Related Links

The Interdisciplinary Council on Developmental and Learning Disorders (ICDL) is an international network of clinicians, educators, researchers and parents working to identify innovative approaches to the identification, treatment and education of children with developmental, communication and learning disorders. This professional body provides lectures and training in the DIR approach and has a list of professionals who are a part of this network.
www.icdl.com

Their mission: to redefine the potential of children with developmental and communication challenges by making the DIR/Floortime model broadly available.
www.floortime.org

Creating Meaning is a collaborative featuring Georgina Ahrens and Dana Baltutis, offering training workshops and lectures for parents and professionals.
www.creatingmeaning.com.au

First Signs is a national non-profit organization dedicated to educating parents and professionals about the early warning signs of autism and other developmental disorders.
www.firstsigns.org

Autism Spectrum Australia (Aspect). Provides information, education and other services through partnerships with people with autism spectrum disorders, their families and communities.
www.aspect.org.au

Lifestart – Helping special kids. An early childhood intervention program for children with Down Syndrome, Autism, delays in development, or at risk of delay. Based in Sydney, Lifestart is a parent co-operative providing a family-centred approach to the needs of children with disabilities and their families. It is based on the concept of partnerships between parents and professionals.
www.lifestart.org.au

Zero to Three – Is a 30 year old national non-profit multidisciplinary organization that aims to inform, educate and support adults who influence the lives of infants and toddlers. They work to provide professionals with accurate information and research, provide parents with accurate information with regards to programs available and work to influence government policies, in the United States.
www.zerotothree.org

The SPD Foundation: Formerly the KID foundation focuses on research, education and advocacy related to Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD). The SPD foundation was founded by Lucy Jane Miller, Ph.D., OTR, in 1978 to help these children and their families.
www.kidfoundation.org