Administration for Children & Families.gov promotes the economic and social well-being of families, children, individuals and communities. ACF programs aim to:
Autism Navigator.com is a unique collection of web-based tools and course bridging the gap between science and community practice. Autism Navigator increases the capacity for healthcare, early intervention providers, families, and caregivers to improve outcomes of young children with ASD. Autism Navigator contains a unique collection of web-based tools and courses developed for practitioners in the field. Autism Navigator was created by the faculty and staff in the Autism Institute at the Florida State University College of Medicine. The FIRST WORDS® Project and the Early Social Interaction Project (ESI) contributed to the content of Autism Navigator.
Autism Speaks.org’s goal is to change the future for all who struggle with an autism spectrum disorder. They are dedicated to funding global biomedical research into the causes, prevention, treatments and a possible cure for autism. They strive to raise public awareness about autism and its effects on individuals, families, and society: and work to bring hope to all who deal with the hardships of this disorder. They are committed to raising the funds necessary to support these goals.
Easter Seals.com has been helping individuals with disabilities and special needs, and their families, live better lives for nearly 100 years. From child development centers to physical rehabilitation and job training for people with disabilities, Easter Seals offers a variety of services to help people with disabilities address life’s challenges and achieve personal goals.
Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting.gov supports pregnant women and families and helps at-risk parents of children from birth to kindergarten entry tap the resources and hone the skills they need to raise children who are physically, socially and emotionally healthy and ready to learn.
Parents as Teachers.org provide the information, support and encouragement parents need to help their children develop optimally during the crucial early years of life.
Parent to Parent.org programs offer parent to parent support as a core resource for families with children who have a special health care need, disability, or mental health issue. Through a one to one “match” experienced support parents provide emotional support to families and assist them in finding information and resources. Parent to Parent programs are committed to listening and learning from families and developing an array of services and supports in response to family identified needs.
The Center for Autism and Related Disabilities (CARD) is a state funded agency authorized to service individuals with autism and related disabilities and their families. All services are free of cost.