Local Resources

ALASKA AUTISM RESOURCE CENTER (AARC)

www.sesa.org/content/aarc-home
The AARC serves the needs of individuals with autism spectrum disorders, their families, caregivers, and service providers. The Alaska Autism Resource Center (AARC) is a project of the Special Education Service Agency (SESA) located in Anchorage, Alaska.

ANCHORAGE SCHOOL DISTRICT (ASD) STEP CENTER

www.asdk12.org/step/about/
The STEP Center, a division of the Anchorage School District’s Special Education Department, is a disability information and resource center for students, educators and parents.

STATE OF ALASKA, INFANT LEARNING PROGRAM

http://dhss.alaska.gov/ocs/Pages/InfantLearning
The Alaska Early Intervention/Infant Learning Program (EI/ILP) assures that early intervention services are available for families with infants and toddlers (birth to age three) with special needs.

STONE SOUP GROUP

www.stonesoupgroup.org
Stone Soup Group is a statewide non-profit agency based in Anchorage, Alaska that provides assistance and support to families of children with special health, disability, mental health, and/or special education needs.

AK EARLY EDUCATION DEPARTMENT

https://education.alaska.gov/
Alaska’s Early Education Department’s mission is to promote student achievement and preparation for global competitiveness by fostering educational excellence and ensuring equal access.

National Resource

CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION

http://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/actearly/milestones/milestones-2mo.html
CDC works to promote health and wellness and improve the quality of life for people of all different abilities.

EARLY INTERVENTION FAMILY ALLIANCE

http://www.eifamilyalliance.org/
The Early Intervention Family Alliance is a national group of family leaders dedicated to improving outcomes for infants and toddlers with disabilities and their families.

ZERO TO THREE

http://www.zerotothree.org/
ZERO TO THREE is a national, nonprofit organization that informs, trains, and supports professionals, policymakers, and parents in their efforts to improve the lives of infants and toddlers.

NATIONAL CENTER ON BIRTH DEFECTS AND
DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES

http://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/index.html
This website focuses on protecting people who are especially vulner- able to health risks – babies, children, people with blood disorders, and people with disabilities.