Some of this specialty’s operations have changed due to COVID-19 concerns. See details here.

Education materials and other resources

We know you may want to dig for more information, so we gathered these easy-to-digest materials and resources from pediatric organizations in Minnesota and beyond.

Patient and Family Education Materials If you need quick, clear info about a kids’ health topic, we have it all.

About Our Kids This handy booklet provides information and articles about children’s mental health issues.

American Academy of Pediatrics The AAP provides publications for families about childhood conditions, including developmental issues.

Anoka County Autism Resource Guide This guide for families with a child who has autism spectrum disorder (ASD) includes information about services in the Anoka and northern Hennepin County area.

ARC Greater Twin Cities This organization offers information, advocacy and education about developmental disabilities.

Autism Society of Minnesota AuSM provides education, advocacy and support information for families that include children or adults with autism.

Autism Speaks This national organization promotes autism advocacy, research, resources and practical information for families.

CHADD Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder is a nonprofit organization that provides education, advocacy and support for individuals with ADHD.

Early Learning Services in Minnesota The Minnesota Department of Education provides contact information for early childhood programs throughout Minnesota.

Fraser – Autism resources for parents A resource that focuses on services available in the Twin Cities metropolitan area for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

LDA Minnesota This group provides assessments, diagnosis and planning, especially for children with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).

Minnesota Association for Children’s Mental Health MACMH provides mental health information, advocacy and education for people of all ages.

PACER This group provides individual assistance, workshops, publications and other resources to help families make decisions about education and other services for children with disabilities.

Need more info?

If your child has been diagnosed with a developmental disability, these Metro County Intake Case Management departments provide services:

Parents, we speak your language — and if we don’t, we’ll find an interpreter who does.

  • For Spanish speaking families: Linea telefonica de interpretes en espanol para familias y pacientes de Children’s, Espanol, 612-813-7500.
  • For Somali speaking families: Laynka turjubaanka afka Somaaliga ee bukaanada iyo qoysaska, Somaaliga: 612-813-2020.
  • For other languages, call the Children’s Interpreter Service line directly at 612-813-7600.

Preparing for your appointment

If you are a parent or guardian of a child who was recently scheduled to come into the Developmental Pediatrics Clinic, welcome! It is essential that you complete and return the new patient paperwork at least two weeks before your child’s appointment. You can find all paperwork and instructions here.


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