Resource Links

EARLY INTERVENTION:

New York City Early Intervention Program-FAQ Sheet:
Faq Sheet of frequently asked questions about ineligibility and where to go from here.

The New York City Resource Guide for Families of Children with Disabilities or Developmental Delays: 2014:
The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Bureau of Early Intervention’s “The New York City Resource Guide for Families of Children with Disabilities or Developmental Delays: 2014” (The Resource Guide). Assists families with children receiving Early Intervention (EI) services in locating and accessing resources. The Guide was developed to provide a comprehensive guide to community resources for parents/families of young children with developmental delays and disabilities and the professionals that work with them.

New York State Dept. of Health, Early Intervention Program:
http://www.health.state.ny.us/community/infants_children/early_intervention/index.htm
a statewide program that provides many different types of early intervention services to infants
and toddlers with disabilities and their families.

Westchester County Early Intervention Program:
http://www.westchestergov.vom/health/ChildrenWithSpecialNeeds.htm

The Early Intervention Program-A Parent’s Guide:
http://www.health.state.ny.us/community/infants_children/early_intervention/parents_guide/
docs/parents_guide.pd


Early Intervention Regulation in NY State:
http://www.health.state.ny.us/community/infants_children/early_intervention/regulations.htm

Transition planning-exiting EI-entering CPSE:
http://www.nyhealth.gov/community/infants_children/early_intervention/transition/procedures.htm

EARLY CHILDHOOD (EARLY INTERVENTION & PRESCHOOL):

Early childhood direction center:
http://www.wihd.org/individuals-families-caregivers/community-support-network/early-childhood/

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

Council for Exceptional Children:
http://www.cec.sped.org//AM/Template.cfm?Section=Home

Child Care Council of Suffolk’s Resource Booklet for Parents:
Offers resources in Suffolk County, as well as Nassau County, that can help address parents’ concerns about their child’s development. Booklet available for print at www.childcaresuffolk.org under News

As a member of the Suffolk County Infancy Leadership Circle, the Child Care Council of Suffolk was able to use the funds towards creating a resource booklet to provide support for families of Suffolk County. The booklet, created by members of the circle, offers resources in Suffolk County, as well as Nassau County, that can help address parents’ concerns about their child’s development

PRESCHOOL:

Information for Parents of Preschool Students with Disabilities
http://www.vesid.nysed.gov/specialed/preschool/home.html

Guide for Determining Eligibility and Special Education Programs and Services for Preschool Students with Disabilities (regulations):
http://www.vesid.nysed.gov/specialed/publications/preschool/guide/home.html

Special Education in New York State for Children Ages 3-21 - A Parent’s Guide:
http://www.vesid.nysed.gov/specialed/publications/policy/parentguide.htm#InRef

HIGH SCHOOL & AFTER:

Special Education in New York State for Children Ages 3-21 – A Parent’s Guide:
http://www.vesid.nysed.gov/specialed/publications/policy/parentguide.htm#InRef

The transition from high school to post secondary employment/community service
occurs at age 21:
http://www.vesid.nysed.gov/specialed/transition/home.html

Long term planning personal and financial future:
http://www.ddpc.state.ny.us/publications/education/Planning for the Future20035thEdition.pdf

Questions for the student:
http://www.vesid.nysed.gov/specialed/publications/transition/students.htm

Questions for the parent:
http://www.vesid.nysed.gov/specialed/publications/transition/parents.htm


OTHER RELATED RESOURCE LINKS:

ABA
Resources for Recovery from Autism:
http://rsaffran.tripod.com/aba.html
This page was created and is maintained by a Parent of a child with Autism. It lists information gathered by the parent and a collection of internet and other resource links which parents of children with a Spectrum Disorder or Hyperlexia may find useful

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association:
www.asha.org/public/speech/development/Parent-Stim-Activities.htm
activities to encourage speech and language development

Autism Society:
www.autism-society.org
news section of this website offers information about press releases relevant to Autism

Autism Speaks:
http://www.autismspeaks.org/
increasing awareness of Autism Spectrum Disorders; and advocating for the needs of individuals with Autism and their families

Center for Disease Control and Prevention:
(Also avail. in Spanish)
http://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/actearly/index.html
comprehensive tools, information and resources regarding child development and health

Cerebral Palsy Guide:
http://www.cerebralpalsyguide.com
The Cerebral Palsy Guide website offers information about cerebral palsy, its treatments and how to find doctors, legal help, and financial and counseling support for parents of children with Cerebral Palsy (CP). The site was written with parents of children recently diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy (CP) in mind, and strives to answer many of the initial questions parents might have about their child’s condition in an easy to comprehend way.

Disability.gov:
http://www.disability.gov/home/about_us
an award-winning federal web site that contains disability-related resources on programs, services, laws and regulations to help people with disabilities lead full, independent lives

Down Syndrome:
http://www.downsyn.com
provides information for parents of children with Down Syndrome

Dyslexia: The International Dyslexia Association (IDA)- Long Island Branch:
http://www.lidyslexia.org/
The Long Island Branch of the International Dyslexia Association (IDA-LI) is a resource and support system for people with dyslexia, their families, and involved professionals in the New York City and Long Island area. IDA and IDA-LI provide a comprehensive range of information and service referrals that address the full scope of language-based learning disabilities. They have a network of local teachers, administrators, parents, attorneys and other professionals who may prove helpful in navigating the channels of a school system and/or advocating on behalf of affected students.

E-Learning for Kids:
www.e-learningforkids.org/courses_grade.html#grade_K
In today’s complex world, children’s futures are determined by their ability to master the basics of reading, science, math and computers. Yet costs, class sizes and other issues often prevent children access to quality online learning that can support and reinforce these essential skills. E-Learning for Kids is a source for childhood learning on the Internet – available from anywhere and without charge. E-Learning for Kids is a global, nonprofit foundation dedicated to fun and free learning on the Internet for children ages 5 - 12. They offer free, best-in-class courseware in math, science, reading and keyboarding; and are building a community for parents and educators to share innovations and insights in childhood education.

Foundation for Early Learning:
http://www.gettingschoolready.org
provides information about school readiness, child development, and other resources for parents and professionals

Home Safety Council Resource:
http://www.homesafetycouncil.org
provides safety guidelines, safety checklists and articles for preventing injuries and accidents to children and adults in an around the home.

LD Online:
http://www.ldonline.org/article/mealtimes
activities that encourage language at mealtimes.

LD Online:
http://www.ldonline.org/article/nuturing_oral_language_skills/6314
activities that nurture language development in children.

National Association for the Education of Young Children:
http://www.naeyc.org
provides useful information regarding policies and legislative changes and information on developmentally appropriate practice

National Center for Hearing Assessment & Management (NCHAM), Utah State University, and the NY State Early Hearing Detection & Intervention program (EHDI):
www.communicatewithyourchild.org
EHDI telephone number (518)-473-7016. NCHAM and EHDI worked together to develop a resource list called “Find Out More!”, which contains contact information for both National and State Organizations that provide support for families of children with hearing loss.

The NCHAM also developed a brochure (in conjunction with the Let Them Hear Foundation) that explains the basics of hearing loss interventions to parents of children recently identified with hearing loss called “ Communicate with Your Child”. The brochure provides basic information related to hearing aids, cochlear implants, and various communication options available to a child with hearing loss.

To find both the resource list and brochure, please log onto
www.communicatewithyourchild.org

National Center for Infants, Toddlers & Families:
http://www.zerotothree.org
provides information and resources for the healthy development of infants and toddlers

National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities: (Also avail. in Spanish)
http://www.nichcy.org
provides assistance to parents of children with disabilities and assistance in obtaining services

New York State Department of Education:
http://usny.nysed.gov/parents/
provides information and resources for parents and professionals regarding special needs students

Office of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities:
www.omr.state.ny.us/
provides resources and current support services information for individuals with disabilities and their families

Office of Vocational and Educational Services for Individuals with Disabilities:
http://www.vesid.nysed.gov/specialed/home.html
assistance with understanding the complex issues related to special education services; provides access to the necessary information to be effectively involved in the education of students with disabilities

Positive Parenting:
http://www.positiveparenting.com/
provides tips and resources for best practices in parenting

Resource Directory for Children with Special Health Care Needs
http://www.health.state.ny.us/publications/0548.pdf

Sensory Processing Disorder Foundation:
http://www.spdfoundation.net/
provides advocacy resources, information and research about sensory processing disorders

Speechville Express:
http://www.speechville.com/
provides information about available resources to help children who have a communication impairment or disorder

US Department of Education:
http://www.ed.gov
provides information on IDEA and links to special education services

United States Public Interest Research Groups:
http://uspirg.org/action/toy-safety-taf
provides information on protecting children from unsafe toys and other important recall information and related resources

Wrightslaw:
http://www.wrightslaw.com/
provides information about special education law and advocacy for children with disabilities


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