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Students will create a guide for families and parents who have a family member with a developmental disability.  This is not a literature review, but should be a professional guide (with references) that can be given to a family who has a young child with a disability.  The guide should “walk” the family through the process of early intervention, inclusion education, and transition into adulthood.  Additionally, the guide should give descriptions, definitions, and resources for all family members as the member with the disability transitions through the life cycle.  Throughout the guide, students must include at least 3 different types of supports or approaches that have been supported by recent literature to be effective when working with individuals with disabilities and their families (examples: individual parent therapy, family support groups, facilitated family activities, individual behavior interventions, sibling support groups, etc.)

  • Description/Definition of the disability.
  • Description, information, and resources about Early Intervention (Part C Services).
    • You should include: How to get services, what is an IFSP, how to get an IFSP, what kinds of services may be offered, what are the local resources that may be helpful.
  • Description, information, and resources about Public School transition and inclusion education (Part B Services).
    • You should include:: How to get services, what is an IEP, how to get an IEP, what kinds of services may be offered, what are the local resources that may be helpful.
  • Description, information, and resources about transition into adulthood (Include information about the ADA here).
    • You should include: What is a transition plan, when does the process begin, how can I request that it begin, what should be included in the plan, what services in the area may be helpful.
  • Description, information, and resources for siblings.
  • Description, information, and resources for parents (individually and as couples).
  • Description, information, and resources for the entire family unit
    • Feel free to consider family fun activities and financial assistance in this section.

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