SOESD / Special Education / Early Childhood Services / Resources
Listed below are some helpful resources for parents and staff. Simply click on the link to open it up.
Autism Resources - This link takes you to a source for many other links to websites focusing on supports for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. You can download social stories, picture schedules and other helpful information.
Autism Research - The Interactive Autism Network is an online project designed to accelerate the pace of autism research by linking researchers and families.
Autism Video Glossary - This site contains many side-by-side video clips depicting typically developing children and those with Autism Spectrum Disorder performing similar tasks. It is helpful in understanding what certain features of Autism look like. You can also link to other information from this site. You must open this link from Internet Explorer - the site does not currently support Mozilla Firefox.
CSEFEL - The Center on the Social Emotional Foundations for Early Learning. This site contains many resources for parents and staff related to Positive Behavior Supports. There are book lists, downloadable picture cards for problem solving, a family routines guide to provide suggestions for behavioral supports during meal time, bath time etc. and MUCH more.
Do To Learn - This site includes games, activities, picture cards, schedules, and other visual supports, to download or to purchase.
EI/ECSE Central Directory - The Central Directory provides links to early childhood state and national resources for parents, providers and the general public.
HEAD START INCLUSION - Look here for training materials, tools for teachers and coordinators, as well as other resources related to including children with disabilities.
MIND in the Making (MITM) - Promotes executive function and essential life skills every child needs.
Oregon Alliance for Early Intervention - This Facebook site provides daily posts covering a range of topics including: advocacy efforts on behalf of Early Intervention, facts and information about Early Intervention, inspiring and helpful articles/blog posts/links, and fun family events for young children who experience disability.
Oregon Developmental Disabilities - This site contains information for parents about advocacy, including contact information for the Oregon legislature. You can also read the full report of the Legislative Task Force on Autism.
Questions About Kids - This site contains many short articles for parents including titles such as Am I spoiling my baby, How can I help my baby sleep through the night, and How can I help my child understand death?
TACSEI - Technical Assistance Center on Social Emotional Interventions for Young Children takes the research that shows which practices improve the social-emotional outcomes for young children with, or at risk for, delays or disabilities and creates FREE products and resources to help decision-makers, caregivers, and service providers apply these best practices in the work they do every day.
Understood -English version / Understood - Spanish version - This site helps the millions of parents whose children, ages 3–20, are struggling with learning and attention issues. To empower them to understand their children’s issues and relate to their experiences.
Zero to Three - Focusing specifically on infants and toddlers this site has information for parents about supporting your child's development. There are also publications for purchase.