classrooms. (1993). Integration Students with Special needs: Policies and Practices that Work.

NEC*TAS (1996). Including Young Children with Disabilities in Community Settings. (1995) EEPCD Resources Supporting Inclusion.

National Center for Educational Restructuring and Inclusion (1995). National Study on Inclusive Education.

National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities (NICHCY) (1995). Planning for Inclusion, a NICHCY News Digest, Volume 5, No. 1. Contains inclusion bibiolography, including other inclusion bibliographies and directories, videos, and policy, “how-to,” newsletter, and organizational resource.

Peck, Odom & Bricker (1993). Integrating Young Children with Disabilities into Community Programs: Ecological Perspectives. Baltimore, MD: Paul H. Brookes Publishing Co.

Preschool Inclusion Manual. This manual contains 10 chapters that include information such as collaborative community agreements; implementing family-guided values in preschool programs; and supporting children in inclusive programs. Available at http://circleofinclusion.org/pim/index.html.

President’s Committee on Mental Retardation (1995). Collaborating for Inclusion: 1995 Report to the President.

Rivkin, M.S. (1995). The Great Outdoors: Restoring Children’s Right to Play Outside. Washington, DC: Nat’l. Association for the Education of Young Children.

Simon, M., Karasoff, P., & Smith, A. (1992). Effective Practices for Inclusive Programs: A Technical Assistance Planning Guide. San Francisco: California Research Institute. (ERIC Document, Reproduction Service No. ED 358 635).

Stainback & Stainback (1990). Support Networks for Inclusive Schooling: Interdependent Integrated Education. (1989) Educating All Students in the Mainstream of Regular Education. (1992) Curriculum Considerations in the Inclusive Classroom.

Thousand, Villa & Nevin (1996). Creativity & Collaborative Learning: A Practical Guide to Empowering Students and Teachers.

Udvari-Solner, A. (1992). Curricular Adaptations: Accommodating the Instructional Needs of Diverse Learners in the Context of General Education. Topeka, KS: Kansas State Board of Education. (ERIC Documemt Reproduction Services No. ED 354 685).

US Department of Health and Human Services. (1996). Healthy Child Care America: Blueprint for Action. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office.

US Department of Health and Human Services, President’s Committee on Mental Retardation. (1995). The Journey to Inclusion: A Resource for State Policy Makers. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office.

T. Van Dover (1995). A Principal’s Guide to Building a Climate for Inclusion.

Working Forum on Inclusive Schools (1994). Creating Schools for All Students: What Twelve Schools Have to Say.

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INCLUSION RESOURCES FOR PROFESSIONALS AND FAMILIES

Early Childhood Inclusion Training Materials

New Jersey Inclusive Child Care Project Training Modules

New Jersey Inclusive Child Care Project, 1999. Comprehensive training modules that include the following workshop titles: Inclusion: It’s the Law and it’s Doable; Challenging Behaviors; Observing and Recording Behavior; and Making Inclusion Happen.

Susan Merrill, Project Director (973) 642-8100 x108
Statewide Parent Advocacy Network
35 Halsey Street, 4th Floor
Newark, NJ 07102
www.spannj.org

Special Needs: Meeting the Needs of the Children
Beginning Workshop

Information Exchange (Washington), 1995. Four modules: Opening Doors to Activities that Include ALL Children; Creating and Environment that Supports Developing Social Skills; Answering Questions about Peers with Special Needs; and Using Technology to Help Children with Diverse Needs Participate & Learn.

It’s Really No Different: Conversations with Caregivers (with Discussion Guide)
AGH Associates, 1994.

Mainstreaming Young Children: A Training Series for Child Care Providers

Patricia W. Wesley. Frank Porter Graham Child Development Center, Univ. of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, 1992. Eight modules, 20 training sessions, videotapes, Trainer’s Guide. Modules include: Then & Now: Why Mainstreaming; Abilities First: Considering the Child with Special Needs; Working Together: A Focus on Families; The Preschool Environment: Supporting Children’s Play; Planning & Teaching: Meeting Everyone’s Needs; Listening & Talking: The Balancing Act; Win/Win: Guiding Behavior; and We’re All Different: Answering the Questions of Child Care Providers.

More Alike Than Different: Caring for Children with Special Needs in Child Care Centers
A Staff Training Manual

New Jersey Department of Human Services, 1991.

Including Children with Special Needs in School Age Child Care Setting
A Staff Training Manual

New Jersey Department of Human Services, 1991.

QuickNotes: Partnership for Inclusion

English & Spanish, by Wesley, Dennis, Tyndall. Frank Porter Graham Child Development Center, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. Ten modules: Typical Child Development; Developmental Disabilities; Setting up the Early Childhood Environment; Early Childhood Curriculum; What is Early Childhood Inclusion; Including Children with Special Needs; Health and Safety; Promoting Appropriate Behavior; Families; North Carolina Resources.

School-Age Child Care Technical Assistance Papers

New Jersey’s School-Age Child Care Project, Department of Human Services. See especially TA Paper #5: Serving Children with Special Needs in School-Age Child Care.

Specialcare Curriculum andTraining Manual
A Resource for Training Child Caregivers

Osborne, Kniest, Garland, Moore, Usry. Child Development Resources (Va.) Six modules: I. Introduction to Inclusive Childcare. II. Getting to Know Children with Disabilities. III. Building Relationships with Families. IV. Including Young Children with Disabilities in Daily Activities. V. Community Services for Young Children with Disabilities. VI. Ready, Set, Go!

Stepping Stones:Pathways to Early Development
(with User’s Guide)

Agency for Instructional Technology. Thirty 15-minute videos. 1998.

Training for Inclusion
A Guide for the Childcare Provider

Division of Child and Family Studies, Department of Pediatrics, University of Connecticut School of Medicine, 1995.

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INCLUSION RESOURCES FOR PROFESSIONALS AND FAMILIES

New Jersey Resources: Government Agencies

New Jersey Developmental Disabilities Council Education Subcommittee
P.O. Box 700
20 West State Street, 7th Floor
Trenton, NJ 08625-0700
Susan Richmond (609) 292-3745 Fax: (609) 292-7114

As New Jersey’s planning body for developmental disabilities, the DD Council develops and monitors the State Plan for Services to People with Developmental Disabilities and administers the federally assisted Basic State Grant Program. The Council also publishes People With Disabilities and Families magazine.

Special Child Health Services Case Management Units
Pauline Lisciotto (609) 777-7778

These county-based units are the single points of entry into the early intervention system. Service coordinators provide case management for children birth to 21 with special health care needs and help families access services for medical/dental, developmental, educational, social/economic and rehabilitative needs at the local and state level.

New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services – Early Intervention Services
P.O. Box 364
Trenton, NJ 08625-0364
Terry L. Harrison, Part C Coordinator
(609) 777-7734 Fax: (609) 292-0296

The New Jersey Department of Health & Senior Services is the lead agency responsible for the development and implementation of early intervention services for infants and toddlers with developmental delays or disabilities, and their families. Services are available to children, birth to three, in every county. The New Jersey Early Intervention System recognizes that the family is the constant in the child’s life and has the greatest impact on growth and development of their child. Services should therefore be designed in the child and family’s environment and around the child and family’s routines to maximize the potential for child development. This might mean the child’s or relative’s home, a child care setting, play group or any community setting providing programs for infants and toddlers without disabilities.

New Jersey Department of Education Office of Special Education Programs
Preschool Coordinator: Barbara Tkach (609) 984-4950

New Jersey Department of Education Learning Resource Centers (LRCs)

Provide research reports, curriculum guides, books, videos, and audiotapes, as well as training and in-service workshops for parents and educators of students with disabilities.

LRC North
240 So. Harrison Street, 6th Floor, East Orange, NJ 07018
Preschool Consultant: Paquita Roberts (973) 414-4491

LRC North Satellite
322 American Road, Morris Plains, NJ 07950
Preschool Consultant: Paquita Roberts (973) 414-4491

LRC Central
1 Crest Way, Aberdeen, NJ 07747
Preschool Consultant: Sue Leonard (732) 441-0460

LRC South
606 Delsea Drive, Sewell, NJ 08080
Preschool Consultant: Claire Punda (609) 582-7000 x155

New Jersey Resource and Referral Agencies
North Jersey 4 C’s
101 Oliver Street
Paterson, NJ 07501
Mary Ann Mirko, Executive Director
(973) 684-1904 Fax: (973) 684-0468

Every county in NJ has a unified child care agency that provides information about child care programs and services available at a local level.

New Jersey’s Special Needs Child Care Project
Department of Human Services
Office of Early Care and Education
P.O. Box 700
Trenton, NJ 08625
Jane Voorhees (609) 292-8444 Fax: (609) 292-1903
E-mail: jvoorhees@dhs.state.nj.us

Collaborative effort between NJ Department of Human Services and statewide network of child care resource and referral agencies, providing technical assistance and resources for child care providers to develop inclusive programs, regional and on-site training for inclusion, recruitment and support of providers, and opportunities for networking among existing programs and services. Services extend to child care center staff, family child care providers, before- and after-school programs for school-agers, resource and referral agencies, parent groups, and agencies and professionals working with children with special needs. Publications include: More Alike Than Different: Including Children with Special Needs in School-Age Child Care Settings, staff training manual by Dale Borman Fink.

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INCLUSION RESOURCES FOR PROFESSIONALS AND FAMILIES

New Jersey Resources: Non-Profit Agencies

Family Support Center
Lions Head Office Park
35 Beaverson Blvd, Suite 8A, Brick, NJ 08723
(800) FSC-NJ10 (732) 262-8020 Fax: (732) 262-7805

Family Voices of New Jersey
c/o Statewide Parent Advocacy Network (SPAN)
35 Halsey Street, 4th Floor, Newark, NJ 07102
Lauren Agoratus: (609) 584-5779 (Phone & Fax)
Louise McIntosh: (908) 277-2883 Fax: (908) 277-1969

Family Voices is a national consumer-based clearinghouse and networking group focusing on children’s special health needs. FV-New Jersey informs families and professionals about public and private health care changes in NJ and shares expertise and experiences of families with policy makers, the media, health professionals, and other families.

NJ Inclusive Child Care Project (NJICCP)
Statewide Parent Advocacy Network (SPAN)
35 Halsey Street, 4th Floor, Newark, NJ 07102
Contact: Susan Merrill, Project Director
(973) 642-8100 x108 (800) 654-SPAN x108
Fax: (973) 642-3766

Improving the quality of child care for children with special needs and increasing the number of child care providers that offer inclusive care in NJ; increasing awareness among parents and providers of services available for children with special needs and improving the delivery of these services through collaboration among providers of child care services and special needs services. Provides information, training (in English and Spanish), telephone and on-site consultation on including children with special needs in early childhood and after school programs.

New Jersey Head Start Association
1440 Pennington Road, Trenton, NJ 08818
Audrey Fletcher: (609) 771-8401 Fax: (609) 771-8405

Provides coordination for NJ’s 32 Head Start grantees.

New Jersey Statewide Parent to Parent
c/o Statewide Parent Advocacy Network (SPAN)
35 Halsey Street, 4th Floor, Newark, NJ 07102
Malia Corde, Project Coordinator: (800) 654-7726
(800) 372-6510 for matches

Statewide Parent Advocacy Network is a network of parents supporting families of children with developmental delays, disabilities, or other special health needs. Provides one-to-one matches of families who have similar needs and experiences.

Quality Improvement Center for Disabilities
New York University School of Education
726 Broadway, 5th Floor, New York, NY 10003-9580
Contact: Barbara Schwartz
(800) 533-1498 (212) 998-5528 Fax: (212) 995-4562

Technical assistance and support to NJ Head Start agencies regarding inclusion of young children with disabilities.

Special Olympics New Jersey
201 Rockingham Row, Princeton, NJ 08540
Contact: Nancy Vitalone
(800) 336-6576x19 (609) 734-8400 Fax: (609) 734-0911

Provides information, training and technical assistance regarding inclusion of children and youth with disabilities in recreation activities.

Statewide Parent Advocacy Network of New Jersey, Inc. (SPAN)
35 Halsey Street, 4th Floor, Newark, NJ 07102
Contact: Diana Autin, Executive Director
(973) 642-8100 (800) 654-SPAN Fax: (973) 642-8080
www.spannj.org

New Jersey’s federally-funded Parent Training and Information Center for children with special needs, birth to 21, and children at risk of inappropriate referral to special education. Trainings, technical assistance on education and health issues, parent to parent support. Publications include Supported Inclusion packet; Inclusion ToolKit for Parents, Teachers and Administrators.

Cerebral Palsy of New Jersey
354 South Broad Street, Trenton, NJ 08608
(888)-322-1918 TTY: (609) 392-7044 Fax: (609) 392-3505

Known as an excellent resource in solving problems with education, employment, assistive technology, advocacy, housing, the ADA, and other concerns for people with all types of disabilities.

University-Affiliated Program of New Jersey (Elizabeth Boggs Center)
335 George Street, P.O. Box 2688
New Brunswick, NJ 08903-2688
Karen Melzer: (732) 235-9300 Fax: (732) 235-9330

Training, information and support for persons with developmental disabilities and agencies serving persons with developmental disabilities, birth through adult life.

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INCLUSION RESOURCES FOR PROFESSIONALS AND FAMILIES

National Resources

ADA Information
(800) 514-0301 (voice)
(800) 514-0383 (TDD)

Provides answers to general and technical questions Monday-Friday 10am-6pm, except Thursdays when hours are 1pm-6pm EST. Regulations and other free materials available for mail delivery 24 hours a day.

Administration for Children & Families – Child Care Bureau: Inclusion Technical Assistance
Region II (includes New Jersey)
26 Federal Plaza, Room 4114
New York, NY 10278
Souvonia Taylor
(212) 264-2667 Fax: (212) 264-4881

Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD)
1703 N. Beauregard Street
Alexandria, VA 22311-1714
(800) 933-2723 Fax: (703) 575-5400

Best Practices in Integration – Outreach
c/o Susan M. Klein, Professor of Education
Indiana University,
W.W. Wright Education Building
201 North Rose
Bloomington, IN 47405-1006
(812) 856-8167 Fax: (812) 856-8440

In-service training model and technical assistance for providers who serve infants, toddlers and preschoolers with special needs in community-based early childhood settings.

Brookes Publishing Company
P.O. Box 10624
Baltimore, MD 21285-0624
(800) 638-3775 Fax: (410) 337-8539

Center for Recreation and Disability Studies
Recreation & Leisure Studies
CB #3185 Evergreen House
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3185
Karen Luken
(919) 962-0534 Fax: (919) 962-1223
E-mail: Kluken@email.unc.edu

Child Care Law Center
973 Market Street, Suite 550
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 495-5498 Fax: (415) 495-6734
www.childcarelaw.org

Child Care Plus+
Rural Institute on Disabilities,
University of Montana
634 Eddy Avenue
Missoula, MT 59812
Sara Mulligan Gordan, Project Director
(800) 235-4122 (406) 243-6355
Fax: (406) 243-4730
www.ccplus.org

Provides support & resources to child care providers in a variety of settings, and special education providers, to ensure successful inclusion. Offers training workshops, technical assistance, in-service training, curriculum materials, fact sheets, annotated resource lists.

The Children’s Foundation
725 15th Street NW, #505
Washington, DC 20005
(202) 347-3300 Fax: (202) 347-3382
www.childrensfoundation.net

The Foundation produced a videotape and resource directory for working with infants and toddlers with disabilities in family child care, with useful information applicable across ages and settings.

Council for Exceptional Children - Division for Early Childhood
1110 North Glebe Road, Suite 300
Arlington, VA 22201
(888) 232-7733 Fax: (703) 264-9494
www.cec.sped.org

Disability Resources, Inc.
4 Glatter Lane
Centerreach, NY 11720
Julie Klauber
(631) 585-0290 (phone & fax)
www.disabilityresources.org

ERIC Clearinghouse on Elementary and Early Childhood Education
University of Illinois
Children’s Research Center
51 Gerty Drive
Champaign, IL 61820-7469
(800) 583-4135 (217) 333-1386
Fax: (217) 333-3767
www.ericeece.org

Head Start Information and Publication Center
1133 15th Street, NW, Suite 45D
Washington, DC 20005
(202) 639-4465 Fax: (202) 737-1151
www.acf.dhhs.gov

Head Start Resource Access Project
Education Development Center, Inc.
55 Chapel Street
Newton, MA 02458
Contact: Philip Printz
(617) 969-7100 Fax: (617) 244-3609
www.EDC.org

Part of a nationwide network of Head Start Resource Access Projects (RAPs) that provide training and technical assistance to Head Start programs to enable them to fully include children with disabilities. RAPs can facilitate collaborative agreements between Head Start programs, child care programs, and state/local education agencies.

Inclusion Press International
24 Thome Crescent
Toronto, ON, Canada M6H 2S5
(416) 658-5363 Fax: (416) 658-5067
www.inclusion.com

Inclusion Press is a small independent press that produces resources about full inclusion in school, work, and community.

Kids Together, Inc.: Information for Children and Adults with Disabilities
P.O. Box 574
Quakertown, PA 18951
(800) 879-2301
http://www.kidstogether.org/inc.htm

National Association of Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies
1319 F Street NW
Suite 810
Washington, DC 20004-1106
(202) 393-5501 Fax: (202)-393-1109

National Association for the Education of Young Children
1509 Sixteenth Street NW
Washington, DC 20036
Pat Spahr, Info Development Dir, x11630
(800) 424-2460 (202) 232-8777
Fax: (202) 328-1846
www.naeyc.org

National Center for Educational Restructuring and Inclusion
CUNY Grad Center
365 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10016
Alan Gartner or Dorothy Kerzner Lipsky
(212) 817-2090 Fax: (212) 817-1607

National Child Care Information Center (NCCIC)
243 Church Street NW, 2nd Floor
Vienna, VA 22180
(800) 616-2242 Fax: (800) 716-2242
www.nccic.org
Barbara Scott, New Jersey State TA Specialist
(609) 758-5646 Fax: (609) 758-4660
E-mail: bscott@nccic.org

National Early Childhood Technical Assistance System (NEC*TAS)
500 Bank of America Plaza
137 East Franklin Street
Chapel Hill, NC 27514
Contact: Cathy Festa
(919) 962-2001 Fax: (919) 966-7463
www.nectas.unc.edu

National Education Association
1201 Sixteenth Street NW
Washington, DC 20036
(202) 833-4000 Fax: (202) 822-7206
www.nea.org

National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities (NICHCY)
P.O. Box 1492
Washington, D.C. 20013-1492
(800) 695-0285 Fax: (202) 884-8441
www.nichcy.org

Specializes in providing information and support to parents of children with disabilities and to those who work with these families.

National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research ADA Regional Technical Assistance Centers/ U.S. Department of Education
3100 Clarendon Blvd.
Arlington, VA 22201
(703) 525-3268 (800) 949-4232
Fax: (703) 525-3585

National Institute on Out-of-School Time
Wellesley College
Center for Research on Women
106 Central Street
Wellesley, MA 02481
(781) 283-2547 Fax (781) 283-3657
www.niost.org

National Parent Network on Disabilities
1130 Seventeenth Street NW, Suite 400
Washington, D.C. 20036
Pat Smith, Executive Director
(202) 463-2299
E-mail: Pmcglsmith@aol.com
www.npnd.org

Publications: All Children Belong training materials for awareness, implementation of inclusion for one student, and implementation of inclusion throughout a school and district.

PEAK Parent Center
611 North Weber Street, #200
Colorado Springs, CO 80903
(800) 284-0251 (719) 531-9400
Fax: (719) 531-9452
Barbara Buswell

Publications: Building Integration with the IEP (1989); Breaking Ground: Ten Families Building Opportunities Through Integration (1989); Discover the Possibilities: A Curriculum for Teaching Parents About Integration (1988); Connecting Students: A Guide to Thoughtful Friendship Facilitation for Educators and Families (1992); Opening Doors: Strategies for Including All Students in Regular Education (1991)

Regional Resource and Federal Centers Network
Federal Resource Center for
Special Education
1875 Connecticut Avenue NW, Suite 900
Washington, D.C. 20009
(202) 884-8215 Fax: (202) 884-8443
http://www.dssc.org/frc/ 

Offers tools and strategies that identify appropriate solutions for effective education and human services delivery systems, serving all states and outlying jurisdictions. Specifically funded to assist state education agencies in improving education programs, practices, and policies that affect children and youth with disabilities.

School and Community Inclusion Project
University of Utah
1705 East Campus Center Drive, Room 221
Salt Lake City, UT 84112
(801) 585-3189 Fax (801) 585-7291
Contact: Camille McQuivey
E-mail: mcquiv_c@ed.utah.edu
http://www.gse.utah.edu/sped/inclusn.htm 

TASH: The Association for Persons with Severe Handicaps
29 West Susquehanna Avenue, Suite 210
Baltimore, MD 21204
(410) 828-8274 Fax: (410) 828-6706
TDD (410) 828-1306
E-mail: info@tash.org
www.tash.org

National Childcare Program
The Children’s Foundation
725 Fifteenth Street NW, Suite 505
Washington, D.C. 20005-2109
(202) 347-3300 Fax: (202) 347-3382
Kay Hollestelle

Publications: “Yes, You Can Do It! Caring for Infants and Toddlers with Disabilities in Family Child Care” video and Annotated Resource Directory. Trains family child care providers who are caring for children with disabilities to be mentors for less experienced providers who would like to care for children with special needs.

Zero to Three: National Center for Clinical Infant Programs
200 M Street NW, Suite 200
Washington, D.C. 20036-3307
(202) 638-1144 Fax: (202) 638-0851
www.zerotothree.org

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INCLUSION RESOURCES FOR PROFESSIONALS AND FAMILIES

Recommended Internet Sites

Compiled by Orah Raia and E. Fine

ABCs of Inclusion Manual
http://www.projectchoices.org/abcs.htm

A manual that can be downloaded. Topics include collaboration, related services, IEPs and supports, peer interactions, assessment and transition.

ADA Home Page on the Internet
www.usdoj.gov/crt/ada/adahom1.htm

The Department of Justice’s ADA Home Page provides free information including technical assistance materials, enforcement information including settlement agreements, links to other Federal agencies, and updates on new and pending ADA requirements.

Axis Disability Rights Website
www.normemma.com

Operated by Norman Kunc and Emma Van der Klift of Axis Consultation & Training, Ltd. and dedicated to the distribution of information concerning disability rights.

The Book on Inclusive Education: Inclusion, School as a Caring Community
www.quasar.ualberta.ca/ddc/inclusion/index/html

Includes a handbook on inclusion with field notes and other resources (materials/reprints from important inclusion books); interviews with 100 teachers who have had successful inclusion experiences.

Centre for Studies on Inclusive Education
http://inclusion.uwe.ac.uk/csie/csiehome.htm

A British independent educational charity providing information and advice about inclusive education and related issues. Also contains information on international perspectives regarding inclusion.

Circle of Inclusion Outreach Training Project
http://circleofinclusion.org/

Designed to address the challenges and issues of inclusive program development for children with severe, multiple disabilities. Offers demonstrations of and information about the effective practices of inclusive educational programs for children from birth through age eight.

Council for Exceptional Children
www.cec.sped.org

Provides resources for professionals who work with children with disabilities.

Early Childhood Research Institute on Inclusion
www.fpg.unc.edu/~ecrii

A five-year national research project funded by the U.S. Deptartment of Education to study the inclusion of preschool children with disabilities in typical preschool, day care and community settings.

Family Education Network
www.familyeducation.com

Includes a special needs section and an eight part series about a family’s experience with inclusion.

Family Village Inclusion Page
www.familyvillage.wisc.edu/education/inclusion.html

Provides information on “who to contact,” on-line articles/newsletters, recommended reading, research, videos, conferences, and additional links.

Inclusion Press
www.inclusion.com

Site of Marsha Forest and Jack Pierpont; contains many articles and resources on inclusion, circle of friends, MAPS and the PATH process

Integrating Children with Disabilities into Preschool
www.kidsource.com/kidsource/content/preschool.disabilities.html

Kids Together, Inc. Inclusion Page
www.kidstogether.org/inc.htm

Nonprofit organization co-founded by parents and organized by volunteers designed to promote inclusive communities where all people belong. This site contains a variety of helpful information and resources on inclusion.

National Center to Improve Practices in Special Education Through Technology, Media and Materials
http://www2.edc.org/FSC
 

An index site with many links to other sites.

National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities (NICHCY)
www.nichcy.org

Contains many resources, digests, and articles on disability issues.

Preschool Inclusion Connection
www.truecoaching.com/pic

Free preschool inclusion monthly newsletter and thematic lessons, inclusion activities and parent page.

Project MESH: The MESH Manual for Inclusive Schools
www.newhorizons.org/spneeds_meshman.html

The Renaissance Group: Inclusive Education Web Site
www.uni.edu/coe/inclusion/

Produced by the Renaissance Group, a consortium of universities noted for their teacher education programs and working to reform teacher education.

Special Education Resources on the Internet
www.hood.edu/seri/serihome.htm

A collection of Internet accessible information resources.

Students with Intellectual Disabilities: A Resource Guide for Teachers (Manual)
www.bced.gov.bc.ca

Provided through the British Columbia Ministry of Education offering many practical ideas which help teachers cope with typical classroom situations.

Exceptional Children Magazine
www.cec.sped.org

The May/June 1998 issue of Teaching Exceptional Children (Vol. 30, No. 5) is a special topic issue on “World Wide Web and Special Education” with articles on using the web productively to teach children with disabilities for both beginners and advanced users. Single copies can be obtained for $15 from Center for Exceptional Children (1-888-CEC-SPED) or downloaded from the CEC site.

Learner Managed Designs, Inc.

Video: A Circle of Inclusion
27 minutes, VHS/Manual: $99, Rental: $50

Video: The Process of Communication: Facilitating Interactions with Young Children with Severe Disabilities in Mainstream Early Childhood Programs.
10 minutes, VHS/Manual: $99, Rental: $50. These videos are available from Learner Managed Designs, Inc. P.O. Box 747 Lawrence, KS, 66044. Phone: (913) 842-9088, Fax: (913) 842-6881, Toll free ordering: (800) 467-1644.

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New Jersey Statewide Map To Inclusive Child Care
Project Team

Gail Abramson-Lazarus
18 Cleveland Terrace
West Orange, NJ 07052

Silvia Canabal
NJSACC
231 North Avenue, West PMB 363
Westfield, NJ 07090
908-789-0259
908-789-4237 fax
sac@njsacc.org

Diane Goettler
Division of Developmental Disabilities
P.O. Box 726
Trenton, NJ 08695
609-777-0571
609-984-7840 fax
dgoettler@dhs.state.nj.us
Maritza Legra
Keys Schools
510 Parker Street
Newark, NJ 07104
973-481-0633
973-483-4029 fax
Paquita Roberts
Preschool Consultant LRC
240 Harrison Street, 6th Floor
East Orange, NJ 07016
973-631-6349

Celcilia Aerstin
The Child Care Connection
2425 Pennington Road
Pennington, NJ 08534
609-737-9243
609-737-7625 fax

Pam Carroll
82 Colleen Circle
Ewing, NJ 08638

Alexa Golub
30 Waterview Court
Marlton, NJ 08053
Sue Leonard
Preschool Consultant LRC
1 Crest Way
Aberdeen, NJ 08520
732-441-0460
732-441-0318 fax
sleonard@doe.state.nj.us
Norman Rothstein
UCPA/NJ
354 South Broad Street
Trenton, NJ 08608

Lauren Agoratus
Family Voices/SPAN

agoratus@cs.com

Lorraine Cooke
NJAEYC
725 Newark Avenue
Elizabeth, NJ 07208
908-352-7508
908-353-7310 fax

Sue Gottesman
New Jersey Division of Civil Rights
P.O. Box 89
Trenton, NJ 08625
609-292-7798
lpdgott@smtp.lps.state.nj
Pauline Lisciotto
Special Child, Adult & Health Services
P.O. Box 360
Trenton, NJ 08625
Susan Saravelli
Dept of Education
P.O. Box 500
Trenton, NJ 08625

Senator Diane Allen
The 7th District
2313 Burlington-Mt. Holly Road
Burlington, NJ 08016
609-239-2800
609-239-2673 fax

Malia Corde
New Jersey Statewide Parent to Parent

Brick, NJ 08723

Kelly Grieco
MOM
32 Virginia Avenue
Uc Hopatcong, NJ 07849
973-663-2293
Phyllis Lucas
Providence Medical Daycare
546-A Lippincott Drive
Marlton, NJ 08053
856-396-0026
856-396-0029 fax
F4nierEnt@aol.com
Holly Sclavi
Health Consultant Coordinator
535 Miller Avenue
Hamilton, NJ 08610

Monica Anderson
Family Link
2333 Morris Avenue, Suite A20
Union, NJ 07083

Eileen Coyne
Family Support Center
35 Beaverson Blvd, Suite 8A
Brick, NJ 08723
732-262-8020

Judith Hall
Dept of Health & Senior Services
P.O. Box 364
Trenton, NJ 08625
609-292-5666
609-292-9288 fax
judith.hall@doh.state.nj.us
Bridget Lyne
555 Kinderkinack Road
Oradell, NJ 07649
201-634-6599
800-E-PARENT x212
blyna@aparent.com
Denise Sellers
Haddonfield Child Care and NJSACC
60 Longwood Drive
Stratford, NJ 08084
856-429-1603
856-429-3756 fax
dsellers@voicenet.com

Rose Annussek
Head Start NYU-QIC-DS
726 Broadway, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10003
212-998-5525
212-995-4562 fax
annussek2@comcast.net

Yasmine Daniel
DHS OECE HS State Collaboration
222 South Warren Street
Trenton, NJ 08625
609-633-2546
609-292-1903 fax
ydaniel@dhs.state.nj.us
Terry Harrison
Department of Health and Senior Services
P.O. Box 364
Trenton, NJ 08625
609-777-7734
609-292-0296 fax
terry.harrison@doh.state
.nj.us
Ginny Mahoney
Child and Family Resources
855 Route 10 East, Suite 114
Randolph, NJ 07869
973-927-6060
973-927-0540 fax
Cindy Sickora
Programs for Parents, Inc.
20 Church Street
Montclair, NJ 07042
973-744-4050 x1004
973-744-4613 fax
cindy@programsfor
parents.org

Kathleen Aquino
Child Care Advisory Council
101 Oliver Street
Paterson, NJ 07501

Barbara Dunn
Programs for Parents - CCMCC Essex County
20 Church Street
Montclair, NJ 07043
Marie Heggestad
NORWESCAP
Early Head Start
37 Main Street
Sussex, NJ 07461
973-875-8551 973-875-0568 fax
heggestadm@norwescap.org
Susan Marcario
Family Link REIC
2333 Morris Avenue
Union, NJ 07083
Desiree Suter
Helpful Hands NREIC
57 Willowbrook Blvd, Suite 303
Wayne, NJ 07470

Diana Autin
Executive Director, SPAN
35 Halsey Street, 4th Floor
Newark, NJ 07102
973-642-8100
973-642-8080 fax
diana.autin@spannj.org

Marilyn Dunning
Dept of Health & Senior Services
P.O. Box 364
Trenton, NJ 08625
609-777-7734
609-292-0296 fax
marilyn.dunning@doh.state
.nj.us
Ruth Ann Hunt
Youth Consultation Service -
Superintendent’s Office
241 Main Street, 6th Floor
Hackensack, NJ 07601
201-646-9780
201-968-1823 fax
rahunt@ycs.org
Barbara Marcelo Evans
Cooper Hospital
(Child Development Center)
3 Cooper Place, Suite 200
Camden, NJ 08103
856-342-2257
856-968-8581 fax
Linda Smith
NORWESCAP UCCA
186 Halsey Road
Newton, NJ 07860

Thomas Baffuto
The ARC of NJ
985 Livingston Avenue
North Brunswick, NJ 08902

Debra Fernandez
SPAN
35 Halsey Street, 4th Floor
Newark, NJ 07102
973-642-8100 x117
973-642-8080 fax
SRP@spannj.org
Rene Hurley
1090 King George Post Road,
Suite 708
Edison, NJ 08837
Kathy Mcllroy
Family YMCA of Burlington County
5001 Centerton Road
Mt. Laurel, NJ 08054
856-234-6200 x239
856-234-6560 fax
kathym@ymca-bc.com
Michelle Smith
UCPA/NJ
1040 North Kings Hwy Ste.
Cherry Hill, NJ 08034
856-321-0202 x11
856-321-0007 fax

Joslyn Bjorseth
Bureau of Licensing - DYFS
P.O. Box 717
Trenton, NJ 08625
609-777-1217
609-292-6976 fax

Sue Flannery
Supervisor of Special Education
641 Westfield Road
Scotch Plains, NJ 07076
Susan Jager
29 Wychwood Road
Livingston, NJ 07039
973-655-4255
973-655-5155 fax
Paula McSweeney
McSweeney Group/Inclusion Coach/Trainer
21 Pigeon Hill Road
Morris Plains, NJ 07950
908-285-0505
973-683-1207 fax
paula@truecoaching.com
Gloria Stone-Mitchell
Respond, Inc.
562 Benson Street
Camden, NJ 08103
856-365-4403
856-365-4408 fax

Elaine Bogoloff
Bureau of Licensing – DYFS
318 Bolton Road
East Windsor, NJ 08625
609-443-5790
609-292-6976 fax
jbjorset@dhs.state.nj

Tina Foley
Foley’s Family Day Care
153 Rummel Road
Milford, NJ 08848
908-996-7089
908-996-7978 fax
foleysfamilydaycare@att.net

Debra Jennings
Associate Executive Director, SPAN
35 Halsey Street, 4th Floor
Newark, NJ 07102
973-642-8100 x106
973-642-8080 fax
Karen Melzer
Boggs Center-UAP UMDNJ
P.O. Box 2688
New Brunswick, NJ 08903
Regina Swierc
Special Education Warren County
224 Stiger Street
Hackettstown, NJ 07840

Joyce Boose
Learning Resource Center
P.O. Box 550
Trenton, NJ 08625

Celine Fortin
The ARC of NJ
985 Livingston Avenue
North Brunswick, NJ 08902
Gloria Jones-Grant
Special Child, Adult & Early Intervention Services
P.O. Box 360
Trenton, NJ 08625
Susan Merrill
New Jersey Inclusive Child Care Project
35 Halsey Street, 4th Floor
Newark, NJ 07102
800-654-7726
973-642-3766 fax
childcare@spannj.org
Donna Taffee
Director, Community Relations
20 Church Street
Montclair, NJ 07042
973-744-4232
973-744-1776

Beverly Bowser
Family Voices/SPAN
303 East Franklin Street, 2nd Floor
Trenton, NJ 08610
609-393-4077
609-393-4107 fax
BevFV@aol.com

Leeanna Fournier
Providence Pediatric Medical Daycare
546-A Lippincott Drive
Marlton, NJ 08053
Diane Jordon
Programs For Parents
20 Church Street
Montclair, NJ 07042
973-744-4050 x1022
973-744-4613
djordon@programs
forparents.org
Alta Moore-Woody
Family Day Care Organization of New Jersey
606 Delsea Drive
Sewell, NJ 08080
Joanne Taylor
Child Care Connection
1001 Spruce Street, Suite 201
Trenton, NJ 08638
609-989-7770
609-989-8060 fax
joannetaylor@att.net

Mary Beth Bruder, Ph.D
University of Connecticut Health Center
263 Farmingdale Avenue
Farmingdale, CT 06030

Mary Ann Fritsky
DDD Community Services
101 Haddon Avenue, Suite 17
Camden, NJ 08103
856-614-3472
856-614-3455 fax
mfritsky@dhs.state.nj.us
Cathy Joseph
Bureau of Licensing - DYFS
P.O. Box 717
Trenton, NJ 08625
Rhonda Moore-Younger
Precious Steps
203 West 7th Street
Plainfield, NJ 07060
Fred Tchang
UCPA/NJ
354 South Broad Street
Trenton, NJ 08608
888-322-1918 x588
609-392-3505 fax
FTVchang@ix.netcom.com

Terri Buccarelli
Office of Early Care & Education
P.O. Box 700
Trenton, NJ 08625
609-984-5321
609-292-1903 fax
tbuccarel@dhs.state.nj.us

Rebecca Gallanter
Family Services Brain Injury Assn.
1090 King George Post Road,
Suite 708
Edison, NJ 08837
Eric Joyce
Epilepsy Foundation of New Jersey
429 Riverview Plaza
Trenton, NJ 08611
732-262-8020
Janet Murray
Division of Family Development
P.O. Box 716
6 Quakerbridge Plaza
Trenton, NJ 08625
609-588-2451
609-588-3051 fax
jmurray@dhs.state.nj.us
Bonnie Teman
NJDHSS Special Child, Adult and Early Intervention Services
P.O. Box 364
Trenton, NJ 08625
609-777-7778
609-292-9288 fax
bteman@doh.state.nj.us

Michelle Bunting
Providence Medical Day Care
546-A Lippincott Drive
Marlton, NJ 08053
856-396-0026
856-396-0029 fax
providencenj@aol.com

Diane Genco
NJSACC
231 North Avenue, West PMB 363
Westfield, NJ 07090
908-789-0259
908-789-4237 fax
sac@njsacc.org
Jill Kail
Ombudsman for the Disabled
820 Mercer Street
Cherry Hill, NJ 08034
856-488-4279
856-488-7895 fax
Joanne Nelson
Special Needs Family Child Care Coordinator
761 River Avenue
Lakewood, NJ 08701
732-905-6363 x131
732-905-1337 fax
jnelson@oel.state.nj.us
Elmoria Thomas
EIRC
606 Delsea Drive
Sewell, NJ 08080
856-582-8282 x149
856-582-4714 fax
ethomas@eirc.org

Dianne Burdette
The Children’s Home Society of New Jersey
761 River Avenue, Suite B
Lakewood, NJ 08701
732-905-6363 x132
732-905-4489 fax
diburdette@hotmail.com

Sharon Giacchino
NORWESCAP UCCA
186 Halsey Road
Newton, NJ 07860
973-383-3461
973-383-8222 fax
Rose Kardashian
Executive Director, Parents Place/Club de Padres
24 DeGrasse Street
Paterson, NJ 07505
973-279-7100 x16
Deborah Ostrowski
Wee People Preschool and Kindergarten
150 West Union Avenue
Bound Brook, NJ 08805
732-469-7029
weepeopleschool
@aol.com
Richard Titus
EIRC
606 Delsea Drive
Sewell, NJ 08080

Lorri Calello
Center for Family Resources
12 Morris Road
Ringwood, NJ 07456
973-962-0055
973-962-1129 fax

Linda Gillespie
Community Coordinated Child Care
225 Long Avenue
Hillside, NJ 07205
973-923-1433 x126
973-923-1311 fax
Lndag47@hotmail.com
Kathy Keane
Roosevelt School
811 St. George’s Avenue
Rahway, NJ 07065

Claire Punda
Preschool Consultant LRC
606 Delsea Drive
Sewell, NJ 08080

Barbara Tkach
Office of Special Education Programs
P.O. Box 500
Trenton, NJ 08625
609-984-4950
609-292-5558 fax
btkach@doc.state.nj.us
Kathleen Urban
Providence Medical Daycare
546-A Lippincott Drive
Marlton, NJ 08053
856-396-0026
856-396-0029 fax
ProvidenceNj@aol.com
Clemenicia Vera
Head Start
6 Cypress Drive
East Hampton, NJ 08060
Jane Voorhees
Special Needs Project Manager - DHS
P.O. Box 700
Trenton, NJ 08625
609-292-8444
609-292-1903
jvoorhees@dhs.state.nj.us
Diane Walker
Martin Luther King Child Care Center
678 Florence Street
Camden, NJ 08104
856-541-9399
856-541-3161 fax
Lucille Weistuch
7 Marvin Road
Monmouth, NJ 08852
Monique Wilson
New Jersey Developmental Disabilities Council
P.O. Box 700
Trenton, NJ 08625-0700
609-341-3112
609-292-7114 fax
monique.wilson@nj.ddc
Idalah Womack
Riggs Adult Education Center
1656 Kaighs Avenue
Camden, NJ 08103
Catherine Zane
COSAC
1450 Parkside Avenue, Suite 22
Ewing, NJ 08638
Jeanne Zozobrado
New York University School of Education, Health Spec. NJ
726 Broadway, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10003
jzozobrado@aol.com

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Resources for Including Children
with Special Needs in Child Care Settings

MAP TO INCLUSIVE CHILD CARE

Vision: All children in New Jersey will have equal access to affordable, high quality, developmentally appropriate and culturally competent child care.

Project Child Find

A free referral service to identify children with a delay or disability birth to 21. Distributes info about early intervention and special education programs.

1-800-322-8174
www.state.nj.us/education

NJ Inclusive Child Care Project

Provides free regional trainings, telephone and on-site consultation to licensed child care centers and family day care homes.

(800) 654-7726 x108
www.spannj.org

 MAP Team

Interagency group that meets bi-monthly to address issues of inclusion of children with special needs in child care.

(609) 292-8444

PARENTS: Your best source of information

Special Child Health Services

Provides county-based case management services to special needs children, birth to 21.

County Case Management phone number on back
www.state.nj.us/health/fhs/schome.htm

Early Intervention

Statewide system of services for infants and toddlers, birth to age 3, with developmental delays or disabilities and their families.

County Case Management phone number on back
www.state.nj.us/health/fhs/eiphome.htm

Learning Resource Centers (LRC)

Current special education info, workshops, consultation and assistance to parents and professionals for $2 annual fee.

South (856) 582-7000
Central (732) 441-0061
North (973) 414-4491
Northern Satellite (973) 631-6345

Child Study Team

Identify and evaluate students ages 3 to 21 for special education program and services. School staff and parents develop an Individualized Education Program for eligible students.

Call school district where child lives

New Jersey School-Age Care Coalition (NJSACC)

Provides an annual conference, training, telephone and on-site consultation to school-age child care providers.

(908) 789-0259
www.njsacc.org

Unified Child Care Agencies (UCCA)

A centralized location in each county that provides child care resource and referral, training and technical assistance.

Phone number by county on back

Child Care Health Consultant Coordinators

Provide consultation, education and training about health and safety needs of children in child care.

Phone number by county on back

Warmline

Uses automated messages and pediatric nurses to answer routine health and behavior questions.

(800) 713-9006

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MAP TO INCLUSIVE CHILD CARE

COUNTY

UCCA

HEALTH CONSULTANT COORDINATOR

CASE MANAGEMENT UNIT

Atlantic

(609) 646-1180

(609) 646-1180 x602

(609) 645-7700 x4358

Bergen

(201) 336-7150

(201) 336-7168

(201) 559-6153

Burlington

(609) 267-7674

(609) 261-8009

(609) 267-1950

Camden

(856) 374-6386

(856) 374-5147

(856) 374-6021

Cape May

(609) 886-5164

(609) 886-5164

(609) 465-1203

Cumberland

(856) 451-5813

(856) 451-9593

(856) 453-2154

Essex

(973) 297-1114

(973) 744-4050 x1017

(973) 857-4663

Gloucester

(856) 582-8282

(856) 582-8282

(856) 262-4100 x4157

Hudson

(201) 459-9999

(201) 459-9999 x143

(201) 915-2514

Hunterdon

(908) 782-8183

(908) 782-8183

(908) 788-6398

Mercer

(609) 989-7770

(609) 989-7770 x149

(609) 730-4151

Middlesex

(732) 324-4357

(732) 324-4357

(732) 745-3100

Monmouth

(732) 294-1894

(732) 294-1894 x302

(732) 224-6950

Morris

(973) 927-6060

(973) 598-2106

(973) 971-4155

Ocean

(732) 905-6363

(732) 905-6363 x132

(732) 341-9700 x7602

Passaic

(973) 684-1904

(973) 684-1904 x270

(973) 523-6778

Salem

(856) 935-7950

(856) 935-7123

(856) 935-7510 x8479

Somerset

(908) 927-0869

(908) 927-0869 x113

(908) 725-3266

Sussex

(973) 383-3461

(973) 383-3461

(973) 948-5400 x62

Union

(973) 923-1433

(973) 923-1433 x141

(973) 889-0950

Warren

(908) 454-1078

(908) 454-1078

(908) 689-6000

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