Planning for your child’s special education needs isn’t an easy task, but it’s not insurmountable either. While support services vary from state to state, all states are required to assist your child in receiving the same education they provide every other child in school. The resources in this section can help you develop a plan to address your child’s education needs.
Early Childhood Direction Centers
These centers provide information and referral assistance to families, caregivers and professionals for children from birth to age five with diagnosed or suspected delays. Learn more about what an ECDC can do for you.
Sometimes, educational success begins with accommodating a child’s medical needs. As a parent, you can play a key role in meeting those needs by taking an active role in shaping your child’s Individualized Education Plan (IEP). Get started on your child’s health plan.
Transitioning Into Elementary School
Packing a child off to school for the first time can be a daunting prospect for a parent who has been the sole person responsible for their child’s health and education. Find out how you can prepare yourself and your child for his or her first days in school.
Education Accommodations under 504
Children who have disabilities that don’t require special education might still need some accommodations at school. Section 504 of the Federal Rehabilitation Act can help these children get the education they deserve. Find out what rights these children have under the law.
Are you looking for someone to talk to about your child’s special education needs?
Visit the My Child Without Limits support community and talk to fellow parents and caregivers about what worked for their children.
Looking for more information about how to get started with planning for you child’s education?
Use the My Child Without Limits Resource Locator to find an Early Childhood Direction Center in your area.
National Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center
US Department of Education