Tip Sheets and Toolkits

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Parents tell us...

"I am so glad we have that durable medical equipment tip sheet.  I have used it several times."

"At first I had no idea what I was doing, I reinvented the wheel every day." 

"There are so many smart parents out there!  I am so glad they are willing to share their tips." 

"I love things written by other parents; they are so much easier to read.  They talk about things that I relate to."  

Almost every one of the resources on this page was written by parents of children with special physical, developmental, or behavioral health needs.  There is a lot of wisdom here, but remember that you must always do your own research.  What worked for someone else may not work for you.   

Condition-specific toolkits

Autism Speaks: Autism toolkits

Autism Speaks: Sleep tool kit for teens

Autism Speaks: Haircut tips

Autism Speaks: Medication decisions

Autism Speaks: A better visit with the dentist

Autism Speaks: Making a blood draw easier

Autism Speaks: Puberty and adolescence resource guide

Autism Speaks: Traveling with autism

Oregon Commission on Autism Spectrum Disorder:

Autism navigation Cascades map

Autism navigation Mid-Valley map

Autism navigation Portland Metro map

Autism navigation Southern OR map

United Cerebral Palsy: Cerebral palsy toolkit

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation: T D 1 Informational Guides

NW Down Syndrome Association:

National Eating Disorders: NEDA Parent Toolkit

NW Epilepsy Foundation: Epilepsy and My Child

Feeding tube awareness: A Parent's Introduction to Tube Feeding

Global Genes, allies in rare disease: RARE diseases toolkits on many topics

Medically complex children and teens:  Complex Child E-Zine

Sensory Integration/Autism: Recipes for DIY Sensory Tools

Developmental Disabilities/Vision or Hearing Impaired: Toilet training with special needs