Families Together is an organization that helps families with children with disabilities by providing education through one-on-one telephone calls, conferences for families, and resource materials that help families how best to help their child/ren with a disability.
Resources provided by Families Together
Kansas Association for Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health
Kansas Association for Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health. Professional organization concerned with the emotional development of infants and young children.
Beach Center on Disability
Based at the University of Kansas in Lawrence, the Beach Center on Disability is a research and training center that provides information, training, and resources to people with disabilities and their families/providers.
Kansas Special Health Care Needs Program
The Kansas Special Health Care Needs Program provides specialized medical services to eligible children from infancy to age 22.
Kansas Action for Children
Kansas Action for Children is an organization that advocates for Kansas children and their families through their collaboration with the Kansas Legislature.
Kansas Association for the Education of Young Children
The Kansas division of the National Association for the Education of Young Children
Kansas Child Care Training Opportunities
Kansas Child Care Training Opportunities provides resources and training for child care providers.
The Kansas Children’s Cabinet and Trust Fund
The Kansas Children’s Cabinet and Trust Fund. This program helps oversee evaluation and funding of early childhood programs throughout the state of Kansas.
Kansas Infant-Toddler Services
Kansas Infant Toddler Services (authorized by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act - IDEA Part C) is administered by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE). KDHE provides grants to local networks to assist in maintaining and implementing a statewide system of coordinated, comprehensive, multidisciplinary early intervention services for infants and toddlers with disabilities (birth through 2) and their families. KDHE is responsible for assuring availability to eligible children and their families.
Kansas Head Start Association
Supporting and strengthening Kansas early learning programs through advocacy, professional development,and leadership.
Information, referrals and resources on mental health
Kansas Physical Therapy Association
The Kansas Physical Therapy Association (KPTA) is non-profit professional association that represents and supports physical therapists and physical therapy assistants who are licensed to practice in Kansas, as well as students pursuing licensure in one of these two fields.
Support Groups in Kansas
A search engine for national, regional, statewide, and local support groups for a wide variety of situations.
Kansas Early Learning Standards
The new Kansas Early Learning Academic and Developmental standards.
Disability Rights Center of Kansas
The Disability Rights Center of Kansas (DRC), is a legal advocacy agency that advocates for the civil and legal rights of Kansans with disabilities under state or federal laws such as the Americans with Disabilities Act, and the Kansas Act Against Discrimination.
Service Coordination ToolKit
Online training for FSCs from definitions to transition planning.
Direct link to the Kansas Legislature page where you can find your legislator, research bills, and find out what is happening on the Hill.
Kansas Inservice Training System
Provides information, resources, technical assistance, trainings, and more on it’s comprehensive website.
Child Care Aware
The administrator of the statewide Child Care Resource and Referral network in the state of Kansas, providing families with referrals for local quality child care programs and leading early learning projects and professional development events.
The Medicaid program for the state of Kansas
Kansas Coalition for School Readiness
A partnership of early learning educators, business leaders, child advocates, parents, law enforcement officials, military leaders and other citizens who support investments in early childhood education.
The Kansas Association of School Psychologists
The Kansas Association of School Psychologists is a non-profit, state-wide organization of school psychologists, informally established in 1960-61 and formally incorporated in 1963-64. Its membership includes school psychologists who are employed across the state in both public and private schools and agencies, as well as faculty and students in graduate training programs.
Kansas Department for Children and Families
The Kansas Department for Children and Families provides a wide array of services from education to employment assistance to rehabilitation services and much more.
Kansas Department of Health and Environment
Our vision is 'Healthy Kansans living in safe and sustainable environments.' To that end, we welcome your suggestions and critiques of our service delivery across the state.
Kansas Division for Early Childhood
The Kansas Division for Early Childhood (KDEC) shall promote the education of young children with exceptional needs and encourage and promote professional growth and research as a means of better understanding the unique needs related to young exceptional children.
Kansas Kids Ready for Learning
Information and resources for many aspects of early learning and literacy for children from birth to age 8.
Kansas Parent Information Resource Center
The Kansas Parent Information Resource Center provides technical assistance to parents, educators, and other organization through education, information, and resources to encourage family engagement and involvement in their child's education.
Kansas Speech-Language-Hearing Association
The Kansas Speech-Language-Hearing Association is the state arm of the national Speech-Language Hearing Association. They are charged with representing and supporting speech language pathologists, audiologists, and others in the field.T
Kansas Multi-Tiered System of Supports
MTSS provides support and technical assistance to educators, using evidenced based methods to assist with both academic and behavioral needs. They provide training and resources to help each Kansas child get the most from their educational experience.
Help Me Grow Kansas
Help Me Grow is a model that works to promote collaboration across child-serving sectors in order to build a more efficient and effective system that promotes the optimal healthy development of young children.
Kansas Quality Network
KQN is a new website offered by the Kansas Department for Children and Families that directs child care providers, families and communities to resources available for the advancement, support and recognition of continuous quality improvement efforts in child care in Kansas.
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Zero to Three
A national, nonprofit organization that provides parents, professionals and policymakers the knowledge and know-how to nurture early development.
Autism Research Institute
Conducts research, and disseminates the results of research, on the causes or autism and on methods of preventing and treating autism.
National Down Syndrome Society
The Society provides research, resources, and information pertaining to Down Syndrome.
Parents as Teachers
Parents as Teachers is the trusted resource providing a proven home visiting model for the most respected organizations and professionals who meet the evolving needs of families. Our work with the professional community helps young children grow up healthy, safe and ready to learn.
Circle of Parents
A network of parent-led self-help groups where parents and caregivers can share ideas, celebrate successes and address the challenges surrounding parenting.
American Occupational Therapy Association
The national organization for occupational therapists, occupational therapy assistants, and occupational therapy students.
Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center
The ECTA Center is housed at the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and provides extensive resources and materials pertaining to many aspects of early childhood education.
National Head Start Association
Our mission is to coalesce, inspire, and support the Head Start field as a leader in early childhood development and education.
Autism Speaks has grown into the world's leading autism science and advocacy organizations. They fund research, raise public awareness, and advocate for all people affected by autism. Their logo of a puzzle piece is widely known and recognized.
Center for Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation
The Center is housed at the Georgetown University Center for Child and Human Development. The Center creates materials for Head Start staff pertaining to the social emotional development of young children.
American Academy of Pediatrics
The American Academy of Pediatrics provides resources, research and education, and advocates for the physical, mental, and emotional health and well-being of children.
American Speech-Language Hearing Association
The national organization for speech language pathologists and audiologists, and speech language pathology and audiology students.
American Physical Therapy Association
The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) is an individual membership professional organization representing more than 88,000 member physical therapists (PTs), physical therapist assistants (PTAs), and students of physical therapy. APTA seeks to improve the health and quality of life of individuals in society by advancing physical therapist practice, education, and research, and by increasing the awareness and understanding of physical therapy's role in the nation's health care system.
How Kids Develop
Information on child development for children ages 0-5.
A top website for articles and resources for parenting children with special needs or disabilities