School! Time flew by, right? Now that your child is getting ready to go to school for the first time — or is navigating school after getting a new diagnosis — there are things you need to know to support your child and your family.
School-age children have new relationships to manage and a new world to navigate. Connecting with other families who have school-age children can provide critical support.
When your child starts school, some programs and services may look different — and some may be new.
Knowing your child's rights will help you advocate and plan for your child's needs at home, at school and in the community.
Here's a starter kit of helpful resources for families with school-age children.
Early planning helps set expectations for your child's school years and, ultimately, your child's goals for a good life.