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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:
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 &
Division of Public Health
Community Resources Inc.
A private, not for profit agency operating in the state
of Alaska to provide services to individuals who experience
Alaska Autism Resource Center (AARC)
provides autism specific information, referral, training, and consultation.
Toll Free: (866) 301-7372
From Anchorage: (907) 334-1300
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
Center for Children with Special Needs at Providence
Assessment and community care coordiantion.
Phone: (907) 562-9212
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
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
Stone Soup Group
A non-profit agency providing support, information and referral to families of children with special needs.
Phone: (907) 561-3701
Early Childhood Resources
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.
A developmental approach to providing health supervision
for all children ages birth through adolescence.
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
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.
A user friendly diverse information resource with links
to many other related pages.
Provides links to early childhood resources for parents
National organization dedicated to helping infants, toddlers
and their families best navigate the earliest year of life.
Early Intervention Resources
The National Information Clearing House on Children
Who are Deaf-Blind.
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.
Resource on alternative dispute resolution, funded by
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.
, parent-directed family resource
center for children with any kind of special need.
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.
Federal Government Resources
for Children and Families Head Start
Care Information Center
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).
of Special Education Programs
Specific Disability Resources
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
National Information Clearinghouse on children who are
Related Sites on the World Wide Web
Publications and video resources from the ARC of the
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
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.
National Advocacy Groups
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
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
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.
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
Down Syndrome Society
A comprehensive, on-line information source about
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.
Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities
Association of America
Promotes the prevention of spina bifida.
Technology & Early Childhood Intervention
Provides information on assistive technology and rehabilitation
equipment available from domestic and international sources
to consumers, organizations, professionals, and caregivers
within the United States.
Source for information on innovative applications of computer
technology in special education and rehabilitation.
Center to Improve Practice (NCIP)
Promotes the effective use of technology to enhance education
outcomes for students with sensory, cognitive, physical and
Assistance Alliance for Parent Centers
Provides technical assistance for establishing, developing,
and coordinating parent training and information projects
Disability Related Legislation
Early Intervention - Federal Legislation
Early Intervention - State Legislation
for Handicapped Children (7 AAC 23)
Programs (7 AAC 78)
for Departments (7 AAC 80)
for Developmentally Delayed or Disabled Children (AS 47.20)
more information on Part C