3 Tips for Partnering with Your Child’s School
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.
Tips for Planning Smooth Transitions
Smooth transitions between learning environments lead to better outcomes for children. These ideas can help.
Use Facts to Advocate for Your Child
Learn how and why to record information about all aspects of your child’s development.
How to Talk to Your Child’s Doctor
Learn strategies for talking with your child’s doctor.
Supporting Communication at Home
Communication is critical. Learn some ideas to help at home.
4 Tips to Prepare for Your First ARD Meeting
Learn strategies to prepare for your child’s Admission, Review, and Dismissal (ARD) meeting.
How to Enroll Your Child in a Texas Public School
Learn how to find the right public school and what steps to take to enroll your child.
Transition to Kindergarten
Understand your child’s transition from a preschool program to kindergarten.
Staying at Home with Your 3- to 5-Year-Old
Learn some new ways to interact and have fun with your 3- to 5-year-old at home.
Staying Home with Your Infant or Toddler
Make the most of the time you spend with your infant or toddler at home.
Person-Centered Planning for Your Child
Learn about person-centered planning and how the model can help your family.
Be a Team Player for Your Child
Learn how to work with the professionals who can help your child, from a parent who has been there.
Plan for a Bright Future For Your Child
An experienced parent gives advice on how to plan for a more positive life for you and your family, now and in the future.
Speak Up for Your Child
Learn the importance of speaking up for what your child needs, and get tips to help you do it.
Relieve Stress with Respite Services
Learn how to get help from Respite and other services that give caregivers a break from the stress of caring for a family member with a disability.
Building an Intentional Community for You and Your Child
Learn how to build a circle of support for yourself, your family and your child.
Tips to Start a Parent Support Group
If you can’t find a parent support group that meets your needs, here are advice and tips to start your own.
How to Find Quality Child Care
Learn how to find the right people to care for your child.
Tips for Taking Care of Yourself
If you take care of someone else, it’s very important to take care of yourself, too. This advice can help.
Learn how internet searches work to trust the information you find.
Dealing with Insensitive Comments about Your Child
People can say insensitive things about your child with a disability. Here are some ways you can deal with it.
How to Let Your Kid Be a Kid
An experienced parent points out that sometimes we are so busy helping our kids develop, we forget to let them develop on their own.
Planning Playdates for Your Child
Get tips for creating successful playdates that help your child connect with peers.
How to Organize Your Child’s Medical Information
Learn how to organize your child’s medical information and why it’s so important.
Make a Child Info Toolkit
A notebook to organize important information about your child can help you feel more confident and in control.
Create a Portfolio to Help Others Understand Your Child
Assembling books with information about your child can help the people in your life get to know him
3 Key Questions When You First Meet the Doctor
Learn how to build clear communication with your child’s doctors, from the very first appointment.
Learn About Medical Home
Learn about the “medical home” concept.
Communication Choices for Children Who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Explore the options for how your child who is deaf or hard of hearing can learn to communicate with others.
Tips for Moving with a Young Child
Moving your family can be difficult, but a little planning can make it easier.
Moving with the Military
Military families move a lot. Learn from one dad's perspective.
Toilet Training Resources
Even the pros can find it challenging. These resources can make toilet training easier.
Planning for a Caregiver’s Medical Emergency
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.
Legal Planning for Parents
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.