Possibilities and Obligations: Our Role in Supporting Young Children with Disabilities Who Have Experienced Abuse


Description: Early Childhood (EC) and Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE) professionals support young children with disabilities who have experienced maltreatment every day. However, many EC/ECSE professionals have reported feelings of uncertainty and confusion regarding supporting children who have been maltreated. Participants in this Learning Deck will explore: (1) the connection between disability and maltreatment in the early childhood years; (2) how early maltreatment can impact engagement, readiness, achievement; (3) DEC’s position statement on Child Maltreatment.

Facilitators: Dr. Catherine Corr is a Research Associate in the Department of Special Education at Vanderbilt University. Dr. Carlomagno Panlilio is an Assistant Professor of Education in the Network on Child Protection and Well-being Faculty at Penn State University.

Fee: $25 for DEC members - $35 for non-members Register at: dec-sped.org/LearningDecks

Email dec@dec-sped.org for the member discount code or to register via purchase order.


1/17/2017 2:00 PM - 1/17/2017 3:00 PM



All Disabilities Behavior Early Childhood Early Intervention Parent/Family Preschool Professional Development Social/Emotional