Ages & Stages

Federal Resources
CDC Parent Portal
Positive Parenting Tips
Developmental Milestones

Community Resources

ZERO TO THREE (Early Child Development & Well-Being)
Ages & Stages/ (AAP Website for Parents)  
Just in Time Parenting: Month by Month Child Development E-Newsletters

Challenging Behaviors & Parent Concerns

State Services & Resources
Special Child Health Services

How to Cope When a Baby Cries 

Child Evaluation Centers
(Congenital and Neurodevelopmental Disorders)

Early Intervention Services
(Developmental & Early Learning Assistance)

Child Behavioral Health & Developmental Disability Services 
Crises Response Services for Children with Behavioral Health Needs

Office of Special Education (Department of Education)
Regional Learning Resource Centers (Department of Education)
Special Education Resources for Parents & Families (Department of Education) 

Autism Screening & Services (Department of Health)
Governor's Council for Medical Research & Treatment of Autism
Autism Spectrum Disorder, Support & Technical Assistance (Department of Education)

Office of Autism (Division of Developmental Disabilities, DHS)
Autism, A Family Guide to Navigating the NJ Service System for Individuals
with Autism Spectrum Disorder and other Developmental Disabilities

Federal Resources   
Positive Parenting Tips 
Autism Spectrum Disorder 
Expected Developmental Stages

Early Childhood Trauma 
Coping With a Disaster or Traumatic Event 

Community Resources 
24 Hour Helpline for Mothers with Children with Special Needs 
Provides mom-to-mom support for mothers as caregivers, including mental health & wellness needs.
1-877-914-6662 (1-877-914-MOM2) 

Autism Support & Service Organizations 

Tips for Parents (Prevent Child Abuse-New Jersey)
Parenting Tips (Parents Anonymous of New Jersey) 

Family Success Centers 
New Jersey Parents' Caucus 

SPAN Parent Advocacy Network
NJ County Councils for Young Children 
Regional Family Support Planning Councils

New Jersey Council on Developmental Disabilities

Federation of Families for Children's Mental Health    
YCS Institute for Infant and Preschool Mental Health 
Family Support Organizations for Children's Mental Health 

National PTA: School Violence & Traumatic Events
Save the Children: How to Help Children Cope in a Crisis  

National Association of School Psychologists: Talking to Children about Crises Events (American Academy of Pediatrics): Helping Children Cope After a Disaster
American Psychological Association: Helping Children Manage Distress in the Aftermath of a Shooting 

Professional Resources
The Boggs Center on Developmental Disabilities
The New Jersey Association for Infant Mental Health 
The Interdisciplinary Council on Development and Learning
The Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning 
National Center for Education in Maternal & Child Health, Georgetown University

COVID-19 Parent Support & Family Activities

NJ State & Federal Guidance

24 Hour Hotlines & Helplines 
Mental Health & Wellness Resources for Youth (AAP): COVID-19 Guidance & Resources for Parents (AAP): Teens & COVID-19, Challenges & Opportunities

National Association of School Psychologists: COVID-19 Resource Center
National Association of School Psychologists: Talking to Children about COVID-19
American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry: Coronavirus Resource Center

Save the Children: COVID-19 Staying Connected with Grandchildren
Save the Children: Child Health, Safety & Developmental Risks during a Health Crisis
Save the Children: COVID-19 Parent Tool Box for Children's Learning & Family Activities

UNICEF: COVID-19 For Parents & Caregivers: Home Activities for You and Your Children 
UNICEF: COVID-19 Tips for Teachers: Age Appropriate Discussions to Reassure & Protect Children