Parents who are concerned about developmental delays in their young children now have access to a full suite of resources thanks to a generous grant Thunderbirds Charities awarded to Raising Special Kids in 2019. The new Online Resource Guide for Families of Infants and Toddlers features support and information for parents who have questions about their children’s development.
The Arizona Early Intervention Program (AzEIP) provides developmental therapies to children under age 3 with a minimum 50 percent delay in one of five categories. However, about 60 percent of children age birth to 3 with suspected developmental delays who are assessed do not qualify for AzEIP. Parents or guardians of these children previously had little assistance with navigating their healthcare and educational needs. The new Online Resource Guide for Families of Infants and Toddlers, made possible by the generous support of Thunderbirds Charities, can assist parents with locating educational, medical and community resources. This website is now available here: https://raisingspecialkids.org/resources/early-childhood/.
“We are proud to announce the launch of this resource for families, and we’d like to thank the Thunderbirds Charities for making it possible,” said Christopher Tiffany, M.A., Ed., executive director of Raising Special Kids. “Little did we know that a once-in-a-lifetime global public health emergency would sideline our plans for this project. We continued to work on this resource as much as we could, and we are thrilled to provide this new resource to families now.”