Additional Resources

 

 

 

Basic Child Development: 

The Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

http://www.nichd.nih.gov/

This site provides information regarding developmental disabilities, typical development, and the factors that affect both. 

Healthy Children

http://www.healthychildren.org

Developed by the American Academy of Pediatrics, this site contains a wealth of information regarding developmental milestones, ways to support healthy child development, and information to address parents’ concerns regarding a number of different health and developmental issues.

Zero to Three: National Center for Infants, Toddlers, and Parents

http://www.zerotothree.org/

Zero to Three is a national not-for-profit organization that informs, trains and supports professionals, policymakers and parents regarding development during the earliest days, weeks and months of life.

 

Checklist for Early Developmental Milestones

http://ecdc.syr.edu/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/Developmental_checklists_Updated2012.pdf

 

The Mid State Early Childhood Directions Center provides resources, training, and consultation to families and professionals regarding the inclusion and service provision to young children with special needs.

  

 

Disabilities/Developmental Issues:

U.S. Department of Education: “My Child’s Special Needs” Resources

http://www2.ed.gov/parents/needs/speced/edpicks.jhtml

This site provides links to a variety of disability- related resources. 

National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities: Overview of Early Intervention

http://nichcy.org/babies

This site provides a general overview for parents regarding Early Intervention services and how parents can access these services in their communities.

New York State Early Intervention Program

http://www.health.ny.gov/community/infants_children/early_intervention/

This site provides information regarding Early Intervention services in New York State.  It also provides contact information for all of the county Early Intervention Programs across the state.

A Guide to Preschool Special Education

http://ecdc.syr.edu/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/AGuidetoPreschoolSpecialEducation3-5.pdf

The Mid State Early Childhood Directions Center provides resources, training, and consultation to families and professionals regarding the inclusion and service provision to young children with special needs

Autism Society of America

http://www.autism-society.org/

This organization is run by both parents, professionals, and individuals affected and living with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs).  It provides information regarding ASDs as well as contact information for local ASA chapters across the country.

Autism Speaks

www.autismspeaks.org

Autism Speaks is a not-for-profit organization based in New York City that brings parents and professionals together to support each other and disseminate important information regarding autism spectrum disorders.  Notably, they provide a “First 100 Day” tool kit free to parents of newly diagnosed children as well as links to a variety of support groups and programs across the country.

Parent to Parent of New York State

www.parenttoparentnys.org

Parent to Parent of NYS is a statewide not-for-profit organization established to support and connect families of individuals with special needs. It staffs 13 offices, located throughout NYS, with Regional Coordinators, who are parents or close relatives of individuals with special needs. It also provides parent-to-parent matching to assist with advocacy and education.


Maternal Health: 

U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration Maternal and Child Health: Depression During and After Pregnancy Resource

http://www.mchb.hrsa.gov/pregnancyandbeyond/depression/index.html

This site provides basic information and resources related to Postpartum Depression.  Also provides information in Spanish.

Postpartum Depression Resources in New York State

http://www.postpartumny.org/

The Postpartum Resource Center of New York, Inc. is a self-help organization established to provide emotional support, educational information and healthcare and support group referrals to mothers suffering from prenatal and postpartum depression. Provides local resources and support group information for mother’s across New York State.  Also provides information in Spanish.

NYS Mental Health Programs

http://bi.omh.ny.gov/bridges/index

This site provides contact information for Mental Health program across New York State.

Suicide Crisis Numbers

http://www.omh.ny.gov/omhweb/speak/speakcrisisnumbers.htm

Suicide prevention/crisis numbers listed by county across NYS

Other Resources

Shades of Light: Capital Area Postpartum Support (Troy, Saratoga, Glens Falls).  (518)955-6770

Postpartum resource Center of New York’s moms-on-call toll free telephone helpline 1-855-631-0001

 

 

 

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