American Speech-Language Hearing Association
:: ASHA ::





National Head Start Association:
http://www.nhsa.org





National Early Childhood Technical Assistance System:
http://www.nectas.unc.edu





National Parent Network on Disabilities:
http://www.npnd.org





Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services – Early Childhood Research Institute
http://www.clas.uiuc.edu





Developmental Progress Chart
http://www.ed.gov/pubs/parents/Including/develop.html
This chart gives general milestones in a child’s development. The information below lets you know what to expect.





Division for Early Childhood
http://www.dec-sped.org
This nonprofit organization advocates for individuals who work with or on behalf of children with special needs, birth through age eight, and their families. It was founded in 1973 and is dedicated to promoting policies and practices that support families and enhance the optimal development of children. Children with special needs include those who have disabilities, developmental delays, are gifted/talented, and are at risk of future developmental problems.





Down Syndrome: Teaching Reading and Language
http://www.loveandlearning.com





Early Childhood Education On Line
http://www.umaine.edu/eceol
A collaborative effort to organize information for the early childhood community. Includes an on-line discussion group. Produced by the University of Maine.





From the National Information Clearinghouse On Children Who Are Deaf-Blind (although bibliographic sources are relevant to any disability)
http://www.dblink.org





I Am Your Child
http://www.iamyourchild.org
The goals of the I Am Your Child campaign include raising public awareness and promote citizen engagement regarding the importance of the first three years of life and providing families with young children the information and resources they need to promote healthy development and school readiness.





A Parent’s Guide: Accessing Programs for Infants, Toddlers, and Preschoolers With
Disabilities
http://www.nichcy.org/pubs/parent/pa2.htm





http://www.nichcy.org/pubs/spanish/spanpg.asp#pa2sp
This guide from the National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities (NICHCY) is intended to assist families in obtaining help for their young children with special needs (ages birth through 5 years). It answers commonly asked questions about early intervention services for infants and toddlers (birth to 2 years), and related services for children ages 3 through 5 years old. This guide identifies what the early intervention policies and contacts are in your state and area.





Teaching Strategies, Inc.
http://www.TeachingStrategies.com
An early childhood education site for parents and teachers of children from birth through grade three.





ZERO TO THREE: National Center For Infants, Toddlers and Families
http://www.zerotothree.org
This organization’s mission is to help children best navigate their first three years of life in order to develop a solid intellectual, emotional and social foundation. This site has separate sections for parents and professionals.





Early Intervention Resources
http://parentpals.com/gossamer/pages/Early_Intervention/





Circle of Inclusion (birth – 8 years)
http://circleofinclusion.org





Exceptional Parent
www.eparent.com





National Dissemenation Center for Children with Disabilities (NICHCY)
www.nichcy.org





SERI-Special Education Resources on the Web
www.seriweb.com





Woodbine House Publisher of Special Needs Collections
www.woodbinehouse.com
1-800-843-7323