Resources for Families

Home Visiting Services
Progress Center: (360) 425-9810Early intervention, education, therapy and prevention to children under 3 with special developmental needs or with risk of developmental delays.
Early Head Start: (360) 442-2800Pregnant women, infants and toddlers under 3 are served through weekly home visits that promote healthy prenatal care, healthy attachments and development for children from earliest stages.
Family Health Center - First Steps: 1 (888) 528-7364Preventive health and education services to help women have a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby. Services may begin any time during the prenatal, delivery or postpartum period.
Other Resources
Developmental MilestonesSkills such as taking a first step, smiling for the first time, and waving "bye bye" are called developmental milestones. Children reach milestones in how they play, learn, speak, act, and move (crawling, walking, etc.).
Parent’s PlaceParents’ Place is a 28 year old non-profit family resource center dedicated to promoting a community commitment to healthy parenting, strengthening and supporting families and ensuring the well-being of children of all ages.
LifeWorks/ARCPromoting and protecting the human rights of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and actively supporting their full inclusion and participation in the community throughout their lifetimes.
Head Start/ECEAPThe Lower Columbia College Head Start, Early Head Start (EHS), and Early Childhood Education Assistant Program (ECEAP) provides quality early childhood education experiences. Services available to children and families who meet eligibility requirements.
Broadway Early Learning CenterEarly Learning program in Longview.
Longview School DistrictAny child with a suspected disability, who is 21 years old or younger, may be eligible for special help in school. If you know any child, from birth to 21 years of age who has, or may have, a disability, please contact Longview Public Schools at (360) 575-7008. The school district will help determine if a child is eligible for special education services.
Kelso School DistrictKelso School District will ensure that all students with disabilities who are eligible from birth through 21 years of age, residing within Kelso attendance area, have available to them a free and appropriate public education in the least restrictive environment. You can initiate a referral through your local schools. For children under school-age a screening appointment may be set by calling 360-501-1672.
Castle Rock School District
Special education resources for the Castle Rock School District.
Woodland School District
Woodland School District provides a comprehensive program of educational and related services designed to maximize each student's development of skills to successfully participate within integrated, natural environments in the learning community.
ESD 112 (Kalama, Toutle)
The ESD 112 Specialized Education ESA is unique in Washington State. This ESA provides a free and appropriate education to students that are eligible for special education services in 28 districts that have joined together to pool resources (i.e., staff, equipment, expertise, materials, etc.). The ESA serves districts’ children with disabilities and their families effectively and economically.
OHSU Developmental Pediatrics
Multidisciplinary clinics, which are part of the Child Development and Rehabilitation Center, include a wide array of specialists to address the various needs your child may have.
Washington State DSHS
Washington State Department of Social and Health Services.
Developmental Disabilities Administration
Developmental Disabilities Ombuds
The mission of the DD Ombuds is to inform the Legislature’s work to ensure safe, quality DD services and improve the lives of people with developmental disabilities.