When your child has a disability or is at risk for developmental delays, your role as a parent expands and becomes even more foundational to your child's development. Following are some unique aspects of parenting a child with a disability or delay.
When your child has a disability you will be asked to describe your child and their disability to medical professionals, educators, friends and family. Learn ways to effectively talk to others about your child.
Siblings and grandparents have benefited many times from additional support to understand the impact that the disability has on them. Discover resources to help siblings and grandparents.
When your child has an Individualized Education Program (IEP) or Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP) it is important that you are a fully participating member of the team that develops these documents. Learn how to support your child through development of their IEP or IFSP.
When a child has a disability, the number of meetings, phone calls, and correspondence to educators and medical professionals can seem overwhelming. Learn how to keep effective records of your child's educational and medical history.
Parenting every child has its unique challenges and rewards. Discover general parenting resources and specific parent training resources for children with disabilities through our Parent Training Resources.
Connecting with medical resources and support sites for specific disabilities will help you gain knowledge about your child's specific medical and disability needs. Visit Medical and Disability Resources for additional resources.