Early Childhood Direction Centers
The Early Childhood Direction Centers (ECDCs) provide information about programs and services for young children, ages birth through five, who have physical, mental, or emotional disabilities and help families obtain services for their children.
The ECDCs provide information about:
- preschool programs,
- medical, educational, and social services,
- evaluation and assessment services,
- parent education programs and resources,
- day care, and
- the State's early intervention system.
- matching the needs of children with available services,
- assisting parents in obtaining services,
- following up to ensure that children receive services,
- coordination of services between agencies, and
- education of parents of preschool children with disabilities.
- Brochure - Identifying Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder - Information for Physicians and Primary Health Care Providers (9/02)
- Special Education in New York State for Children Ages 3-21: A Parent's Guide
- Autism Program Quality Indicators - A self-review and quality improvement guide for schools and programs serving students with autism spectrum disorders.
- Information for Parents of Preschool Students with Disabilities Ages 3-5
- Early Intervention Program
- National Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center