Transition “Starters” for Everyone

September 2009 | Links checked, February 2013 This page is designed to connect you with basic information about transition planning. We've included articles, guides, and online trainings designed for specific audiences, because we all process and use information from the vantage point of why we want to know and what we're going to do with the info. Below you'll find resources listed for: general audiences parents professionals students   Resources … [Read more...]

State Agencies Addressing Disabilities

February 2010 | Links checked, February 2013 So you're looking for the resources in your state that can help you address disability issues. Great idea. There are a lot, in fact. At least there are a lot of possibilities for help that can be explored. We've organized this page by the types of help people seem to be looking when they call or write NICHCY, and what we might suggest in response. What's available in your state? Help … [Read more...]

Resources within the Medical and Healthcare Community

Updated October 2010 | Links checked February 2013Sobre la salud en español | Health resources in SpanishThe doctor says it's... but what is....?Are you looking for information on a health condition or perhaps trying to find health services? There are lots of medical sites out there that explain conditions in terms you don't need to be a doctor to understand. And there are sites that can help you locate healthcare services in your community. Here … [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...]

Collaborating with physicians: A guide for school leaders

Collaboration between educators and physicians can make it more likely that students with medical conditions will be successful in school.http://www.nasponline.org/resources/principals/nassp_collab.aspx … [Read more...]

Family-to-Family Health Information Center

A service of PACER Center, the Family-to-Family Health Information Center (F2F HIC) serves as a central source for families of children and young adults with special health care needs and disabilities to obtain support, advocacy, and information about the health care system.http://www.pacer.org/health/  … [Read more...]

Case management issues with special populations

Case managers have a range of responsibilities, including determining eligibility, conducting comprehensive psycho-socials, doing assessment, setting goals, intervening in a wide range of personal, organizational, and community targets, and tracking client outcomes. However, certain client groups and problem areas may require certain specific focuses. This chapter discusses strategies for providing case management to special populations, including … [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...]

NOTICE: The National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities (NICHCY) is no longer in operation. Our funding from the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) ended on September 30, 2013. Our website and all its free resources will remain available until September 30, 2014.