Los Angeles County
Department of Public Health
Maternal, Child, and Adolescent Health Programs
600 S. Commonwealth Ave., 8th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90005
Tel: (213) 639-6400
FAX: (213) 639-1034
- Infant Development Association of California
The Infant Development Association of California is a multidisciplinary
organization of parents and professionals committed to optimal
developmental, social and emotional outcomes of infants, birth
to three with a broad range of special needs, and their families.
IDA advocates for improved, effective prevention and early intervention
services, and provides information, education and trainings
to parents, professionals, decision makers and others.
At this site you can learn whether your child may be having
difficulties with learning, developing, and behaving. This can
be done by taking a short test called, Parents' Evaluation of
Developmental Status, or PEDS (pronounced "peeds").
The National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities
promotes the health of babies, children, and adults, and enhance
the potential for full, productive living. This website provides
information on developmental disabilities such as autism, cerebral
palsy, vision impairment, hearing loss, mental retardation.
In addition, it focuses on helping children develop and reach
their full potential by focusing on issues such as child development,
early hearing detection and intervention, attention deficit
hyperactive disorder and Duchenne/Becker Muscular Dystrophy
First Signs, Inc. is dedicated to educating parents and pediatric
professionals about the early warning signs of autism and other
developmental disorders and to improve screening and referral
practices and to lower the age at which young children are identified
with autism and other developmental disorders. The website offers
resources and links to information about developmental disorders,
screenings, diagnosis, and treatment.
Zero To Three's mission is to promote the healthy development
of our nation's infants and toddlers by supporting and strengthening
families, communities, and those who work on their behalf. We
are dedicated to advancing current knowledge; promoting beneficial
policies and practices; communicating research and best practices
to a wide variety of audiences; and providing training, technical
assistance and leadership development.
This site is aimed at professionals interested in child development
and behavior, especially in the medical setting. DBPeds focuses
on primary care development and behavior, especially early identification
and screening. The “Learning” section features the Toolbox,
which serves as a link to special article features, keywords,