Ages and Stages in Children’s Health
Articles, resources, and organization to help families during the various stages of a child’s life.
Care Net of Puget Sound Help for individuals seeking support during pregnancy
Healthy Children Information and resources to help you prepare for the baby and life as a parent
Mother to Baby Evidence-based information for mothers about medications and other potentially dangerous exposures to mother and child during pregnancy
Pregnancy Aid Free, confidential aid for women and families
BIRTH TO 3
A Step Ahead A home-based therapy and educational services, including speech, physical and occupational therapies and special education
Birth to Three Developmental Center Birth to Three Developmental Center is a private non-profit child development program. We work with children from birth to age three and their families
Healthcare Services and Supports Find information about first steps, including Maternity Support Services (MMS), Infant Case Management (ICM), and Childbirth Education (CBE)
Healthy Children A comprehensive website that walks you through all the milestones and skills your baby should be reaching by each age including: physical skills, social skill, and sensory milestones.
La Leche League Help mothers worldwide to breastfeed through mother-to-mother support, encouragement, information, and education, and to promote a better understanding of breastfeeding as an important element in the healthy development of the baby and mother.
Preemie Care Non-profit organization dedicated to supporting families of infants born preterm through education, support, and resources.
What is the Difference Between an IFSP and an IEP? (Spanish Version Available Here) Understanding the transition to an IEP once a child turns three
Zero to Three Information on early childhood development and parenting advice
4 TO 6 (PRE-SCHOOL)
Healthy Children The preschool page of Healthy Children walks you through the different milestones and skills your child should be reaching by this age; Physical skills, social skills, and cognitive thinking skills.
How to Prepare Your Child with Disabilities for Kindergarten: Tips for Parents (Spanish Version Available Here) How to use the IEP Team to Plan for Success
SCHOOL AGED YOUTH
Action Plan A worksheet to complete with your high-schooler for determining what classes take and skills to work on.
Extracurricular Activities and Students with Disabilities (Spanish Version Available Here) Information on how to incorporate sports and clubs into a child’s IEP
Helping Your Child Feel Connected to School Ideas to ensure your child feels comfortable in school
Making the Move from Elementary to Middle or Junior High School Transition Tips for Parents of Students with Disabilities
Monitoring Your Teen’s Activities What parents and families should know about setting boundaries
Parent Help 123 Information on some important preparations when getting a child ready for school
PAVE Articles and Parent to Parent help on raising a child with complex healthcare needs.
Skills for Independent Living: Is it “Public” or “Private?” Ideas on teaching your teenager what information is to be shared and what is best kept private
Skills for Independent Living: Parents Help Build Social Skills Seven tools for improving the social skills of teenagers with disabilities
Skills for Independent Living: Personal Care Skills Conversations about self-care are critical to your youth’s health and safety – here are some suggestions
Talking with Your Teens about Sex Advice about going beyond “The Talk”
Ten Tips That May Help Your Child’s Transition to Adulthood As you and your youth plan for the future, consider these tips for a successful transition
Transition to Adulthood: Where Do We Start? The transition your son or daughter will make from being a child to becoming an adult member of the community is an important journey, one that requires a plan to pave the way to a successful future
Transition to Adulthood: Who Plans and Why The special education transition planning team develops the Individualized Education Program (IEP) for your child
The Transition to Independent Living: What Parents Can Do Now Skills necessary to living independently and possible living situations for youth leaving home
What Is Self-Determination? Information on self-determination for individuals with disabilities and their families.
What Youth Need to Know if They Are Questioned by Police Tips for parents to prepare their youth with a disability