Resources for Families and Students with Special Needs
Resources by Support Level
Below are resources for families in Special Education organized by type and needed support level. Please click the tabs below for more resources. Additional resources are available on the following pages: Special Education & SEEN.
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
Funding sources and agencies that support individuals in competitive integrated settings