Related Links

Provided below are links that offer additional information:

Assistive Technology

Bullying / Harassment

Disability Awareness

  • Call Me Capable
    "Call Me Capable" is a game that teaches that persons with disabilities are more similar than different.

Disability Benefits and Resources

Disability Law Agencies

Disability Organizations and Service Providers

Disability Specific Organizations

Apraxia

Autism

Down Syndrome

Fragile X

  • The National Fragile X Foundation
    Information and resource site for Fragile X syndrome, a hereditary conditio which causes a wide range of mental impairment, from mild learning disabilities to severe mental retardation.
     

Learning Disabilities

 

Education

 

Education of Students with Disabilities

Health Information and Resources

  • Division of Specialized Care for Children at the University of Illinois - Chicago
    Administered by the University of Illinois at Chicago, the Division of Specialized Care for Children (DSCC) is the Illinois Title V agency that provides care coordination for families and children with special health care needs.
  • Drugwatch
    Information about the risks and benefits of specific medications.
  • Healthopedia
    A source for information on specific disabilities.
  • IEP Goal Apps - These apps can be associated to the goal(s) in your child's IEP; some apps may cover more than one goal. Some apps are FREE.
  • Special Needs App - This is a complete guide to educational and special needs apps. Categories include skills acquisition, early learning, health and games.
  • IEP Goals and Objectives Bank - The IEP Goals and Objectives Bank allows users to locate specific goals in areas such as academic areas, functional goals, motor skill, recreation and leisure, self-management and daily living skills, social emotional, speech and language skills, study skills and vocational/career education and exploration goals.

Legal Resources

  • Council of Parent Attorneys & Advocates
    An independent, nonprofit, tax-exempt organization of attorneys, advocates and parents established to improve the quality and quantity of legal assistance for parents of children with disabilities.
  • Equip for Equality
  • Illinois Guardianship & Advocacy
    The Illinois Guardianship and Advocacy Commission is an executive state agency created to safeguard the rights of persons with disabilities. By providing legal representation, investigating complaints of rights violations and providing state guardianship for Illinois' population with disabilities, the Commission has given voice to those who have previously gone unheard.

Mental Health

Parenting

  • Behavior Charts to use with children
  • Chore Chart to use with children
  • Empowering Parents
    A site that provides tips for dealing with your child's behavior.
  • Illinois Mommies Of Miracles 
    Online support group for moms of children with special needs.
  • Family Engagement Framework
    "In an effort to strengthen family-school partnerships, over the past year and a half, the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) has been coordinating across divisions to develop a shared framework guide for engaging families. The ISBE Family Engagement Framework Guide is a tool for ISBE, school districts, and schools to use in developing and expanding school-family partnerships to support improved student learning and healthy development outcomes. This resource brings together research, promising practices, and a consolidation of key program requirements to provide districts, schools, and families with tools to assist with planning, implementation, and evaluation of family engagement
    practices."

Resources for Parents of Young Children

Research-Based Educational Interventions

Response to Intervention - RtI

Siblings

Special Education

The Center for Parent Information and Resources (CPIR) serves as a central resource for all Parent Training and Information Centers, including Family Matters.  Resources on their site are also directly available to parents.  We invite you to visit their website at www.parentcenterhub.org and choose the ‘RESOURCES’ tab across the top of their home page, or click on the ‘RESOURCES’ block at the bottom of the page.