Raising Children's Voices: Lessons Learned from EC PLACE

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Lissanna Follari
Ashley Lawless
Peggy Wallace


autism, early childhood special education, preschool intervention


The Early Childhood Program for Language Acquisition and Community Engagement (EC PLACE) is a program designed to support language, communication, and social development of children with significant disabilities within a public preschool setting. This article describes program design and eight effective program practices which contributed to remarkable gains in children’s skills and outcomes.

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