Alaska Infant Learning Program Association Membership Information
|The Alaska Infant Learning Program Association (AILPA) is continuing its annual membership drive. It’s time for old members to renew and new members to sign up.|
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
Asha.org – ASHA is the professional association for audiologists, speech-language pathologists, and speech, language, and hearing scientists.
Autismspeaks.org – Working to change the future for all who struggle with autism spectrum disorders. The website includes resources for families including a library, autism apps, grants and more.
Division of Early Childhood
Dec-sped.org – The Division of Early Childhood (DEC) of the Council for Exceptional Children is an international membership organization for individuals who work with or on behalf of children with special needs, birth through age eight, and their families.
Downs Syndrome Health Issues
Ds-health.com –News and information regarding Down Syndrome.
Integrationscatalog.com – Sensory and Therapy Equipment with ideas and resources for assisting individuals who have sensory processing disorders, attention and focus issues, behavioral concerns, and autistic spectrum disorder.
Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority
Mhtrust.org – The website includes information and resources for individuals experiencing mental illness, developmental disabilities, substance abuse related disorders, Alzheimer’s disease, and traumatic brain injuries.
National Association for the Education of Young Children
Naeyc.org – A national membership organization dedicated to promoting early learning for children, birth through age 8. The website includes information and publications, conferences, and online training.
Center for Parent Information and Resources
Parentcenterhub.org – Resource library with information on behavior, disabilities, mental health, IDEA, parental rights and more.
The Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center
The Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center (ECTAC) – Supports the national implementation of the early childhood provisions of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Their mission is to strengthen systems at all levels to ensure that children (birth through five) with disabilities and their families receive and benefit from high quality, culturally appropriate and family centered supports and services. Also includes a list of Part C coordinators for each state.
National Early Childhood Transition Center
National Early Childhood Transition Center (NECTC) – The primary objective of the NECTC is to investigate and validate practices and strategies that enhance the early childhood transition process and support positive school outcomes for children with disabilities.
Office of Special Education Programs
Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) – Dedicated to improving results for infants, toddlers, children and youth with disabilities ages birth through 21 by providing leadership and financial support to assist states and local districts.
Orelena Hawks Puckett Institute
Orelena Hawks Puckett Institute – A not-for-profit organization engaging in activities that enhance and promote healthy child, parent and family functioning. Our goal is to foster adoption of evidence-based practices that build on the capacities and strengths of children, parents and families, communities, and public and private organizations.
Research and Training Center (RTC) on Early Childhood Development
The major aim of the Research and Training Center (RTC) on Early Childhood Development is to implement a coordinated and advanced program of applied research on knowledge and practice that improves interventions associated with the healthy mental, behavioral, communication, pre-literacy, social-emotional, and interpersonal development of infants, toddlers, and preschoolers with or at risk for developmental disabilities.
Research and Training Center on Service Coordination
Research and Training Center on Service Coordination – The Research and Training Center is a national initiative to examine the status of service coordination for children with disabilities and their families receiving early intervention services under Part C of IDEA
Sensory Processing Disorder Foundation
Spdfoundation.net -Started to help parents, teachers, therapists, doctors, and others learn about and understand Sensory Processing Disorder.
Pattersonmedical.com – Rehabilitation equipment and supplies
Tracking Referral and Assessment Center for Excellence (TRACE)
Tracking, Referral and Assessment Center for Excellence (TRACE) – The major goal of TRACE is to identify and promote the use of evidence-based practices and models for improving child find, referral, early identification, and eligibility determination for infants, toddlers, and young children with developmental delays or disabilities who are eligible for early intervention or preschool special education.
US Department of Education
US Department of Education: IDEA 2004 Resources – News and information on the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004 (IDEA), the nation’s law that works to improve results for infants, toddlers, children and youth with disabilities. NOTE: A series of public meetings will be held in June and July (2005) to take comments and suggestions about proposed regulations to implement programs under the recently amended IDEA. Please visit the Web site for more information.
Zero to Three
Zerotothree.org – Offers a comprehensive interactive resource for parents and early childhood education professionals on healthy development of children ages zero to three.
The American Occupational Therapy Association, Inc. – Aota.org
The American Physical Therapy Association – Apta.org
Cerebral Palsy Guide
CerebralPalsyGuide.com – Cerebral Palsy Guide is a national organization dedicated to helping parents better understand their child’s diagnosis by providing information on cerebral palsy causes, symptoms and the treatment options that are available.
AK Child Abuse Hotline
AK Statewide referral hotline for Alaska consumer resources; the Department of Health and Social Services; and other State services