Disabilities

 _________________________________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 this Disabilities landing page at the CPIR is: http://www.parentcenterhub.org/repository/disability-landing/_________________________________September 2010En español … [Read more...]

Specific Disabilities

En español | In Spanish NICHCY offers brief, but detailed fact sheets on specific disabilities. Each fact sheet defines the disability, describes its characteristics, offers tips for parents and teachers, and connects you with related information and organizations with special expertise in that disability. Alert! Alert!  Because NICHCY’s website will only remain online until September 30, 2014, most of its rich content has moved to a new … [Read more...]

Categories of Disability Under IDEA

 _________________________________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 Categories of Disability under IDEA at the CPIR is: http://www.parentcenterhub.org/repository/categories/_________________________________March 2012In PDFIn Spanish … [Read more...]

Parent training in autism

The Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities at UCDavis offers a free, online training series called ADEPT--Autism Distance Education Parent Training Interactive Learning. ADEPT is a 10-lesson interactive, self-paced, online learning module that gives parents the tools and training to more effectively teach their child with autism using Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) techniques. http://www.ucdmc.ucdavis.edu/ddcenter/CEDD_ourproducts.html … [Read more...]

Is your child’s behavior caused by a disability?

Read more about how problem behavior and disability may coincide. Another great Wrightslaw article. http://www.wrightslaw.com/nltr/11/nl.0215.htm … [Read more...]

What You Need to Know about NICHCY’s Disability Fact Sheets

By Elaine Mulligan, Project Director, National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities (NICHCY) Are you an educator with a new student in your class who has Attention Deficit /Hyperactivity Disorder (AD/HD)? If so, there’s a NICHCY fact sheet that can help you prepare. Are you a parent whose child was recently identified as having a learning disability? If so, there’s a NICHCY’s fact sheet that can help you understand how … [Read more...]

SSI and children with disabilities: Just the facts

The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities discusses Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits for low-income children with disabilities, presenting basic facts about the program, including who is eligible, how children qualify, how parents' earnings affect a child's eligibility, and more. (posted March 4, 2013) http://www.cbpp.org/cms/index.cfm?fa=view&id=3875 … [Read more...]

Enter the Gateway to National Organizations

Would it surprise you to know that your friends at the National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities (NICHCY) are actually a very small group of passionate people serving a very large nation of hard-working early interventionists, educators, and families? We've learned over the years how to stretch limited resources to serve many thousands of requesters and information seekers. One of our favorite strategies is to offer as much information … [Read more...]

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 http://www.parentcenterhub.org/resources. This website will remain available until September 30, 2014. After that date, web visitors will be automatically redirected to http://www.parentcenterhub.org.