Immigrant families who have children with special needs face unique challenges. These are made more difficult with the added pressure of moving to another country and adapting to a new way of life.
They also may be worrying if and how your program can best meet their child’s needs—and what other government and community-based programs may be available to provide additional help.
See what information, tools and resources are available for you to include and support children with special needs—and work with their families to make the transition as smooth as possible:
Quick Tip Sheets
- Supporting Immigrant Children with Special Needs and Their Families
- Tips for Encouraging Children to Talk
- Stress and Mental Health in the Newcomer Child
- Helping children with Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD)
Quick reference, practical tip sheets relating to newcomer children with special needs in child care programs
- Helping You Meet the Requirements: Supporting Newcomer Children With Special Needs
- Promoting Emotional Literacy in Young Children
- Understanding the Inclusive Program – Julie Dotsch
- Incorporating Diversity – Julie Dotsch
Expert resources published by CMAS to help better serve immigrant children with special needs
- Breaking the Stigma: Can Children with Special Needs Learn a Second Language?
- CNC in Action: Special Needs
- 3 Reasons Not to Wait to Assess Preschool DLLs with Special Needs
- ConnectABILITY – Special needs resources for parents and caregivers
External publications and helpful links on special needs available through the CMAS website