Welcome, Parents! We have provided some helpful links on childhood development, health, importance of play, educational ratings on media, and local resources for special needs children. We hope you find these helpful!
The American Academy of Pediatrics is an organization of 66,000 pediatricians committed to the optimal physical, mental, and social health and well-being for all infants, children, adolescents, and young adults.
Common Sense Media helps families make smart media choices. They offer a large, trusted library of independent age-based and educational ratings and reviews for movies, games, apps, TV shows, websites, books, and music.
The Genius of Play provides families with the information and inspiration they need to make play an important part of their child’s day. Parents can find facts, useful tips and expert advice on how toys and play can help kids build confidence, creativity, critical thinking and other skills that will serve them throughout their lives.
The Resource Exchange is a Colorado Springs organization that serves over 4,000 children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and their families, through a range of fully customizable service lines. Their mission is to build independence for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Adoption creates supportive, loving families for children, teens and adults. There are three types of adoption: adoption from foster care, international adoption and private domestic adoption. Most adoptions in the United States are through the foster care system. Learn more about adoption in Colorado through this site.
The THRIVE Center exists to provide parents with information and training about disabilities; parent and children's rights under the IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act) and other relevant laws; and resources.
Autism Speaks is dedicated to promoting solutions, across the spectrum and throughout the life span, for the needs of individuals with autism and their families through advocacy and support; increasing understanding and acceptance of people with autism spectrum disorder; and advancing research into causes and better interventions for autism spectrum disorder and related conditions.
The National Down Syndrome Congress is a national not-for-profit organization that provides individuals, families, and health care providers information and support about Down syndrome, as well as advocating with and on behalf of individuals with Down syndrome.
Rocky Mountain Down Syndrome Association assures inclusion and enhances independence of people with Down syndrome. This association provides education, resources and support in partnership with individuals, families, professionals, and the community.
Family-centered services for incarcerated parents, their children, and families focus on parenting programs, family strengthening activities, nurturing of family relationships, community supports for families during incarceration and following release, and gender-specific interventions.
A free, one-on-one program that supports moms and dads in the comfort of their own home. First Visitor provides emotional support, connect parents and caregivers with free community resources and share information on health, nutrition, safety and important developmental milestones.
Looking for general information related to child health or for more specific guidance on parenting issues? This website is backed by 67,000 pediatricians committed to the attainment of optimal physical, mental, and social health and well-being for all infants, children, adolescents, and young adults.
Parents Without Partners provides single parents and their children with an opportunity for enhancing personal growth, self-confidence and sensitivity towards others by offering an environment for support, friendship and the exchange of parenting techniques.
This is a non-profit organization committed to educating, equipping and empowering single parents with resources, practical assistance, emotional encouragement and social networking to better their lives, and those of their children.
Power to Decide, the campaign to prevent unplanned pregnancy, works to ensure that all young people—no matter who they are, where they live, or what their economic status might be—have the power to decide if, when, and under what circumstances to get pregnant and have a child. We do this by increasing information, access, and opportunity.