How to start planning for your child.
Planning for any child’s future can be challenging, but when faced with planning for your child with a special need, a whole new world of questions emerges. This section will provide you with information to get started on a variety of topics you may already be hearing about from health professionals, teachers, family and friends.
Early Intervention Services
What are early intervention services anyway? Why are they important for my child? We explore the basics of what early intervention’s focus is and how you can get started on finding the services in your area.
Having a child with special needs means special rights you need to be aware of. There are also pages of acronyms being thrown your way by educators, doctors, and other parents. What is an IEP? What you can do to maximize your child’s educational experience?
Family Support Services
All parents want to make sure that they can provide care for their children in their own home. Family Support Services can help families meet the unique challenges of caring for special needs children in their own home.
Special Needs Planning
It is never too early to start thinking about your child’s financial needs. There are many different options and ways to ensure that your child’s future is limitless. Get the basics of the different types of planning and where you can go to get more information in your area.
Many parents hear the word assistive technology and don’t realize just how many things this encompasses. Did you know a weighted spoon is a form of assistive technology, just as is an adapted computer? Explore the vast array of devices and supports to assist your child. Learn what is covered and how to get funding for the items that aren’t.
Common Treatments and Therapies
Your doctor maybe telling you about physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, but what are they and how can they benefit your child? By giving you the basics, we can help you determine what therapies are best for your child.
Alternative Treatments and Therapies
We want to provide you with all of the choices. Covering topics from yoga to electrical stimulation, having the basic information can help you determine the best course of treatment for your child.