Capstone Project (Open Access)
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)
Health, Human Services and Public Policy
Collaborative Health and Human Services
Zuleima Lee Arevalo
Special Kids Connect (SKC) is a nonprofit organization serving children with disabilities and their families in Monterey County. This capstone project concentrated on the professionals working with children as part of SKC’s Early Start Intervention Program. The project’s objective was to discover local agencies' professional development training needs that serve Latinx families with disabled children between 2 to 8 years. Seventy-five child-care providers, early intervention service professionals, regional center staff, and school district personnel responded to the survey. They indicated an overall 60 % needed an understanding of systems related to IEPs, Early Start Services, Developmental Screenings, Social-Emotional Screenings, Regional Center Services, ASQs, IFSPs, IPPs, Part B, and Part C of IDEA in one or more categories. The recommendation is to provide training on understanding educational and community systems, cultural awareness and competence, resources supporting Latinx families related to translation services, and awareness of developmental delays/disabilities through workshops.
Hernandez Rivera, Jose Francisco, "Assessing Professionals Working with Latinx Families with Special Needs in Monterey County" (2022). Capstone Projects and Master's Theses. 1285.
Bilingual, Multilingual, and Multicultural Education Commons, Disability and Equity in Education Commons, Early Childhood Education Commons, Public Affairs, Public Policy and Public Administration Commons, Social Justice Commons, Social Work Commons, Sociology Commons, Teacher Education and Professional Development Commons