Parent Resources

 

Red Flag Indicators

Checklists to see if you should come in for more information

Occupational Therapy

School Aged Checklist

Children 3 years and above Checklist

Physical Therapy 

Physical Therapy Checklist

Speech Therapy

Speech Therapy Checklist

 

Websites

Pathways Awareness Foundation

Pathways is a non-for-profit foundation that is dedicated to increasing knowledge about the gift of early detection and the benefit of early therapy for infants and children with early delays.  www.pathways.org

Cerebral Palsy Symptons

Our mission at CerebralPalsySymptoms.com is to provide the public with accurate and up to date information on the many aspects of cerebral palsy and other birth injury complications. Our team strives to maintain a comprehensive free resource so those interested or concerned about their children can take actions to protect them. If you would like to get in touch with our team we can be reached at info@cerebralpalsysymptoms.com.

American Academy of Pediatrics

Committed to the attainment of optimal, physical, mental and social health and well-being for all infants, children, adolescents and young adults  www.aap.org

Cerebral Palsy Guide

Cerebral Palsy Guides helps parents understand their child’s diagnosis by providing them with information on symptoms, treatments and support options for cerebral palsy.

Website:  www.cerebralpalsyguide.com

Cerabral Palsy Group

https://cerebralpalsygroup.com/treatment/therapy/occupational-therapy/ 

Illinois Early Intervention Program – Clearinghouse

The state of Illinois program dedicated to serving children ages 0 – 3 to help with early detection. This site provides a library of videos, books, journals, and manuals related to the development of young children with special needs and their families.  www.eic.crc.uiuc.edu

Talk about Curing Autism

Talk About Curing Autism (TACA) is a national non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to educating, empowering and supporting families affected by autism. For families who have just received the autism diagnosis, TACA aims to speed up the cycle time from the autism diagnosis to effective treatments. TACA helps to strengthen the autism community by connecting families and the professionals who can help them, allowing them to share stories and information to help improve the quality of life for people with autism.  www.tacanow.org

Apraxia Kids

A comprehensive website for information on childhood apraxia of speech and children’s speech and language topics.  www.apraxia-kids.org

Autism Community Connection

DuPage County group created by parents for families with children on the autism spectrum.  Wide variety of resources on this site. www.autismcommunityconnection.com

Autism Society of Illinois

www.autismillinois.org

Car Seat Safety Check

This site lists the dates and locations for a free car seat inspection.  http://www.seatcheck.net/?page_id=33

Do2learn

This site has activities and products to promote independence.  They have a FREE picture card maker as part of the site which can be used to make picture cards for communication.  www.do2learn.com

Exceptional Parent

This website compliments the Exceptional Parent magazine, which is a great magazine for parents of special needs children  www.eparent.com

Fussy Baby Network

Offers support to families who are experiencing a baby who is fussy, crying excessively, or has difficulties with sleeping or feeding.  The site offers options from calling their warmline to an individual home visit.  The Fussy Baby Team works with mom and dad in finding more ways to soothe, care for, and enjoy your baby.  www.fussybabynetwork.org

Sensory Processing Disorder

Website created by an Occupational Therapist who has a daughter with sensory processing disorder.
www.sensory-processing-disorder.com

Michelle Garcia Winner – Social Thinking

Social thinking is what we do when we interact with people: we think about them. And how we think about people affects how we behave toward them, which in turn affects how others respond to us, which in turn affects our own emotions.

Whether we are with friends, sending an email, in a classroom or at the grocery store, we take in the thoughts, emotions and intentions of those around us.

Most of us have developed our communication skills from birth onwards, steadily observing and acquiring social information and learning how to respond to the people around us. Because social thinking is an intuitive process, we usually take it for granted!

But for many individuals, this process does not come naturally. And this often has nothing to do with academic intelligence.

www.socialthinking.com

Lite Gait

The LiteGait® family of products has provided a safe and effective environment for walking therapy for over a decade. As the original partial weight bearing therapy device, LiteGait has forever altered gait therapy techniques as well as expectations of outcome.

www.litegait.com

 

The Cord Blood Center

https://www.cordbloodbanking.com/

Our team at cordbloodbanking.com provides the latest up-to-date information and free resources for expecting parents. There have been over 35,000 cord blood transplants thanks to donors worldwide. With more awareness we can increase this number and further save the lives of children suffering from cancers, blood disorders and many other serious disorders and disabilities including cerebral palsy.