I have developmental concerns about my child under 3 years old...

Talk to your pediatrician

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Your pediatrician can help you rule out medical concerns and discuss your child's development with you. Be sure to discuss eating, sleeping, and toiling routines with your doctor. Also talk through how your child is connecting, playing, and communicating with you. 

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The NC Infant-Toddler program (formerly the Children Developmental Services Agency) provides evaluation and intervention services in the home for children birth - 3 years old. early Intervention services vary by state so as your pediatrician where to begin.

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Project Enlightenment provides prevention service to children & families birth - 5 years old residing in Wake County, North Carolina. Resources include free parent counseling, paid teacher and parent workshops, free resource center, and two demonstration preschool classrooms.

I have developmental concerns about my 3-5 year old child...

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Wake County Public Schools Preschool Services provide Individual Education Plans (IEPs) for children who qualify beginning at age 3 years old. This could include children with an autism diagnosis, developmental delay, or speech/language delay. 

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Project Enlightenment provides prevention service to children & families birth - 5 years old residing in Wake County, North Carolina. Resources include free parent counseling, paid teacher and parent workshops, free resource center, and two demonstration preschool classrooms. Project Enlightenment also provides developmental screenings; however, if you suspect your child needs an IEP, you would contact WCPSS preschool services.

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Many families get started with occupational and speech/language therapies outside of the school environment to support their child's sensory processing, motor planning, and social development. 

I'm looking for autism resources...

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The University of North Carolina TEACCH Autism Program has regional center across the state. TEACCH centers provide evaluation and therapy services across the lifespan. 

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The Duke Center for Autism and Brain Development, an NIH Autism Center of Excellence, is dedicated to ensuring that individuals on the spectrum reach their full potential, allowing society to benefit from the talents that neurodiverse individuals offer. 

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The Autism Society of North Carolina improves the lives of individuals with autism, supports their families, and educates communities.

Our vision is to be the trusted partner for all people with autism as they lead fulfilling lives.

I'm looking for resources on ADHD and learning disabilities...

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To help those who learn and think differently discover their potentials, take control, find community, and stay on positive paths along each stage of life’s journey.

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We believe in improving the lives of people affected by ADHD.

In working towards our mission, the behavior of the CHADD staff and volunteer leadership is determined by the following core values:

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The Orton-Gillingham Approach is a direct, explicit, multisensory, structured, sequential, diagnostic, and prescriptive way to teach literacy when reading, writing, and spelling does not come easily to individuals, such as those with dyslexia.  It is most properly understood and practiced as an approach, not a method, program, or system. In the hands of a well-trained and experienced instructor, it is a powerful tool of exceptional breadth, depth, and flexibility.

I want to learn more about DIR/Floortime...

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Our vision is to create a community of caring families, clients, multidisciplinary professionals and leaders in the field. We are committed to promoting treatment approaches that address the unique needs of the individual at any stage of development from early childhood to adulthood, integrating the best treatment models across disciplines and intervention approaches.

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The Interdisciplinary Council on Development and Learning (ICDL) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting each person's development to its fullest potential. Through the genius and leadership of Dr. Stanley Greenspan, ICDL was formed 30 years ago and became the official home of DIR® and DIRFloortime®. DIRFloortime® is used to help children, young adults, and even adults with a wide range of emotional, sensory, regulatory, motor, learning, and developmental challenges.