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Caring for a child with a disability can be overwhelming. We can help you find the information and support you need. Click on the options below to learn about these topics.

My child has autism and I’m not sure what to do.
I’m worried about my baby or young child’s development.
I want help with special education services in my child’s school.
I want to learn about benefits, like SSI, Medicaid Waivers, and health insurance.
I want to learn how to support my older child or adult family member.
I want to find therapies, programs, providers, or support services near me.
I want to connect with other parents.
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My child has autism and I’m not sure what to do.
  • What to Do If Your Child Has Autism

Getting an autism diagnosis can be scary, but there are therapies and services that can help your child! We’ll show you how to find them and connect with systems of support.

  • How to Get Started with EarlySteps

Is your child developing slower than their peers? EarlySteps is a system of services for kids age 0-3. It can help support their development and teach you how to help them at home. Learn how to apply and see if your child qualifies.

  • How to Learn About Medicaid Waivers

Medicaid Waivers offer extra support services for kids and adults with disabilities. Learn how to apply and make the best case for what your child needs. These services can be critical for people who will need personal care support as an adult.

I’m worried about my baby or young child’s development.
  • What to Do When You Think Your Child May Be Different

If your child seems different than other kids their age, find out what might be going on and get support for both you and your child.

  • How to Get Started with EarlySteps

Is your child developing slower than their peers? EarlySteps is a system of services for kids age 0-3. It can help support their development and teach you how to help them at home. Learn how to apply and see if your child qualifies.

I want help with special education services in my child’s school.
  • Getting Special Education Services from the School System

Every child has a right to a free public education that works for them, even if they have a disability. Students with disabilities can qualify for special services that support their education from age 3-22. Learn how to connect with the school, see if your child qualifies, and get support to help your child succeed in school.

  • How to Support the Transition to Adulthood

Learn how to help your child prepare for life after age 22, whether it’s going to college, getting a job, or finding support for their daily life. We’ll show you how to plan for transition through your child’s school, and to connect with adult support programs.

I want to learn about benefits, like SSI, Medicaid Waivers, and health insurance.
  • How to Apply for SSI Benefits

SSI is a monthly cash benefit for people with disabilities who have low income, who need help paying for basic needs like food, clothing, and housing. Learn how to qualify and apply.

  • Medicaid Waivers

Medicaid Waivers offer extra support services for kids and adults with disabilities. Learn how to apply and make the best case for what your child needs. These services can be critical for people who will need personal care support as an adult.

  • How to Get the Most from Health Insurance

Health insurance can cover extra benefits for people with disabilities. Learn about the options, including Medicaid. We’ll show you how to apply and how to find the disability-related benefits that could help your child.

I want to learn how to support my older child or adult family member.
  • How to Support the Transition to Adulthood

Learn how to help your child prepare for life after age 22, whether it’s going to college, getting a job, or finding support for their daily life. We’ll show you how to plan for transition through your child’s school, and to connect with adult support programs.

  • Employment: How to Prepare for Getting a Job

Learn about programs that can help your or a family member train for a job, find a job, and get personal support while on the job.

  • How to Seek Supported Living and Housing

Learn how to find support for independent or group living, and how to connect with organizations to help you plan for a living situation that fits your needs.

  • How to Manage Decision-Making for Adult Children

When your child turns 18, you no longer have the legal right to make decisions for them. Learn how to assess how well your child can make their own decisions as they enter adulthood, and about different ways you can help them with decision-making. If you need to apply for legal permission to make decisions for them, we’ll walk you through your options. (This is also called guardianship.)

  • How to Get the Most from Health Insurance

Health insurance can cover extra benefits for people with disabilities. Learn about the options, including Medicaid. We’ll show you how to apply and how to find the disability-related benefits that could help your child.

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