DEC is committed to promoting
parent-professional collaboration in all facets of planning, designing, and
implementing early childhood intervention services.
full access for young children with special needs and their families to natural
settings and service delivery options.
We support professionals who work with or on behalf of infants and young children with special needs and
their families by promoting:
a. collaboration and communication among
organizations, practitioners and family members;
b. innovations in
research and the development of new knowledge;
c. dissemination and use
of information about research, resources, best practices and current
d. professional development through an array of activities and
Please use the navigation menu at left to find resources and
information especially for professionals in the field of Early
Intervention, Early Childhood and Early Childhood Special Education.