Family Resources

Whether you’re just starting with Boyer or are about to transition to another agency, we have resources to help you on the next stage of your journey.

General Information
Parent Handbook
Boyer Referral Information – Spanish
Boyer Referral Information – Vietnamese
Parents & Families FAQ
Road Map To BCC

Therapy Documents
Birth to Three Feeding Information PDF
Birth to Three Feeding Information PDF (Spanish version)
Child’s Medical and Developmental History Form
Authorization to Use or Disclose PHI Form – English
Authorization to Use or Disclose PHI Form – Spanish
Developmental Stages of Play
Pediatric Feeding Association
Terminology in Movement
Sensory Processing Terms

Education Department Documents
Education Glossary

Family Resources Department Documents
Support Groups
Boyer offers individual and couples support, as well as opportunities to connect with other parents either individually or in small groups. We also have a long-standing monthly Fathers’ Meet Ups, and our Moms2Moms group. For more information, please contact Boyer’s social worker, Bill Scott, at

Child Outcomes Measurement System
The Purpose of Washington’s Child Outcome Measurement System (COMS) is to assure stakeholders that early intervention makes a difference for infants, toddlers and families. Families are a crucial source of information about their children, and this enhances the quality of the data. The COMS is one way for families to see their child’s progress and to give input on program improvements. The data is analyzed at state and local levels to help improve services and meet federal and state reporting requirements.*

How do we know Early Intervention Services help infants, toddlers and families?
The U.S. Department of Education requires each state to report information about whether early intervention services have positive results for children and families served. This is part of the national push for accountability – the U.S. Department of Education needs to show that money spent on early intervention makes a difference. Parents and families and their early intervention team members work together to determine how the child is developing and progressing.*

*Taken from DCYF ESIT COS Training materials

Community Resources

Activities for Families
Start-Play Research
PEPS (Program for Early Parent Support)
MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers 0-6)
University Village Playdays
Gymboree Classes
Woodland Park Zoomazium
Aquarium Toddler Time
Seattle Gymnastics Academy
Waterbabies Swim Classes
Thistle Theatre

Assistive Technology
Washington Assistive Technology Act Program (WATAP)

Autism Resources
Positive Partnerships
Autistic Self Advocacy Network
Autism Society of America
UW Autism Center

Cerebral Palsy Resources
American Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine
Cerebral Palsy International Research Foundation
Reaching for the Stars: Parent-led Pediatric Cerebral Palsy Foundation
My Child Without Limits

Clinical Trials & Research
Center on Human Development and Disability (UW)
Culturally & Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS) Early Childhood Research Institute
NIH Clinical Trials
NIH-index of Disorders, with Clinical Trials
NIH/NINDS-index of Neurological Disorders, with Clinical Trials

Developmental Milestones
CDC Development in Action

Diagnoses Library
NIH/NINDS-General info
SCH-Center for Children with Special Healthcare Needs
Seattle Children’s Medical Conditions Library
The DRM Regional Resource Directory

Disability Rights
Americans with Disabilities Act Home Page
ARC of King County
King County DDD – Early Childhood Eligibility

Employment Services
WA State Department of Social & Health Services

Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)
General IDEA Part C info (National)-Families
General IDEA Part C info (National)-Professionals
IDEA 2004 (US Dept of Ed)
WA State Part C info

Parent & Family Support
Essentials for Parenting Toddlers and Preschoolers-CDC
Kinship Care in Washington State
Parent Based Disability Attitudes & Advocacy 
SCH-Center for Children with Special Healthcare Needs
Support Groups for Families of Children with Disabilities & Special Needs
Washington Information Network 2-1-1
Washington State Resources for Parents of Children and Youth with Disabilities

Pediatrics & Medical Home Partnerships
American Academy of Pediatrics
CHDD- Maternal and Child Health
Finding & Managing a “Medical Home”

Physical & Occupational Therapy
Floortime Stanley Greenspan Approach
American Physical Therapy Association
American Occupational Therapy Association
Mercer Island, Children’s Institute for Learning Differences (CHILD)

Special Education & Inclusion
Consortium for Appropriate Dispute Resolution in Special Education (CADRE)
American Institute for Learning and Human Development
Mercer Island, Children’s Institute for Learning Differences (CHILD)
CLAS: Culturally & Linguistically Appropriate Services
WA State Special Education Coalition
WA State Superintendent of Public Instruction

Speech-Language Pathology
Alternatives for Children: Common Speech Language Therapy Terms
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
Mercer Island, Children’s Institute for Learning Differences (CHILD) Terms Used By Speech-Language Pathologists
Video dictionary for American Sign Language 
WA Sensory Disabilities Services (WSDS)

Transition Services
Center for Change in Transition Services
Learning Disabilities Association of WA

Visual Impairment
Lighthouse Guild (NAPVI)
Programs for Children & Youth who are Blind or Visually Impaired
WA Sensory Disabilities Services (WSDS)
WA Talking Book & Braille Library