Family Link staff and families have shared some of their favorite web sites on the Internet that they find helpful when searching for disability information and support.

Remember- we aren't endorsing any of the information provided at these sites. On the Internet you must use your judgment and be cautious with any information or contacts you make.

I f you have suggestions or corrections for this page please send them to chitrap@njeis.org. We hope to be adding to and organizing these links continually.

Happy surfing!

The web site of the New Jersey Early Intervention System is

www.njeis.org.

The New Jersey Department of Health website provides useful information about the organization of the NJ early Intervention system, check out http://www.state.nj.us/health/fhs/eiphome.htm.

The NJ Department of Education can be found at

 www.state.nj.us/education.

 

The Division for Early Childhood of the Council for Exceptional Children is a large professional organization devoted to young children with special needs and their families,

www.dec-sped.org.

Exceptional Parent Magazine can be found at www.eparent.com.

Family Village is a huge website with a wealth of parenting and disability information, see it at www.familyvillage.wisc.edu

Family Voices is a national organization devoted to helping families with their health care and insurance concerns. Visit them at www.familyvoices.org .

The National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD) will have information on your condition, even when no-one else does, visit www.rarediseases.org/cgi-bin/nord .

For general information about quality early childhood programs visit the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) at www.naeyc.org .

The National Parent Network on Disability (NPND) is a great place to start looking for legislative resources, www.npnd.org.

Special Education Resources on the Web provides a great place to start learning about the special education world, www.seriweb.com .

Zero to Three is a professional organization devoted to meeting the needs of all infants and toddlers, check out their resources at www.zerotothree.org .

NEC*TAS is the National Early Childhood Technical Assistance System, check them out at www.nectas.unc.edu .

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act website will provide you with information on the laws that govern early intervention and special education services, check out www.ideapractices.org


NICHY is the National Information Center for Children and Youth with Disabilities and can be found at www.nichcy.org .

The Connecticut Early Intervention System's web site is full of useful information and links, check out www.birth23.org.


The American Foundation for the Blind and the National Association for Parents of Children with Visual Impairments 
www.FamilyConnect.org

 

Emerging Leaders Northwest is a community based information and guidance center for people with disabilities ages 13 to 30. They are striving to help young adults to succeed in their future.  www.emergingleadersnw.org/

Down Syndrome: Health Issues, News and Information for Parents and Professionals by Len Leshin, M.D., F.A.A.P. www.ds-health.com/

 

 

Resources and Support.
We are proud to announce the creation of
"NJ Early Intervention Professionals"

The purpose of this web-based list-serv group is to provide
an opportunity to share information, strategies, successes
and challenges of working in the New Jersey Early
Intervention System. Professionals from all disciplines are
invited to join in lively discussions about our unique
profession. Discussions of research, clinical experiences and
implications for best practices in early intervention are
encouraged. Information about professional development
opportunities will be posted by the state's Comprehensive
System of Personnel Development (CSPD).

A few words of caution: Honest, open discussion is encouraged.- though this is not a forum for blaming or dumping on anyone. We want to work together to develop solutions to problems. You must ALWAYS safeguard the confidentiality of your clients. Never share personally identifying information about the children or families with whom you work.

To participate in the internet-based support group "NJ Early
Intervention Professionals" you must use a computer that
has internet access and an e-mail address. An internet list-
serv is a group of people who share a common interest.
To join the group you must "subscribe" to the list.
When you have subscribed you will receive all the e-mail
messages that are sent to the list. You can send
messages to the entire group or reply only to another
member of the group.
To join the group go to our web site:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/NJEIProf
If you choose to join click on "join this group". If you are
not a member of Yahoo Groups you will have to go through
the somewhat cumbersome process of joining Yahoo Groups.

If you need assistance with any of the above please contact a Training and Technical Assistance Coordinator at your Regional Early Intervention Collaborative at the following phone numbers:

Helpful Hands REIC (Bergen, Hudson and Passaic)
973-256-8484
Family Link REIC (Essex, Morris, Sussex, Union and Warren)
908-964-5303
Mid Jersey Cares REIC (Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex,
Monmouth, Ocean and Somerset)
732-699-0944
Southern NJ REIC (Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May,
Cumberland, Gloucester and Salem)
856-768-6747

 

A happy pair. Am I all alone in this?
Not at all. Throughout the year, there is a busy schedule of events that bring together the families of children receiving early intervention services; this is also the place to find information of general interest about activities in the area for parents and families with young children. For professionals, an ongoing schedule of trainings and meetings helps us share information

 

 

 
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