Website: SMD ABLE ACT –

Released by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services in September 2017, this letter provides guidance to states on the implications of the ABLE Act for state Medicaid programs.

Paid Leave

Nearly all of us will need paid leave at some point – to care for a family member’s or our own serious medical condition, or to welcome a new child. Without paid leave, workers often face a cruel and unnecessary tradeoff: health and family, or work and making ends meet. Learn more about how paid…

Guide: Summary of Advances in Autism Spectrum Disorder Research: Calendar Year 2015 Each year, the IACC releases its annual list of scientific advances that represent significant progress in the field. The 20 studies selected have given new insight into the underlying biology of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and potential risk factors, examined the state of the science in early screening and diagnosis, and evaluated promising early…

Guide: Improve net: Fire Safety & Disabilities Guide

There are dangers associated with fire for everyone, but people with disabilities face unique challenges in these emergencies.

Guide: Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI): A Parent’s Guide to Internet Safety

This is a parent’s guide to internet safety and how to protect their children while still allowing them to explore the internet.

Guide: The Boggs Center on Developmental Disabilities: Being a Healthy Adult: How to Advocate for Your Health and Health Care

This guide focuses on transition in a healthcare context. It provides information and tools for self-advocates to assist them in their health care decisions.

Guide: The Boggs Center on Developmental Disabilities: Keeping It Real: How to Get the Supports You Need for the Life You Want

This curriculum teaches students that knowing how to get supports is a problem-solving skill they will use again and again throughout their lives.

Guide: ASAN: Transition to Adulthood: A Health Care Guide for Youth and Families

This guide is intended to help young people with disabilities and their families plan for the transition to adulthood in health care contexts.

Hesperian Health Guides: A Health Handbook for Women with Disabilities

This book can help most women with disabilities better care for themselves, improve their general health, their capabilities and self-reliance, and their ability to participate more effectively in their communities.

Guide: Let’s Talk About Health: Health Screenings that Detect Colon Cancer and Lifestyle Choices that May Help Reduce the Risk of Developing it

This comprehensive guide provides information about colon cancer for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their caregivers.