Resources for Families and Students with Special Needs
Resources by Support Level
Defining Support Levels
High Support: Suggested for families of individuals significantly impacted by developmental and/or intellectual disabilities, or those with complex medical needs.
Moderate Support: Suggested for families of individuals that may need some supports to live independently and may require more than the traditional accommodations and supports to access post-secondary education and/or work.
Basic Support: Suggested for families of individuals who will be able to live independently, attend post-secondary education, and/or work in the community with accommodations.
Universal Support: Suggested for all families of individuals regardless of specific needs.
Adult Long-Term Care
Funding resources for those individuals with disabilities over the age of 18 who qualify for social security benefits
Children's Long-Term Care Services
Resources and support for funding sources of services needed Birth-age 18
Programs for people with disabilities who require supervision and guidance throughout their day and benefit from a set routine and programming
District Transition Opportunities
Programs and services offered to students to assist in exploring and getting closer to meeting their post-secondary goals
Family Support / Advocacy
Agencies that support families by providing advocates, information and connections to community support
Guardianship / Supported Decision-Making
Options and Information on supports for individuals who still require some level of legal oversight related to decision-making as they turn 18 years-old
Agencies for exploring and accessing resources to support individuals with disabilities to live as independently as possible outside of the family home
Post-Secondary Education Opportunities / Institutions
This includes disability resources and supports at traditional colleges, universities, along with programs for students with intellectual disabilities
Social / Recreational Opportunities
Options for community integrated activities to connect with others; outside of day service programming
Options for individuals with disabilities & Driver's Education Support