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Useful Web Resource Links for Families

Listed below are some websites that provide information that may be useful to parents.

Governmental and Municipal Information

Suffolk County Division of Services for Children with Special Needs

New York State Education Department – Special Education

New York State Office for People with Developmental Disabilities


The Creative Curriculum


Suffolk County Public Libraries website links

Suffolk County Public Libraries website links

Information for Families

Parent to Parent of New York State

American Physical Therapy Association Section on Pediatrics

Centers For Disease Control BAM - Body and Mind

Wrightslaw - Parents, educators, advocates, and attorneys come to Wrightslaw for accurate, reliable information about special education law, education law, and advocacy for children with disabilities.

The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)

The American Occupational Therapy Association, Inc.

National Association of School Psychologists

National Association for the Education of Young Children

Asperger Syndrome and High Functioning Autism Association

Center for Parent Information and Resources

National Down Syndrome Society

Down Syndrome Advocacy Foundation

Autism Speaks

Autism Society

Autism United

Cerebral Palsy Guide

CHADD is a national organization providing education, advocacy and support for individuals with ADHD.

National Center for Learning Disabilities


La Leche League International

Baylor College of Medicine Children’s Nutrition Research Center

National Heart Lung and Blood Institute US Department of Health and Human Services
Ways to enhance children’s activity and nutrition

America’s move to raise a healthier generation of kids

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Dental Health

Teeth Brushing calendar

Backpack Connection Series

The Backpack Connection Series was created to provide a way for teachers and parents/caregivers to work together to help young children develop social emotional skills and reduce challenging behavior. We hope you find them useful.


How to Teach Your Child to Appropriately Get Your Attention

Cómo enseñarle a su niño a que capte



Toilet Training - An AFC Parent Workshop

This workshop is intended to help you learn a toilet training protocol designed to make the greatest improvements in your family’s life. Toilet training is a rite of passage that parents, caregivers, and children typically pass through when youngsters are between the ages of 18 months and 3 ½ years. Managing a child’s toileting doesn’t get easier with their age. The longer you delay toilet training, the longer it will take to achieve continence, and the longer the individual will depend upon caregivers for toileting needs. WATCH HERE:

Toilet Training-Parent-Family-Workshop-PowerPoint

My Potty Training Book

toilet protocol visuals

bathroom icons home




Managing the Stress of the Annual Review Process - An AFC Parent Workshop

This informative Parent Workshop will discuss many of the aspects that make up the Annual Review Process: What happens at the CPSE/CSE Meeting; the Who, What, When & How to Prepare; The Annual Review Parent/Teacher Conference - What’s it all about? What does all of this mean for me and my child?


You may want to download these helpful handouts.

Managing the Stress of the Annual Review Process 2017 Jan 3

NYS 13 Classifications

Cracking the Code: Understanding the Language of Special Education - An AFC Parent Workshop

Sending a child off to Preschool can be challenging for parents and families. Understanding the Language of Special Education that goes along with that transition can be difficult. The terms and acronyms that teachers, therapists, social workers, and IEP coordinators use may be new to parents and confusing. 

This workshop is designed to help Parents/Families “Crack the Code” so that they are better prepared to fully participate as a part of their child’s “team.”


You may want to download these helpful handouts.

CRACKING THECODE - Understanding the Language and Acronyms of Special Education

Cracking the Code enhanced PPT 16

PYRAMID MODEL - School Wide Positive Behavior Interventions & Supports (PBIS)

What is PBIS?
The main focus of PBIS is to provide a clear system for all expected behaviors at Alternatives For Children. Through PBIS we will work together to create and maintain a productive and safe environment in which all community members clearly understand the shared expectations for behavior. Through positive recognition and continual teaching of expectations students will experience academic and social growth.

What are the benefits of PBIS?
We believe that through the implementation of PBIS systems and strategies we will increase academic performance, increase safety, decrease problem behavior and establish a positive school climate.

PBIS methods are research-based and have been proven to significantly reduce the occurrence of problem behaviors in schools. One of the key components of the system is a focus on prevention. Students are taught clearly defined behavioral expectations for all aspects of the school environment. They are provided with predictable responses to their behavior, in a positive way.

pyramid handbookPyramid Model Parent Handbook


rulesPyramid Model HOME rules charts 2017 2018

symbolsPyramid Model rules symbols 2017

handbook video

Watch a video explaining the Pyramid Model HERE:



 first words project

How Parents Can Support Social Communication Development


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