We strive to provide education on the many issues our clients are facing and overcoming each day.
For Parents and Families
Cerebral Palsy Support – Cerebral Palsy Guide is an online guide for cerebral palsy causes, treatment, support options and resources.
From Emotions to Advocacy – Helps parents advocate for their children with disabilities. Includes articles, checklists, and resources.
National Information Center for Children with Disabilities – Lists resources and contacts by state.
Parent Advocacy Coalition for Educational Rights (PACER) Center – Promotes opportunities that enhance the quality of life for children and adults with all disabilities and their families.
Special Needs Trusts – Explains why special needs trusts are important. Includes a worksheet for planning a trust and key discussion points your family and your attorney.
Through the Looking Glass – This organization has pioneered clinical and supportive services, training, and research serving families in which one or more members – whether parent or child – has a disability or medical issue.
Coping with Stress When Your Child has a Chronic Illness or Disability – Written by a health coach specializing in stress-related conditions. The article identifies symptoms and sources of stress, and provides strategies for managing them. Includes links to additional resources.
Career Resources for Americans with Disabilities – Links to advocacy groups, government agencies, and informative articles for families, employers, and caregivers.
Scholarships and Grants for Students with Disabilities – Lists financial aid opportunities and answers questions about scholarships for students with disabilities.
Adapting a Home for Disability Accessibility – A guide to cost and funding sources for adapting a home for independent living.
For Autism and Asperger’s Syndrome
Autism-PDD Resources Network – Guides readers to the key issues associated with autism.
Autism Society, Virginia Chapter – Promotes lifelong access and opportunities for individuals with autism and their families through advocacy, public awareness, education and research related to autism.
Different Roads to Learning – Resources for helping children with autism learn and grow.
Future Horizons – Training materials, conferences, and other information on autism and Asperger’s Syndrome.
Tony Attwood – Resources, information, and issues related to Asperger’s Syndrome.
VCU Autism Center – A joint effort by the Virginia Department of Education and the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services to improve the knowledge, skills and understanding of families, educators, and professionals who support an individual with autism.
101 Noteworthy Sites on Asperger’s and the Autism Spectrum – A blog post with an informative list of websites that provide support and/or news on Asperger’s and Autism.
Communicating with a Child with Autism: A Parent’s Guide – Links to communication and parenting tips for children with autism.