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Monday, July 15, 2013

An easy way to find resources for special needs kids

Finding the right resource to help your special needs child 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 has a “gateway” that should be bookmarked on your computer. On this page you can find local and national organizations that are specific to a particular topic. For instance, if you select “Babies and toddlers” as your topic and “Early intervention” as your subtopic, a list of 14 organizations will pop up with descriptions and contact info. Likewise, if you click on “Disability” and “Developmental delay” you will find five resources. There are dozens more combinations that you can enter, 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.

Tags: Baby, child, delays, disabilities, early intervention, Help for your child, resources, special education, special needs child

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