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Support Services – School Years

2019-09-25T09:58:33-04:00Tags: , |

SUPPORT SERVICES Families with a child with a disability often need specific information, including: details about the disability, school services, therapy, local policies, funding sources, transportation, medical facilities and much more. As parents, you know your children best, so look for a professional team that will truly listen to your interests and

Respite – School Years

2019-09-25T09:59:31-04:00

RESPITE Caring for a child with a disability can be overwhelming. Simple tasks of daily life, like going grocery shopping or cleaning the house, can become very difficult. Respite care is temporary care for persons with disabilities that is intended to provide assistance to a family to prevent burnout and family disintegration.

Health Services

2019-09-25T09:24:51-04:00Tags: |

HEALTH SERVICES Developmental interventions, or “health services,” are provided to families who have a child or children that have been identified as having a developmental delay. To get health services, the state will use an Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP) or Individualized Education Program (IEP). Discipline-specific therapies and family support services are

Summer Programs – School Years

2019-10-17T13:48:48-04:00

SUMMER PROGRAMS There are so many camp choices for children with disabilities! From highly specialized camps to general inclusion programs, there are options for every child. With thorough research, you should be able to find the right camp for your child. The American Camp Association makes it easy to find a great

Special Education – School Years

2019-09-25T10:00:55-04:00Tags: |

SPECIAL EDUCATION Special education is a broad term that refers to specially designed instruction that meets the unique needs of a child with a disability. Special education provides support to children who need assistance in a variety of developmental areas. Services can include instruction in the classroom, at home

Legal Resources

2019-09-25T09:45:10-04:00Tags: |

LEGAL RESOURCES As a parent of a child with a developmental disability, you are entitled to certain services provided in a voluntary, nondiscriminatory manner. These rights include the right to be evaluated, the right to be involved and informed and the right to consent. In some situations, a parent

School Options

2021-04-30T09:56:58-04:00Tags: |

SCHOOL OPTIONS Despite whether or not your child has a learning difficulty, parents should assess their children’s needs and find suitable, local schools. For example, some children respond better to more rigid schedules and discipline, while others thrive in an open, hands-on environment. For a child with special needs, finding a good

Behavior Management

2019-09-05T12:22:22-04:00Tags: |

BEHAVIOR MANAGEMENT All children use behavior as a way of getting their needs met. In children with special needs, delays in language, social skills and self-help skills may result in various behavioral challenges. If your child has a difficult time communicating his or her needs or wants, s/he may act out with

Childcare

2019-09-25T09:28:50-04:00Tags: |

CHILDCARE By law, if your child qualifies under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), he/she is entitled to special instruction and related services in his/her preschool through your state. The Preschool Services program in your state ensures the provision of a Free and Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) to

Early Childhood Education

2019-10-02T13:17:23-04:00Tags: |

EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION It’s very important to find an early childhood program that is built on respect for families with a focus on ensuring that every child has a place in the community and the best possible chance to succeed. Support, information and coordinated services in community settings are what will enhance

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