FOR PARENTS– DEVELOPMENT
Development (cognitive, emotional, physical)
Offers support and educational materials for children, adolescents, and adults (and their families) with autism and related disorders including Asperger’s Syndrome and pervasive developmental disorder. A yearly conference sponsored by the society is available providing a comprehensive understanding and update on autism and related disorders.
Includes information about early literacy skills and how to help your child get ready to read as well as how to read to different ages: babies, toddlers, and preschoolers. Booklists are provided. Discusses the role reading plays in brain development. Provides information about early childhood resources and programs, including Early Words.
The Early Childhood and Parenting Collaborative (ECAP) at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is home to a number of projects that focus on educating and raising young children. It consists of professors, academic professionals, and research assistants who collaborate on a variety of projects under the direction of faculty in early childhood education and special education.
A user-friendly resource for parents, caregivers, or anyone impacted by or concerned about learning disabilities (LD). Features guides for understanding LD symptoms and treatments in an age-appropriate context, from preschool through adulthood.
Early Learning Environment (Ele) helps parents and caregivers utilize media as a tool for PreK learning. The site offers a large number of learning activities in a variety of formats including songs, games, books, videos, and more.
Lots of information on infants and toddlers for both parents and professionals.
Inspirational stories, videos and projects for children and the adults in their lives.
Resources to help the child who has difficulty with speech, language, communication, or is a late talker, who has a communication impairment or disorder.