Transition “Starters” for Everyone

_________________________________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 Transition "Starters" for Everyone at the CPIR is: http://www.parentcenterhub.org/repository/transition-starters/_________________________________ September 2009 … [Read more...]

State Agencies Addressing 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 State Agencies Addressing Disabilities at the CPIR is:http://www.parentcenterhub.org/repository/stateagencies/_________________________________February 2010 | Links … [Read more...]

Resources within the Medical and Healthcare Community

_________________________________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 Resources within the Medical and Healthcare Community at the CPIR is:http://www.parentcenterhub.org/repository/healthcare/_________________________________Updated … [Read more...]

Health and Transition in the IEP

“Embedding Health Outcomes in the Individualized Education Program” is a video recording of a 40-minute teleconference that provides information and specific examples of health-related goals for an IEP. From the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.http://dpimedia.wi.gov/main/Viewer/?peid=f44dfa70439241dd85e99cce0cb70e26 … [Read more...]

CD on health and transition

The Wisconsin Community on Transition Health Practice Group has developed health-related training materials that can be used with schools, health providers, families, and directly with youth to help youth with disabilities learn to more effectively manage their health care concerns.http://www.waisman.wisc.edu/wrc/pub.html … [Read more...]

Health care transition for youth with special health care needs

Visit the National Health Care Transition Center, which disseminates health care transition best practices in primary care medical homes and specialty settings for youth and young adults with special health care needs.http://www.gottransition.org/   … [Read more...]

Chronic conditions and school

This webpage of the American Academy of Pediatrics answers the following question posed by a parent: My child has a chronic health condition. What do I need to tell the school?  The first sentence of AAP's answer is: If your child has special health needs, the school should have a written document outlining a health care and emergency plan. The remainder of the article spells out the details of what parents and schools need to know. (posted December … [Read more...]

Caring for the medically fragile child in the school setting

The presence of children with special healthcare needs in schools has broadened the responsibilities of teachers, school nurses, paraprofessionals and other school employees. This publication, The Medically Fragile Child: Caring for Children with Special Healthcare Needs in the School Setting, comes from the American Federation of Teachers (AFT). It educates school personnel on their roles and responsibilities in relation to children with special healthcare … [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.