National and Community Resources
Transition: Health Care Guide for Youth & FamiliesNational
This article has information about health care insurance options, benefits and eligibility. It addresses durable medical power of attorney, HIPAA issues, and medical records. You can download a worksheet that walks one through the steps of making a healthcare appointment and what information to bring to the medical services providers.
Got Transition: Website for Transition IssuesNational
The Got Transition aims to improve transition from pediatric to adult health care through the use of new and innovative strategies. It has excellent resources for Youth and Families, Health Care Providers, Researchers & Policy Makers about transition issues.
State Council on Developmental Disabilities Training Resources
The State Council on Developmental Disabilities offers no-cost trainings on many topics relevant to people with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities and their families. We are able to come to your support group OR host the training in our office, whichever is best. Please see the attached flyer with other trainings we provide.
Tips & Tricks for Getting Effective IEPsWrightslaw provides excellent resources for families trying to navigate special education legal and advocacy issues. This topic deals specifically with how you can best prepare for Individualized Education Plan meetings.
Woodsmall Law GroupLocal
Law firm site; contains several articles about IEPs etc.
The Lanterman Developmental Disabilities Services ActLocal
This act provides entitlement to services for people with developmental disabilities in California Information about this act is available at http://www.dds.ca.gov/Statutes/LantermanAct.cfm
Special Ed Rights and Responsibilities (English, Spanish, Vietnamese)Local
Social Security Benefits for People with DisabilitiesNational
Information about the Social Security and Supplemental Security Income disability programs that provide assistance to people with disabilities. Learn how to apply and get information about other programs that are relevant.