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    Inclusion Resources

    Inclusion Resources

    Americans with Disabilities Act

    Commonly asked questions about child care centers

    Autism Society of America

    Supports parents, professionals and others with interest in the autism spectrum through its advocacy and research information

    Autism Spectrum Disorders Knowledge Path

    Supports parents, professionals and others with interest in the autism spectrum through its advocacy and research information

    Autism Spectrum Disorder and Sleep

    Here are some of the most common sleep issues among adults and children with ASD, as well as some suitable treatment options and tips for managing ASD and sleep on a regular basis.

    Autism Teaching Tools

    Teaching tools for parents and professionals, practical tips for teaching special learners

    Benefits for Children with Disabilities

    A booklet written for the parents and caregivers of children with disabilities and adults disabled since childhood, listing possible Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits

    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


    Consumer Affairs (Stairlifts)

    The ConsumerAffairs team developed a guide all about purchasing stair lifts. The guide was created to help consumers find verified reviews, compare brands and determine which stair lifts best fit their needs.

    Disability is Natural: A New Way of Thinking

    Encourages new ways of thinking about disability and helps create a society in which all people are valued and included

    Do 2 Learn

    Free areas and products for learning

    Exceptional Parent Magazine

    Provides information, support, ideas, encouragement and outreach for parents and families of children with disabilities, and the professionals who work with them

    Family Network on Disabilities of Florida

    Gives links to advocacy groups by county and includes other information: Clearwater 727-523-1130

    Florida Directory of Early Childhood Services

    Provides statewide information and referral services for families of children who have disabilities and special health care needs or who are at risk for developmental delays

    Family Network on Disabilities of Florida

    Gives links to advocacy groups by county and includes other information: Clearwater 727-523-1130

    Florida Red Cross

    Information from the Florida Institute for Family Involvement on preparing for disasters.

    GFCF Diet

    Information on Gluten-Free, Casein-Free diets

    Lighthouse of Pinellas

    Our services enable people with low vision and blindness to enjoy safe, independent and productive lives.

    Medicare

    The official government site for Medicare

    National Center for Learning Disabilities

    A place to learn, grow and share in the journey of nurturing a child with a learning disability! The goal of the Parent Center is to empower, educate and equip parents with the information and tools they need to become effective advocates for their children, both at home and at school.

    Pinellas Health Department

    On this site you will find information about all areas of public health that can affect our community.

    Pinellas County License Board

    Has developmental checklists, tips, customer rights and responsibilities, lists of centers and homes with any violations and lots of other information

    Sleep/Bedding Guide for People with Disabilities

    A guide to help increase awareness about disabilities and sleep including expert advice on sleep products and bedroom setup for those with a disability, curated resources for all of the five disability categories, caregiver resources and much more.

    Sound Advice on Autism

    To answer parents’ questions about autism spectrum disorders, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) offers a collection of interviews with pediatricians, researchers and other parents.

    SpecialQuest

    SpecialQuest is designed to touch the “head, heart and hands” of families and professionals working together to create inclusive communities for young children with disabilities.

    Parental Resources

     

    1. 7 Questions to Ask When Touring a Day Care Center https://www.care.com/c/stories/3436/7-questions-to-ask-when-touring-a-day-care-ce/
    2. Helping Your Toddler with Separation Anxiety http://www.ahaparenting.com/Ages-stages/toddlers/helping-your-toddler-with-separation-anxiety
    3. Child Safety: How to Ensure Your Grown-Up Belongings Stay Out of the Hands of Kids https://www.redfin.com/blog/2016/11/child-safety-how-to-ensure-your-grown-up-belongings-stay-out-of-the-hands-of-kids.html
    4. What if Your Child IS the One Showing Bullying Behavior? http://www.pacer.org/parent/php/PHP-c109.pdf
    5. Helping Your Aspergers Teen Cope with Life http://www.myaspergerschild.com/2011/04/helping-your-aspergers-teen.html

    College Student Resources

     

    1. Guide to Scholarships for Students with Disabilities
    2. Hearing Impairment Guide
      A guide supporting students with hearing impairments
    3. Visual Impairments Guide
      A guide to visual disabilities: How colleges help students with disabilities to succeed.