There are many times throughout the years of a child’s growing up and living a whole life that present surprises, challenges and new adventures. You are not alone! You may have questions come up specific to the age of your child, such as teething and toileting a little one or dating and independence for a young adult. Questions might be specific to navigating special education in school or navigating community and supports at home. The following are areas in which we provide resources, trainings and peer-to-peer support:
Some of us join book clubs, some join a choir or team, but all of us want to have friends and to belong and contribute to our community. You can find tips, tools and resources for building friendships, addressing bullying, and accessing community programs like parks and rec. and communities of faith.Developmental Disability Services
Children experiencing Intellectual/Developmental Disability (IDD) might be eligible for services that support them in accessing community and with increased independence. Learn about DD system eligibility, the Individualized Service Plan, and how to identify when formal supports are the tool you are looking for.
A new diagnosis may make you feel as if your world has changed overnight, but keep in mind that disability is just a part of your life, a life that will be beautiful, messy, smooth, and bumpy…just like most lives are. Visit here to get started.Preparing for Adulthood
Wondering what comes next after high school? Explore resources that look ahead towards adulthood and the next stages including secondary education, employment, and/or independent living.
Special Education can look like many different things for your child, and it can be hard to wrap your head around. Visit here to learn more about the Individualized Education Program (IEP), behavior support plans, assistive technology, and more including our Toolkit with Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s), templates, acronym definitions, and more!
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Feeling stuck? Our peer-to-peer support team is made up of parents of children who experience disability, and they’re available by phone or email to answer questions and provide support related to Special Education, Developmental Disability Services, and/or any questions that may arise when raising a child who experiences disability.