DBP Resources

Additional resources beyond our list below are available, however, we hope you find this to be a helpful place to start.

ADHD ResourcesChadd.org offers important resources surrounding Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.

American Academy of Pediatrics/ Healthy Children Resources AAP offer information for all areas of children’s growth, development and play.

Asperger/Autism Network – The Asperger/Autism Network (AANE) works with individuals, families, and professionals to help people with Asperger Syndrome and similar autism spectrum profiles build meaningful, connected lives.

Audiology – Visit our Audiology Department page for helpful information and resources.

Autism Insurance Resource Center – The Austism Insurance Resouce Center offer information for consumers, providers, clinicians, employers, and educators on issues related to medical insurance for autism treatment.

Autism Resource Center of Central Mass – This group offers support, education, resources and fun activities for families. Learn more.

Autism Speaks Autism Speaks offers important resources for providers, families, communities, researchers with valuable resources.

CDC Act Early CDC Act Early providers important and free resources about child development in general and developmental monitoring. You can print material as well to help you with developmental monitoring.

Cerebral Palsy Group – Cerebral Palsy Group is a national organization that provides resources and education to those affected by cerebral palsy..

Cerebral Palsy Guide – Cerebral Palsy Guide provides free educational materials, financial options and emotional support for those affected by cerebral palsy.

Department of Developmental Services – DDS, in partnership with others, creates innovative and genuine opportunities for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities to participate fully and meaningfully in, and contribute to, their communities as valued members.

Doug Flutie Foundation – The goal of the Flutie Foundation is to help families affected by autism live life to the fullest. Through their programs and partnerships, they help people with autism get access to care; lead more active lifestyles; and grow toward adult independence.

Down Syndrome Association- The Down Syndrome Association offers important resources for families with children with Trisomy 21 or Down Syndrome.

Early intervention – These programs provide therapy for children between birth and 3 years of age who have developmental delays or are at risk for delays due to environmental factors. Services take place in the home or other natural settings, such as day care. Find the program that services your town.

Exceptional Lives Exceptional Lives is a not-for-profit organization that helps people with disabilities. Our goal is to show you how to find and apply for benefits and services to get you or your child the support they need.

Federation of Children with Special Needs – The Federation for Children with Special Needs offers information, support, and assistance to families and professionals who support children with disabilities.

Headstart Head Start is a program of the United States Department of Health and Human Services that provides comprehensive early childhood education, health, nutrition, and parent involvement services to low-income children and their families.

MA Act Early – The MA team from the CDC Act Early offers local resources and trainings.

Mass Health – Some children with developmental delays may qualify for supplemental coverage. Call: Mass Family Voices at 800-331-0688, extension 301.

Postpartum depression resources for mothers – One in seven pregnant and new mothers may experience depression or anxiety. New mothers may experience little sleep and new and increasing responsibilities that may cause stress and anxiety, all of which can lead to depression.If you’re experiencing any signs or symptoms, seek help by contacting your health care provider. Learn more.

Public schools – Your school district is responsible for providing services and therapy for developmental delays. To request eligibility and evaluation, contact your district. To learn more about the special education process and Individualized Education Plans (IEP), contact the Department of Education.

Women, Infants and Children (WIC)- The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) provides Federal grants to States for supplemental foods, health care referrals, and nutrition education for low-income pregnant, breastfeeding, and non-breastfeeding postpartum women, and to infants and children up to age 5 who are found to be at nutritional risk.

To improve your general understanding of learning and other delays visit understood.org.-

 

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