School is probably where your child will spend most of his time other than home. These tips can help school personnel feel like they are part of your team.
Smooth transitions between learning environments lead to better outcomes for children. These ideas can help.
Learn how and why to record information about all aspects of your child’s development.
Learn strategies for talking with your child’s doctor.
Get a host of links to resources
Find resources to create emergency evacuation and shelter-in-place plans.
Learn strategies to prepare for your child’s Admission, Review, and Dismissal (ARD) meeting.
Learn how to find the right public school and what steps to take to enroll your child.
Here’s what you need to know to get your child with a disability enrolled in a new Texas school.
Understand your child’s transition from a preschool program to kindergarten.
Learn some new ways to interact and have fun with your 3- to 5-year-old at home.
Make the most of the time you spend with your infant or toddler at home.
Learn about person-centered planning and how the model can help your family.
Learn how to work with the professionals who can help your child, from a parent who has been there.
An experienced parent gives advice on how to plan for a more positive life for you and your family, now and in the future.
Learn the importance of speaking up for what your child needs, and get tips to help you do it.
Learn how to get help from ECI Respite and other services that give caregivers a break from the stress of caring for a family member with a disability.
Learn how to build a circle of support for yourself, your family and your child.
If you can’t find a parent support group that meets your needs, here are advice and tips to start your own.
Learn how to find the right people to care for your child.
If you take care of someone else, it’s very important to take care of yourself, too. This advice can help.
Learn how to find quality information online and save it so you can access it later.
Use this social sharing site to find and share quality information.
One of the writers of this site shares how she has helped her child with a disability build friendships.
Read about possible troublesome behaviors of children with disabilities and strategies for dealing with them.
People can say insensitive things about your child with a disability. Here are some ways you can deal with it.
An experienced parent points out that sometimes we are so busy helping our kids develop, we forget to let them develop on their own.
Get tips for creating successful playdates that help your child connect with peers.
Learn how to organize your child’s medical information and why it’s so important.
A notebook to organize important information about your child can help you feel more confident and in control.
Assembling books with information about your child can help the people in your life get to know him
Learn how to build clear communication with your child’s doctors, from the very first appointment.
Learn about the “medical home” concept.
Explore the options for how your child who is deaf or hard of hearing can learn to communicate with others.
Moving your family can be difficult, but a little planning can make it easier.
Military families move a lot. These links and resources can help make it easier.
Even the pros can find it challenging. These resources can make toilet training easier.
You and your family need to be ready to care for a child with a disability in case a primary caregiver has a medical emergency.
No one wants to think about it, but it is imperative to make legal preparations in the event of a parent or caregiver’s death or disability.
A former principal offers advice to help support your child’s school or child care in making emergency plans.