- For more information on public schools, private schools, charter schools and the differences between them, go to our Education and Schools page.
- For more information on special education preschool and resources in your state, go to: Special Education Services for Preschoolers with Disabilities (NICHCY)
- For a list of preschools and child care centers in your state, go to: ChildcareCenter.us
- For Charter School listings in your state, go to: Charter School Catalog - click your state, then click the "schools" tab.
- To search for private preschools in your area, go to: Private School Review
Center for Parent Information and Resources Locator
Parent Centers are for families with a child who has a disability, as well as the professionals who work with them.
Utah Parent Center
A non-profit organization that provides training, information, referral, and assistance to parents of children and youth with all disabilities including physical, mental, hearing, vision, learning, behavioral, and emotional. Staff consists primarily of parents of children and youth with disabilities.
Family Voices is a national, nonprofit, family-led organization promoting quality health care for all children and youth, particularly those with special health care needs. Locate centers by state, F2F HICs (Family-to-Family Health Information Centers).
State Part C Early Intervention Coordinators
Lists state contacts for Early Intervention (Part C) agencies offered by the National Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center (ECTA Center).
Parent to Parent USA
A national nonprofit organization that provides support to state Parent to Parent organizations; provides links to state organizations; provides a Matching Listserv to help organizations connect families to each other; and provides links to other organizations that serve families.
Baby Watch Early Intervention Program (UDOH)
Utah's network of services for children (birth to 3 years) with developmental delays or disabilities; Utah Department of Health, Bureau of Child Development.
A national nonprofit organization dedicated to educating parents and pediatric professionals about the early warning signs of autism and other developmental disorders. Includes developmental milestones, red flags, and communication needs of parents and physicians.
Utah Association for Infant Mental Health
Hosted by Utah State University, this site includes: an overview of infant mental health; announcements; and tool kits (with documents, presentations, sample agreements, patient education materials).
Bright Futures Initiative (AAP)
A national health promotion initiative dedicated to the principle that every child deserves to be healthy and that optimal health involves a trusting relationship between the health professional, child, family, and community as partners in health practice. Information on healthy emotional, behavioral and cognitive development; American Academy of Pediatrics.
Learn the Signs. Act Early (CDC)
A CDC program to address the importance of early identification of developmental delay and disability. Early intervention (before school age) can have a significant impact on a child’s ability to learn new skills, as well as reduce the need for costly interventions over time; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Utah Health Status: Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE)
ACEs include verbal, physical, or sexual abuse, as well as family dysfunction. ACEs have been linked to adverse health outcomes such as violence, obesity, diabetes, cardiopulmonary disease, and other negative physical and mental health behaviors later in life. July 2011, Utah Department of Health
The Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study (CDC)
One of the largest investigations ever conducted to assess associations between childhood maltreatment and later-life health and well-being; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
State Baby Facts: Utah
A 5-page report on conditions and resources to lessen adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) such as poverty, which can weaken babies' brain development. Resources include federal supports in Utah for health and nutrition, supporting strong families, and positive learning experiences, all of which combat chronic stress. Utah ranks 11th in child well-being. Zero to Three Policy Center, National Center for Infants, Toddlers and Families
Talaris Child Development Timeline
An interactive timeline with developmental milestones in different areas including physical, social, learning, and communication.
Transition Tips for Parents of Newborns or Newly Diagnosed Children with Disabilities ( 483 KB)
This pamphlet developed by Shriners Hospital for Children, also called A New Start, provides information for parents on coping, staying strong, building hope, utilizing resources, and using health care efficiently.
Transition Tips for Parents of Young Children with Disabilities ( 447 KB)
This pamphlet developed by Shriners Hospital for Children, also called First Steps, provides information for parents on helping a child stay physically and emotionally healthy; beginning to involve a child in her own health care; encouraging independence; and resources and websites.
Healthy Minds, from Zero to Three
Created by the National Center For Infants, Toddlers and Families. Here you will find PDF handouts about development.
IFSP form (Individual Family Service Plan) ( 224 KB)
Sample Individual Family Service Plan.
Medical Summary ( 18 KB)
This sample summary or individual health plan provides a way to keep track of personal contact information, diagnoses, problems, medications, immunizations, providers, specialists, medical equipment, and more.
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