Websites for parents and caregivers of children
Special Child Website Website for parents and caregivers of children with special needs
http://www.firstsigns.org/ First Signs is dedicated to educating the community about autism and related disorders.
Zero to Three Website Zero to Three, birth thru three years parent tips and information
Find a doctor Finding an area Pediatrician.
Fact Sheets MN Assn for Children's Mental Health Fact Sheets and Parenting Topics
Parenting Solutions Fast answers to Commmon Parenting Problems by Elizabeth Pantley
CEED Questions About Kidson the topics of Social and Emotional Growth, Challenging Behaviors, and Mental Health
Kids Health offers articles on many parenting issues, health, behaviors, growth and development, and much more.
MN Parents KNOW: Information for families of young children
Learn the Signs, Act Early! Center for Disease Control (CDC) project on Autism. Learn the Signs and Act Early. Information and links to other related websites.
Yellow Pages for Kids with Disabilities-Minnesota
Parenting Counts Talaris Research Institute works to improve the social, emotional and cognitive development of children from the prenatal period thru age 5 by providing parents with tools to raise their children effectively. Video Clips and information.
Born Learning: Born Learning is a public engagement campaign that helps parents, gransparents and caregivers explore ways to turn everyday moments into fun learning.
Healthy Child.org American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) provides general information and research on children's physical health and topics related to children's health.
Preschool Express has great activity ideas for toddlers and preschoolers. Free downloadables and more. Designed by a retired educator wanting to "give back".
MN Child Care Aware can get you a list of childcare providers in your area as well as helpful hints on how to find the right child care for your children.
The ASD Video Glossary, an innovative web-based tool designed to help parents and professionals learn more about the early red flags and diagnostic features of autism spectrum disorders (ASD). This glossary contains over a hundred video clips and is available to you free of charge. Whether you are a parent, family member, friend, physician, clinician, childcare provider, or educator, it can help you see the subtle differences between typical and delayed development in young children and spot the early red flags for ASD. All of the children featured in the ASD Video Glossary as having red flags for ASD are, in fact, diagnosed with ASD.
PACER’s Family-to-Family Health Information Center (F2F HIC) provides a central source for families of children and young adults with special health care needs and disabilities to obtain support, advocacy, and information about the health care system. Children and youth with special health care needs (CYSHCN) are those who have or are at risk for chronic physical, developmental, behavioral, or emotional conditions that require health and related services of a type or amount beyond that required by children generally. PACER promotes family-centered care and family and professional collaboration at all levels of health care.
The Center provides information to help families about:
- Working effectively with doctors and other health care professionals and providers
- Developing a family-centered care plan
- Acquiring advocacy skills to use within the health care system
- Developing health care summaries and plans for emergencies, home, and school
- Health insurance—both public and private
- Medical Assistance, TEFRA, parental fees, Waivers, Consumer Directed Community Supports (CDCS), and grants
- Supplemental Security Income (SSI) through Social Security
- Appeals process for insurance and government assistance programs
Amazing Me! Information about child development
Cerebral Palsy Guide: This organization shares educational materials to families and individuals affected by cerebral palsy, including information about different therapies, treatment options, and financial resources. http://www.cerebralpalsyguide.com
Cerebral Palsy Guidance http://www.cerebralpalsyguidance.com/ also shares information and guidance for students that have Cerebral Palsy.
Boys Town Parenting Guides to Discipline