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Alaska Resources

AKInfo
AKInfo helps you locate services in your community or throughout the state. Allows you to list the services that you provide throughout the state - free of charge, find services for individuals that you serve, and track information and referral services provided by your organization.

Alaska Childcare Resource & Referral Network:

Association for Retarded Citizens of Anchorage
A local chapter of The Arc of the United States, a nationwide organization of parents, consumers, and professionals active in pursuing national legislation that promotes the rights and welfare of people with disabilities.

Child Care & Day Care Directory at Care.com
Planning care for your child just got much easier. Take the stress out of your search for great child care with the Care.com Day care Directory.

Department of Education & Early Development

Department of Health & Social Services

Division of Public Health

HOPE Community Resources Inc.
A private, not for profit agency operating in the state of Alaska to provide services to individuals who experience a disability.

Stone Soup Group

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Autism

Alaska Autism Resource Center (AARC)
provides autism specific information, referral, training, and consultation.
Toll Free: (866) 301-7372
From Anchorage: (907) 334-1300
http://alaskaarc.org/


Alaska Early Intervention/Infant Learning Program
Statewide early intervention services: screening, evaluation and family service coordination, are available to families with infants and toddlers (birth to age three) with special needs.
Phone: (907) 269-8442
http://www.hss.state.ak.us/ocs/InfantLearning


Center for Children with Special Needs at Providence
Assessment and community care coordiantion.
Phone: (907) 562-9212
http://www.providence.org/alaska/tchap/autism/default.htm


Division of Senior and Disability Services
Serves seniors, adults with physical disabilities and seniors on Medicaid Waivers, persons with developmental disabilities, vulnerable adults and assisted living providers.
Phone: (907) 269-3666
Toll Free: (800) 478-9996
http://www.hss.state.ak.us/dsds/


Governor’s Council on Disabilities & Special Education
GCDSE connects the public with policymakers, to ensure development of an efficient and seamless service delivery system that meets the needs of individuals with disabilities across the life span. A special report: “ Autism Issues and Needs in Alaska ” is available on the GCDSE web site. The “ Where to Turn ” search engine is also available from this site and assists in locating resources for people with disabilities in Alaska.
Toll Free: 1 (888) 269-8990
From Anchorage: (907) 269-8990
http://www.hss.state.ak.us/gcdse


Stone Soup Group
A non-profit agency providing support, information and referral to families of children with special needs.
Phone: (907) 561-3701
Email: ssg@stonesoupgroup.org

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Early Childhood Resources

Best Beginnings
Best Beginnings is a public-private partnership that mobilizes people and resources to ensure all Alaska children begin school ready to succeed through support from businesses, foundations, nonprofits, government, and individuals.

Bright Futures
A developmental approach to providing health supervision for all children ages birth through adolescence.

I Am Your Child Campaign
Aimed at increasing public awareness, this site is maintained by the Rob Reiner Foundation. Provides information and resources about early childhood development for parents and caregivers.

National Association for the Education of Young Children
NAEYC exists for the purpose of leading and consolidating the efforts of individuals and groups working to achieve healthy development and constructive education for all young children.

Positive Parenting
A user friendly diverse information resource with links to many other related pages.

Yahoo
Provides links to early childhood resources for parents and caregivers

Zero to Three
National organization dedicated to helping infants, toddlers and their families best navigate the earliest year of life.

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Early Intervention Resources

DB Link
The National Information Clearing House on Children Who are Deaf-Blind.

Family Village
Integrates information, resources, and communication opportunities for persons with disabilities, for their families, and for those that provide them services and support. Includes informational resources on specific diagnoses, communication connections, adaptive products and technology, adaptive recreational activities, education, worship, health issues, disability-related media and literature.

House Ear Institute
The Institute is dedicated to developing knowledge about hearing and related disorders and sharing that knowledge. Offers links about ongoing research efforts as well as public and professional educational programs.

Mediation
Resource on alternative dispute resolution, funded by OSEP

National Parent to Parent Support and Information System
Provides important nationwide listing of Parent to Parent Programs linking parents of children with special health needs and rare disorders.

Parents Helping Parents (PHP)
A comprehensive , parent-directed family resource center for children with any kind of special need.

Parent Training & Information Centers
Lists all the parent training information centers in the US that provide training and information to parents of infants, toddlers, school-aged children, & young adults with disabilities and professionals who work with their families.

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Federal Government Resources

Administration for Children and Families ­ Head Start

National Child Care Information Center

National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities
NICHCY is the national information and referral center that provides information on disabilities and disability-related issues for families, educators, and other professionals. Special focus is children and youth (birth to age 22).

Office of Special Education Programs

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Specific Disability Resources

Child and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder (CHADD)
National non-profit organization representing children and adults with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (AD/HD). Founded in 1987 by a group of concerned parents, CHADD works to improve the lives of people with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder through education, advocacy and support. Working closely with leaders in the field of AD/HD research, diagnosis and treatment.

Deaf-Blind
National Information Clearinghouse on children who are Deaf-Blind.

Disability Related Sites on the World Wide Web
Publications and video resources from the ARC of the United States

Internet Resources for Special Children (IRSC)
Communicates information relating to the needs of children with disabilities on a global basis in order to: 1) Provide valuable information for parents, family members, caregivers, friends, educators, and medical professionals who interact with children who have disabilities, 2) Improve the environment for children with disabilities, 3)Create positive changes and enhance public awareness and knowledge of children with disabilities.

National Attention Deficit Disorder Association (ADDA)
ADDA is especially focused on the needs of ADD children and young adults with ADD. Material specially written for children can be found in our Kids Area. For personal stories from adults with ADD, visit the Personal Stories Area.

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National Advocacy Groups

Autism Society of America
The mission of the Autism Society of America is to promote lifelong access and opportunities for persons within the autism spectrum and their families, to be fully included, participating members of their communities through advocacy, public awareness, education, and research related to autism

Council For Exceptional Children (CEC)
The largest international professional organization dedicated to improving educational outcomes for individuals with exceptionalities, students with disabilities, and/or the gifted. Advocates for appropriate governmental policies, sets professional standards, provides continual professional development, advocates for newly and historically underserved individuals with exceptionalities, and helps professionals obtain resources for effective professional practice.

Division for Early Childhood (DEC)
Advocates for individuals who work with or on behalf of children with special needs, birth through age eight, and their families. Promotes policies and practices that support families and enhance the optimal development of children.

March of Dimes

National Federation of the Blind
This resource guide can assist parents, professionals, and others to identify potential services for supporting and improving the lives of deaf-blind children

National Down Syndrome Society
A comprehensive, on-line information source about Downs syndrome.

National Early Childhood Technical Assistance System (NEC*TAS)
NECTAS is a national technical assistance consortium working to support states to improve Part C services for young children with disabilities and their families.

National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities

Spina Bifida Association of America
Promotes the prevention of spina bifida.

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Technology & Early Childhood Intervention

ABLEDATA
Provides information on assistive technology and rehabilitation equipment available from domestic and international sources to consumers, organizations, professionals, and caregivers within the United States.

Closing the Gap
Source for information on innovative applications of computer technology in special education and rehabilitation.

Nation Center to Improve Practice (NCIP)
Promotes the effective use of technology to enhance education outcomes for students with sensory, cognitive, physical and social/emotional disabilities

Technical Assistance Alliance for Parent Centers
Provides technical assistance for establishing, developing, and coordinating parent training and information projects under IDEA.

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Legislation

Disability Related Legislation

Early Intervention - Federal Legislation

Early Intervention - State Legislation

  • Programs for Handicapped Children (7 AAC 23)
  • Grant Programs (7 AAC 78)
  • Fees for Departments (7 AAC 80)
  • Services for Developmentally Delayed or Disabled Children (AS 47.20)
  • For more information on Part C

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