National Organizations


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The Arc advocates for and serves people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families.

Center for Early Learning and Literacy promotes the adoption and sustained use of evidence-based early literacy learning practices.

Center for Parent Information and Resources is a central source of information on disabilities in infants, toddlers, children and youth.

Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center works to ensure that children with disabilities (birth through 5 years) and their families receive and benefit from high-quality, evidence-based, culturally appropriate and family-centered supports and services.

Early Head Start National Resource Center is a storehouse of early childhood expertise that promotes the building of new knowledge and the sharing of information.

Easter Seals provides education, outreach and advocacy for people living with autism and other disabilities.

Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, Part C provides a one-stop shop for resources related to Part C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and its implementing regulations, announced on Sept. 6, 2011.

IDEA Infant & Toddler Coordinators Association promotes mutual assistance, cooperation and exchange of information and ideas in the administration of Part C (early intervention) and provides support to state and territory Part C coordinators.

National Early Childhood Transition Center investigates and validates practices and strategies that enhance the early childhood transition process and support positive school outcomes for children with disabilities.

Parent Center Network supports the work of state and regional parent centers. (The link provided is to the page that lists the parent centers for each state.)

Technical Assistance Center on Social Emotional Intervention for Young Children uses research that shows which practices improve the social-emotional outcomes for young children with, or at risk for, delays or disabilities and creates free products and resources to help decision-makers, caregivers and service providers apply these best practices.

Zero To Three informs, trains and supports professionals, policymakers and parents in their efforts to improve the lives of infants and toddlers. (The link provided is to its military support page.)