PARENT/ CAREGIVER RESOURCES

On top of a myriad of doctors’ visits, technological jargon, labels and a mountain of information to process, you need to learn quickly to navigate a complicated system to figure out what services and treatments your child needs and how to get them. Below is a few helpful links that may be of assistance to you on your journey.

GENERAL INFORMATION

Adaptive Equipment and Tech

https://www.ablenetinc.com/


Autism Through the Lifespan       

https://www.autism-society.org/

Advocacy and Parent Education

http://www.cpacinc.org/ 

SPECIAL EDUCATION

Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE); Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)

Dept. of Ed

IDEA

Understood.org

TRANSITION

Transition services are defined in the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) as a coordinated set of activities for a child with a disability that is focused on improving the academic and functional achievement of the child to facilitate the child's movement from school to post-school activities. Transition services include instruction, related services, community experiences, the development of employment and other post-school adult living objectives, and, if appropriate, acquisition of daily living skills.

Transition Bill of Rights

Building a Bridge Resource Manual

State Resource and Service Listing

Tenant Rights and Housing Assistance

Managing Your Child’s Transition to Adulthood

Transition to Adulthood: Home Remodeling for Young Adults with Special Needs
Special Needs Checklist: How Disability-Friendly is Your City?
Vocational Training for Adults with Special Needs

Guide to Paying for College for People With Disabilities

REFER A PATIENT

Do you know of an organization, website or helpline that you think would be useful for parents and families? Please let us know by filling out the form below.

Phone 860.445.7626

Fax 860.449.1378

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