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Early Childhood Direction Center
Resources

Early Childhood Direction Center • (716) 408-2589

Listed below are some websites that provide information that may be useful to parents and professionals.

Autism/Red Flags

www.firstsigns.org/concerns/flags.htm

Center for Autism Support and Education (Includes Summer Activities for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders)
https://parentnetworkwny.org/information-and-resources/topic:autism/

The Children's Guild Foundation Autism Spectrum Disorder Center at Women & Children's Hospital of Buffalo
http://www.kaleidahealth.org/childrens/services/display.asp?s=680

 

Children's Center for Success Child Care Locations

The Family Help Center Daycare
www.uwbec.org/ccs

 

 

Developmentally Appropriate Practice (DAP) in Early Childhood

http://www.naeyc.org/DAP
http://hypermedia.educ.psu.edu/edpgs/su96/ece/dap1.html

 

Disabilities

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) – A-Z index of disability and other topics
https://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/index.html

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Developmental Disabilities
http://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/dd/

Beach Center on Disability conducts research and carries out training and technical assistance all to enhance the quality of life of families and individuals affected by disability.

The National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD) is committed to the identification, treatment, and cure of rare disorders through programs of education, advocacy, research, and service.
http://www.rarediseases.org/

The Center for Autism and Related Disorders, Inc. (CARD)
www.centerforautism.com/

Down Syndrome Parent Group of Western New York
www.dspgwny.org/

Guide to Understanding Supports and Services
Administered by the New York State Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) - PDF
www.parenttoparentnys.org/Family2Family/Health%20Care%20Resources/3-2011%20Resource%20Guide%20to%20OPWDD%20Services.pdf

The Independence Foundation is dedicated to providing support and assistance to children and individuals with physical disabilities so that they may live independent, self-directed lives.
www.theindependencefoundation.org

Learning Disabilities Association of Western New York (LDA of WNY) is a parent and client led, professionally managed human service provider assisting individuals with learning disabilities, neurological impairments and other disabilities with similar needs and their families in leading more productive and meaningful lives.
www.ldaofwny.org

Chromosome Disorder Outreach is run by parents of children affected by a wide range of chromosome disorders and provides support and extensive information on common and unique/rare disorders and deletions.
www.chromodisorder.org

 

Early Childhood

Center for the Improvement of Early Reading Achievement (CIERA)
http://www.ciera.org

Council for Exceptional Children, Division for Early Childhood
http://www.dec-sped.org/

Early Childhood Technical Assistance System (ECTAC)
http://ectacenter.org/

ERIC Clearinghouse on Elementary and Early Childhood Education
http://ericeece.org/

Parent's Action (formerly I Am Your Child)
http://www.parentsaction.org/

National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)
http://www.naeyc.org/

National Center for Early Development and Learning (NCEDL)
http://fpg.unc.edu/node/4649

National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health (NCEMCH)
http://www.ncemch.org

National Head Start Association
http://www.nhsa.org

National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)
http://www.nichd.nih.gov/

National Institute on Early Childhood Development
https://www2.ed.gov/about/inits/ed/earlylearning/index.html

National Parent Information Network (NPIN)
http://npin.org (closed)

ZERO to THREE (National Center for Infants, Toddlers, and Families)
http://www.zerotothree.org

 

 

Social Emotional Learning/Challenging Behaviors

http://csefel.vanderbilt.edu/
www.ecmhc.org/index.html

 

 

Special Education/Preschool

New York State Special Education Publications VESID
www.p12.nysed.gov/specialed/publications/

Part 200 Regulations of the Commissioner of Education (Updated 10/07):
www.p12.nysed.gov/specialed/lawsregs/part200.htm

Parent’s Guide to Special Education in NYS for Children Ages 3-21
www.p12.nysed.gov/specialed/publications/policy/parentguide.htm

“Guide for Determining Eligibility and Special Education Programs and/or Services for Preschool Students with Disabilities”
http://www.p12.nysed.gov/specialed/publications/preschool/guide/home.html

Chapter 378 of the Laws of 2007: Conforming State Law to Meet the Requirements of the 2004 Reauthorization of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act - August 2007:
www.p12.nysed.gov/specialed/idea/chap378memo.htm

SED Memo – Evaluations of Three- and Four-Year-Old Children Suspected of Having Disabilities Pursuant to Section 4410 of the Education Law (August 2003)
www.p12.nysed.gov/specialed/publications/preschool/eval3-4old803.htm

The Transition of Children from The New York State Department of Health Early Intervention Program to The State Education Department Preschool Special Education Program or Other Early Childhood Services - February 2005
www.p12.nysed.gov/specialed/publications/preschool/transitionguide/cover.html

EI to 4410 Calculator:
http://eservices.nysed.gov/ei/

 

Special Education/Transition

www.p12.nysed.gov/specialed/quality/parents.htm
www.education.com/reference/article/Ref_General_Information/
www.p12.nysed.gov/specialed/publications/preschool/transitionguide/cover.html

Local School District – Preschool Special Education Chair Person (CPSE)
www.bing.com/local/default.aspx?q=School+Districts+buffalo%2C+New+York&form=LLSV

Regional Associate: NY State Education Dept. Quality Assurance Local Office – Batavia NY 585-344-2002
www.parenttoparentnys.org/Library/Education/Reg%20List%208-08.doc

Western New York Developmental Disabilities Services Office (DDSO):
http://www.volunteerwny.org/agency/detail/?agency_id=44286

Erie County Department of Mental Health: Family voices (716) 858-8530
http://www2.erie.gov/mentalhealth/index.php?q=family-voices-network

Compeer West – (716) 883-3331
www.compeerbuffalo.org

Parent to Parent of New York State – (716) 517-3448
www.parenttoparentnys.org

Parent Network of Western New York – (716) 332-4170
www.parentnetworkwny.org

 

Transition from Pre-School to Kindergarten

Watch our new video to learn more about “Transition from Pre-School to Kindergarten” for children receiving special services! Planning the transition for children receiving special education services from preschool to kindergarten can be a challenging and stressful time. As parents the more you know the easier it will be for you and your child. Watch our video to help prepare yourself with the knowledge to support your child!

 

 

 

NYS Clinical Practice Guidelines

Autism/Pervasive Developmental Disorders – Assessment and Intervention for Young Children (Age 0-3 Years)

Communication Disorders - Assessment and Intervention for Young Children (Age 0-3 years)

Down Syndrome - Assessment and Intervention for Young Children (Age 0-3 Years)

Hearing Loss – Assessment and Intervention for Young Children (Age 0-3 Years)

Motor Disorders - Assessment and Intervention for Young Children (Age 0-3 Years)

Vision Impairment - Assessment and Intervention for Young Children (Age 0-3 Years)

 

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Last updated: 06/09/2014