Links for Youth

Institute for Educational Leadership (IEL) is a nationwide program that works towards elevating achievement in education and workforce development through innovative leadership development with the goal of better preparing young people with disabilities for careers, college, and citizenship. Rooted in Rights utilizes pure and accessible stories from within Washington State to truly channel narratives surrounding Read More

Links for Military Families

Autism Care Demonstration – The TRICARE Comprehensive Autism Care Demonstration (Autism Care Demo) covers applied behavior analysis (ABA) services for all eligible TRICARE beneficiaries diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Occupational therapy, Physical therapy, Psychological services and many other services are covered by TRICARE for beneficiaries with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) – The Read More

Links for Health & Wellness

National Family Voices  – Access and contact information for state Family-to-Family (F2F) Health Information Centers. Direct support for children or youth with special health care needs, such as premature birth; autism; mental, behavioral, or emotional health issues; a genetic diagnosis; or a physical or developmental disability. The National Center for Medical Home Implementation (National Center) is Read More

Links for Parent & Family

Arc of Washington – A statewide website with county support, resources and information focused on intellectual and developmental disability.  Look here to find your local Parent to Parent (P2P) support!  Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA) – Where to apply for respite, in home care and other state services when there is a qualifying disability Department of Children Youth and Read More

Links for 504

The Difference Between IEPs and 504 Plans: An agency called Understood.org provides a chart describing the differences between a Section 504 Plan and an Individualized Education Program (IEP). Sample 504 Plan for a Student with ADHD: Understood.org provides a variety of templates that can help families participate with school staff in designing educational support plans. Read More