We believe it is important for our families to be informed and have access to resources. The list below offers information which is beneficial to our families. Please keep in mind that there are other resources in our community. We are committed to always offering different resources to our families.
1. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):
CDC's disabilities section offers information and resources related to various disabilities, including developmental milestones, early intervention, and health promotion for children with disabilities.
2. Social Security Administration (SSA):
The SSA provides information about Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits for children with disabilities. This resource helps families understand eligibility criteria and the application process.
3. Medicaid and CHIP (Children's Health Insurance Program):
Medicaid and CHIP offer health coverage for eligible children with disabilities. Each state administers its Medicaid program, and CHIP provides low-cost or free health coverage for children in low-income families. The federal Medicaid website provides information on these programs.
4. Administration for Community Living (ACL):
ACL is a federal agency focused on increasing access to community living for people with disabilities and older adults. They offer resources related to disability rights, independent living, and community support services.
5. Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB):
MCHB, part of the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), focuses on maternal and child health. They offer programs, resources, and information related to children's health, developmental milestones, and early intervention services.
6. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services:
Office on Disability: This office is committed to ensuring that people with disabilities have equal access to health and human services. They offer resources on disability rights, accessibility, and inclusion, which can be valuable for families with children with disabilities.
7. U.S. Department of Labor: Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP):
ODEP promotes policies and practices that increase employment opportunities for people with disabilities. While not specifically geared towards children, their resources can be useful for families preparing for their child's transition to adulthood.
8. Child Welfare Information Gateway: Children with Disabilities:
Child Welfare Information Gateway, a service of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, offers resources for families with children with disabilities who are involved with child welfare systems. This includes information on adoption, foster care, and family support.
9. U.S. Department of Justice: Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA):
The ADA ensures equal rights and access for individuals with disabilities. The Department of Justice's ADA website offers resources, guidance, and information on the ADA's provisions and enforcement.