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5 Great Resources to Look Into If Your Teen Has a Disability

Raising a child with a disability can be a daunting task, but thanks to the internet, you can access tons of resources to help. There are so many parents out there going through the same thing, and you don’t have to feel alone. The following amazing sites will come in handy if your teen has a disability.

Deafness and Deaf-blindness

If your teen has a hearing loss or they are deaf, Hearing Like Me is a great resource. The website is easy to navigate and has a lot of useful information to help your child. Plus, there is a forum where parents of children with disabilities communicate and support each other. You can share your story with others and get support and encouragement.

But if your child is deaf-blind, the services and information in The Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children’s website is quite helpful. Apart from the resources, they can help you and your teen living with a disability to find engaging activities. They also have a section for the latest news and information regarding the deaf-blind community.

As a parent of a hearing-impaired child, the Hearing Loss Association of America is a fantastic resource. It has a section for news, support resources, and personal stories to encourage each other. There are articles and recommended reading to enhance your knowledge about hearing impairment. You will also get to learn about the rights of your hearing-impaired child in the law section.

Serious Emotional Disturbance

The blog entry of Healthy Place details the difficult journey that parents of children with serious emotional disturbance have to go through. The comments from families of loved ones going through the same challenges are good insight for every visitor.

Children with Multiple Disabilities and Orthopaedic Impairment

Created in 1982, Families of Children with Disabilities has a wealth of updated information for parents with children with multiple disabilities. There are helpful newsletters, latest news, and other information to keep the parents updated. You will find services and upcoming events customized for your needs and that of your child with multiple disabilities.

The website for orthopedic impairment cannot get any friendlier than Orthopaedic impairments. The primary goal of the resource is to educate and assist students, parents, and children living with the disability. They also have a special section to help parents experiencing difficulties communicating with their child’s school.

Autism and Intellectual Disability

For autistic children, you cannot find a better resource than AutismNow.Org. It has helpful information, the latest news, events, and their search engine is easy to use. The website also includes a map for local agencies where you can find help for your autistic teen.

The other great resource is Autism Learn. The website is dedicated to helping the autistic to learn. Also, it has visually stimulating activities to develop fine motor control and develop skills with people. They can learn about finances, the weather, and other essential topics.

For teens with learning disabilities such as ADHD and dyslexia, among others, Smart Kids with Learning Disabilities is an excellent place for information. The resource empowers the parents by providing a platform for a supportive community and useful information. There is a section where parents tell their success stories to encourage others.

Typically, teens with learning disabilities can experience challenges accessing learning materials. Teachers may not be in a position to provide learning materials and lessons effectively. Academic transcription services can help to fill this gap.

Speech and Language Impairment

SpeechDelay.com, created by a language pathologist, is a fantastic resource for parents with children with language and speech impairment. The website has a forum where you can interact with other similar families and language pathologists. There is a sign language section and a comprehensive reading list to enrich you and your child with a wealth of knowledge.

In Conclusion

No doubt, caring for teens with various disabilities is not an easy task. However, the internet is full of essential resources that you can use to make it easier for you. You can also find services and support to improve the quality of life for you and the child with disabilities. Information is power. Tap into it and increase your knowledge about the disability.

Tim Esterdahl

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