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...]

Down Syndrome

_________________________________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 the Down Syndrome fact sheet at the CPIR is: http://www.parentcenterhub.org/repository/downsyndrome/ _________________________________Disability Fact Sheet 4 (FS4) June … [Read more...]

My Story

by guest blogger David Egan Distribution Clerk at Booz Allen Hamilton and Advocate for People with Disabilities Cross-posted with permission from Disability.gov I recently shared my story as a speaker at the Alliance for Full Participation Summit in November, and today I would like to post some of my thoughts and experiences on Disability.Blog. My name is David Egan, and I have been an employee of Booz Allen Hamilton for 15 years. I believe … [Read more...]

Educator manual | Supporting the student with Down syndrome in your classroom

This educator's manual describes the special educational needs that students with Down syndrome often have and discusses teacher strategies for addressing those needs in the general education classroom. (posted March 1, 2013)http://www.dsawm.org/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=EdUFKA910ek%3D&tabid=87  … [Read more...]

Early intervention for children with complex communication needs

This website provides guidelines for early intervention to maximize the language and communication development of young children with autism spectrum disorders, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, and multiple disabilities. You'll find (1) step-by-step guidelines for early intervention to build language and communication skills, and (2) photographs and videotaped examples of intervention with young children with special needs. (posted March 4, 2013)http://aackids.psu.edu/index.php/page/show/id/1  … [Read more...]

Welcoming babies with Down syndrome

If you're welcoming a new baby with Down syndrome (DS) into your family, you probably have many questions and concerns. This article, written by the mom of a child with Down syndrome, describes the characteristics of the syndrome and gives tips on how to prepare for your child's birth. (posted April 29, 2013) http://www.babycenter.com/0_welcoming-babies-with-down-syndrome_1817.bc … [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.