By creating a future plan, parents can effectively organize their thoughts about what their son or daughter wants and what they would like for their child’s future; work with legal, financial, and other experts to provide for their child’s needs; and describe the plan to others who need to know.
This website explains how one can get extra money to help pay for their prescriptions.
It is a place where caregivers of individuals with I/DD can go and find information as well as have someone to chat with who may be in a similar situation.
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.
Webpage: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services: Clarification of Medicaid Coverage of Services to Children with Autism
CMS provided information on approaches available under the federal Medicaid program for providing services to eligible individuals with ASD.
Toolkit: Office for Victims of Crime: Promising Practices for Serving Crime Victims with Disabilities
This toolkit identifies and addresses the issues and obstacles encountered by people with disabilities who have been victimized or abused.
Accessing Home and Community-Based Services: A Guide for Self Advocates is a tool designed to help people with disabilities, families, and friends find and use resources that are available.
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.
Guide: Let’s Talk About Health: Health Screenings that Detect Breast Cancer and Lifestyle Choices that May Help Reduce the Risk of Developing it
This comprehensive guide provides information about breast cancer for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
This article from a March 2010 issue of Exceptional Parent discusses topics that parents may want to consider as children with I/DD approach the age of 18.