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.

Resources to Help a Child with a Language Delay

Get a host of links to resources

Plan for Emergency Evacuation or Shelter-in-Place

Find resources to create emergency evacuation and shelter-in-place plans.

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.

Transferring Your Child to a New Texas School

Here’s what you need to know to get your child with a disability enrolled in a new Texas school.

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 ECI 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.

Internet Search Tips and Tools

Learn how to find quality information online and save it so you can access it later.

Find Information on Pinterest

Use this social sharing site to find and share quality information.

Play and Friendship

One of the writers of this site shares how she has helped her child with a disability build friendships.

Dealing with Behavior Issues

Read about possible troublesome behaviors of children with disabilities and strategies for dealing with them.

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.

Resources for Moving with the Military

Military families move a lot. These links and resources can help make it easier.

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.

Emergency Planning at School or Child Care

A former principal offers advice to help support your child’s school or child care in making emergency plans.