- Developmental Milestones — University of Michigan
Your Child's Communication Development: Kindergarten Through Fifth Grade — ASHA
- What Is Language? What Is Speech? — ASHA
- Helping Children with Cerebral Palsy — Cerebral Palsy Guide
- Cerebral Palsy Overview— Cerebral Palsy Guidance
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- • Autism Society of America — Call Autism SourceTM seven days a week for assistance. The Autism Society’s contact center, Autism Source, assists those who may not know where to begin or where to turn when faced with the challenges of autism. Looking for help often means locating dozens of websites and searching through a maze of agencies and services in the hopes of finding one that can provide the services or support you need. Autism Source provides trained staff to connect you to resources in your community.
Autism Source is here for you seven days a week from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. (Eastern Time). Reach us through our toll-free number (800) 3-AUTISM (800-328-8476) or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Spanish-speaking specialists are also available to assist you seven days a week. The Autism Society has provided Information & Referral (I&R) services since its inception almost 50 years ago. We are here to answer your call.
- • The Autism Research Institute maintains a toll-free hotline: Support in English: 866-366-3361 The Voice Behind ARI's Helpline: Nancy Cale "In 2006, with the death of Dr Rimland, I began taking the calls to ARI from parents and caregivers. Having manned the Unlocking Autism Call Center for several years, I knew what to expect and am humbled each and every day by the depth of the needs and concerns of those who call searching for help for their loved ones with autism. I have great appreciation for the "network" in the autism community that enables me to reach out across the country and around the world to find the resources I need to enable me to pass the help forward. More than 14 years ago when my family was desperately searching for help for my grandson I met so many concerned and caring people and I am happy knowing the generous heart of our community makes it possible to assure new parents, parents facing new struggles and adults looking for help, that WE can, together, find the help they need. Bless you all who take time to reach out to others as we work to make life better for those who ask for our help."
- • Talk About Curing Autism (TACA) provides support for thousands of families each year during normal business hours Monday through Friday. We may be reached via telephone (949) 640-4401, email, and Live Chat. Families affected by autism can also receive instant support by talking with TACA parent mentors through our website’s Live Chat feature. TACA’s Live Chat offers families Real Help Now! Chat online with a live TACA parent on Live Chat. For general parent support questions via email (i.e. the GFCFSF diet, MAPS doctors, etc.), contact a TACA Parent Support Coordinator.