Children and Child Development Resources

Find and share professional documents—from curricula to articles to presentations. Our Professional Resource Library is a great way for NCFR members and active Certified Family Life Educators to pool knowledge on a wide variety of family topics.

Please refer to Terms of Use for guidelines on submitting to the NCFR website. Materials must be relevant to family and/or social sciences. NCFR reserves the right to reject any submission at its sole discretion.

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Animating Owen screen shot

Reaching an autistic child

Owen Suskind was diagnosed with regressive autism when he was 3 years old, and lost his speech skills. This video, made by Oscar-winning filmmaker Roger Ross Williams, explores how Owen's father, Ron, used the Disney characters his son loved to reach out to and communicate with Owen again.

You can also read an accompanying story from the New York Times Magazine online.

Little girl in rain

Bring on the rain

This video may be all you need to be more joyful today. In one of life's precious moments, 15-month-old Kayden experiences rain for the first time.