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Early Intervention Additional Resources

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Early Intervention Support for Families and Care Providers

Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center works to ensure that children with disabilities (birth through 5 years) and their families receive and benefit from high-quality, evidence-based, culturally appropriate and family-centered support and services. This family-oriented page offers high-quality resources related to caring for infants, toddlers and young children with disabilities.

IDEA Infant & Toddler Coordinators Association promotes mutual assistance, cooperation and exchange of information and ideas in the administration of Part C (early intervention), and provides support to state and territory Part C coordinators.

MilLife Learning provides e-learning courses with information for families to support children ages 0 to 3 with special needs in their early growth and education. See Early Intervention Services and Childhood Developmental Milestones in Identifying Delays at this website. Register for a free account to view and take courses on MilLife Learning.

National Center on Early Childhood Development, Teaching, and Learning is a storehouse of early childhood expertise that promotes the building of new knowledge and the sharing of information.

U.S. Department of Education’s Early Intervention Program provides information pertaining to the needs of infants and toddlers with disabilities.

Thrive, a free, online parenting-education program, was developed by the Defense Department in partnership with the Clearinghouse for Military Family Readiness at Penn State. Thrive’s evidence-based interactive resources promote positive parenting, stress management and healthy lifestyle practices for children from birth to 18. The supplemental module for exceptional families offers support to parents and caregivers of children with disabilities. Additional modules are added regularly.

General Support

Center for Parent Information and Resources provides a central source of information on infants, toddlers, children and youth with disabilities.

EFMP & Me helps you navigate the DOD’s network of services and support for families with special needs.

Military OneSource provides no-cost resources and support to active-duty, National Guard and reserve service members and their families 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Military OneSource special needs consultations can help you find services, especially if you live far from an installation.

Individuals with Disabilities Education Act website provides information on IDEA Part C resources for infants and toddlers with disabilities, as well as children and youth ages 3 through 21 who receive special education and related services under IDEA Part B.

MilitaryINSTALLATIONS provides up-to-date contact information for military treatment facilities, EFMP family support services, school liaisons and other resources you may need.

Military Interstate Children’s Compact Commission provides information on your child’s transition with each move.

Office of Special Education Programs provides a list of special education contact information by state.

Office of Special Needs and Military OneSource created a series of podcasts to help service members, family members, and service providers and leaders learn more about the Exceptional Family Member Program, including an episode designed specifically for early intervention.

Special Care Organizational Record for Children with Special Health or Educational Needs helps you track and organize your child’s medical and educational information. Download your SCOR and get started today.

TRICARE Extended Care Health Option is a supplemental component to TRICARE.

Prepare for Your Move

Plan My Move is an online moving tool that simplifies the moving process, breaking it down into clear, manageable steps. Your installation’s relocation professionals can help you plan for a successful move.

Preparing for Your Move fact sheet provides suggestions for making the transition easier as your child enters a new school system following your family’s move to a new duty station.