snapshot of SpecialQuest growth and impact

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Community Change

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Community Change

 

To further the SpecialQuest goal of supporting continuous improvement through learning and reflection, the Community Perceptions of Inclusive Practices (CPIP) process was developed. This process provides support to SpecialQuest Graduate communities in understanding the current context in which services are delivered to young children with disabilities and their families in their community.   Overall, practices were identified that related to including children birth–five with disabilities; involving families of children with disabilities; integrating services to infants, toddlers, and preschoolers with disabilities; and implementing and sustaining change.  As you can see in the chart, SpecialQuest Graduate Communities indicate they are moving into partial implementation across all of these areas. The communities have even begun to move into full implementation on two of the items in the area of integrated service delivery systems. The difference in average ratings was significant for all fifteen items.  It should be noted that the most significant change was 37% on the item related to the community using the SpecialQuest approach, materials, and resources to promote inclusion for young children with disabilities and their families.