Professional Websites


Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)


Lists of Early Intervention Programs

For County Listing across NYS- (Then go to Directory Services; then go to New York State County Health Departments).

For State Listings across USA –

NY State Early Intervention Regulations

(Note: Underscore between infants, children, early and intervention)

NY State Early Intervention Guidance Documents intervention

Informational Websites

Child Development - Developmental scales presented included parts of Ages and Stages taken from the internet; NAEYC’s DAP for Toddlers, and other material from the National Network for Child Care web page. - child development tools in both English and Spanish that can be downloaded.  What to Expect & When to Seek Help: Bright Futures Developmental Tools for Families and Providers, now available in Spanish, are designed to help families and service providers from a range of disciplines support the healthy social and emotional development of children and adolescents. - good site for child development.

Children with Challenging Behaviors

2008 Challenging Behaviors Resource List

Functional Behavioral Assessment Summary, App B - Great web site about children with Emotional and Behavioral problems. It has materials for doing functional behavioral assessments that can be shared with IEP teams as well as other interesting stuff.  The site is the Center for Effective Collaboration and Practice.

Local Websites Good for anyone looking for great stuff to do with children in the Rochester area. - Trustworthy, up-to-date health information for the Rochester region provided by local medical, public, and school librarians. - Regional Early Childhood Direction Center

Medical/Disease/Health Resources - National center on birth defects and developmental disabilities (CDC).  - Good site for medical information. - Rare disease database.

Natural Environment Resources - Coaching in Early Childhood. - Project TaCTICS (Therapists as Collaborative Team members for Infants /Toddler Community Services). - Everyday Children’s Learning Opportunities Institute. - North Carolina Early Intervention –publications. - National Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center (NECTAC). - Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt.

Parenting Special Needs Children - Connecting and supporting families if individuals with special needs.  Produces Parent to Parent Links Digest which lists websites helpful for parents. – Great website for information and links to internet resources for special children – includes toys, adaptive equipment, rare diseases, help for parents etc.


     CLAS: Culturally & Linguistically Appropriate Services

The CLAS Institute identifies, evaluates, and promotes effective and appropriate early intervention and preschool practices that are sensitive to culturally ...

Military  this web site has comprehensive information and tools to help military families with special needs children navigate the maze of medical and special education services, community support, benefits and entitlements.

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