Sunny Days Resources
- Tele-intervention available to Chester County Families
- 2020 Holiday Schedule (NEW)
- PA Early Learning Standards (2014)
- Cochlear Implant Guide (NEW)
- Watch Me Grow (NEW)
- Watch Me Grow (Spanish) (NEW)
This brochure includes common language to describe Early Intervention for parents/caregivers as well as service providers.
- DD Council Article on Transition to Pre-K (NEW)
- CDC Expands National Autism Monitoring to Include Preschoolers (NEW)
- http://www.familyshade.org (NEW)
Delaware's Family SHADE is a collaborative alliance of family partners and organizations committed to improving the quality of life for children and youth with special health care needs by connecting families and providers to information, resources and services. Please visit our site to learn more about the many services/programs available to you.
- Checklists for Providing/Receiving Early Intervention Supports in Child Care Settings (NEW)
This CASEtool includes a description of the development and use of two Checklists for Providing/Receiving Early Intervention Supports in Child Care Settings. The checklists are based on the current evidence for use of natural learning environment practices and coaching as an interaction style for building the capacity of the child care provider to promote child learning and development.
- Great Ways to Spend 30 Minutes With Your Child 0-8 (NEW)
- https://www.amctheatres.com/programs/sensory-friendly-films (NEW)
AMC movie theatres, in collaboration with the Autism Society group has arranged for theatres across the country to offer movies to children on the autism spectrum and with sensory processing disorders. They advertise it as "sensory friendly" for kids to be able to get up move, make noise etc. There are selected show times in various theatres throughout NJ ,New York, PA, and California.
- Quality Early Learning Opportunities for your Child (NEW)
Pennsylvania's Office of Child Development and Early Learning (OCDEL) and its partners throughout the commonwealth offer many early learning initiatives that can help your child reach his/her promise. For more information on how to access these programs, visit www.papromiseforchildren.com.
- Bureau of Early Intervention Services - Family Resources (NEW)
Various Early Intervention resources available to PA families.
- NJ Early Learning Standards (NEW)
- Resources for Non-Required Services (NEW)
- Free Social- Emotional Resources for Teachers and Parents (NEW)
The Technical Assistance Center on Social Emotional Intervention for Young Children (TACSEI) has developed a new Backpack Connection Series to help teachers and parents/caregivers work together to enhance young children's social emotional skills and reduce challenging behavior. Backpack Connection handouts can be sent home when a new strategy or skill is introduced in the classroom to inform parents about what their child is learning at school and to provide specific ideas on how to use the strategy or skill at home. The series was developed in collaboration with Pyramid Plus: The Colorado Center for Social Emotional Competence and Inclusion and Bal Swan Children's Center in Broomfield, Colorado.
- Six County Homeless Resources Information List (NEW)
A listing of the agency name; phone number; hours of operation and website address for homeless shelters for local counties.
- Autism Diagnosis Codes (NEW)
This article explains the new changes to the DSM-5 diagnosis code. There have been some questions regarding how it is going to affect the Autism diagnosis.
- Don't Delay Early Intervention (NEW)
It is never too early to start Early Intervention services with your child.
- Video Showing Early Signs of Autism
This video from the Kennedy Krieger Institute, in Baltimore, features three children who show early signs of autism spectrum disorder playing with toys and interacting and communicating with others. It compares the footage on each of these children to that of typical children in the same situations. "It helps parents to articulate to their pediatrician any behaviors that concern them," says Rebecca Landa, Ph.D., director of the Center for Autism and Related Disorders.
- Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning
The Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning (CSEFEL) is a national resource center for disseminating research and evidence-based practices to early childhood programs across the country.
- National Autism Association
The National Autism Association is a parent-run 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. Founded in 2003, NAA is a parent-run advocacy organization and the leading voice on urgent issues related to severe autism, regressive autism, autism safety, autism abuse, and crisis prevention
- Chester County Family Resource Directory
A resource directory for Chester County families
- Daily Routines
Tips on teaching a child to become independent through daily routines.
- Everyday I Learn through Play
An activity guide designed specifically for infants and toddlers. Activities to be done during every day routines are included for children in a variety of age groups.
- Family Resources
This publication provides a range of resources designed specifically for families in Early Intervention
- First Aid and Infant/Child CPR Training
Pennsylvania Early Intervention regulations require all Early Intervention (EI) personnel to maintain current certification in Infant/Child CPR and First Aid. In an effort to assist you in meeting these state requirements, Sunny Days is pleased to offer the following training opportunities at our office in Havertown, PA.
- Getting Started
This guide was designed by parents for use by parents of newly diagnosed children to assist them in understanding the impact of hearing loss on babies and families
- Opening Doors
Parents of children with hearing loss can find helpful information and resources in a publication produced for the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) by the Academy for Educational Development (AED). Opening Doors: Technology and Communication Options for Children with Hearing Loss provides background on early intervention, the use of technology and other support available to children and their families.
- PA Health & Human Services Resource Guide
An all in one handbook for the services that are available to you as a Pennsylvania resident.
- PA Learning Standards for Early Childhood - Pgs. 1-41
- PA Learning Standards for Early Childhood - Pgs. 42-84
- Parents' Rights: Understanding the Procedural Safeguards Notice
A brief explanation of rights afforded under I.D.E.I.A. regarding procedural safeguards
- Spanish IDEA Glossary
Spanish-English IDEA glossary
- SPECIAL HEALTH CONDITIONS
The Pennsylvania Department of Health will reimburse medical care providers for medical services provided to eligible Pennsylvania residents who do not have the financial resources or health insurance coverage to enable them to access these services. Please view the attachment for more information.