URLs On Early Childhood Special Education
Disabilities and the Law
The Individual with Disabilities Education Act the law passed in1997.
IDEA LAW 1997http://www.ideapractices.org/lawandregs.htm
The Individual with Disabilities Education Act the law passed in1997
Federal Resource Center for Special Educationhttp://www.dssc.org/frc/index.htm
Supports local education agencies in improving their services to children with disabilities.
Infant Learning Programs and Early Childhood Special Education
National Center for Early Developmenthttp://www.fpg.unc.edu/~NCEDL/index.htm
"Research at the National Center for Early Development & Learning (NCEDL), focuses on enhancing the cognitive, social and emotional development of children from birth through age eight."
Early Intervention Program for Infants and Toddlers with Disabilities
(Part C of IDEA)
Provides information for early intervention programs for infants and toddlers with disabilities.
Alaska Department of Education and Early Developmenthttp://www.eed.state.ak.us/
Resources, directories, and publications are available for educators and families.
Provides information on referral and resources throughout the state of Alaska.
Early Childhood Intervention (ECI)http://www.ed.gov/offices/OERI/ECI/about.html
Encourages collaboration with families, schools, and communities to help children with disabilities.
Space Coast Early Intervention Centerhttp://www.scbn.com/sceic.htm
A therapeutic center for children from 18 months to 5 years of age in Melbourne, Florida.
Ed Chapmans Speech and Developmental Pagehttp://members.tripod.com/%7eedchapman/ParentLinks.html
Information on speech and developmental milestones.
Information on developmental delays.
Developmental Delay and Cerebral Palsy
An article written by Samantha Folse about her son with cerebral palsy.
National Network for Child Carehttp://www.nncc.org/Diversity/spec.delays.html
Caring for Children with Special Needs: Developmental Delays
Down Syndrome: A Parent resourcehttp://www3.sympatico.ca/terry.edwards/Shelby.html
An Internet link for parents of children with Down Syndrome
Down Syndrome: Health Issueshttp://www.ds-health.com/
Essays written by Len Leshin, M.D., F.A.A.P. on Down Syndrome.
Down Syn On-Line Magazinehttp://home.epix.net/~mcross/down-syn.html
An On-Line magazine focusing on nutrition, therapy, and issues dealing
with Down Syndrome.
International Institute for Birth Defectshttp://www.cleft.net/
Cleft palate research information.
Directory of Genetic Support Groupshttp://members.aol.com/dnacutter/sgroup.htm
Support groups are listed alphabetically.
Special Education Advocacy Tip of the Weekhttp://www.reedmartin.com/advocacytipoftheweek.html
Reed Martin, J.D., writes the article weekly, providing useful information.
Parents Helping Parentshttp://www.php.com/
Information and resources for parents with children with special needs.
Council for Disability Rightshttp://www.disabilityrights.org/
Information concerns the rights for the children and adults with disabilities.
The Legal Fileshttp://www.specialchild.com/legal.html
Special Education terminology for parents.
Parent Information Sites
Provides a newsletter, calendar of events, lending library, and information on links to other agencies.
Special Education Service Agency (SESA)http://www.sesa.org/
Assistive Technology Library of Alaskahttp://www.alaska.net/~atla/
Provides information, and sells a variety of assistive devices.
Provides links for parents who have children with disabilities.
Internet Special Education Resourceshttp://www.iser.com/
A Learning Disabilities Professional Directory
A family resource center.
Alaska health care systems and links.
Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
FAS State of Alaskahttp://hss.state.ak.us/fas/challang.html
Alaskas number one preventable birth defect.
National Organization for Fetal Alcohol Syndromehttp://www.nofas.org/
An organization committed to the elimination of FAS.
Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Family Resource Institutehttp://www.accessone.com/~delindam/
A non-profit organization committed to the prevention of FAS.
A resource page for parents of children with Autism.
Premature babies understanding health risks.
Milestones and activities for your toddler with cerebral palsy
Learning Material Resources
Childhood Learning Center
Learning Materials for children with developmental delays.
Universities with ECI Endorsements
Utah State Universityhttp://www.cecsep.usu.edu/program.htm
Endorsement coursework offered through distance delivery.
University of Alaska Anchoragehttp://www.uaa.alaska.edu/
Masters degree or endorsement offered through distance delivery.