How-to Guides in plain language. Tailored to your family.
There are lots of services available to help children with disabilities and their families. But it can be hard to learn about the options and figure out how to apply.
Each Guide will walk you through these processes step-by-step, featuring:
- Key information from expert sources written in plain, easy to read wording
- A personalized checklist of action items, based on your answers to questions we ask at the beginning of the Guide
- Saved progress so you can come back to your Guide at any time, on any device
How to Get Started with Early Intervention
Early Intervention is a system of services for kids from 0-3 years old. Learn how it can help your child if they are behind in their development, and how to apply for this critical service.
How to Get Special Education Services
Every child has a right to a free public education that works for them, even if they have a disability. Learn how to make sure that your child gets the educational support they need, especially through their IEP or 504 plan.
How to Apply for SSI Benefits
See if your child or adult family member qualifies for SSI. If so, we’ll show you how to start the application for SSI – and while you’re at it, for other benefits you may qualify for.
How to Support the Transition to Adulthood
Learn about how to help your child prepare for life after age 22, whether it’s going on to college, getting a job, or finding support for their daily life.
Employment: How to Prepare for Getting a Job
Learn about programs that can help you or a family member train for a job, find a job, and get personal support while on the job.
Employers Guide: Creating a Disability-Friendly Workplace
Hiring and supporting people with disabilities is not just a nice thing to do — it can have many benefits for your company! Learn how to make your workplace more inclusive, and how it can be good for business.
How to Optimize your Health Insurance
Make the most of your health insurance by seeing what your options are. There may be new healthcare services that your child can get based on their disability.