Professional Organizations

American Academy of Pediatrics
This site promotes physical, mental, and social health and well-being for infants, children, and adolescents and young adults. The Journal of American Pediatrics can be accessed from this site; selected articles are free to view.

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
This is a national organization supporting speech-language pathologists, audiologists, and speech, language, and hearing scientists by advancing communication science. A subscription is needed to access the American Journal of Audiology, the American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, and the Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research. Abstracts are provided on the site.

California MAP to Inclusion & Belonging
The Map to Inclusive Child Care Project is dedicated to creating a statewide system of support, training, and resources that gives all families and providers barrier-free access to inclusive child care. This site offers numerous resources such as training Power Points, a newsletter archive, handouts, and links to important sites by topic.

The Division for Early Childhood
The Division for Early Childhood advocates for individuals who work with or on behalf of children with special needs, birth through age 8, and their families. The site offers recommended practices material such as PowerPoint presentations, articles, and handouts.

Family Resource Centers Network of California
The Family Resource Centers Network of California offers links to local resources and services available at the Early Start Family Resource Centers throughout California. The site offers free access to archived webinars.

IDA California
IDA brings together professionals from the public and private sector to work collaboratively across disciplines to encourage best practices in the field of early intervention. The site offers information on membership opportunities, upcoming training events, and public policy reports.

IDEA Infant and Toddler Coordinators Association
The IDEA Infant and Toddler Coordinators Association works in partnership with a wide variety of agencies, organizations, and universities to provide the latest news in Part C administration. The site offers links to IDEA statutes and regulations as well as free access to a series of webinars on the social emotional development of young children.

National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)
NAEYC is dedicated to serving and acting on behalf of the needs, rights and well-being of all young children with a primary focus on the provision of educational and developmental services and resources. Members can receive online access to various NAEYC publications as well as view reports and new articles.

National Association for Special Education Teachers (NASET)
The National Association of Special Education Teachers offers various links to aid practitioners and parents interested in early intervention services. The website offers a section devoted to early intervention services that can be found by locating the “Early Intervention” section located within the “Exceptional Students and Disability Information” category, which is in the “Resources” tab at the top of the home page.

Zero to Three
Zero to Three is dedicated to promoting the health and development of infants and toddlers. On this site, users can find numerous articles, handouts, and podcasts, all of which are free. The “Find It Fast” feature located on the home page enables users to find information on popular topics quickly. Subscribers can also access the Zero to Three professional journals.