EarlySteps is a program through which children who qualify can receive services until their third birthday. Once your child turns three, the local school system will become your child’s service provider if they still qualify. The process of moving from EarlySteps to the school system is often called transition.
Caring for a child with a disability can be a fulfilling experience. It can also be challenging and stressful. Caregivers and parents sometimes forget to take care of themselves as much as they care for their children.
October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM). The goal of NDEAM is to raise awareness about disability employment issues and share the value that people with disabilities add to our workplaces and communities. Whether you are a parent, job-seeker, employer, or friend, here are three ideas to help you get involved this month.
Supported decision-making is an alternative to guardianship. It allows a person with a disability to make their own decisions with support from a team of people they trust instead of having someone else make decisions for them.
Don’t forget this on your back-to-school checklist for your child with a developmental disability!
A Transition Plan is a document you will create with your child and the rest of the IEP Team by the time your child turns 16. The word “transition” in this case refers to the transition from high school to adult life. This occurs when your child receives a diploma or turns 22 and is […]
Sometimes we all need a little more. It looks different for all of us: more attention or more alone time, more cuddles or more space, more structure or more flexibility. Maybe it’s a developmental stage, maybe it’s circumstance, mood or personality. Whatever it is, we notice and those around us notice these moments of need.
SSI stands for Supplemental Security Income. This is money from the federal government that is available for children and adults with disabilities with low income and few resources. You must apply and qualify to receive this money. We’ll include a brief overview of SSI here.