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Early Intervention

The Stepping Stones Early Intervention Program, Roseland, NJ 07068 – Contact Judy Bellina at 973-535-1181 ext. 1223.

Federal/State Funded Early Intervention Services contact your county “single point of entry”.  To find out your county contact please call 888-653-4663.


The Stepping Stones School, Roseland, NJ 07068 – Contact Marvin Leiken, Principal at 862-210-8781

Books for Parents:

GIFTS: Mothers Reflect on How Children with Down Syndrome Enrich Their Lives Edited by Kathryn Lynard Soper

Babies with Down Syndrome – A New Parents Guide by Karen Stray-Gundersen

The Read-Aloud Handbook by Jim Trelease

You Will Dream New Dreams Inspiring Personal Stories by Parents of Children With Disabilities by Stanley D. Klein, PH.D. and Kim Schive

Expecting Adam

Choosing Naia

The Woodbine Series

Educational Toys:

The Toys R Us Differently-Abled Toy Guide

Beyond Play www.beyondplay.com



Books for Children:

We’ll paint the Octopus Red

My friend Isabelle

Support for Siblings:

The Sibling Support Project (Sibshops) www.siblingsupport.org

In Shrewsbury, New Jersey: Family Resource Associates www.frainc.org – check out their great newsletters for siblings!

Education / Law / Advocating:

The Complete IEP Guide How to Advocate for Your Special Ed Child by

Lawrence M. Siegel

Wrightslaw: From Emotions To Advocacy by Pam and

Pete Wright www.wrightslaw.com

New Jersey Department of Education, Special Education Page


Private Schools Association for Students with Disabilities in New Jersey:


New Jersey State Approved Schools lists www.state.nj.us/education/directory

New Jersey Coalition for Inclusive Education www.njcie.net

SPAN (Statewide Patent Advocacy Network) 973-642-8100 (this may be outdated)

ACNJ (Association for Children of New Jersey): Kit Ellenbogen, attorney 973-643-3876

New Jersey Protection and Advocacy: 609-292-9742

National/International Resources:

The Arc of The United States www.

The National Down Syndrome Society www.ndss.org

The National Down Syndrome Congress www.ndsccenter.org

National Association for Down Syndrome www.nads.org

The Down Syndrome Educational Trust www.downsed.org

The Down Syndrome ReseArch and Treatment Foundation www.dsrtf.org

Downsyn.com (A source for new parents plus online posts) www.downsyn.com

New Jersey Support:

Arc of New Jersey www.Arcnj.org

The Arc of Essex County’s Parent Support Group – Judy Bellina at 973-535-1181 ext.1223

Central New Jersey - Network 21 www.dsnetwork21.org

Bergen County – Billy’s Buddies www.wyckoffymca.org/special/billy.html

Shrewsbury – Family Resource Associates www.frainc.org

Down syndrome Medical Clinics

The Judy Center at Hackensack University Medical Center,

Hackensack, NJ www.humc.org

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

DDC (Developmental Disabilities Clinic) at Morristown Memorial Hospital: 973-971-4095

DDC at Mountainside Hospital:973-429-6272

Kennedy Krieger Institute – Baltimore, MD

Children’s Specialized Hospital - Mountainside

Breastfeeding for Children with Down syndrome:

La Leche League