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British Columbia (BC)

Aboriginal Infant Development Program of BC (AIDP)
This is the main website for the Aboriginal Infant Development Program of BC. It describes the program to you and allows to locate the AIDP office that is closest to you.

BC Family Resource Programs
106-2590 Granville street, Vancouver, BC, V6H 3H1
Phone: (604) 738-0068, Fax: (604) 738-0058

This website introduces you to community based family resource programs. It mainly seeks to strengthen and empower families within their communities. It aims to help families offer children the best for optimal development.

BC Ministry of Education
This is the BC ministry of education’s main website for main disorders. It has a lot of useful tips and strategies for classroom teachers, for many types of disorders.

BC Ministry of Education’s IEP Site
This site is part of the ministry of education’s special education division. It tells you everything you ever wanted to know about IEPs. It tells you what they are, why they are used and gives you samples of IEPs as well.

Campbell River Area Family Network/Aboriginal Infant Development Program

This website connects the user to the Aboriginal Infant Development Program and other resources for Aboriginal people, in the Kelowna area.

Children First
This is a website that aims at helping BC families with small children through a number of initiatives. Although it does not provide direct services, it can help families get services that are identified by community planning.

Fraser Health/Early Childhood Screening
This website connects the user to wide array of services for parents who have young children, with and without special needs. It specifically targets populations that fall in the “Fraser Health” catchment area. Services offered include early hearing screening and information about dental health and nutrition

Infant Development Program of BC (IDP)
This is the main website for the Infant Development Program of BC. It describes the program to you and allows to locate the IDP office that is closest to you.

Kelowna Community Resources/Aoriginal Infant Development Program
This website connects the user to the Aboriginal Infant Development Program and other resources for Aboriginal people, in the Kelowna area.

Langley Child Development Center/Infant Development and Aboriginal Infant Development Programs
This main website connects the user to the Infant Development and Aboriginal Infant Development Programs in the Langley area. It also connects the user to a wide variety of resources in the area.

Nuu-Chah-Nulth Tribal Council Infant Development Program
This website connects the user to the Nuu-Chah_Nulth Infant Development Program as well as other resources.

Special Education Technology – British Columbia
This website is all about technology and how it can assist students with different types of special needs. Parts of this website are still under construction, but when they become available, students will different types of special needs and educators will be able to access digital or alternate formats of the BC school curriculum.

Supported Child Development Program of BC
This is the main website for the Supported Child Development Program. It will give you information about this program and allow you to access the Supported Child Development agency that is closest to you.

Outside of BC

Attachment Parenting Canada
This website provides parents with evidence-based information regarding how to best deal with their children.

Bandaides and Blackboards
This is a really cool site that connects you to all sorts of other websites. The Parent section has a lot of stories of parents of children with special needs describing their journeys with their special children. The child section has stories of children talking about being teased and telling or not telling their friends that they have a special need. There is also a teen section. This is a truly amazing website.

The Center for Separated Families
This website discusses the subject of separation and divorce. It gives parents advice as to how to tell their children that “Mommy and Daddy” won’t be living together anymore. It also tells parents how other parents felt when they went through a divorce or a separation. The site also tells parents how their children might feel, depending on their age and maturity level, when told that the parents are separating or getting a divorce.

The Council for Exceptional Children
This is the official website of the council of exceptional children. It has a lot of resources for special and regular education teachers. Unfortunately, most of these resources are only available to members.

“Developmental and Genetic Diseases”
This website is a great introduction to most major genetic syndromes and conditions. It is a good place to start, if a person wants to learn about a certain genetic conditions.

The Division for Early Childhood
This is part of the council of exceptional children. It has a lot of information that could provide support to children who either have or are at risk for having developmental delays. This website has a lot of forms and checklists that can be downloaded, free of charge.

The Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills (DIBELS)
This is a website from the University of Oregon Center on Teaching and Learning. It describes what children at different ages need to know in order to be proficient readers. It also provides a lot on information on reading efficiency.

Empathic Parenting
This is a Canadian based website that provides information and advice on how to best parent your child. It also offers a FREE online parenting course and has links to other useful websites.

Exceptional Parent Magazine
This website provides information, support and encouragement for families of children with special needs, and the professionals who work with them. You have to sign in once and then you can access all sorts of information.

Family Village
This website is a global community of disability-related resources. Based in Wisconsin, it has information on just about every condition one can think of. For each condition, there are resources that include websites and phone numbers. Although many of these resources are US based, quite a few are Canadian based. It also tells you where to go to chat with people who may have or who may know someone who has the disability you are researching.

Fussy Baby
This website is quite useful to any parent of a small child. It contains information about fussy babies and offers useful tips to parents as to how they can handle their fussy baby. This website has a discussion forum for parents and others who deal with fussy babies. It also connects you to other websites that might be of use to you.

Healthy Children
This website is run by the American Academy of Pediatrics. It offers a variety of articles, tips and advice on the health and development of children, from birth through the teen years. It discusses issues pertinent to growth and development, personality and social skills, as well as issues related to school.

Healthy Eating and Active Living
This is an Alberta-based website that discusses how parents can instill healthy eating and active living habits in their six to twelve year old children. It is very well designed and can be shared with children who are in their middle childhood years.

Healthy Eating for Six to Twelve Year Olds
This nice website introduces six to twelve year olds to healthy eating habits. It discusses the importance of each meal and lists the types of foods that are good for the growing body.

The Inter-Disciplinary Council on Developmental and Learning Disorders
This is a great website that introduces parents and interventionists to the “floor time” therapeutic approach. It describes the approach and allows you to purchase a number of useful resources and books.

Kids Health
This website discusses most major issues related to the health and development of the individual, from birth until the end of the teen years. It has three main sections: a parent, a kid and a teen section. The parent section discusses child development issues and presents parents with practical solutions to everyday difficulties they may encounter with their growing child. The kid section discusses health issues, in a child-friendly manner, and shows how the body grows and develops. The teen section discusses issues that are important to most teens, including what happens to the body during the teen years, and dealing with sexuality and drugs.

The Natural Child Project
This is a great website for any parent. It offers a lot of advice and information about raising healthy children.

P.E. Central
This is a great website that shows parents and teachers of children with special needs how they can modify some basic sports, in order to allow children with special needs to be included in those sports. There are a lot of free videos that parents, teachers and children can watch.

Pediatric Psychiatry Pamphlets
This website presents basic information about different kinds of disorders, their definitions and characteristics, as well as some rating scales.

Professional Training Resources Library
This website contains a web based library of resources that are useful for both parents and professionals.

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