Starting Point Guide – A resource directory for Washington State families who have children with ongoing health conditions or special needs. The Guide provides programs and services for your child and family. The Guide is organized by type of service. Use the alphabetical list on page 4 to find an organization by name: http://cshcn.org/wp-content/uploads/files/Starting-Point-Guide.pdf
ParentHelp123 – For Washington State residents, this website provides information on topics such as health benefits, food resources, pregnancy, child development and child care. There is also a section specifically for families who have children with special needs: http://parenthelp123.org/
Informing Families – A resource provided by the Washington State Developmental Disabilities Council. It offers news and information to individuals and families that empowers them to be active participants in planning and building a network of support and opportunities: http://informingfamilies.org/
Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates – COPAA is an independent, nonprofit, national organization that protects the legal and civil rights of students with disabilities and their families: http://www.copaa.org/
Planning and Record Keeping: Organizing Your Child’s Information– Information on developing a care notebook to keep track of medicines, therapy, health care providers, and your child’s health history: http://cshcn.org/planning-record-keeping/care-organizer-for-parents/
WA State Parent to Parent programs – Support and Information for families of children with developmental disabilities or healthcare needs: http://arcwa.org/getsupport/parent_to_parent_p2p_programs
Washington Autism Alliance & Advocacy – Helping families access ASD & DD health insurance benefits, effective services in schools, and supportive community-based services, regardless of their personal financial situation: http://www.washingtonautismadvocacy.org/updates/
One Minute Video Lessons on Raising Autistic Kids: http://www.growingupautistic.com/1-minute-videos.html
Wraparound With Intensive Services (WISE): Video describing this program which is for children and youth with complex behavioral health needs: http://informingfamilies.org/wise-video/
Information For Parents Who Have Received a Pre- or Postnatal Diagnosis of Down Syndrome
Interactive Planner for Caregivers – A free online virtual assistant to keep you and your kids organized
Care and Respite– A guide from the Arc of King County to help you understand respite services and navigate systems to access care. You will also find resources to help you find a care provider in your home or in a community-based setting.
504 Plans – Questions answered: https://cshcn.org/childcare-schools-community/the-504-plan/
Outdoors for All – To enrich the quality of life for children and adults with disabilities through outdoor recreation
Cerebral Palsy Guidance website – information about the condition, types of CP, myths, support groups, tips for living with CP and more
Resources and Tips Regarding Spinal Cord Injuries – The groups and activities have a strong slant toward the Chicago/Illinois area but there are good resource and tip information.
Rehab Without Walls – Nuerological Rehabilitation Services in Lynnwood, WA
The above is offered as information and does not reflect endorsement by Kindering or the WSFN.
Additional resources can be found on the Kindering website at: https://kindering.org/kindering-families/resources/