Family Resources

Below you will find numerous links to national resources that can assist early intervention professionals in their efforts to support and partner with the families they serve.

  1. A Family's Role in Early Intervention Services: Resources
  2. Child Find Project
  3. Family Enrichment Program
  4. Family Resource Center on Disabilities
  5. Family Village
  6. Family Voices
  7. Fathers Network
  8. Early Intervention Family Alliance
  9. Illinois Early Intervention Clearinghouse
  10. Illinois Early Intervention Program: A Guide for Families
  11. Illinois Early Learning Guidelines for Children Birth to Age 3 (in English and Spanish)
  12. Institute for Family Centered Care
  13. National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)
  14. National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities (NICHCY)
  15. Netbuddy
  16. On the Same Team
  17. PACER Center
  18. Pathways Awareness Foundation
  19. Results Matter Video Library
  20. Zero to Three

A Family's Role in Early Intervention Services: Resources

This is a topical guide that will introduce you to important books, videos, and web resources available from the EI Clearinghouse.

Child Find Project

This Child Find Project Website was created to offer information and resources related to the earliest possible identification of young children and their families who may benefit from early intervention and special education services.

Family Enrichment Program

The Family Enrichment Program is a Birth to Three Prevention Initiative Program funded by the Illinois State Board of Education. The goal of the program is to assure school success by providing information and support to at risk families with infants and toddlers.

Family Resource Center on Disabilities

The Family Resource Center on Disabilities is Chicago's Metropolitan Area Parent Training and Information Center.  This resource provides parents of children with disabilities with information, training, assistance, and support.

Family Village 

A global community of disability related resources that includes informational resources on specific diagnoses, communication connections, adaptive products and technology, adaptive recreational activities, education, worship, health issues, disability-related media and literature, and much, much more!

Family Voices

A national network providing families with information and other supports to ensure family-centered care for all families with children with special health care needs and/or disabilities.

Fathers Network

The Fathers Network mission is to celebrate and support fathers and families raising children with special health care needs and developmental disabilities.

Early Intervention Family Alliance 

A group committed to making sure that families actively participate in early intervention ad the national state, and local levels. Created and led by family leaders.

Illinois Early Intervention Clearinghouse

The Illinois Early Intervention (EI) Clearinghouse identifies and collects research-based and best-practice early intervention information to share with families.

Illinois Early Intervention Program: A Guide for Families

An early intervention resource guide that includes an overview of early intervention, eligibility, development of an Individualized Service Plan (IFSP), leaving early intervention, legal rights, and frequently asked questions by families.

Illinois Early Learning Guidelines for Children Birth to Age 3 (in English and Spanish)

The Guidelines provide early childhood professionals and policy makers a framework for understanding child development by presenting information on what children know and should do and what development looks like in everyday life. The main goal of the Guidelines is to offer early childhood professionals a cohesive analysis of children's development with common expectations and common language. These Guidelines also provide suggestions and ideas on how to create early experiences that benefit all children's learning and development.

English Spanish

Institute for Family Centered Care 

Multiple resources for families and professionals to encourage family-centered services.

National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)

The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) is dedicated to improving the well-being of all young children, with particular focus on the quality of educational and developmental services for all children from birth through age 8.

National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities (NICHCY)

Provides a wide array of information related to children with disabilities for families, professionals, and the general public.


Netbuddy is full of handy tips and bright ideas from parents, caregivers, teachers and therapists with experience of learning disability and autism. It is a 'by you, for you' special needs resource, offering practical solutions to everyday issues - from brushing teeth to challenging behavior. For more information or to "give a tip" or "get a tip" please visit:

On the Same Team

On the Same Team is an organization for parents and professionals who believe that special education is a team effort based upon an equal partnership between home and school.

PACER Center

Parent training and information (PTI) center providing resources, services, and materials for families with children and disabilities. National technical assistance center to all state PTIs, in partnership with regional technical assistance centers. has a directory of all PTIs in the country.

Pathways Awareness Foundation 

Pathways Awareness is uniquely dedicated to increasing knowledge about the gift of early detection and the benefit of early therapy for infants and children with early motor delays. Pathways Awareness honors and supports parents by providing knowledge, information, and a sense of community as they guide their children on life's journey.

Results Matter Video Library

This video library includes various videos on using videos with families.  This collection of videos show how video can be used in early intervention, illustrates how the use of video can be used as an opportunity for feedback and self-reflection, and demonstrates how using video with families can help early interventionists better observe infants and toddlers, family strengths, and child progress.

Zero to Three 

ZERO TO THREE is a national, nonprofit organization that informs, trains, and supports professionals, policymakers, and parents in the lives of infants and toddlers.

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