This guide is packed with information, tips, and contacts for various issues facing families caring for children with special needs. It includes information and resources on education, medical needs, transitions, financial programs and planning for the future.
Health & Nutrition
This section covers the importance and benefits of a “Medical Home” as well as information on identifying the right health care and dental services.
Growing & Learning
Development doesn’t need to stop outside the home. Along with health care, there are supports and services to help you provide a nurturing and stimulating environment for your child. Children enjoy learning, and it’s amazing how much you may learn and grow with them. Your child may be eligible to receive expert attention from experienced professionals.
Moving from one life stage to another can be exciting as well as challenging for a family of a child with special needs. Luckily, there are programs to help your family find smooth transitions.
You are not alone in your efforts to raise a child with special needs. There are services, resources, parent groups and agencies to support you.
We know expenses can be high when finding care. In this section are resources for state, federal and community-based programs that may lighten the financial load.
Some diagnoses are more common than others. And some have communities and support specific to each. Here you will find more information and links to supports for autism, FASD, Epilepsy, Down Syndrome and more.
Learn the lingo! This section may clear up some unfamiliar terms and acronyms. You may want to keep this list handy until you’re the one pitching those terms around.