Childcare, Schools, & Community

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Tips and tools to teens work well in their daily environments and help parents, childgivers, and professionals prepare for a child with special health care needs adjust and interact in childcare, school, and their community.

  • Young girl peeking out from hugging a treeChildcare and the ADA: find information and resources about the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and childcare for professionals and families.
  • Early Intervention and Education Resources: learn about services if you have concerns about your child’s development, or educational needs as they relate to disability, health or specially designed instruction and find Washington State educational resources.
  • When Your Child With Special Needs Goes to School: a list of things to help parents of children with special needs prepare for school.
  • From Hospital to School: a planning checklist and helpful parent tips to make a child's transition from hospitalization back to school more manageable.
  • Dental Care for Children with Special Needs: learn about children with special needs' unique oral health issues, tips for a healthy mouth, and how to find and prepare for a dental visit.
  • Safety Tips: find information and tips for a variety of different diagnoses and situations such as car safety, water safety, fire safety, and playground safety.
  • Internet Safety Tips for Teens: tips on how teens can protect their personal privacy and stay safe online when connecting with others on the internet.
  • Employment for Teens: basics tips and resources for teens with special health care needs who are looking for their first job.
  • Talking with Health Care Professionals for Teens: be confident when talking with your doctor.  Helpful tips for what teens should do before, during, and after the appointment.
  • Talking With Parents for Childcare Professionals: find resources, information and tips for childcare professionals who communicate with parents and caregivers of children with special needs.