Community Integration and Support Resources
Options for families and youth with special health care needs to connect to supports needed in the home and community.
- Family to Family Health Information Center
- Parent Training and Information Center
to help families of children and youth with disabilities and special health care needs.
Federal government web portal for comprehensive information on disability programs and services in communities nationwide
- Association of University Centers on Disabilities
A network of interdisciplinary centers advancing policy and practice for and with individuals with developmental and other disabilities, their families, and communities
Resources In Minnesota
- PACER Center
Parent Training and Information Center for Minnesota. Includes the Health Information Center and Educational resources for families of children with disabilities and special health care needs
- Minnesota Resource List of Disability Organizations
- Minnesota Department of Human Services: A to Z topics
Extensive list of information related to social services in Minnesota including health and disabilities resources
- Health links
List of National and Minnesota health organizations and agencies
- Housing Project
Information and resources to help parents of children and young adults with disabilities understand their options for independent living and housing
- Minnesota Governor’s Council on Developmental Disabilities
Education and funding for initiatives promoting independence and inclusion for people with developmental disabilities.
- Person Centered Planning
A Tool for Transition: Using Person Centered Planning to assist teenagers and young adults plan and prepare for transitions.
Minnesota Secondary Transition Toolkit for Families: A Guide to Preparing Your Child with a Disability for Life Beyond High School
This toolkit was created to make transition planning easier and offers easy-to-understand information about the purpose of transition planning, the goal and importance of age-appropriate assessments, and the required rules that are used by schools. It also includes information on the community partners that can provide youth with supports as adults. Topics include benefits planning, postsecondary education and accommodations, recreation, social resources, transportation, and housing.
- The One-Page Profile as a Medical tool
Video commentary from a person with a with a developmental disability and his doctor regarding how the One-Page Profile, a Person-Centered Thinking tool, helped facilitate communication during a medical procedure.
- Vocational Rehabilitation Services
Information for Students on how to access VRS.
Students explain in this video the importance of advocating for their needs in the school environment.