Check out these online resources to find out more about how you can support your or your child’s speech and language skill development.
American Speech Language and Hearing Association (ASHA)
Tips about how to facilitate your child’s speech and language skills based on age level.
Information about accents and communication as well as way to find help.
Autism Society of Maine
Serves individuals with autism and their families, professionals, and communities by providing education, advocacy, referrals, and resource development.
Resources for parents of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Child Development Services (CDS) | Department of Education
Maine’s early intervention system for free and appropriate education (FAPE) for children with special needs.
Hearing Loss in Children
Information about types of hearing loss, screening and diagnosis, and other resources for families
Learn the Signs Act Early
Tools to track and celebrate children’s developmental milestones from age two months to five years and what to do if you have a concern.
Maine Down Syndrome Network
Support, education, and advocacy for families and individuals with Down Syndrome.
Maine Parent Federation
Help for parents of children with special needs. Links to resources, services, and family support navigators.
Ideas about how to read to your child at any age and activities to encourage language and literacy.