Especially for…Families and Communities

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Alert! Alert! 
Because NICHCY’s website will only remain online until September 30, 2014, most of its rich content has moved to a new home, the Center for Parent Information and Resources (CPIR), where it can be kept up to date. 

The new address of Especially for…Families and Communities at the CPIR is:


Each of us is a being in himself and a being in society, each of us needs to understand

himself and understand others, take care of others and be taken care of himself.

– Haniel Long

Welcome to NICHCY’s hubpage for families and communities. Here, those of you who are parents can find information to help you in caring for your child with a disability. And for all the visitors here today who are community members whose lives are touched by or entwined with people with disabilities, we are very pleased to connect you with resources that will help you help them to achieve their full potential at home and in your mutual community.

Especially for Families

All About the Systems of Help Out There!

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Especially for Communities

NOTICE: NICHCY is going away, but its resources are not. Find hundreds of legacy NICHCY publications, as well as our training curriculum on IDEA 2004, in the Center for Parent Information and Resources' Library at This website will remain available until September 30, 2014. After that date, web visitors will be automatically redirected to