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Welcome to Your Special Needs Directory List

When you’re caring for a family member with special needs, having extra help is always appreciated. Here you’ll find an abundance of useful resources to help you in every aspect of the care and development of your loved one.

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  • Alabama’s Special Education Services

    http://www.alsde.edu/sec/ses/Pages/home.aspx
    Special Education Services provides technical assistance to all education agencies serving Alabama’s gifted children as well as children with disabilities. SES is also responsible for ensuring that education agencies providing services are in compliance with all federal and state laws and regulations and for processing all complaints and requests for due process hearings and mediation regarding special education issues.

  • Alaska’s/DHSS Office of Children’s Services

    http://dhss.alaska.gov/ocs/Pages/InfantLearning/default.aspx
    We are one of Alaskas leading resources on the first three years of life. Our aim is to strengthen and support families to promote the healthy development of infants and toddlers with special needs.

  • Arizona Department of Education

    http://www.azed.gov/early-childhood/preschool/
    To provide leadership and support to schools, organizations, educators, families and communities in implementing programs that assist all children from birth through age 8 to become successful lifelong learners.

  • Arizona Early Intervention Program

    https://www.azdes.gov/
    The Department of Economic Security (DES) was established by the State Legislature in July 1972 by combining the Employment Security Commission, the State Department of Public Welfare, the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation, the State Office of Economic Opportunity, the Apprenticeship Council and the State Office of Manpower Planning. The State Department of Mental Retardation joined the Department in 1974. The purpose in creating the Department was to provide an integration of direct services to people in such a way as to reduce duplication of administrative efforts, services and expenditures.

  • Arizona Rehabilitation Services Administration

    https://www.azdes.gov/
    The Department of Economic Security (DES) was established by the State Legislature in July 1972 by combining the Employment Security Commission, the State Department of Public Welfare, the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation, the State Office of Economic Opportunity, the Apprenticeship Council and the State Office of Manpower Planning. The State Department of Mental Retardation joined the Department in 1974. The purpose in creating the Department was to provide an integration of direct services to people in such a way as to reduce duplication of administrative efforts, services and expenditures.

  • Arkansas Department of Health and Human Services

    http://humanservices.arkansas.gov/ddds/Pages/default.aspx
    The program helps locate, coordinate, and fund an array of 16 services to assist the child in developing to his or her fullest potential. The program also provides supportive services to families to assist them in understanding their child’s developmental abilities and helping to assist their child in developing.

  • Arkansas Special Education-State Department of Education

    https://arksped.k12.ar.us/index.html
    Welcome to the Arkansas Department of Education, Special Education website. Our website has been designed to offer straightforward access to useful special education information for parents, teachers, school administrators, and members of the public.

  • Autism Behavior Intervention

    http://www.teamabi.com/
    Autism Behavior Intervention, Inc. (ABI) provides superior quality, individualized, ABA based consultation and direct one to one therapy to children with autism, Asperger’s syndrome, and PDD, ages 12 months to 8 years living locally in the Los Angeles area. Autism Behavior Intervention’s mission is to provide a highly personalized, superior quality, scientifically proven treatment based on the principles of applied behavior analysis that meets the unique needs of each child. We believe that by working collaboratively with families, school districts, regional centers, & other professionals, and by committing ourselves to comprehensive, ongoing, staff training and development, they can maximize each child’s potential.

  • B.E.S.T. Services, Inc.

    http://bestautismservices.com/
    In-home as well as school based intensive applied behavior analysis (ABA) services. Additional services include classroom consultation, program supervision, and parent training. ABA is the primary modality throughout the program.

  • Beyond Play

    http://www.beyondplay.com/
    Beyond Play specializes in products for young children with special needs. We carry a thoughtful selection of fun and educational products in all areas of child development, and in particular products for early intervention. Our catalog and website are intended for professionals of all disciplines as well as for parents and caregivers.

  • Bi-County Services

    http://www.bi-countyservices.com/
    Bi-County Services provides a variety of activities and programs designed to assist persons with disabilities to increase skills needed to communicate more effectively and to use their environment to its fullest potential. Services provided to each person are based on individual need and are designed to increase skills toward independence.

  • Birth to Three Developmental Center

    http://www.birthtothree.org/
    The mission of the Birth to Three Developmental Center is to provide the highest quality, comprehensive early intervention services for infants, toddlers and their families, promoting development of skills to last a lifetime.

  • C-CAD Center of United Cerebral Palsy of Metropolitan Dallas

    http://www.abilityconnectiontexas.org/
    What do we do? United Cerebral Palsy (UCP) is one of the nation’s leading organizations serving and advocating for more than 54 million Americans with disabilities. Many UCP consumers are people with disabilities other than cerebral palsy. Here in north Texas UCP offers services to individuals, families and communities, such as early childhood development and education, community living assistance and support services (CLASS), home and community support (HCS), consumer direct services (CDS), group homes, adult Impact program, and removing limits through technology with our assistive technology programs. Additionally, UCP of North Texas provides OT, PT, and speech therapy along with a vast array of adaptive equipment available through our equipment loan program.

  • California- Early Start Children and Family Services Branch

    http://www.dds.ca.gov/earlystart/
    Families whose infants or toddlers have or are at risk for developmental delay or disability can receive an “Early Start” in the State of California. Teams of service coordinators, healthcare providers, early intervention specialists, therapists, and parent resource specialists can evaluate and assess an infant or toddler and provide appropriate early intervention services to children eligible for California’s Early Intervention system of services.

  • Carey Services

    http://www.careyservices.com/
    Carey Services is a community-based organization which receives strong support from a broad cross-section of consumers, families, businesses and charitable interests. Supports and services are determined through person-centered planning, whereby consumers and their families direct the planning and allocation of resources to meet their own individual life goals.

  • Cerebral Palsy of Colorado

    http://www.abilityconnectioncolorado.org/
    Our Mission is to create, support, and encourage inclusive opportunities for Coloradoans of all abilities and their families, through early intervention, education, employment, statewide training, information and referral, advocacy, public education services and collaborative strategies with emphasis on diversity, dignity, quality of life and the advancement of human potential.

  • Child & Family Connections

    http://www.peoriacounty.org/
    Serving children ages birth to 3 in Peoria, Tazewell, Woodford, Henry and Stark counties. Assisting families with screening, resources, and finding services for children with delays or disabilities.

  • Colorado-Division for Developmental Disabilities

    https://www.colorado.gov/hcpf
    Early Childhood Connections is Colorado’s Infant and Toddler Initiative under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. Early Childhood Connections is an interagency initiative. The Lead Agency for implementation is the Colorado Department of Human Services.

  • Conductive Learning Center

    http://conductivelearningcenter.org/
    Serving children with cerebral palsy, spina bifida and nonprogressive motor delays, from birth to age 26. The Conductive Learning Center uses a 60 year old methodology developed in Hungary, called Conductive Education, to help children achieve maximal independence. Conductive Education is an educational approach to rehabilitation, intensive in nature, done within a group of children of like age and abilities. The focus of the program is on the whole child and all areas of development including the personality, encouraging the development of confidence and a “can do” attitude within the child and the family. Through this training children are able to achieve much more than previously thought to be possible.

  • Conklin Center for the Blind

    http://www.conklincenter.org/
    The mission of the Florida Lions Conklin Center is to train, assist, and support individuals that are blind and have one or more other disabilities to obtain gainful employment, live independently, participate in community life and have the freedom to make their own choices with dignity. Our students may have been born blind or suffered an injury or illness that caused the loss of sight. they are also challenged by another physical or cognitive or developmental disability such as deafness, cerebral palsy, learning disabilities or borderline mental retardation, to name a few.

  • Connecticut- Birth to Three System Department of Mental Retardation

    http://www.birth23.org/
    The mission of the Birth to Three System is to strengthen the capacity of families to meet the developmental and health-related needs of their infants and toddlers who have delays or disabilities. This is a State of Connecticut program.

  • Connecticut- St. Vincents Special Needs Services

    http://www.stvincentsspecialneeds.org/
    Providing education, therapeutic and residential services for children 0-21 with medical/developmental needs.

  • Delaware- Division of Management Services Department of Health and Social Services

    http://www.dhss.delaware.gov/dhss/dms/epqc/birth3/directry.html
    Birth to Three is a statewide, comprehensive, coordinated, multidisciplinary, interagency system that provides early intervention services and supports for infants and toddlers with disabilities and developmental delays and their families.

  • Desert Area Resources & Training

    http://dartontarget.org/
    Our mission is to provide services and opportunities to people who have developmental disabilities or other special needs, so they and their families can pursue the dreams and lifestyles they choose.

  • Devereux Santa Barbara

    http://www.devereux.org/site/PageServer?pagename=sb_index
    Devereux is a non-profit organization providing services around the nation for persons with emotional, developmental & educational disabilities.

  • Early ACCESS (IDEA/Part C) Iowa Department of Education

    https://www.educateiowa.gov/pk-12/early-childhood/early-access
    The family and providers work together to identify and address specific family concerns and priorities as they relate to the child’s overall growth and development. In addition, broader family needs and concerns can be addressed by locating other supportive/resources services in the local community for the family and/or child. All services to the child are provided in the child’s natural environment including the home and other community settings where children of the same age without disabilities participate.

  • Early Childhood Development Association of Washington

    http://www.ecdaw.org/
    The purpose of the organization is to provide communication, education and dissemination of information concerning early childhood development and to provide support for existing early childhood programs and foster development of new programs. The emphasis is on promoting quality programs and services for children who have developmental disabilities.

  • Early Childhood Education Delware Department of Education

    http://www.doe.k12.de.us/domain/146
    MISSION of the Early Childhood Workgroup- To support the social-emotional, academic, and physical development of children by working with families, early care and education programs, and the community through a statewide, comprehensive early childhood system.

  • Early on Michigan, Office of Early Childhood Education and Family Services

    https://1800earlyon.org/
    Early On® Michigan is the system of early intervention services for infants and toddlers, birth to three years of age, with disabilities or delays, and their families. Early On is supported by funding from Part C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) through the Michigan Department of Education, Office of Early Childhood Education and Family Services.

  • Early Steps, Childrens Medical Services

    http://www.floridahealth.gov/AlternateSites/CMS-Kids/
    Early Stepsoffers early intervention services to infants and toddlers with significant delays or a condition that places them at risk of developmental delay. These services are provided by contracted local early steps offices across the state of Florida.

  • Education and Developmental Intervention Services

    http://www.militaryonesource.mil/
    Over 100,000 military families have members with special needs. These include spouses, children, or dependent parents who require special medical or educational services. These family members have a diagnosed physical, intellectual or emotional condition. We invite you to explore the Special Needs module to learn about and find the resources that will support your family.

  • El Valor

    https://www.elvalor.org//
    El Valor is a non-profit community-based organization founded in 1973. El Valor is the first bilingual, bicultural rehabilitation center in Illinois. Their strategic goals are: to be the best in the nation in early childhood care in the Hispanic community; to become the premier organization developing leadership for the Hispanic community; and to be an international model for inclusion of people with disabilities in the Hispanic community.

  • Florida Autism Center

    http://www.floridaautismcenter.info/
    Florida Autism Center was founded in 2005, and serves Central Florida, Florida’s Central East Coast, and the Florida Panhandle. The organization employs a diverse and talented team of behavior analysts at each of its locations. The Florida Autism Center is owned and operated by Board Certified Behavior Analysts, and is a practicum and supervision site for Florida State University, Nova Southeastern University, and Florida Institute of Technology. Additionally, FAC’s Executive Director is an Adjunct Faculty Member at Kaplan University. The Florida Autism Center provides treatment based on the basic principles of Applied Behavior Analysis, and has a specific focus on early intensive behavioral intervention, verbal behavior (language) training, and social skills training. Additionally, the Florida Autism Center can help your child learn to display basic “following directions” skills, self-care and daily living skills, and can give your child a strong foundation in skills that will be needed as he or she advances academically.

  • Florida Institute of Rehabilitation Education (FIRE)

    http://www.firesight.org/
    FIRE is a nonprofit agency dedicated to assisting people who are visually impaired or blind to achieve a maximum level of independence in their lives. Free services are provided on an outreach (one on one) or group basis and are provided without charge, without regard to individual or family income level, race, creed, age, disability or national origin.

  • Florida’s Bureau of Exceptional Education and Student Services

    http://www.fldoe.org/academics/exceptional-student-edu/index.stml
    The Bureau of Exceptional Education and Student Services administers programs for students with disabilities and for gifted students. Additionally, the bureau coordinates student services throughout the state and participates in multiple inter-agency efforts designed to strengthen the quality and variety of services available to students with special needs.

  • Georgia Division of Exceptional Students State Department of Education

    http://www.gadoe.org/Curriculum-Instruction-and-Assessment/Special-Education-Services/Pages/default.aspx
    The Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE) oversees public education throughout the state. It ensures that laws and regulations pertaining to education are followed and that state and federal money appropriated for education is properly allocated to local school systems. We also provide education-related information to students, parents, teachers, educational staff, government officials, and the media. We hope this information will help answer people’s questions, empower them with resources, and allow them to navigate the state’s educational infrastructure with a minimum of difficulty.

  • Hawaii Early Intervention Section State Department of Health

    http://health.hawaii.gov/
    The mission of the Department of Health is to protect and improve the health and environment for all people in Hawai`i . Health, that optimal state of physical, mental, social and environmental well-being, is a right and responsibility of all of Hawaii’s people.

  • Hawaii- Student Support Section State

    http://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/ParentsAndStudents/Pages/Home.aspx
    The Department of Education is responsible for services for three to five year-old children with disabilities. Currently, there are approximately 1100 three to five year-old children with disabilities being served by the Department of Education in elementary school sites throughout the seven districts of the state of Hawaii.

  • High Hopes Development Center

    http://www.highhopesforkids.org/
    High Hopes Development Center offers a specialized and focused approach to serving children utilizing two programs. The Preschool at High Hopes provides early childhood education and childcare in an inclusive environment that equips children with the confidence to explore and try new things. The Therapy Clinic at High Hopes provides exceptional Physical, Occupational, Speech and Feeding Therapy for children ages birth to 21 years. The mission of High Hopes is to equip children and youth with the skills necessary to achieve success through education, rehabilitation, and loving support.

  • Idaho Bureau of Special Populations, Special Education Section

    http://www.sde.idaho.gov/site/special_edu/
    Welcome to the Division of Special Education. To enable all students to achieve high academic standards and quality of life, the Special Education Team works collaboratively with districts, agencies, and parents to ensure students receive quality, meaningful, and needed services.

  • Illinois Department of Human Services Division of Community Health and Prevention

    http://www.dhs.state.il.us/page.aspx?item=31183
    Illinois’ Early Intervention program’s mission is to assure that families who have infants and toddlers, birth to three, with diagnosed disabilities, developmental delays or substantial risk of significant delays receive resources and supports that assist them in maximizing their child’s development, while respecting the diversity of families and communities

  • Illinois Division of Early Childhood Education

    http://www.isbe.net/earlychi/Default.htm
    The Early Childhood Education Division develops and provides materials and support for the Illinois Early Learning Standards and their use in early childhood programs, and for programs that focus on children from birth to eight years old, early intervention for at-risk students, pre-Kindergarten programs, early literacy, and partnerships among schools, communities and service providers.

  • Indiana First Steps Bureau of Child Development Division of Disability Rehabilitation

    http://www.in.gov/fssa/4655.htm
    Mission To assure that all Indiana families with infants and toddlers experiencing developmental delays or disabilities have access to early intervention services close to home when they need them. This is accomplished through the implementation of a comprehensive, coordinated statewide system of local interagency councils called first steps.

  • Iowa State University Extension Bureau of Children, Family and Community

    https://www.educateiowa.gov/
    Professionals with training and expertise in special education services implement the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, Part B. support the educational needs of young children and families, birth to five years of age. Early childhood special education professionals provide training and serve as a resource to early childhood providers in community settings such as preschool, child care and Head Start programs to meet the developmental learning needs of young children. Also, families and early childhood providers may request information about appropriate expectations for children’s development.

  • Journey Learning Center

    http://www.journeylearning.org/
    We are a day treatment center for children on the autism spectrum. We utilize a wide range of intervention techniques including speech therapy, occupational therapy, relationship development intervention (RDI), applied behavioral analysis (ABA), computerized programs, and therapeutic listening all in a classroom environment.

  • Kansas Childrens Developmental Services State Department of Health and Environment

    http://www.kdheks.gov/its/
    Infant-Toddler Services is a comprehensive, statewide system of community-based, family-centered early intervention services for young children (birth through age 2) with disabilities and their families. The services are provided through the implementation of Part C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), US Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs.

  • Kentucky Early Childhood Development Branch

    http://chfs.ky.gov/dph/firststeps.htm
    First Steps is a statewide early intervention system which provides services to children with developmental disabilities from birth to age 3 and their families. First Steps offers comprehensive services through coordination with a variety of community agencies and service disciplines.

  • Kids World Academy

    http://www.kidsworldacademy.org/
    Kids World Academy in Taylorsville/Salt Lake City, Utah is a private school working with children preschool through 3rd grade. Kids World Academy opened its doors on June 15th, 2005. Kids World Academy educates children with and without disabilities in a inclusive environment. This unique private school takes the traditional classroom and customizes learning for every child. Kids World Academy staff works with children of all abilities such as: Autism, PDD, Speech Delays, Down Syndrome, Aspergers, Behavior challenges, Cerebral Palsy, and Developmental Delays. This specialized private school also has many families enrolling their typical children in the classrooms as peer models. Early childhood experts say that educating children with disabilities and without disabilities in the same classroom is highly beneficial. Early childhood educators also agree early intervention is a key to a child’s success in education. This private school highly specializes in Communication strategies and Autism Spectrum Disorders. Kids World Academy also provides one on one therapy and Drum therapy services for children who have or are at increased risk for physical, emotional, developmental, and behavioral disorders.

  • Laradon Hall Society for Exceptional Children and Adults

    http://www.laradon.org/
    Laradon specializes in services to children and adults with developmental disabilities. We operate 11 programs which are designed to help each individual develop to his or her fullest potential. Laradon is more than an organization, we are a support network made up of people who care – and are committed to helping people with developmental disabilities maximize their independence in a dynamic world.

  • Laureate Learning Systems

    http://www.laureatelearning.com/
    Laureate was founded over 25 years ago by two speech-language pathologists who shared a common vision of utilizing technology to improve the lives of children and adults with special needs. Laureate offers over 45 software programs that train critical language, cognitive, and reading skills. Our research-based programs offer encouraging speech, colorful graphics, and amusing animation to engage the learner and guarantee success.

  • Learning Difference Intervention Workshops

    http://www.gettingsorted.com/
    I am a mom of learning differences, an educator and a former corporate warrior. I help you understand what to do to help your children with learning differences prepare for today so that they can be ready for life. I share with you all that I have learned. We always use a team to have fun and learn together.

  • Lekotek-Western DuPage Special Recreation Association

    http://www.wdsra.com/Programs/lekotek.html

    Lekotek is a birth-8 program for children with special needs of those who experience a delay in development to 1 or more areas of development. It’s a family based program that includes siblings, parents etc in the process of helping a child reach developmental milestones.
    Contact Name: Dayell Houzenga

  • Little Star Center

    http://www.littlestarcenter.org
    Little Star Center – Early Learner Program (ELP) The Early Learner Program focuses on intensive intervention for very young children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. The ELP applies the principles of behavior analysis in a warm, nurturing environment. The focus of the ELP is to develop a foundation of skills for the best possible outcome. Individualized programming is geared toward developing language, social, and pre-academic skills for learners as they prepare for the classroom. 100% not-for-profit. Serving children 5 and younger. Little Star CenterLittle Star provides intensive applied behavior analytic services to maximize each child’s potential and empower their family. Children in the 5 to 10 age range present with a unique set of needs. These learners often come from other settings in which they were not successful. After careful assessment, individualized programs are developed to ensure progress and growth. 100% not-for-profit, 10 years of service. Serving children 5 – 10 years old. Middle StarCenter – Indiana’s original applied behavior analytic center based program that focuses on the distinctive needs of tweens, teens and young adults affected by autism spectrum disorder. Started in 2008, Middle Star is an age appropriate environment that allows each learner to practice and learn the skills essential to be as successful and independent as possible at home, in the community, at school and at work. 100% not-for-profit. Serving learners 10 and up. Little Star Center is a private, non-profit school for children with developmental delays.Little Star Center places a strong emphasis on academics, behavior, and communication. These skills are taught using Applied Behavior Analysis and Verbal Behavior. We utilize individual instruction, group instruction, and social skills training. Our ultimate goal is to prepare children with Autism and other developmental delays for a typical educational setting through intense training and small group sessions.

  • Louisiana Department of Education

    http://www.louisianabelieves.com/
    Louisiana’s education reform is built on the concept of rigorous and challenging content standards. In the early 1990s, Louisiana began a process of raising these academic standards. Content standards were adopted for English language arts, mathematics, science, social studies, foreign languages, and the arts.

  • Louisiana Office for Citizens with Developmental Disabilities

    http://dhh.louisiana.gov/index.cfm/subhome/11/n/329
    EarlySteps is Louisiana’s Early Intervention System under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, Part C. EarlySteps provides services to families with infants and toddlers from birth to three years (36 months) who have a medical condition likely to result in a developmental delay, or who have developmental delays.

  • Maine Early Childhood Special Education

    http://www.maine.gov/doe/cds/
    The Child Development Services (CDS) system consists of sixteen regional sites, a State Office and a State Level Advisory Committee, comprised of one member from each regional site. Each CDS site is an Intermediate Educational Unit (IEU), separate from the local education agency and providing both Early Intervention and Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) under the supervision of the Maine Department of Education.

  • Marklund Center for Children

    http://www.marklund.org/
    Marklund offers a variety of programs and services designed to provide infants, children and adults a full life experience that encompasses all realms of their needs: Loving medical and dental care provided by outstanding professionals, Home-like residential facilities in both Bloomingdale and Geneva, State-of-the-art rehabilitative therapies, Quality education and day services, Exceptional community-based programs, including Respite and Early Intervention.

  • Massachusetts Preschool Special Education

    http://www.mass.gov/edu/birth-grade-12/early-education-and-care/provider-and-program-administration/services-for-children-with-disabilities-and-special-needs/
    EEC will lead the way in helping Massachusetts children and families reach their full potential. By providing and coordinating a range of services and assistance, EEC will continuously improve the quality, affordability, and accessibility of early education and care in the Commonwealth.

  • Massachusetts State Department of Education

    http://www.mass.gov/edu/government/departments-and-boards/department-of-early-education-and-care/
    EEC will lead the way in helping Massachusetts children and families reach their full potential. By providing and coordinating a range of services and assistance, EEC will continuously improve the quality, affordability and accessibility of early education and care in the Commonwealth.

  • Maximum Potential Kids

    http://www.maximumpotentialkids.com/
    Maximum Potential has developed a video based autism training and curriculum platform that enables early intervention agencies or schools train their staff that works with children with autism. The program provides 5.5 hours of training that teachers staff best practices when working with students with ASD. The platform also contains 500+ fully customizable lesson plans that are compatible with the ABLLS-R.

  • Miami Lighthouse for the Blind

    http://www.miamilighthouse.com/
    Miami Lighthouse has an experienced management team. Its CEO and other senior management have demonstrated outstanding professional acumen in their respective fields. This team is dedicated to offering the most effective state-of-the-art techniques and care to persons who are blind or severely visually impaired, as well as its new initiative in eye wellness.

  • Minding Miracles Learning Center

    http://www.mindingmiracles.net/
    Minding Miracles is an inclusive preschool/kindergarten program that supports children with autism spectrum disorders in learning along side their neuro-typical peers. Support services include low student-staff ratio, shadowing, ABA, behavior management, parent coaching, and related services as appropriate. Contact at Mindingmiracles@aol.com or 732-316-4884.

  • Minnesota State Department of Education

    http://education.state.mn.us/MDE/SchSup/ComplAssist/QA/PartC/
    The Minnesota Department of Education strives to be an innovative education agency serving a wide range of customers: approximately 850,000 K-12 students and their families; 118,000 young children participating in a variety of early learning programs including Head Start and ECFE; 82,000 adult learners participating in adult education programs including GED and citizenship programs; Minnesota’s 339 school districts and over 52,000 licensed teachers.

  • Mississippi Department Education

    http://www.mde.k12.ms.us/OSE
    The purpose of the Office of Special Education (OSE) is to support local schools and districts in their efforts to provide effective educational programs to students with disabilities, ages 3-21, who are in need of special education and other services necessary to enable them to benefit from instruction as provided for in the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and state law.

  • Missouri Early Intervention Services

    http://dese.mo.gov/special-education/first-steps
    First Steps offers coordinated services and assistance to young children with special needs and their families. First Steps is designed for children, birth to age 3, who have delayed development or diagnosed conditions that are associated with development disabilities.

  • Montana Developmental Disabilities Program

    http://dphhs.mt.gov/dsd
    The mission of the Disability Services Division (DSD) of the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services is to provide services that help Montanans with disabilities to live, work and fully participate in their communities.

  • Montana Division of Special Education

    http://opi.mt.gov/Programs/SpecialEd/

    The Superintendent’s Talent Pool consists of K-12 Montana educators who are recommended to the Office of Public Instruction as outstanding teachers, demonstrate exceptional instructional ability, are an inspiring presence, and exhibit professional leadership

  • Nevada Department of Human Resources

    http://hr.nv.gov/
    The mission of Nevada’s Bureau of Early Intervention Services is to identify infants and toddlers who are at-risk for, or who have developmental delays; provide services and supports to families to meet the individualized developmental needs of their child; and facilitate the child’s learning and participation in family and community life through the partnerships of families, caregivers and service providers.

  • New Hampshire Bureau of Special Education

    http://education.nh.gov/instruction/special_ed/
    The department is currently organized into three major divisions: the Division of Instruction, the Division of Program Support, and the Division of Career Technology and Adult Learning. Each of these areas are further divided into bureaus or offices providing specific programs and services.

  • New Hampshire Family Centered Early Supports and Services

    http://www.dhhs.nh.gov/dcbcs/bds/earlysupport/
    The Bureau of Developmental Services works with NH’s developmental services system to ensure public resources are used effectively to support individuals and families in their community through Leadership and vision, Allocation of resources,Communication, Technical assistance, and Monitoring of quality assurance and consumer safeguards.

  • New Jersey Early Intervention Program

    http://nj.gov/health/fhs/eis/index.shtml
    The Early Intervention System (EIS), under the Division of Family Health Services, implements New Jersey’s statewide system of services for infants and toddlers, birth to age three, with developmental delays or disabilities, and their families. The Department of Health and Senior Services is appointed by the Governor as the state lead agency for the Early Intervention System.

  • New Jersey Office of Special Education Programs

    http://www.state.nj.us/education/specialed/
    The New Jersey Department of Education prohibits discrimination based on the following protected categories: race, creed, religion, color, national origin/nationality, ancestry, age, sex/gender (including pregnancy), marital status/civil union partnership, familial status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, domestic partnership status, atypical hereditary cellular or blood trait, genetic information, disability, (including perceived disability, physical, mental, and/or intellectual disabilities), or liability for service in the Armed Forces of the United States.

  • New Jersey- Bancroft Neurohealth

    http://www.bancroft.org/
    Bancroft offers a wide range of state-of-the-art services to children and adults with autism, developmental disabilities, brain injuries and other neurological impairments. Services include educational, vocational, residential, rehabilitation and therapeutic interventions based on the individual needs of each person the organization serves.

  • New Mexico Long Term Services Division

    http://www.health.state.nm.us/ddsd/fit/index.html
    All children grow and develop at their own pace. Sometimes children have special developmental needs or health concerns that may put them at risk for, or cause a developmental delay. Through the Department of Health’s Family Infant Toddler (FIT) Program early intervention services are available to help families who have concerns about the development of their young child (birth to three).

  • New Mexico Special Education Bureau

    http://ped.state.nm.us/ped/SEB_index.html
    Interactive features of the SEB website include: • A statewide calendar listing events, training and news • A New Mexico disability resource database • Consolidated access to powerful search engines from nationally recognized centers on disability information.

  • New York Early Intervention Program

    http://www.health.ny.gov/community/infants_children/early_intervention/
    The New York State Early Intervention Program (EIP) is part of the national Early Intervention Program for infants and toddlers with disabilities and their families. First created by Congress in 1986 under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), the EIP is administered by the New York State Department of Health through the Bureau of Early Intervention. In New York State, the Early Intervention Program is established in Article 25 of the Public Health Law and has been in effect since July 1, 1993.

  • New York State Education Department

    http://www.p12.nysed.gov/specialed/
    Mission: The VESID Special Education Policy Unit ensures that preschool children with disabilities are getting timely and appropriate services in the least restrictive environment and that those services are coordinated with State and local agencies. The Policy Unit provides technical assistance, policy development (legislation/regulations), training, approvals for special education preschool programs, and monitoring of certain early intervention programs.

  • North Carolina Early Intervention Branch

    http://www.beearly.nc.gov/
    Early intervention is a term that often is used to describe specific agencies, programs, services, and resources. In North Carolina, early intervention refers to the system of services provided by many different agencies and programs for children birth to five and their families. This comprehensive, interagency system is called Together We Grow.

  • North Dakota Department of Human Services

    http://www.nd.gov/dhs/services/disabilities/earlyintervention/
    Early intervention means early assistance. This program is designed to identify children at risk in the earliest stages, when the right help can make all the difference. If you know a child who may benefit from this program, please contact the Department of Human Services.

  • North Dakota Office of Special Education

    https://www.nd.gov/dpi
    The mission of the North Dakota Department of Public Instruction is to ensure a uniform, statewide system for effective learning as illustrated through its goals.

  • Ohio Bureau of El Services

    http://ww38.ohiohelpmegrow.org/
    Help nurture your child’s health and development for success in life. Help Me Grow is a program for Ohio’s expectant parents, newborns, infants and toddlers that provide health and developmental services so children start school healthy and ready to learn.

  • Ohio Office of Early Learning and School Readiness

    http://education.ohio.gov/Topics/Early-Learning
    ODE’s organizational chart, business structure and leaders, and information on employment opportunities

  • Oregon Early Childhood Programs

    http://www.ode.state.or.us/search/results/?id=252
    The Oregon Department of Education is the lead agency for the statewide system of early intervention and early childhood special education services for families with children ages birth to five that have developmental delays.

  • Pathways of Southwestern PA

    www.pathwaysswpa.org/services/early-intervention/
    The Early Intervention (EI) Program offers support and services designed to assist families with infants and toddlers (birth through age three), with special needs, to promote the development of their child. Pathways of Southwestern PA provides EI services to 500 children residing in Washington County, Greene County and Fayette County. All services are available year round and are provided at no cost to families. Early Interventionists provide services within the child’s natural environment. This typically includes the child’s home, child care center, or other community setting. This approach is intended to help the child’s caregivers learn ways to support their children within their daily routines and activities. Related services include physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech pathology, vision support, hearing support, nutritional services, and social work services are provided as appropriate.

  • Pennsylvania-Dr. Gertrude Barber National Institute

    http://www.barberinstitute.org/
    This program is for children and adults with developmental disabilities and their families, we provide more than just a wide range of quality programming and services. We provide oppertunity.

  • Positive Supports for Children

    http://shapingyoungchildren.com/
    Positive Supports for Children is an individualized program for children who need academics along with behavior management and social skills. With a typical ratio of 7 children to 2 staff, a consistent, structured Program is provided to address target behaviors. This low teacher to child ratio encourages developmental, educational and cognitive stimulation. This also allows staff to emphasize realtionship and self-esteem building.

  • Potential Inc. and Springtime School

    http://potentialinc.org/
    Potential, Inc. seeks to assist individuals with developmental disabilities in reaching their educational, social, and emotional potential by focusing on applying and conducting scientific research. Potential, Inc. is dedicated to providing high quality direct services, consultation, community outreach and education for families and professionals.

  • Ray Graham Association

    https://ray-graham.org/
    Since 1950, Ray Graham Association for People with Disabilities has been supporting children and adults with developmental disabilities. Today, Ray Graham Association serves…children and adults…providing developmental, recreational, residential, respite and vocational services.

  • Rhode Island Department of Education

    http://www.ride.ri.gov/StudentsFamilies/RIPublicSchools/EarlyChildhoodEducation.aspx
    The Department of Education’s strategic plan supports the establishment of Early Childhood partnerships that focus community resources and educators in order to prepare children to be successful when they enter school.

  • Rhode Island Early Intervention Program

    http://www.eohhs.ri.gov/Consumer/ConsumerInformation/Healthcare/PeoplewithSpecialNeedsandDisabilities/Children/EarlyIntervention.aspx
    RI’s Early Intervention Program promotes the growth and development of infants and toddlers who have a developmental disability or delay in one or more areas. Developmental disabilities or delays can affect a child’s speech, physical ability, or social skills. Children referred to the Early Intervention Program receive a comprehensive developmental evaluation to determine if they are eligible.

  • Signs of Learning – Sign Language for Babies and Young Children

    http://www.signsoflearning.com/
    Signs of Learning creates an educational and fun atmosphere where babies and young children, as well as their parents, educators, early intervention specialists, and caregivers, learn the basics of American Sign Language (ASL). A basic ASL vocabulary can empower children to express their needs and feelings before they can speak. Signs of Learning provides workshops, classes, and playgroups designed to teach babies and their caregivers the basics of ASL in a playful, language-rich, educational environment. These opportunities equip babies and their caregivers with the tools they need to nurture their potential. Signs of Learning believes that this system of communication can open a channel for a deeper connection between children and their parents, educators, and caregivers. By integrating ASL into daily routines relationships between adult and child can be strengthened and frustration can be significantly reduced. Signs of Learning stands behind the research that shows ASL enriches children’s speech and language, boosts vocabulary, increases self-confidence, and stimulates intelligence. Signs of Learning is committed to providing quality services that will support the well being of the families it serves.

  • South Carolina Division of Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs

    http://www.scdhec.gov/Agency/
    BabyNet is South Carolina’s interagency system of early intervention services for families who have infants and toddlers, birth to three years of age, with developmental delays or conditions associated with developmental delays. Children may be eligible for BabyNet if they are learning or developing slowly. Eligible children are served regardless of family income or nationality.

  • Southern Colorado Developmental Disabilities Services, Inc.

    http://www.scdds.com/
    Our mission is to provide a community-based support system to children and adults with developmental disabilities and their families and to facilitate increased levels of independence and community interdependence. This mission is guided by the premise that all individuals have the right to: Active participation in Colorado community life, Make increasingly responsible choices, Exert greater control over life circumstances, Establish and maintain relationships and a sense of belonging, Develop and exercise competencies and talents, and Experience personal security and self-respect.

  • Special Education District of McHenry County

    http://www.sedom.org/education/district/district.php?sectionid=1
    Vision: Effecting a positive difference in the lives of people with special needs to help them become healthy, fulfilled, and productive members of their community. Mission: We are dedicated to helping our children and young adults (ages 3-21) develop their individual potential by providing specialized educational services, programs and facilities in partnership with school districts.

  • Special Kids & Families

    http://childcarecenter.us/provider_detail/special_kids_and_families_memphis_tn
    Special Kids & Families is a family-centered Early Intervention Program dedicated to helping children and families reach their full potential. Founded in 1986 by parents of children with developmental delays, Special Kids & Families has expanded to the unique abilities and challenges that all young children present.

  • Tennessee Early Childhood Services/Division of Special Education

    http://www.tn.gov/
    The primary goal of EI is to support families in promoting their child’s optimal development and to facilitate the child’s participation in family and community activities

  • Texas Early Childhood Intervention Program

    http://www.dars.state.tx.us/ecis/index.shtml
    ECI is a statewide program for families with children, birth to three, with disabilities and developmental delays. ECI supports families to help their children reach their potential through developmental services. Services are provided by a variety of local agencies and organizations across Texas.

  • The Early Learning Institute | teli

    http://www.telipa.org/
    Occupational therapy, Speech therapy, Early Intervention.

  • The Shafer Center

    http://theshafercenter.com/
    The Shafer Center for Early Intervention is committed to providing resources and treatment to children on the autism spectrum from the age 18 months to age 10 and support services to their families. The Shafer Center for Early Intervention uses a multi-disciplinary approach to address each child’s specific needs. These disciplines include speech-language pathology, Applied Behavioral Analysis and Verbal Behavior, occupational therapy, and Relationship Development Intervention™ (RDI). The teaching techniques from each discipline are integrated into the Center’s core curriculum. This multi-faceted approach helps children to learn in a variety of different ways and to become flexible learners in the classroom and in the community at large.

  • UCP of Tampa Bay

    http://ucptampa.org/
    Early treatment is crucial to your child’s success. UCP has a well-earned reputation as one of the most skilled and dedicated therapeutic staffs in the area. UCP provides physical, occupational and speech therapies on campus during the school day, performed by trained and licensed pediatric therapists. Physical Therapy improves capabilities such as use of large muscle skills for crawling and jumping. It also helps enhance functional independence and mobility as well as increases muscle control for improved balance and coordination. Occupational therapy addresses skills for playing, learning, and self-care tasks. It also focuses on motor skills and sensory processing. Speech therapy helps children with speech and language skills such as safe oral motor skills for eating and drinking and the ability to form sounds for communication, and to communicate with or without words.

  • United Cerebral Palsy of Orange County

    http://www.ucp-oc.org/UCP/
    Founded in the early 1950s by parents and volunteers to serve the needs of children with cerebral palsy, UCP of Orange County now serves children with all types of developmental disabilities and provides vital support to families. Each year, we provide direct services to more than 3,800 people, with disabilities including cerebral palsy, autism, Down syndrome muscular dystrophy and other developmental disabilities. Our staff of highly trained professionals includes leaders in inclusion, early intervention, advocacy and community resources, providing services and materials in English, Spanish and Vietnamese.

  • Utah Baby Watch Early Intervention

    http://www.utahbabywatch.org/
    The program provides early identification and developmental services for families of infants and toddlers, ages birth to three. Some of the services offered include: A full assessment of a child’s current health and development status.Service coordination among providers, programs and agencies.Strategies to build on family concerns, priorities, & resources (CPR). Developmental services: occupational therapy, physical therapy, speech language therapy, etc.

  • Utah Department of Education

    http://www.schools.utah.gov/sars/
    This site provides links to contacts for Preschool Special Education programs.

  • Utah Department of Health

    http://www.utahbabywatch.org/
    The mission of the Utah Department of Health is to protect the public’s health through preventing avoidable illness, injury, disability and premature death; assuring access to affordable, quality health care; and promoting healthy lifestyles.

  • Virginia Infant and Toddler Connection

    http://www.infantva.org/
    The Infant & Toddler Connection of Virginia provides early intervention supports and services to infants and toddlers from birth through age two who are not developing as expected or who have a medical condition that can delay normal development. Early intervention supports and services focus on increasing the child’s participation in family and community activities that are important to the family. In addition, supports and services focus on helping parents and other caregivers know how to find ways to help the child learn during everyday activities. These supports and services are available for all eligible children and their families regardless of the family’s ability to pay.

  • Virginia Office of Special Education

    http://www.doe.virginia.gov/special_ed/
    Early Childhood Special Education (Part B of IDEA) and Early Intervention (Part C of IDEA), in Virginia, provide services for children from birth to Kindergarten age who qualify according to state and federal law. All localities in the state have services available for children in this age group who are eligible.

  • Washington Office of the Superintendent for Public Instruction

    http://www.k12.wa.us/specialed/
    The Professional Education and Certification Office has the following mission: To support the preparation and continuing education… To verify the preparation and continuing education……of educators who positively contribute to student learning.

  • West Virginia Early Intervention Program

    http://www.wvdhhr.org/birth23/
    WVBTT is a system of resources and supports designed to meet the developmental needs of infants and toddlers from age birth to age three with special needs and their families.

  • Wisconsin Department of Health and Family Services

    https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/birthto3/index.htm
    There are people in your community who help children from birth to age three get the start they deserve. They are the therapists and social workers and nurses and teachers who provide early intervention services. They are there to help you and your child. Early intervention simply means help – the extra help your child needs now that might make a difference later.

  • Wyoming Department of Education

    http://health.wyo.gov/ddd/index.html
    Our mission is to provide funding and guidance responsive to the needs of people with disabilities to live, work, enjoy, and learn in Wyoming communities with their families, friends, and chosen support service and support providers.

  • Wyoming Division of Developmental Disabilities

    http://health.wyo.gov/ddd/index.html
    Our mission is to provide funding and guidance responsive to the needs of people with disabilities to live, work, enjoy, and learn in Wyoming communities with their families, friends, and chosen support service and support providers.