An easy way to find resources for special needs kids

computer-mouse_thmFinding the right resource to help your child with special needs is so important for a parent. It can be a lifeline. I would like to introduce you to one resource that is a sort of clearinghouse to multiple resources. NICHCY, the National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities is no longer in operation, but their information has been migrated to the Center for Parent information (CPIR).  Here you will find tons of information that should be bookmarked on your computer.

On this page you can find a gateway to resources are specific to a particular topic. There are dozens of topics which will bring you to desired resources. Exploring could not be easier.

So, let your mouse do the clicking and find many organizations and resources that are on target for your particular question.  Simplify your life with this tool and perhaps you will find a gem or two that you did not know about, which will make a difference in your child’s life…and yours.

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Note: This post is part of the weekly series Delays and disabilities – how to get help for your child. It was started on January 16, 2013 and appears every Wednesday. Feel free to go back to look at prior posts as the series builds on itself. As always, we welcome your comments and input.


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    Kristin June 6, 2013

    Don’t let money be an issue in getting service for your child. There are free screenings and services offered by school districts starting at birth.

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    Barbara June 7, 2013

    Hi Kristin,
    Thanks for your comment. You are right – through the early intervention program, parents can have their child evaluated for free. Please see my earlier posts on the steps in this process for babies and toddlers, and for children ages 3 and older.
    March of Dimes