The websites listed below are a good place to learn more about your child’s development, to read more about young children with autism, and to find out more information about Early Intervention/Early Childhood Special Education.
Learn more about your child’s development:
Developmental Milestones: www.asqoregon.com
This website will provide you with a questionnaire that will help you check your child’s general development; the results of the questionnaire help determine if a child’s development is on schedule. The ASQ questionnaire can be used for children from birth to 5 years. You will be asked to fill out information about your child and family (demographic data), but you will not be asked for your name or other identifying data. The information you provide will be used for research purposes only.
Learn the Signs. Act Early: www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/actearly
This website is sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control. Within this site you can learn about developmental milestones for children ages 3 months to 5 years and the site provides you with a “milestone checklist” that you can use to assess your own child’s development. You will also find links to facts about a variety of developmental disorders, including autism.
Learn more about Early Intervention/Early Childhood Special Education services in your area:
Early Intervention/Early Childhood Special Education (EI/ECSE) www.ode.state.or.us/search/results/?id=252
The Oregon Department of Education contracts with local agencies to provide a statewide system of free services for young children from birth to 5 with developmental delays and disabilities. These services are individually designed to enhance physical, cognitive, communication, social or emotional and/or adaptive development of children and provide support for parents.
Learn more about autism and resources in Oregon:
Autism Society of Oregon www.oregonautism.com
Help Autism Now Society, HANS www.helpautismnow.com
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/autism/facts.html
Autism Speaks www.autismspeaks.org