Understanding My Child's Developmental Stages
Developmental Milestones (English and Spanish)
Milestone Tracker App
Milestones in Action-Videos for Each Stage of Development
Parent Assistance Organizations
Birth to 5 Helpline
Birth to 5 Helpline is a free service available to all Arizona families with young children, as well as parents-to-be, with questions or concerns about their infants, toddlers, and preschoolers. You can ask about anything: sleep, feeding, fussiness, tantrums, parenting, etc. Call the Helpline to speak with one of the bilingual (English/Spanish) early childhood specialists on duty Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. You can also leave a voicemail, complete our online contact form, or text the Helpline 24 hours a day, seven days a week. For free child development support:
Call 877-705-KIDS (5437) for Free Child Development Support
Raising Special Kids
Arizona's Parent Information Center: Raising Special Kids (RSK) is a statewide parent organization that provides support and information (English and Spanish) for parents of children with a full range of disabilities and health care needs from birth to age 26. tel:602-242-4366
Raising Special Kids helps families:
Procedural Safeguards/Parent's Rights
Disability Specific Information
Special Education Process
The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) is the federal law that defines and regulates special education. The law requires public schools to provide special education services to children ages 3 to 21 who meet certain criteria. (Children younger than 3 can get help through IDEA’s early intervention services.) The following resources are included to provide an overview and general information about the special education process.
Related services are defined as transportation and such developmental, corrective, and other supportive services as are required to assist a child with a disability to benefit from special education. It might include such things as speech-language pathology and audiology services, interpreting services, psychological services, physical and occupational therapy, recreation, including therapeutic recreation.