American Academy of Pediatrics
National Down Syndrome
Cerebral Palsy Association
Cerebral Palsy Association is a trusted resource for individuals with a diagnosis of Cerebral Palsy. They provide resources ranging from health and wellness, education, research and information for parents and families. They provide the tools for finding a UCP affiliation closer to their home. “Individuals with cerebral palsy and other disabilities deserve every opportunity to live life to the fullest. UCP strives to make that happen.”
The National Down Syndrome Society
“The National Down Syndrome Society is the leading human rights organization for all individuals with Down Syndrome.” They provide a range of resources including information for new and expectant parents, publications, therapies and locating support near you.
Autism Speaks is dedicated to promoting solutions for the needs of individuals with autism and their families through advocacy and support. Their work includes increasing understanding and acceptance of autism spectrum disorder and advancing research.
National Orginization for Rare Diseases
NORD is a patient advocacy organization dedicated to individuals with rare diseases and the organizations that serve them. NORD, along with its more than 260 patient organization members, is committed to the identification, treatment and cure of rare disorders through education, advocacy, research and patient services.
The American Academy of Pediatrics
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is an organization of 66,000 pediatricians committed to the best physical, mental, social health and well-being for all infants, children, adolescents and young adults. AAP provides a variety of professional resources for parents and their children.
Per the State of California Department of Developmental Services, “Families whose infants or toddlers have a developmental delay or disability or an established risk condition with a high probability of resulting in a delay may be eligible to receive an “Early Start” in California. Teams of service coordinators, healthcare providers, early intervention specialists, therapist and parent resources specialists evaluate and assess infants and toddlers and provide appropriate early intervention and family support services for young children from birth to three years of age.”