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.
Tip sheets A-Z
A variety of tips BY families FOR families.
Resources and workbooks about topics so complex they need more than one page.
FACT Oregon: Special education toolkits
Disability Rights Oregon: Short School Day Parent toolkit
Generations United: Grand Resources
Oregon.gov: Grandparents' legal rights
Sexuality and Puberty toolkits
American Academy of Child and Adolecsent Psychology
Facts Sheets for Families: Social Emotional Health
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:
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
Transition to Adult Health Care
Inclusion of resources on our site does not imply endorsement nor does exclusion mean we do not think it is valuable. We work to keep our list of resources current and relevant but it is not exhaustive.