A diagnosis that requires the intervention of a learning specialist can be overwhelming. There are a number of support groups, websites and other resources available to help you and your child navigate the journey. Here are a few that you may find useful.
- Neighborhood Parents Network (NPN) has a Developmental Differences group that meets on a monthly basis, as well as hosting regular social events. You can read more about the group here.
- Chicago Parent magazine has a special needs section on its website that provides resources and information on dealing with your child’s diagnosis, navigating IEPs, and stories of families’ experiences. Check out their website for more information.
- The Center for Parent Information and Resources website is a useful repository of information and resources related to children with disabilities. It also has a guide to IEP development and implementation that can help you understand the process.
- The National Center for Learning Disabilities has a parent portal that aims to empower parents by helping them to understand their child’s diagnosis and provide personalized support.