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

Links for IEP

OSPI – Special Education – Transition Services Requirements: The Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) provides 6 essential steps for families working with schools to design a plan for life-after-high-school that starts with IEP transition services. OSPI Parent and Student Rights (Procedural Safeguards): The Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) provides the state’s Read More

Links for Learning in School

IDEA Basics: Individuals With Disabilities Education Act – This 3-minute YouTube video provides foundational information about the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), the federal law that governs special education. Office of Superintendent for Public Instruction (OSPI) – Special education law and process, guidance for families, dispute resolution procedures in Washington State and a resource Read More