Updated, January 2018 Parent Centers receive many calls and emails each year from people looking for materials on disability awareness. People need these materials to help community members, employers, organizations, and residents learn more about disabilities and what it means for people to live with a disability or raise a child with a disability. Having information […]
Current as of December 2017 This information in Spanish The mental health of our children is a natural and important concern for us all. The fact is, many mental disorders have their beginnings in childhood or adolescence, yet may go undiagnosed and untreated for years. (1) We refer to mental disorders using different “umbrella” […]
A Resource Collection on Positive Behavior Supports, Functional Behavioral Assessment, and School Discipline
A resource collection compiled by and for Parent Centers.Coordinated by the NE Parent Center Assistance & Collaboration Team/Region 1 Parent Technical Assistance Center @ SPANin collaboration with NH Parent Information CenterMany, many thanks go out to the Development and Review Team! November 2017 Welcome to this collection of resources on positive behavior supports and discipline […]
(2017) | Useful to Parent Centers, other service providers, and families who have behavioral concerns about a defiant child When parents turn to the Internet looking for answers about their child’s behavior problems, one phrase tends to jump out: oppositional defiant disorder or ODD. “The words ‘oppositional’ and ‘defiant’ show up in parents’ vocabulary fairly frequently,” […]
When a baby is born with cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection, it is called congenital CMV infection. About 1 out of every 200 babies are born with congenital CMV infection. Women can pass CMV to their baby during pregnancy.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), only about 1 in 5 babies with congenital CMV infection will be sick from the virus or will have long-term health problems, but those problems can include hearing loss, vision loss, intellectual disability, muscular weakness, and even seizures.
Updated, October 2017 This short resource page provides a brief overview of lead poisoning and connections to sources of additional information. It accompanies a longer fact sheet on Other Health Impairment. The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), our nation’s special education law, defines 14 categories of disability under which a child may be found eligible for special […]
This collection of helpful resources from the Social Security Administration provides information on and links to a wide variety of employment supports and national and community resources.
The ABLE National Resource Center aims to educate individuals with disabilities and their families, ABLE program administrators, financial institutions, and other relevant stakeholders about the benefits of ABLE accounts. On its website, find state-by-state ABLE program updates and side-by-side comparisons of ABLE program components. There are also videos and webinars, as well as FAQs and summaries of rules and regulations.
Useful to: Parents and educators aiming to better accommodate the needs of children and students with dyslexia. Understood.org, a free online resource center sponsored by many nonprofit organizations including the National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD), released this infographic that shares materials and techniques that may prove useful when assisting children or students with […]