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Online Resources for Families & Parents

mother and child in a meadowBelow you will find links to other websites, organizations and agencies that provide resources for parents & families of children with disabilities. 

If you know of a resource that would be valuable to parents of children with disabilities, please share with us!
 

 

All About the IEP - from the Center for Parent Information and Resource

Anti-Bullying: Resources for Parents - from Ohio Department of Education

Autism Certification Center - ASD Strategies in Action for Families

Autism Financial Aid and Grant Resources - list of funding sources

BFK Technology ToolKit

Child Development Birth-5 years - an Ohio Department of Education resource

Creating Your Dreamthis booklet is a tool to help you build the dream you have for your future. It will help you recognize your special talents and skills. 

Diagnosis vs. Identification - The difference between a school identification and a clinical diagnosis from Understood.org

NEW! Digital Citizenship Family Tip Sheets - Collection of tips from Common Sense Media on device management, cyberbullying, digital drama, and more.

Family Support Resources - online resource directory from Dayton Children's, search resources by specialty, condition or resource category

Helping Traumatized Children: A Brief Overview for Caregivers - Booklet developed by the ChildTrauma Academy to assist parents, caregivers, teachers and various professionals working with maltreated and traumatized children

Life After High School - A roadmap for parents of children with special needs from abilitypath.org

Montgomery County Youth Resource Center - resources for Montgomery County youth ages 14-24 to help achieve education, employment and health goals

Ohio Center for Deaf Blind Education - federally funded technical assistance and dissemination project designed to improve academic achievement and adult-transition results for Ohio children who are deafblind (DB)

Ohio Coalition for the Education of Children with Disabilities - The Ohio Coalition for the Education of Children with Disabilities (OCECD) is a statewide nonprofit organization that serves families of infants, toddlers, children and youth with disabilities in Ohio

Ohio Department of Education - Parents resource page

Parent Power: Build the Bridge to Success  - gives advice to parents on how they can help their children attain success in preschool, elementary, middle, and high school.

Samaritan Behavioral Health: Child & Family Partnership Program - Children ages 7-9 experiencing challenges such as: disruptive or aggressive behaviors, attention and hyperactivity issues, trauma, autism, attachment problems, and/or moderate to severe difficulty succeeding in the school setting due to emotional or behavioral issues

Samaritan Behavioral Health: Young Children's Assessment & Treatment Services (YCATS) - Children 6 and under experiencing challenges such as: behavioral concerns, including distruptive or aggressive behaviors, attention and hyperactivity issues, trauma, developmental issues such as autism or pervasive developmental disorders, and attachment problems

School Family - Guide to school success. Online resources for PTA/PTO Leaders, Teachers & Parents

Sesame Street Autism Resources for Parents - Sesame Street Workshop created Sesame Street and Autims: See Amazing in All Children, as an initiative aimed at communities with children ages 2-5 to offer families ways to overcome common challenges and project an affirming narrative around autsim for all families and kids

Smooth Transitions Information Brief - Post-Secondary Education and Mental Health Issues provided by Project AWARE and Ohio Mental Health Network for School Success

Special Education Procedural Safegaurd Notice - A guide to parent rights in special education

Technology Resources for College Students with Disabilities - A guide for highschoolers with disabilities entering college

U.S. Department of Education Family & Community Engagement - Check out the resources supporting the framework for building greater support and capacity in schools, homes and communities

Understood - Non-profit collective supporting parents of children with learning and attention issues. Providers of the "Through Your Child's Eyes" simulator helping parents understand what school can be like for children with learning and attention issues. Also see the 12 part video series of real parents discussing the challenges of raising kids with learning and attention issues 

Where Kids and Parents Can Find Help Directory - resource directory listing helpful agencies, support groups, youth organizations, website links and more

Wraparound Ohio - The wraparound process is a way to improve the lives of children with complex needs and their families.  It is not a program or a type of service, but a team based planning process used to develop plans of care that are individualized based on the strengths and culture of the children and their family