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Free, easy-to-use
Guides for parents
of children with
disabilities

Let Paula show you how our Guides work

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Meet Paula…

Paula has a 13-year-old son with special needs. Worrying about his future keeps her up at night. Information online is overwhelming, unreliable and generic. Expert help is too expensive.

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Paula visits Exceptional Lives

When Paula visits the Exceptional Lives website, she finds free, easy-to-understand Guides. They’re designed for parents of children or adults with disabilities. Each Guide takes as few as 15 minutes to walk through!

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Paula creates a personalized Guide

As Paula moves through a Guide, she answers simple questions. The software behind the Guides uses her answers to customize the information she sees.

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Paula takes action!

Each Guide provides clear next steps that Paula can take to achieve her and her son’s goals. She even gets a handy to-do checklist she can save and print! With the help of Exceptional Lives Guides, Paula knows how to access the services and supports her son needs to thrive.

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Start your own Guide

Ready to get started? Click the button below to check out an Exceptional Lives Guide! They’re free and always up-to-date. If you have a question along the way, you can reach out for help right inside the Guide.

Our Experts

Exceptional Lives Guides are developed and reviewed with subject matter experts, based on the latest research and best practices. Here are some of our experts:

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Theresa M Varnet

JD, MSW

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Karen Mariscal

JD

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Barbara Jackins

JD

Need Help?

If you use a Guide and have a question, enter it here and we will respond ASAP.

You can also call us at 1-844-354-1212.