The Unplanned Journey

_________________________________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 Unplanned Journey at the CPIR is: http://www.parentcenterhub.org/repository/journey/_________________________________ When You Learn That Your Child Has a Disabilityby … [Read more...]

Sibling Issues

_________________________________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 Sibling Issues at the CPIR is:http://www.parentcenterhub.org/repository/siblings/_________________________________ Revised May 2013In any family, each sibling … [Read more...]

New potentials: Rethinking disability through my sister’s eyes

by Lisa Tolentino September 22, 2011 Lisa Tolentino is an interaction designer, experimental percussionist, and Media Arts and Sciences doctoral student through the School of Arts, Media and Engineering (AME) at Arizona State University. Lisa leads a team of special education teachers, designers, and education researchers to create interactive game-like scenarios where youth with interpersonal challenges (like those in autism) can exercise … [Read more...]

About brothers and sisters

This series of articles looks at the challenges and triumphs of siblings of kids with special needs, with book excerpts and reviews that focus on their sibling issues and a chance for parents to give them a special cheer. (posted September 21, 2012)http://specials.about.com/service/newsletters/specialchildren/1342188000.htm … [Read more...]

Helping your kids understand their sibling’s fetal alcohol spectrum disorder

This 16-page resource guide includes suggestions for parents about discussing FASD with siblings. It also lists the challenges faced by children with an FASD, and the fears, pressures, and confusion often felt by siblings. (posted November 5, 2012) http://store.samhsa.gov/shin/content//SMA06-4246/SMA06-4246.pdf  … [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.