Autism – Learn the Signs. Act Early.

Free resources to help families identify early signs of autism from the National Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Bethlehem Healthy Kids Committee

The mission of the Bethlehem Healthy Kids Committee is to work in cooperation with all levels of district administration and personnel, Bethlehem students and families, and the larger community to improve nutrition, physical activity, environmental health and overall wellness of all students in the Bethlehem Central School District with a goal of providing the best possible environment in which our students can learn.

Capital District Child Care Council

The Capital District Child Care Coordinating Council is a nonprofit organization serving parents, employers and child care providers in Albany, Fulton, Montgomery, Rensselaer, Saratoga and Schenectady Counties in New York State.

Libraries and Autism

Helping libraries welcome people on the autism spectrum.

NYS Department of Health – Early Intervention Program – Autism Information

Autism spectrum disorders (ASD) are a group of severe disorders of development. They can disrupt social relationships and communication, play and academic skills. ASDs usually lead to lifelong disability. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that an average of 1 in 110 children in the US have an ASD. Science shows that early detection of ASD, when followed by the right interventions, can lead to better outcomes for children affected by autism. These include improved language, social and adaptive functioning, and a reduction in inappropriate behaviors. It is important to identify and refer children with ASD as early as possible to the Early Intervention Program.

NYS Mandated Reporter Online Training

Training for all mandated reporters in New York State is available at no cost to participants.

Office of Child & Family Services

The Office of Children and Family Services serves New York’s public by promoting the safety, permanency and well-being of our children, families and communities.

Prevent Child Abuse

Focusing on community activities and public policies that prioritize prevention right from the start, we work to make sure child abuse and neglect never occur.

Professional Development and Parent Seminars

Professional Development and Parent Seminars are regional seminars throughout New York for school professionals and parents that disseminate information on effective programs including, but not limited to, individualized supports and services and specialized curricula designed to address the skill deficits of students with autism spectrum disorders (i.e., social relationships and communication).

2014-2015 Topics

  • Thinking Differently: Executive Functioning and Learning Styles of Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Thinking Differently: Social Cognition and Social Motivation of Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Center for Autism and Related Disabilities, New York State Regional Centers for Autism Spectrum Disorders

Seasonal Flu Parent Information

A guide for parents on seasonal flu.

The Bus Stop Club

We provide a wonderful opportunity for siblings of children with chronic illness or special needs to go under the care and supervision of healthcare workers and to get the support they need to help overcome the everyday battles they are faced with.

The Community Hospice

Wave Riders is a six-week support group for grieving children and teens. Through art and dialogue, Wave Riders provides a safe,supportive environment to help children and teens cope.