Los Niños Services provides the following links for possible information that may be helpful to parents or professionals interested in learning more about various topics. Most summary descriptions are verbatim from the sites themselves. We do not endorse these sites nor approve any content.
- Early Childhood Links
- Autism/Pervasive Developmental Disorder Links
- Latin/Spanish Organizations
- Hispanic & Latino Scholarships
- Research Grants
- Public Policy
- Related Links
If you have a link you feel should be reviewed and possibly included on these pages, feel free to contact us.
Spanish-language resources on child abuse and neglect, prevention, child protective services, foster care, permanency, and adoption. Selected publications are available in both Spanish and English. Many can be viewed or ordered directly from this site.
Childmind.org is a comprehensive destination for scientifically sound, parent-friendly information on child and adolescent mental health. On childmind.org you’ll find the latest information on signs and symptoms of psychiatric and learning disorders, as well as interactive tools for parents to investigate specific concerns they have about kids, from difficulty in school to disabling anxiety to disruptive behavior. You’ll also find advice, and strategies for parents dealing with hot-button issues like bullying, body image, self-esteem, substance abuse, social media, sex, and discipline.
For over 35 years Advocates for Children of New York, Inc. (AFC) has worked in partnership with New York City’s most impoverished and vulnerable families to secure quality and equal public education services. AFC works on behalf of children from infancy to age 21 who are at greatest risk for school-based discrimination and/or academic failure.
The National Task Force on Early Childhood Education for Hispanics was established in May 2004 for the purpose of identifying major educational challenges facing Hispanic children throughout the United States from birth through the primary grades and making recommendations for actions.
Kim West is known as the Sleep Lady and has developed a number of resources including a book on how parents can help their children get enough sleep and the importance of sleep in daily functioning.
The Early Intervention Program: A Parent’s Guide
For Children With Special Needs – Birth to Age Three
The Professional Resource For Teachers And Parents
We are a group of parents who want to make a positive and lasting
difference in the lives of parents and children. We’ve created
an online community that shares our values and goals in raising,
educating and providing for our children.
Early Intervention Training Center, enhancing the quality of supports
and services provided to families of infants and toddlers through
ongoing support, training and other professional development
activities for families receiving early intervention services,
early intervention personnel, and other associated early childhood
NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene list of Early Intervention
Provider directories, updated March 2007.
New York Association for Early Childhood and Infant Psychologists
website. This group has a directory of early childhood psychologists
and produces a journal and provides trainings/workshops.
Division of Early Childhood of the Council for Exceptional Children.
A website of this professional national organization comprised
especially of special education teachers working with young children.
A nonmembership organization of those working on behalf of young
children through social policy, research, and training.
A national association of early childhood professionals, especially
representing teachers of early childhood programs such as head
start, early head start, pre-k programs. They boast the largest
early childhood conference in the world.
The New York State Association of School Psychologists representing
the interests of this professional group.
International Society on Infant Studies – a not-for-profit professional
organization devoted to the promotion and dissemination of research
on the development of infants.
Society for Research in Child Development – multidisciplinary,
not-for-profit professional association with an international
membership of researchers, practitioners and human development
World Association of Infant Mental Health – international interdisciplinary
association that promotes education, research and study of social development
and mental health of infants, parents and caregivers.
Early Head Start National Resource Center -
Early Childhood Resource Center – promotes optimal development
of infants, toddlers and preschoolers through training and other
American Psychological Association – Developmental Psychology Division
- promotes research in the field of developmental psychology
and high standards in the application of scientific knowledge
to educational, child care, policy and related settings.
Culturally & Linguistically Appropriate Services – Early Childhood
Research Institute – collects and describes early childhood/early
intervention resources that have been developed across the
U.S. for children with disabilities and their families and service
Circle of Inclusion – for early childhood service providers and
families of young children, birth to age 8.
New York State
Early Intervention Program official website with state regulations,
developmental checklist and other information.
City Early Intervention Program official website with provider
directories and important memos.
- The National Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center
The center supports
the implementation of the early childhood provisions of the Individuals
with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Our mission is to strengthen
service systems to ensure that children with disabilities (birth through
five) and their families receive and benefit from high quality, culturally
appropriate, and family-centered supports and services.
The National Head Start Association is a private not-for-profit membership
organization dedicated exclusively to meeting the needs of Head Start
children and their families. It represents more than 1 million children,
200,000 staff and 2,700 Head Start programs in the United States.
Our goal is to make it as easy as possible for Americans to let Congress
and governors know that they support the important mission of Head
Start and do not want to see this program serving nearly 1 million
at-risk children destroyed.
The New York State Child Care Coordinating Council (NYSCCCC) has been
working to make quality, affordable child care available to New York’s
families since 1975. Rooted in a statewide network of child care resource
and referral agencies, the membership of NYSCCCC includes wide representation
from child care providers, parents, businesses, community organizations,
and other individuals.
CICC, the Center for the Improvement
of Child Caring, offers a web site of numerous programs and materials
to help parents become more effective and numerous continuing education
programs and materials for professionals who work with children and
The New York Zero-to-Three Network promotes the optimal development
of young children, their families, and their communities in the
New York region. The Network provides support and information to
professionals who work with New York’s youngest children and their
families by creating opportunities for interdisciplinary learning
A wonderful certificate program for parents or professionals who want to learn Floortime strategies in the DIR model which has been developed by Dr. Stanley Greenspan and expanded by Dr. Rick Solomon.
- www.firststeps.org This website is devoted to information helping the parent first learning about autism or suspecting autism in their young child.
The mission of the Autism Society of America is to promote lifelong
access and opportunity for all individuals within the autism spectrum,
and their families, to be fully participating, included members of
A site offering information and links regarding the developmental
disabilities autism and Asperger’s Syndrome.
The Center for the Study of Autism provides information about
autism to parents and professionals, and conducts research on
the efficacy of various therapeutic interventions.
Cure Autism Now is an organization of parents, physicians,
and researchers, dedicated to promoting and funding research
with direct clinical implications for treatment and a cure for
The purpose of this site is to guide you to the key issues
associated with autism spectrum disorders.
The National Alliance for Autism Research (NAAR) is the first
organization in the U.S. dedicated to funding and accelerating
biomedical research focusing on autism spectrum disorders.
National Institutes of Mental Health publications and FAQs regarding
FEAT is a non-profit organization of parents, educators, and
other professionals dedicated to providing world-class Education,
Advocacy and Support for the Northern California Autism Community.
Since 1974, Geneva Centre for Autism has been the leader in developing
and teaching the most effective techniques for those affected by
Autism/P.D.D. The Centre delivers services to enhance the lives
of people affected by Autism/P.D.D.
Society For The Autistically Handicapped. The Society exists
to increase awareness of autism, together with well established
and newly developed approaches in the diagnosis, assessment,
education and treatment. The main goal is to improve the quality
of life for persons with Autism.
Links and resources regarding autism and pervasive developmental
Patient-centered guides, books, and articles regarding autism.
The Autism Channel is a friendly place for the discussion of
Autism and related disorders such as PDD, Aspergers Syndrome,
etc. We discuss therapies, treatment options, what has worked,
what hasn’t, and just chat with other people who understand
our lives. (Live chat).
This is the only autism advocacy organization dedicated to “Social
Justice for All Citizens with Autism” through a shared vision
and a commitment to positive approaches.
Autism Network International, an autistic-run self-help and advocacy
organization for autistic people.
We became the leading publisher in the world in autism/Asperger’s
primarily because my son, Alex, was diagnosed with autism. This
event led me to write a charming little book, “Laughing
and Loving with Autism.”
National Library of Medicine / Medline links regarding autism.
autismconnect is a FREE web site, which aims to be the first
port of call for anyone interested in autism, providing news,
events, world maps, and rapid access to other web sites with
information on autism.
The World Autism Organisation (WAO), officially announced on
November 21 1998 in Luxembourg, has for main goal to help making
better the quality of life of autistic people and that of their
families throughout the world.
Vaccines and Autism Theory:At a glance: The weight of currently
available scientific evidence does not support the hypothesis
that vaccines cause autism
The Identification of Autism Spectrum Disorders; by Stephen E.
Brock, Ph.D., NCSP, Carolyn Chang, Vanessa Gatewood; California
State University, Sacramento; Department of Special Education,
Rehabilitation, and School Psychology
Welcome to the California Department of Developmental Services
(DDS). DDS is the agency through which the State of California
provides services and supports to children and adults with developmental
disabilities. These disabilities include mental retardation,
cerebral palsy, epilepsy, autism and related conditions.
Autistic Spectrum Disorders: Best Practice Guidelines for Screening,
Diagnosis and Assessment
provides recommendations, guidance and information about current â€œbest
practiceâ€ in the field.
These Guidelines offer evidence-based recommendations and cannot
be interpreted as policy or
regulation, but as a tool designed to help health care providers
and families make informed
decisions regarding identification, diagnosis and assessment of autistic
(ASD). Additionally, these Guidelines provide a framework for the
development and broad
implementation of educational and training programs designed to reach
professionals who in
their day-to-day practice may encounter individuals suspected of
having an ASD.
National Latina/o Psychological Association,
AsociaciÃ³n Nacional de PsicologÃa Latina
Spanish American Civic Association:
Provides social services to Lancaster County Pennsylvania’s Spanish-speaking
community including a radio station.
545 Pershing Avenue,
Lancaster, PA 17602
Fraternidad de Grupos
de Autoayuda y Ayuda Mutua (the Self-Help
and Mutual Aid Group Fraternity), founded in 2004, offers
resources and help to anyone
anywhere wishing to start a Spanish language self-help
group. Also has useful information
for those seeking a group in Mexico, for Mexican groups seeking
research assistance, professionals or students helping
with self-help group development or research, and all who
wish further information on the subject of self-help
The National Boricua Latino Health Organization
(NBLHO) is a Latino student group representing health
professions students from the northeast region of the
United States. Its mission is to recruit Latinos into
higher education, educate the public and one another
about Latino health issues, advocate for increased Latino
representation in health related areas, and promote awareness
about social, political and economic issues as they relate
to Latino health. It also serves to create a support
network for Latino students.
Nos satisface informar que la psicÃ³loga Maria Costanza Del Portillo de Colombia ha sido seleccionada como la ganadora de la beca para participar en el programa de magÃster en PsicologÃa, menciÃ³n Comunitaria de la Facultad de Ciencias Sociales de la Universidad de Chile. Esto ha sido un esfuerzo de colaboraciÃ³n entre el Programa y la SIP para ofrecer a miembros de la Sociedad una oportunidad para participar. La SIP agradece a GermÃ¡n Rozas, Director del Programa, su disponibilidad para ofrecer esta oportunidad a una de nuestros miembros.
- Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute
- Ginger And Fred Deines Mexico Scholarship Award
Can be used at an institution in Mexico or the US. Must attend
a four year institution. Must intend to pursue career in logistics,
civil engineering, transportation. Must have finished at least
one year of undergraduate studies. 7031 Manchester StreetNew
- Hispanic Engineer National Achievement Awards Corporation Graduate
And Undergraduate Student Leadership Award Scholarship
In most cases applicants need a bachelorÃs degree in a math
or science based major to be eligible. Applicants do not have
to be of Hispanic descent. Must be enrolled in an accredited
university or college . Limited to US Citizens. 323-262-0997
- Hispanic Scholarships
- Hispanic Scholarships
- Hispanic Association Of Colleges And Universities
- Hispanic College Fund, Inc.
Major site for Hispanic students majoring in business-related areas, A to
Z (accounting, human resources, communications, and more). The award amount
varies. Over 140 awards granted. http://hispanicfund.org/
- Hispanic Scholarship Fund / Club Musica Latino Scholarships
Applicants must be of Hispanic background, Club Musica Latino members,
and entering freshmen or sophomores at a four-year college 877-473-4636 www.hsf.net
- The Hispanic Scholarship Fund and the National Society of Hispanic
These organizations have partnered to provide scholarships to outstanding
Latino students pursuing graduate degrees in management or business www.nshmba.org
- The Hispanic Engineers National Achievement Awards Conference
Students must be majoring in math, computer science, material science, or
- Justicia En Diversidad Scholarship Fund
Must be of Latino heritage, from a US high school and have a 2.5 GPA. 617-445-4452 firstname.lastname@example.org www.law.harvard.edu/studorgs/alianza
- Lambda Theta Nu Sorority Inc.
Latino Scholarship Award Latina pursuing her education at an
accredited college university. email@example.com http://www.lambdathetanu.org
- Latin American Professional WomenÃs Foundation
For Latinas pursuing her education at an accredited college or
- Latino Initiatives For The Next Century
For first generation Latino college students with an opportunity
to obtain a degree in higher education. 773-762-8970 www.linc-usa.org
- La Unidad Latino Foundation, Inc.
Scholarships are awarded to Hispanic students who have completed at least
one semester of higher education. Applicants must have a 2.7 GPA. http://foundation.launidadlatina.org
- Maldef-Ellen And Federico Jimenez Scholarship
College or state university undocumented students only. UT students DO NOT
- Maldef Law School Scholarship Program
Candidates must have outstanding academic records, including participation
and leadership in extracurricular activities. Must be enrolled full time
to qualify. Latino background. Academic achievement indicating the potential
for a successful completion of a law degree. 213-629-2512 www.maldef.org
- Mexican Tuition Waivers
The State of Texas permits public universities to allow a limited
number of financially-needy citizens of Mexico to pay the lower
in-state tuition rate rather than the higher out-of-state tuition
rate. Eligibility is based on financial need. Students must be
in Texas on a valid student visa and be willing to return to
Mexico after graduation. Undocumented Mexicans or long-term Mexican-American
residents of Texas are NOT eligible for this program. Contact
the Financial Aid office of any public university in Texas for
- Mexican American Legal Defense And Educational Fund
Scholarships for all students regardless of residency status.
- Microsoft Scholarship Program
- Migrant Farmworker Scholarships
Recent history of movement for agricultural employment . Scholastic achievement
and financial need. 800-245-5681 www.migrant.net
- Monsanto Hispanic Network Scholarship Award
$1500, Criteria: Must
be of Hispanic descent, U. S. residents, must attend a university
or college. Contact: Juan A. Atkins, Monsanto Hispanic Network,
800 N. Lindbergh C2NC, St. Louis, MO63167
- National Association Of Hispanic Journalists-Ruben Salazar Scholarship
Applicants must be high school seniors, college undergraduates,
or first-year graduate students who are pursuing careers in English
or Spanish-language print, photo, broadcast, or online media.
202-622-7145 firstname.lastname@example.org www.nahj.org
- National Hispanic Scholarship Fund
- Puerto Rican Bar Association Scholarship Award
Awards are given to Latino first or second year students in a J.D. program
at an American Bar Association approved school. PRBA selects recipients
based on financial need and academic promise. 212-739-7517 www.prldef.org
- Salvadoran-American Leadership And Educational Fund: Salef Education
Must be of Central American and other Latino background. Must demonstrate
financial need. Must have a minimum GPA of 2.5. Must have a history of community
involvement and be willing to give back by becoming a mentor to a high school
student. Must be accepted to a four-year university (for undergrad or graduate
students) 214-480-1052 email@example.com or www.salef.org
- Scholarships For Latinos
The Ellen & Federico Jimenez Scholarship Program will award
twenty-five $2,000 scholarships to deserving Latino college students
who are INELIGIBLE to receive federal and/or state financial aid;
who have demonstrated commitment to serving the Latino community
in the United States; and who have been accepted to a Community
College or State University in CALIFORNIA or TEXAS. A social security
number is NOT required to apply. See http://www.maldef.org/ , mail firstname.lastname@example.org or
- Scholarships For Hispanic Students
The HOGAR de Dallas scholarship is offered to a Dallas ISD senior
with a Hispanic surname and/or families who will attend a higher
education institution during the fall of 2004. The scholarship
is based on submission of a family tree of the student’s family/ancestors,
along with an essay. Contact Art Garza at AGarza0972@aol.com for
- The Foundation for Child Development’s Young Scholars Program (YSP)
This program makes grants to individuals to support research on the development of
young children living in immigrant families. FCD is particularly
interested in research that informs policies regarding the health and
education of young newcomer children. To qualify for a grant under the
Young Scholars Program, applicants must have earned their doctoral
degree within the last 15 years and be full-time, faculty members of a
college or university in the United States. Three to four fellowships of
up to $150,000 will be awarded competitively.
Readiness Act of 2005 [PDF document]
“A Bill to reauthorize the Head Start Act to improve the school
readiness of disadvantaged children, and for other purposes.”
- US Audit Faults
Speech Therapy in Schools, from “The New York Times”,
by Clifford J. Levy, published 6/23/05.
Online resource for psychology
and psychiatry with links to training, workshops, websites.
Psy Broadcasting Company is a website with online training to the professional psychology community