On your journey with a child with a special educational or medical need, always remember you are not alone.
When most parents think of the juggling act involved in raising a family, they think of coordinating soccer games with ballet practice and grocery shopping. But if you’re a parent of a child who is sick or has special needs, your schedule likely involves doctor’s visits, therapy sessions, and waiting for doctors and insurance companies to return your phone calls. And then there’s the exhaustion and endless worry. What you need is help. But how can you get it? Here are six suggestions for making your life a little less complicated. Continue reading from Connecticut Children's Medical Center
Do you have questions or concerns about your child's development or pregnancy? Child Development Infoline (CDI) supports children's healthy growth starting from pregnancy. CDI is a specialized unit of United Way of Connecticut. Care Coordinators are available to answer the phone Monday through Friday from 8 am to 6 pm, except on holidays. Messages can be left 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and are returned promptly. This service is free and confidential, with multi-lingual and TTY capacity. Continue reading from 2-1-1 Child Development Infoline
Some babies and toddlers need extra help as they learn and grow. They may need support with:
Talking and using words
Crawling and walking
Grabbing and holding things
Birth to Three is a program built to help all families who have children age 3 and younger with developmental disabilities or delays (or have a condition that poses a high risk of developing one) . Continue reading from Connecticut Office of Early Childhood