A toll free line that offers assessment, technical assistance, information about public benefits, other state programs, and community resources. Staffed by social workers with extensive experience in assisting families of children and youth with special health needs. 1-800-882-1435.
Early Education and Care webpage provides access to several useful resources for parents or caregivers of children with special needs, including a "Transitions Guide" to provide information to those whose children are transitioning from Early Intervention services to an early care and education setting.
The CDC's Act Early Campaign aims to educate parents about childhood development, including early warning signs of autism and other developmental disorders, and encourages developmental screening and intervention.
The CDC's website features a Resource Center on Autism Spectrum Disorders and includes information on screening and diagnosis, treatments, and current research.
The New England Index is a comprehensive database of disability-related information for individuals with disabilities, their families, and providers in Massachusetts.
This U.S. Department of Justice website features commonly asked questions about child care centers and the Americans with Disabilities Act.
The Federation for Children with Special Needs offers workshops, trainings, resources, and advocacy/support to parents of children with disabilities, their professional partners, and their communities.