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10 Things Parents of Children with Developmental Disabilities Should Know

Disability.gov is the U.S. federal government website for information on disability programs and services nationwide. The site connects people with disabilities, their families and caregivers to helpful resources on topics such as how to apply for disability benefits, find a job, get health care or pay for accessible housing. It also provides links to community organizations for people with disabilities. Disability.gov recently issued “Ten Things Parents of Children with Developmental Disabilities Should Know,” which concisely addresses topics such as early intervention, special education, special health care needs (with links to pediatric dental resources), transition to adulthood, self-determination, planning for the future, and the rights of children with disabilities and their parents. Each topic includes links to resources with additional information.