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.
Adaptive Equipment and Tech
Autism Through the Lifespan
Advocacy and Parent Education
Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE); Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)
Special Education Legal and Due Process (updated for March 2021)
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.
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?
Guide to Paying for College for People With Disabilities
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