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Autism A.L.A.R.M. Handout about autism screening and general information Document
Autism Information Center The Centers for Disease Control Autism Information Center website has a lot of information. If focuses on activities and resources which are considered best practice for individuals with Autism spectrum disorders. These research initiatives and related activities are conducted by federally funded programs and include some of the following: information on autsim spectrum disorders, CDC activities, education services, and internet-based activities for children to learn more about Autism. Website
Autism Resource Directory This resource guide is for families and caregivers of young children with autism spectrum disorders. Whether your child is just beginning the assessment process or already receives services, you undoubtedly will have questions. You will get a lot of information from many sources--perhaps too much information! It is time consuming and can be confusing to sort through and decide what is best for your family. We hope that this guide can be a valuable tool in your family's journey. We also hope that having this information all in one source will provide you with more time for the important things in life--you and your family. Document
Baby Games Calendar At Pathways.org you can find activities, milestones, and games based on a baby’s date of birth.   Website
Baby Talk Isn’t Just Cute—It’s Critical for Kids’ Vocabularies Can you say mama?” “Wave bye-bye!” If you’ve spent any time around a baby, chances are you’ve heard or said things like this. The high-pitched, singsong tone we switch to when interacting with young children can go by many names — baby talk, parentese, or, according to development specialists, infant-directed speech. But as simplistic as this melodic chitchat might seem, the conversations are crucial. Learn more in this article from Popular Science.
Bebés y Niños Pequeños: Toques de Atención en el Desarrollo de Habilidades de Comunicación (Infants and Toddlers: Red Flags in the Development of Communication Skills) Esta hoja de consejos destaca el desarrollo de habilidades de comunicación en bebés y niños pequeños y cuándo preocuparse. This tip sheet highlights the development of communication skills in infants and toddlers and when to be concerned. Tipsheet
Better Endings New Beginnings The Better Endings New Beginnings website has several different resources, all designed to rehabilitate the individual and the family unit. FAS info and games, foster care, adoption, general parenting resources, books, home schooling kids with special needs, including special needs in curriculum, and lots of local event and organization information. Search engine on site. Website
Birth to Five: Watch Me Thrive Birth to 5: Watch Me Thrive! from the US Department of Education, encourages healthy child development, universal developmental and behavioral screening for young children, and support for the families and providers who care for them.
California Preschool Instructional Network The California Preschool Instructional Network (CPIN) was initiated during the 2003-04 school year by the California Department of Education (CDE). The CPIN is organized utilizing the 11 regions designated by the California County Superintendents Educational Services Association (CCSESA). There is a Regional Lead, a Special Education Lead, and an English Learner Lead stationed in each of the eleven regions throughout the state of California. To find out about the Regional Leads in your area visit the Find the Regional Leads in Your Area page. Topics include early language and literacy, mathematics, Preschool Learning Foundations, the Desired Results System, school readiness and transition to kindergarten, children with disabilities, and English Language Learners. CPIN provides, facilitates and/or coordinates professional development opportunities for early childhood/school readiness staffs. CPIN supports existing regional communication and collaboration among various early childhood/school readiness providers. CPIN provides and gathers input regarding California Department of Education initiatives. The CPIN is one of many efforts that is focused on the goal of helping all young children in California develop into eager, healthy, and prepared learners who can flourish and succeed in elementary school and beyond. Website
Caring for Our Children: National Health and Safety This manual contains guidelines on the development and evaluation of the health and safety of children in all types of early care and education setting centers and family child care homes. Website