National Resource Center on AD/HD

National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities

LD Online

Autism Society

Autism Speaks

Center for Autism and Related Disabilities


Center on Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS)
Provides schools with capacity-building information and technical assistance for identifying, adapting, and sustaining effective school-wide disciplinary practices.

Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics Online

Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning (CSEFEL)
Promoting the social emotional development and school readiness of young children birth to age 5.

Technical Assistance Center on Social Emotional Intervention (TACSEI)
Free products and resources to help decision makers, caregivers, and service providers apply best practices in improving social emotional outcomes in young children.

Child Care and Early Childhood Education:

Capital District Child Care Coordinating Council
Making quality, affordable child care available now.

Promoting professional development and high quality early childhood and school age programs

Power of the Ordinary
A celebration of the rich array of powerful learning opportunities occurring throughout the everyday lives of young children ages birth to six.

American Academy of Pediatrics
Section on child development allows caregiver to look of information according to a childs age.

New York State Office of Family and Children Services
Promoting the safety, permanency and well-being of our children, families and communities.

Child Development:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Information on social, physical, and cognitive developmental milestones.

Kids Growth
This site provides brief paragraphs summarizing what is commonly observed at various ages from birth to 18 years. It includes bulleted descriptions of specific skills in many areas, including development and feeding behavior. The site also provides considerable parenting resources and advice, with content overseen by a medical advisory board.

Tufts University
This site hosts a Child & Family WebGuide that allows users to select a variety of issues by age or topic. Websites addressing those issues are listed, with reviews and ratings of their quality. Under"typical development," there is a section on developmental milestones.

Child Development Institute
Developed by a clinical psychologist. It includes a wide array of information, including charts on toddler and preschool development across domains and general development from birth to 5 years.

Public Broadcasting Service
Two different sections from the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) site provide a general overview of development by domain (first link) and specific information for each specified domain and age group (second link) on childrens development and skills from birth to 6 years.

The University of Maryland Medical Center
Provides an overview of common developmental milestones and broad recommendations for play activities at various ages from birth to 5 years.

The University of Michigan Health System
Provides a detailed list of milestones at various age groups from birth through adolescence. The list is based on one developed by the American Academy of Pediatrics and ZERO TO THREE. Additional resources for more information are provided.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Provides bulleted information on the developmental milestones for children from 3 months to 5 years of age and offers developmental warning signs for each age group. The site also offers interactive tools for users to specify certain ages, select areas of development, and examine expected changes in milestones over time.

Baby Center
This site provides information on development and key issues by age (birth to 8 years). Milestone charts and common questions/issues and resources are provided for each age. In many cases, milestone charts are organized by skills that most kids this age can do, emerging skills that about half of kids this age can do, and advanced skills that a few kids this age can do. There also is a section on what to expect when, with a list of common questions from parents about their childrens development. Considerable information is provided about warning signs for developmental delays.

The Talaris Institute
This site provides a timeline of development of skills in children birth to 5 years, with references for further information. It also provides"Research Spotlights," many of which combine 60-second video spots with information on key parenting issues and related topics.

This site was developed by a speech therapist. It identifies speech milestones from birth to 7 years and provides"Talking Tips" to teach parents how to support language development.

National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders
Provides an interactive checklist for users to check off a childs skills and track development from birth to 5 years. Additional information about ongoing research is also presented.

First Signs
Provides questions and information about warning signs suggesting that a childs development may be exhibiting some delays relative to more typical milestones. Articles, checklists, and steps to take are provided.

Discovery Health Channel
Offers basic developmental milestone information for children birth to 1 year old.

Zero to Three: National Center for Infants, Toddlers and Families
"ZERO TO THREE is the nations leading resource on the first three years of life whose aim is to promote the healthy development of babies and toddlers.

Disability Related:

National Resource Center on ADHD
Comprehensive information about ADHD.

National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders
Includes section on speech and language developmental milestones.

Brave Kids
Information on health services, financial assistance, support groups, child care, dental assistance, camps, transportation and physical therapy.

National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities
A central source of information on: disabilities in infants, toddlers, children, and youth, IDEA, No Child Left Behind (as it relates to children with disabilities), and research-based information on effective educational practices.

New Horizons for Learning
A comprehensive resource for parents and teachers of those who are challenged physically, emotionally, or cognitively.

Genetic Alliance

American Speech Language Hearing Association (ASHA)

National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders

Cerebral Palsy Guide

Early Childhood Learning Activities:

Born Learning
Turn everyday moments into fun learning opportunities.

NYS Health Department

Early Literacy:

Get Ready to Read
A national program to build the early literacy skills of preschool children.

PBS: Reading and Language


Circle of Inclusion
Site offers demonstrations of and information about the effective practices of inclusive educational programs for children from birth through age eight.

"Successfully Supporting All Children in Early Childhood Education Programs"
Publication from the New York State Developmental Disabilities Planning Council

National Professional Development Center on Inclusion (NPDCI)
Information on preparing educators to teach and care for young children with disabilities in settings with their typically developing peers.

Mental Health:

Network of Care
Provides information about developmental disabilities services, laws, and related news, as well as communication tools and other features.

Laws, Regulations, and Advocacy:

New York State Education Department

Vocational and Educational Services for Individuals with Disabilities (VESID)

US Department of Education

Information about special education law, education law, and advocacy for children with disabilities.

New York State Office of Family and Children Services
Promoting the safety, permanency and well-being of our children, families and communities.

The Early Childhood Outcomes Center
The ECO Center has worked to continually to provide technical assistance and conduct research to support states in the development of quality outcome measurement systems which provide valid and reliable data for federal reporting and program improvement.

Response to Intervention/Recognition and Response:

FPG Child Development Institute: Recognition & Response (R&R)
A tiered model for providing high quality instruction and targeted interventions that are matched to the learning needs of children ages three through five. Includes a link to a complementary implementation guide and tools.

Recognition and Response
Provides educators with information and resources to help early educators address the needs of young children (3 to 5 year-olds) who show signs that they may not be learning in an expected manner, even before they begin kindergarten.

Road Map to Pre-K RTI
Dedicated to the adaptation and implementation of RTI for the preschool child.

RTI Action Network
Dedicated to the effective implementation of Response to Intervention (RTI) in school districts nationwide.

RTI Wire
Guide to free resources for Response to Intervention.

Intervention Central
Offers free tools and resources to help school staff and parents to promote positive classroom behaviors and foster effective learning for all children and youth.

State Education Department:

Early Childhood Direction Centers
A network of 14 centers across new York to assist families and professionals with preschool special education issues.

Special Education School District Data Profile
This report reflects quantifiable data collected by the State.

Your Childs Individualized Education Program (IEP): Practical and Legal Guidance for Parents:

NYS Special Education

Model Forms and the New IEP