ERIC Number: ED412715
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
Keys to the Future: A Handbook for Parents of Children with Disabilities [and] Las Llaves para el Futuro: Un Libro para los Padres de Ninos con Problemas de Desarrollo.
Idaho State Council on Developmental Disabilities.
Designed for parents of children with disabilities, this handbook (in both English and Spanish versions) provides information about services available in Idaho, how to use these services, and how to approach the job of parenting a child with disabilities. Chapters include: (1) "Beginnings: Understanding Your Family and Your Child with a Disability," which addresses feelings when first learning of the disability, family dynamics, and strategies for coping; (2) "About Your Child's Disability," which describes different types of conditions and how other parents can help; (3) "Through the Maze of Supports," which discusses the system of services and support for individuals with disabilities and their families; (4) "Getting Help," which addresses finding out about a child's diagnosis and evaluation, the assessment and evaluation process, getting services for a child, extra help for babies, additional services for children, Head Start, educational services, due process, vocational rehabilitation, recreation, transportation, churches, sexuality, having another child, relief services, financial help, insurance benefits, and tax deductions and credits; (5) "Parents and Professionals," which addresses how parents and professionals can work together; and (6) "Parents as Advocates," which highlights children's basic and legal rights. An appendix includes lists of parent, state, and federal resource organizations in Idaho. (CR)
Descriptors: Advocacy, Children, Childrens Rights, Coping, Disabilities, Disability Identification, Due Process, Educational Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods, Financial Support, Infants, Parent Child Relationship, Parent Participation, Preschool Education, Services, Social Support Groups, Spanish Speaking, Toddlers, Vocational Rehabilitation, Young Children
Idaho State Council on Developmental Disabilities, 280 North 8th Street, Suite 208, Boise, ID 83720-6000; telephone: 208-334-2178.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Multilingual/Bilingual Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Idaho State Council on Developmental Disabilities.
Identifiers - Location: Idaho