TABLE 6

Resources for Medical Homes and Families

ResourceComments
American Academy of PediatricsAt the American Academy of Pediatrics Web site. Includes developmental milestones for infants/toddlers 0–5 y of age. Information about infants born preterm and about early childhood delays in all areas, including language and social skills, is available.
www.HealthyChildren.org
Zero To ThreeIncludes information and resources on a number of topics, including early development, language, and behavior.
www.zerotothree.org
Learn the Sign, Act EarlyProvides an array of checklists, fact sheets, positive parenting tip sheets, and links to useful sites for specific issues.
 Center for Disease Control and Prevention, The National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities
www.cdc.gov/actearly
National Dissemination Center for Children With DisabilitiesFunded by the US Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services. This site provides information about services in one’s state and local region. Information is guided for families, medical professionals, and school personnel.
http://nichcy.org/babies
 1-800-695-0285
Family VoicesFamily Voices aims to achieve family-centered care for all children and youth with special health care needs and/or disabilities. The site provides families with tools to make informed decisions, advocate for improved public and private policies, build partnerships among professionals and families, and serve as a partner in the child’s health care. National and state sites and organizations are available.
www.familyvoices.org
Child and Family WebGuide: Expert Reviewed Sites on Children and FamiliesThe WebGuide is a directory that evaluates, describes, and provides links to hundreds of sites containing information about child development research and practical advice for professionals and families.
www.cfw.tufts.edu
Your Child: Development and Behavior Resources: A Guide to Information and Support for ParentsThe site provides: evidence-based information for families and professionals; links to support groups, agencies, and organizations; recommended books and other tools; links to sites for “timely topics”; and a guide for families on using the Internet to find reliable parenting information.
www.med.umich.edu/yourchild/index.htm
National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) Founded in 1926, NAEYC is the world's largest organization (80 000 members) working on behalf of young children. Resources and publications for medical homes, families, and agency programs for infants and toddlers are available.
http://www.naeyc.org/