DEC advocates for
policy, planning and best practice in prevention and intervention. DEC supports
full access for young children with special needs and their families to natural
settings and service delivery options.
Respect for family values, diverse
cultural and linguistic backgrounds, and family circumstance are integral
considerations in DEC's prevention and intervention efforts.
DEC supports those who advocate on behalf of infants and young children by promoting:
a. collaboration and communication among
organizations, practitioners and family members;
b. innovations in
research and the development of new knowledge; and
c. dissemination and use
of information about research, resources, best practices and current
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