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Parents, please feel free to browse the following links to gain insight and useful information.
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ZERO TO THREE is a national nonprofit organization that informs, trains and supports professionals, policymakers and parents in their efforts to improve the lives of infants and toddlers. 

Early experiences set a course for a lifelong process of discovery about ourselves and the world around us. Simply put, early experiences matter. We encourage you to learn more about very young children, early development and the work of ZERO TO THREE by exploring our site.
UCP educates, advocates and provides support services to ensure a life without limits for people with a spectrum of disabilities. UCP works to advance the independence, 
productivity and full citizenship of people with disabilities through an affiliate network that has helped millions.
Helping Children with Cerebral Palsy: Cerebral Palsy (CP) is a disability caused by brain damage that restricts normal movement and coordination. Each year, 10,000 children in the U.S. are diagnosed with cerebral palsy.

Cerebral Palsy Guide provides free educational materials, financial options and support to help those affected by this disorder.
Practical parenting information and news.
The Department of Health and Human Services manages the delivery of health- and human-related services for all North Carolinians, especially our most vulnerable citizens – children, elderly, disabled and low-income families. The Department works closely with health care professionals, community leaders and advocacy groups; local, state and federal entities; and many other stakeholders to make this happen.

This link will lead you to a useful page on Down Syndrome including helpful information and links to local resources in North Carolina.
Family Support Network of North Carolina promotes and provides support for families with children who have special needs.

Family Support Network of North Carolina promotes and provides family support through its family support services; education and outreach activities; research and evaluation; and other projects.
Triangle Down Syndrome Network exists to support and connect families of children with Down syndrome by organizing and promoting activities. TDSN is striving to make a presence in the community. We want to ensure all people with Down syndrome have happy and productive lives. Located in central North Carolina, serving families in Wake, Durham and Orange and surrounding counties.
NADS is the oldest organization in the country serving individuals with Down syndrome and their families. It was founded in Chicago in 1961 by parents who chose to go against medical advice and raised their children with Down syndrome at home. Their pioneering efforts have made it easier for later generations of individuals with Down syndrome to be accepted by their families and communities, to develop their capabilities, and to work towards independence. Our mission is to ensure that all persons with Down Syndrome have the opportunity to achieve their potential in all aspects of community life. We offer information, support, and advocacy.
Our Mission: to provide you with the most comprehensive resource and compassionate voice for all things related to caring for a child with cerebral palsy, and other neurological conditions. We strive, everyday, to be your ULTIMATE Resource for EVERYTHING Cerebral Palsy.
Cerebral Palsy Guidance was created to provide answers and assistance to parents of a child with cerebral palsy. Our goal is to reach as many members of the cerebral palsy community as possible, building up a network of support, as well as providing necessary assistance.

We cover cerebral palsy from all angles–from symptoms, causes, and treatment, to daily living information, such as communication and transitioning to adulthood articles.

Our information is provided by expert writers and is thoroughly researched and cited.
Michele Hurley is also a published author of the workbook Move With Me: The Parent, Teacher and Therapists' Guide to Creative and Fun Sensory-Motor Activities. Her intent was to create a book that would stimulate any child into reaching his or her personal best, using therapy-based games and plenty of hands-on fun!

This fun workbook is a collection of 34 sensory-motor activities, imaginatively conceived and whimsically illustrated that address both fine motor and gross motor skills, perfect for children of all abilities.
Sometimes babies are born with a condition or special need that affects their development. Other times a condition is not apparent at birth, but over time parents and doctors begin to wonder if the child is developing appropriately. 

Early Childhood Intervention means finding specific ways to help a child become as functional as possible.

In some situations, the therapy a child receives at an early age enables that child to reach developmental milestones on target or close to target. In other words, early intervention can sometimes help a child "catch up" to peers. There is support and education for the family as well.

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