Professional and other groups (including parent support, and training and information centers) that provide assistance to infants and toddlers with disabilities eligible under Part C of IDEA and their families.

State Professional Associations

  • Gateways to Opportunity Illinois Job Board
    The Illinois Job Board provides an opportunity for early care and education, school-age, and youth development organizations to post job openings in Illinois. The Illinois Job Board provides professionals and those interested in careers in early care and education, school-age, and youth development with specific information about related jobs in Illinois and the qualifications needed.
  • Illinois Association of Infant Mental Health (ILAIMH)
    ILAIMH is a membership organization of diverse professionals working with infants, toddlers and their families. Members come from the fields of education, social work, psychology, medicine, academia, public policy, child development, physical and occupational therapy, and other allied disciplines
  • Illinois Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (ICAAP)
    ICAAP is an organization that advocates on behalf of children, families, and health professionals in Illinois.
  • Illinois 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.
  • Illinois Developmental Therapy Association (IDTA)
    The mission and purpose of the Illinois Developmental Therapy Association is to provide the highest quality services to children with disabilities and delays and their families through promoting and supporting the interests of Developmental Therapists.
  • Illinois Division of Early Childhood (IDEC)
    The Illinois Subdivision of the Division of Early Childhood (DEC) of the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) is dedicated to promoting parent-professional collaboration, to advocating for policy, planning and best practice in prevention and intervention, and to supporting those who work with or on behalf of infants and young children with special needs and their families by promoting collaboration and communication among organizations, practitioners and family members, innovations in research and the development of new knowledge, dissemination and use of information about research, resources, best practices, and current issues, and professional development through an array of activities and strategies.
  • Illinois Early Learning Project
    The Illinois Early Learning Project Web site is a source of evidence-based, reliable information on early care and education for parents, caregivers, and teachers of young children in Illinois.
  • Illinois Occupational Therapy Association (ILOTA)
    The ILOTA is the official representative of the occupational therapy profession in the state of Illinois. The ILOTA Web site contains Web resources, employment opportunities, continuing education opportunities, and more.
  • Illinois Physical Therapy Association (IPTA)
    IPTA is the Illinois chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association. The site includes articles, blogs, and the latest news related to the practice of physical therapy in Illinois.
  • Illinois Speech Language Hearing Association (ISHA)
    ISHA’s Mission is to support and advocate for speech-language pathologists, audiologists, and the individuals they serve with communication, hearing, and swallowing disorders.
  • Instructional Podcasts on Credential and CBO Applications
    Provider Connections has developed video podcast(s) related to the Early Intervention credentialing and enrollment process. These podcast(s) are intended to assist providers in completing the application(s) necessary to become either credentialed and/or enrolled as to provide services in the Illinois Early Intervention System.
  • Resource Modules (Illinois Early Intervention System)
    Online learning modules available as a resource to individuals wanting to find out more information about the components of the Early Intervention System in Illinois.
  • STARNET Regional Offices
    Provides training, consultation, and resources to the early childhood community in Illinois. Support and Technical Assistance Regionally.

National Professional Associations and Organizations

  • American Academy of Pediatrics
    A professional association for pediatricians. Resources on the health and development of young children specifically for pediatricians but also families and other professionals.
    The American Academy of Pediatrics
    141 Northwest Point Boulevard
    Elk Grove Village, IL 60007-1098
    USA
    847/434-4000 (tel)
    800/433-9016 (toll-free tel)
    847/434-8000 (fax)
  • American Association for Home-based Early Interventionists (AAHBEI)
    This Website contains information about the organization on its home page but none of the links take you to their other pages such as join, contact, login, memberships, etc.
  • American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)
    Professional association for occupational therapists. Multiple resources for professionals.
    301-652-6611
    4720 Montgomery Ln Ste 200
    Bethesda, MD 20814-3449
  • American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)
    Professional association for physical therapist. Multiple resources for professionals.
    703-684-2782 or 800-999-2782
    1111 North Fairfax Street
    Alexandria, VA 22314-1488
  • American Speech and Hearing Association (ASHA)
    Professional association for speech-language pathologists and audiologists. Multiple resources for professionals.
    Members: 800-498-2071; Non-Member: 800-638-8255
  • Division for Early Childhood of the Council for Exceptional Children (DEC)
    Professional association for those who work with or on behalf of young children with developmental delays or disabilities. Multiple resources for professionals.
    310-428-7209
    3415 S Sepulveda Blvd., Suite 1100
    Los Angeles, CA, 90034
  • Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center
    The Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center is funded by the Office of Special Education Programs to improve state early intervention and early childhood special education service systems, increase the implementation of effective practices, and enhance the outcomes of these programs for young children and their families.
  • NICHCY Resources
    Center for Parent Information and Resources (CPIR) makes available some of the resources developed by NICHCY, the National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities. NICHCY’s funding ended in October 2013.
  • Zero to Three National Center for Infants Toddlers and Families
    Resources for families and professionals

Professional Associations and Organizations
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