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Children's Medical Services - Special services for children with special needs
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Florida Pilot, Research and Demonstration Projects



Autism Spectrum Disorder (a pilot study) - focus on the unique experiences of families who have a young child at risk for or identified with an autism spectrum disorder and their experiences with early intervention
Website: http://ecrp.uiuc.edu/v15n1/coogle.html

Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning (CEFEL) - resource for parents of children with disabilities
Website: http://csefel.vanderbilt.edu

First Words Project - a longitudinal research investigation in the Autism Institute in the College of Medicine at Florida State University
Website: http://firstwords.fsu.edu
Phone: (850) 488-5780

Early Social Interaction Project - a demonstration and research project that provides early intervention for toddlers with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and their families
Website: http://esi.fsu.edu

Florida State University Center for Prevention and Early Intervention Policy - focuses on vulnerable infants and toddlers who can be positively affected through nurturing relationships, strong maternal and child health, and quality early childhood care and education
Website: http://www.cpeip.fsu.edu/
Phone: (850) 922-1300

KidTalk Tactics Project - a model demonstration project to develop, describe and disseminate an early communication intervention model that effectively supports continuous communication development in children ages 12-60 months old
Website: http://kttp.cci.fsu.edu

Projects and Research at the University of South Florida - in the area of Early Childhood Intervention
Website: http://cfs.cbcs.usf.edu/projects-research/?topicID=3



We hope the information provided is helpful to you. Send any questions or requests to be added to the directory to: EarlyStepsDirectory@flhealth.gov

Also available is a Print Version of the Early Steps Directory.

For more information call (800) 218-0001