Youth

Art Studio 4:10

Promoting a lifelong love of the arts for all children, including children with disabilities. Providing full inclusion art classes for children with disabilities with typical children.
Address: 607 Delaware Ave. Elkton MD 21921 – (302) 753-3487
Website: Art Studio 4:10

Center For Parent Information and Resources

A central resource of information and products to the community of Parent Training Information (PTI) Centers and the Community Parent Resource Centers (CPRCs), to better serve families of children with disabilities.
Website: Parent Center Hub
Link: Disabilities Resource Page

Child Development Watch

The statewide early intervention program for children ages birth to 3 whose mission is to enhance the development of infants and toddlers with disabilities or developmental delays and to enhance the capacity of their families to meet their children’s needs.
Website: Child Development Watch

Child Development Watch services are by appointment only at the following locations:

New Castle County: Chopin Building, 258 Chapman Road, Newark, (302) 283-7240 or (800) 671-0050
Kent/Sussex County: Milford Walnut Street Blg, 18 N. Walnut Street, Milford, (302) 424-7300 or (800) 752-9393

Children and Families First

Helping parents and children across Delaware develop solutions to meet challenges and embrace opportunities. Providing social, educational and mental health services that cover the lifespan.
Website: Children and Families First Delaware (CFFDE)

DE Department of Services for Children, Youth and Their Families (DSCYF)

Assistance for children who have experienced abandonment, abuse, adjudication, mental illness, substance abuse or neglect. Services include prevention, early intervention, assessment, treatment, permanency, and after care.
Website: Department of Services for Children, Youth and Their Families

DE Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health (DSAMH)

Helping to improve the quality of life for those with mental illness, alcoholism, drug addiction, or gambling addiction by promoting their health and well-being, fostering self-sufficiency and protecting those at risk.
Website: Delaware Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health

DE Division of Prevention and Behavioral Health Services (DPBHS)

Providing a statewide continuum of prevention services, early intervention services, and mental health and substance abuse (behavioral health) treatment programs for children and youth.
Website: Division of Prevention and Behavioral Health Services

Great Starts Delaware

Providing early learning and child development services for children with high needs, including those who are low-income, children with disabilities and dual language learners, in order to improve children’s outcomes and readiness for school and life.
Website:  Great Starts Delaware

Impact on Health And Wellness

Providing materials, tools and other resources for a holistic approach to health and wellness for all families and children including those with special healthcare needs and disabilities. Find information to help families learn skills to build healthy relationships, healthy families, and healthy communities. A project of National Family Voices.
Website: Impact on Health & Wellness
Link: Well Visit Planner – Making the Most of Your Child’s Health Care Checkups.

Kids As Self Advocates (KASA)

Representing the voice of youth living with disabilities and chronic health conditions. KASA empowers youth to share their message with other youth who have disabilities or chronic health conditions, as well as with friends and peers. A project of National Family Voices.
Website:  Kids As Self Advocates
Link: KASA Resources – tipsheets and guides written by youth, for youth.

Safe Kids Worldwide

Mission is to reduce and prevent injuries in children from motor vehicles, sports, drownings, falls, burns, poisonings and more.
Website: Safe Kids
Link to Safe Kids: Safety Tips for Special Needs Kids

Special Needs App Review

Helping people find the perfect special needs apps. The Friendship Circle App Review provides a place to find great apps for children with special needs.
Website: Special Needs App Review

The Prevention Coalition

Providing an accessible drug use and abuse prevention resource for teens, parents, teachers, counselors and other concerned adults. Find educational resources to better understand the effects of drugs and alcohol.
Website: The Prevention Coalition

Well Visit Planner

The Well Visit Planner is a free online tool to help families prepare for their children’s upcoming well-child visits to the health care provider. It takes 10-15 minutes to fill out and can be printed to take to your child’s doctor visit.

Link: Well-Visit Planner

Youth.Gov

Providing interactive tools and other resources to help youth-serving organizations and community partnerships plan, implement, and participate in effective programs for youth.
Website: FindYouthInfo.Gov

Helpful Tips and Facts Sheets

Fact sheets from National Kids As Self Advocates.

How to Work with Personal Care Assistants
When a disabled person turns 18 years old, legally, they become an adult, yet may need help with dressing, feeding, bathroom, exercising, and more. Personal Care Assistants (PCAs) can help. This article offers tips about being a supervisor for PCAs as well as how to manage relationships with PCAs.

Dancing Through Life
Read about one person’s experience with dance and what it has meant to her. Learn more about becoming involved in dance or other physically integrated recreational activities.

How to Ride the Bus
For people with disabilities riding the bus can be complicated. This tip-sheet has a list of points for how to help disabled bus travelers, including how to find a bus route and determining what accommodations might be needed.

Funding Higher Education
It’s never too early (or too late) to prepare for college and to start looking for funds. This tip sheet can help get you started on college preparation including ideas and resources on funding college.

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