CHILDREN & FAMILY RESOURCES
Acceleration Therapy Services - Providing speech and physical therapy for children birth to 18 with developmental delays and disabilities. www.accelerationdeerpark.com
Autism PEC (Picture Exchange Communication System) - www.autismpecs.com is a site where PECS can be customized using real images and text by the parent or a teacher. Parents can use real images familiar to the child. This is a free site.
Center for Pediatric Therapy - For children birth to 18 years of age who present with delays in development and/or who are in need of specific therapy needs. They offer services to include physical, occupational, and speech therapy services. Some of the sub-specialties include addressing alignment issues, sensory processing difficulties, feeding and oral motor difficulties. Go to http://www.spokanecpt.com/
Children FIRST - Children FIRST provides early intervention services for infants and toddlers (birth-to-three years old) with special developmental needs. Services include physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, special education, behavior consultation/mental health services, vision services, hearing services and family resource coordination. Go to http://www.childrenfirstspokane.org/
Cord Blood Center - cordbloodbanking.com provides the latest up-to-date information and free resources for expecting parents. There have been over 35,000 cord blood transplants thanks to donors worldwide. With more awareness we can increase this number and help save the lives of children suffering from autism, spinal cord injury, and other disabilities.
Guide to Flying with a Child with Autism - www.e-aircraftsupply.com/aircraft_products/file/guide-to-flying-with-a-child
Infant Toddler Network - Assists families of children, birth to age three, who have developmental delays or have a condition that may result in a developmental delay. www.srhd.org/services/itn.asp
Martin Luther King Jr Family Outreach Center - A non-profit organization focusing on helping connect children with the services they need and education and support for the parents. For more information visit their website at www.mlkspokane.org.
MyAutismTeam - A free social network for parents of individuals with autism. Currently has over 59,000 parents from all over the U.S. and Canada. To join or find out more information visit www.myautismteam.com.
Northeast Youth Center - Operated by the City of Spokane's Parks & Recreation Department, this program provides low-cost recreational and educational opportunities that build life experiences while enhancing the self esteem of youth. Go to www.spokaneyc.org.
Our Kids: Our Business - A campaign by the Spokesman-Review to help prevent child abuse in Spokane. Go to www.spokesmanreview.com/ourkids.
Seattle Children's - This is a hospital, foundation, and center for research located in Seattle, WA. Their website, www.seattlechildrens.org, offers a wide variety of information. Also, they have classes and various services that address a range of issues affecting children.
Spokane Guilds' School and Neuromuscular Center - For children age three or under, the Spokane Guild's School provides screening and therapy services for children with developmental or other disabilities. Go to www.guildschool.org.
Stepping Stones Pediatric Therapy - They provide occupational, physical, and speech therapy, as well as medical nutrition therapy services that are designed to meet the unique goals of each child and family in their home and community. Go to http://www.sspediatrictherapy.com/default.html
PASS (Player Adaptive Soccer Skills) - Community based soccer program that runs twice a year for six weeks. Every player received a t-shirt and a buddy to help and encourage them while they play soccer. This unique soccer program allows individuals from 4 years and older to participate at levels consistent with their skills. For more information email or call Monaca Duff at monaca.PASS@gmail.com or 509-270-0251.
Washington State Department of Early Learning - www.del.wa.gov
Youthful Horizons Therapy - Youthful Horizons Therapy provides a variety of adult and pediatric rehab and recovery services including pediatric physical therapy, pediatric occupational therapy, pediatric speech therapy, orthopedic and sports rehabilitation, massage therapy, aquatic therapy, yoga/pilates. Go to www.youthfulhorizonstherapy.com
Zero to Three - A website from the National Center for Infants, Toddlers, and Families offering information for families of young children receiving intensive therapy services. Go to www.zerotothree.org. (Click Parenting Resources for a series of videos that explores why adult interaction with infants and toddlers is so important.)