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...]

Intellectual 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 home, the Center for Parent Information and Resources (CPIR), where it can be kept up to date.The new address of the fact sheet on Intellectual Disability at the CPIR is: http://www.parentcenterhub.org/repository/intellectual/_________________________________ NICHCY Disability … [Read more...]

Sexuality and developmental disability: A guide for parents

This 15-pager comes from the Calgary Health Region.http://www.scribd.com/doc/20155763/Sexuality-Developmental-Disability … [Read more...]

Intellectual disability and Medicaid

The Medicaid Reference Desk is a resource for people with intellectual disabilities and their families to learn about Medicaid and other public benefits, services, and supports. http://www.thedesk.info/ … [Read more...]

Self-determination | Research to practice

This series, Research to Practice in Self-Determination, describes key issues in the field of developmental disabilities that can be enhanced by considering efforts to promote self-determination. The format for these issues includes definitions, a brief review of the literature, promising practices, applied examples, and targeted recommendations for scaling-up efforts. This series is intended for use by people with developmental disabilities, family … [Read more...]

Assistive technology for people with intellectual disabilities

This fact sheet from the South Carolina Assistive Technology Project discusses how people with intellectual disabilities can use assistive technology (AT) to compensate for functional limitations and increase learning, independence, mobility, communication, environmental control, and choice. The fact sheet touches upon how AT can help in communication, mobility, education, activities of daily living, employment, and sports and recreation. (posted … [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.