Helpful Links and Resources
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The following links and resources have been selected because they can provide a source of information for families and professionals.

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WEBSITES

Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning (Excellent tools and information for parents on social and emotional development and addressing challenging behaviors) http://csefel.vanderbilt.edu/resources/family.html

Compass Provider Search (Find child care and other Early Learning programs near you) https://www.compass.state.pa.us/Compass.web/ProviderSearch/Home#/BasicSearch

Early Learning GPS (Valuable information on every aspect of development and parenting in the first five years) http://papromiseforchildren.com/infant-early-learning-gps/

Education Law Center http://www.elc-pa.org/

First Words Project (Information on promoting communication and on autism) www.firstwordsproject.com

Macaroni Kid (Find local events and activities for kids and families) http://canonsburg.macaronikid.com

Meet Up (Find local events, social groups and activities) https://www.meetup.com/find/

Parent to Parent of PA ( Linking families of children and adults with special needs) http://www.parenttoparent.org/

Washington County Dept of Human Services http://www.co.washington.pa.us/index.aspx?nid=153

Washington County Library System (Contact information and website links for all of the libraries in Washington County) http://www.washlibs.org/

Washington County Resource Directory http://www.co.washington.pa.us/DocumentCenter/View/1787

Zero to Three (National Early Intervention site providing a wealth of information on all aspects of child development and healthy parenting) https://www.zerotothree.org


BOOKS

The Whole-Brain Child by Daniel J. Siegel, M.D. and Tina Payne Bryson, PhD (Strategies to survive everyday parenting struggles and help your family thrive) 

Touchpoints by T. Berry Brazelton, M.D., revised with Joshua D. Sparrow, M.D. (Your Child's Emotional and Behavioral Development) 

Raising a Sensory Smart Child by Lindsey Biel, M.A., OTR/L and Nancy Peske (Handbook for helping your child with sensory processing issues) 

The Out-of-Sync Child by Carol Stock Kranowitz, M.A. (Recognizing and coping with sensory processing disorder) 

The Out-of-Sync Child Has Fun by Carol Stock Kranowitz, M.A. (Activiites for Kids with sensory processing disorder) 

Parenting from the Inside Out by Daniel J. Siegel, M.D., and Mary Hartzell, M.Ed. (How a deeper self-understanding can help you raise children who thrive)