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August 18, 2015

developmental disabilities: 10 things every parent should know

Posted by: childandfamily

Jessica Hoffarth, MS, OTR/L, an occupational therapist at the Midtown office of Child and Family Development, discovered a great accumulation of resources in a recent post on disability.gov.   

The post provides a top 10 list of things parents of children with developmental disabilities should know. The highlights are: 

ORGdisabilty.gov
  1. Understand developmental disabilities
  2. Essential early interventions
  3. Special education and related services
  4. Special health care needs
  5. The transition to adulthood
  6. Self-determination 
  7. Housing and transportation options
  8. Securing your child’s future 
  9. Organizations for children and families 
  10. Rights of parents and children with disabilities

Jessica points to the many links that are included in the post.   Check it out! 

She and the 8 other licensed occupational therapists at Child and Family Development are available to share their expertise. We are in-network with many insurance plans, including Aetna, Blue Cross Blue Shield NC, Cigna, Medcost, North Carolina Medicaid, Primary Physician Care, South Carolina Medicaid and United Health Care.  Our clients also may pay privately and access out-of-network benefits.

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