Navigating the System: A broadstroke overview of funding and services for individuals with developmental disabilities from birth forward
By Catherine Purple Cherry, AIA, CAS, LEED, Purposeful Architecture
During the journey of raising a child with special needs, it’s not unusual for parents to understand only a small segment of the services available to their child and family. It’s also not unusual for the groups
providing services to understand only a different segment of services. Very few truly know the full picture of supporting a child with disabilities throughout life or who to approach and from where the funding comes. The purpose of this article is to provide a broadstroke fundamental overview of this journey.
When children are diagnosed with a developmental or intellectual disability, they may be registered prior to the age of 18 with their ….