Alaska 211 is a one-stop statewide resource to connect with a wide variety of services in your community, including emergency food and shelter, educational opportunities, alcohol and drug treatment programs, senior services, child care, and much more.

Help Me Grow Alaska is a statewide program providing resources on child development and connections to ongoing supports. Their call center is staffed with Family Support Specialists who are individuals with experience in, and an understanding of, child development, social services, and resources available in Alaska and beyond. They are available to listen to concerns, help organize a path forward, and connect you to the most available and appropriate service in your area of Alaska.

Thread Alaska offers a statewide online search tool for you to quickly find quality child care convenient to your home and work. Call 800.278.3723 to talk to a specialist.

The Alaska Autism Resource Center maintains an online database of state and national providers that offer a variety of healthcare services including occupational therapy, dental services, social skills groups and much more.

LINKS Resource Center provides resources, advocacy and connections to residents living in the MatSu Valley.

Connect Mat-Su is a comprehensive health and social services information and referral hub, ensuring that every person in the Mat-Su Borough has what is needed to live a healthy and fulfilling life. They provide a physical and virtual resource center linking residents with immediate access to the information, referrals, and direct assistance specific to the Mat-Su. By maintaining and utilizing a database of community resource providers, they ensure that their resources are as comprehensive and up to date as possible.

The Anchorage Park Foundation has designed playgrounds with everyone in mind.  An inclusive playground removes barriers. It considers not just physical access, but also emotional, social, and psychological benefits of play. It encompasses the philosophy that children and adults of all abilities benefit from being able to play and interact together.  Find a park near you!

Alaska’s Early Intervention/Infant Learning Program (EI/ILP) is a program that provides specialized services for children who have developmental delays and/or disabilities. The services are for children birth to 3 years of age and will provide extra help for your child’s development.

Alaska Infant Learning Program Roster

Alaska Centers for Independent Living work with people with disabilities to achieve their goals.  Independent Living advocates believe that people with disabilities are the best experts on what is needed to live, work, and play independently.  

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