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This guide is intended to help families with children with special needs and their service providers find resources related to education, development and services.
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Selected BCACCS Publications

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Hard copies are also available for loan from the BCACCS Resource Centre.

BCACCS Publications
Click here to link to a full list of BCACCS Publications.

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Aboriginal Early Childhood Development Assessment: Issues and Insights in a Cultural Context - BC Aboriginal Child Care Society
Publication Date: 2013
A literature review developed with a goal to develop a greater understanding about the uses, approaches, processes, and efficacy of child development screening and assessment.

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Guide for culturally-focused early intervention therapy programs for Aboriginal children & families in British Columbia - Alison Gerlach, Deanne Zeidler
Publication Date: 2004
This handbook was published by the BC Aboriginal Child Care Society to provide Aboriginal communities with information about early intervention therapies to help families access services, advocate for funding for early intervention therapy services, and partner with early intervention therapists.

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Moe the Mouse® Speech and Language Development Program - Developed by Anne Gardner, SLP & Margaret Chesterman, SLP for BCACCS
Moe the Mouse® Curriculum Box is an innovative early speech and language resource that uses Aboriginal toys and stories to enhance language development in children ages 3–5. The activities and materials in the curriculum box help parents and educators provide opportunities for children to practise language skills in natural settings.

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Steps in the Right Direction : Connecting & Collaborating in Early Intervention Therapy with Aboriginal Families & Communities in British Columbia - Alison Gerlach for BC Aboriginal Child Care Society
Call Number: B G47 S74 2007
ISBN: 9780968759486
Publication Date: 2007
Steps in the Right Direction has been developed for occupational therapists (O.T.), physiotherapists (P.T.) and speech language pathologists (S.L.P.) who provide early intervention therapy services to Aboriginal children, families and communities in B.C. It is hoped that the information in this guide will support interdisciplinary therapy professionals in designing and delivering early intervention programs in
Aboriginal communities that are meaningful, effective and culturally safe.

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The best start in life: what youth need to know about fetal alcohol spectrum disorder
Publication Date: 2004
Hoping to help reduce the numbers of babies born with FASD, BC ACCS, together with a group of Aboriginal youth, developed a video that targets teenagers who may wish to gain a greater awareness of and understanding about Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder. It also comes with a Facilitator's Toolkit that includes instructions, presentation notes, summary slides, agenda and workshop evaluation form.


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