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Hold On To Your Kids: Why Parents Need To Matter More
By Gordon Neufeld and Gabor Mate (2008)
Scientists, educators, and parents of teens have long recognized the potency of peer influences on children and youth, but until recently, questions of how and why adolescents emulate their peers were largely overlooked. This book presents a comprehensive framework for understanding the processes by which peers shape each other's attitudes and behavior, and explores implications for intervention and prevention. Leading authorities share compelling findings on such topics as how drug use, risky sexual behavior, and other deviant behaviors "catch on" among certain peer groups or cliques; the social, cognitive, developmental, and contextual factors that strengthen or weaken the power of peer influence; and the nature of positive peer influences and how to support them.
No More Meltdowns: Positive Strategies for Dealing with and Preventing Out-Of-Control Behavior
Dr. Jed Baker (2008)
It could happen at the grocery store, at a restaurant, at school, at home. Meltdowns are stressful for both child and adult, but Dr. Baker can help! Author of the award-winning Social Skills Picture Book series, Dr. Jed Baker offers parents and teachers strategies for preventing and managing meltdowns. His 20+ years of experience working with children on the autism spectrum, combined with his personal experiences raising his own children, have yielded time-tested strategies, and results. Dr. Baker offers an easy-to-follow, 4-step model that will improve your everyday relationships with the children in your life: 1) managing your own emotions by adjusting your expectations, 2) learning strategies to calm a meltdown in the moment, 3) understanding why a meltdown occurs, and 4) creating plans to prevent future meltdowns.
Raising Your Spirited Child
By Mary Sheedy Kurcinka (2001)
A noted family educator, the author discusses how to cope with (and solve!) the everyday challenges of disciplining your child, while understanding the issues behind their behaviour. Kurcinka views these conflicts as rich opportunities to teach your child essential life skills, like how to deal with strong emotions and problem solve.
Raising an Emotionally Intelligent Child
By John Gottman (1998)
Psychology professor John Gottman explores the emotional relationship between parents and children, saying that parents need to be concerned about the quality of emotional interactions. Through a series of exercises, readers assess their parenting style and level of emotional self-awareness. Then, through a five-step "emotion coaching" process, parents can help teach their children to recognize and address their feelings, which also involves them becoming aware of their child's emotions.
Positive Discipline A-Z: 1001 Solutions to Everyday Parenting Problems
By Jane Nelsen EdD, Lynn Lott, H. Stephen Glenn (2007)
Over the years, millions of parents have come to trust the Positive Discipline series for its consistent, commonsense approach to child rearing. Positive Discipline A–Z will give you practical solutions to such parenting challenges as sibling rivalry, whining, lying and bedtime hassles, and teach you methods to raise a child who is responsible, respectful, and resourceful.
Kids Are Worth It! Raising Resilient, Responsible, Compassionate Kids
By Barbara Coloroso (2010)
There are three types of parents--Jellyfish, Brickwall, and Backbone. The first two are too wishy-washy or too firm. The parent with a backbone, however, can be stern when necessary and provide structure yet have the flexibility that children and families need. Coloroso applies these models to a variety of parenting situations, from toilet training to curfew setting.
How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk
By Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish (2012)
Referred to as the new “Dr. Spock’s”, Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish are experts on communication between parents and children. Using a down-to-earth and respectful approach, they show parents how to solve common problems and build foundations for lasting and less stressful relationships with their children.
Between Parent and Child: The Bestselling Classic That Revolutionized Parent-Child Communication
Dr. Haim G.Ginott (2003)
For over thirty-five years, this book has helped millions of parents around the world strengthen their relationships with their children. Based on the belief that parenting is a skill that can be learned, this handbook offers a straightforward approach for empathetic yet disciplined child rearing, and provides communication techniques that change the way parents speak with, and listen to, their children.
The Social Skills Picture Book: Teaching Communication, Play and Emotion
By Dr. Jed Baker (2001)
Winner of an iParenting Media Award, this book uses photographs of students engaging in a variety of real-life social situations. The realistic format plays to the visual strengths of children on the autism spectrum to teach appropriate social behaviours. Color photographs illustrate the "right way" and "wrong way" to approach each situation and the positive/negative consequences of each. A facilitator (parent, teacher, etc.) is initially needed to explain each situation, and ask questions such as "What is happening in this picture?" Children role-play skills until confident enough to practice them in real-life interactions.
Positive Discipline: The Classic Guide to Helping Children Develop Self-Discipline, Responsibility, Confidence, and Problem Solving Skills
By Jane Nelson (2006)
Learn how to create a system of discipline based on mutual respect rather than punishment, in order to help children develop skills of self-control that they will carry the rest of their lives. This book offers a number of practical ideas for parents and teachers to be both firm and kind in creating appropriate boundaries for children.
Siblings Without Rivalry: How to Help Your Children Live Together So You Can Live Too
By Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish (2012)
This easy to understand book will guide your family back to peace and tranquility. Using humour and compassion, the authors provide readers with sensitive, sensible and action-oriented ways to transform quarrelling siblings and frustrated parents into an open and communicative family.
The Explosive Child: a New Approach for Understanding and Parenting Easily Frustrated, Chronically Inflexible Children.
By Ross Greene (2014)
One of the most sought-after resources for dealing with challenging kids of the last few years. This is a book about the behavioural challenges associated with these and other conditions, which have profound effects on parents and in the lives of families. And of course it is about developing a comprehensive and creative response to these challenges.
Social Skills Training: For Children and Adolescents with Asperger Syndrome and Social Communication Problems
By Jed Baker (2003)
Whether it's learning how long one can look at somebody without being accused of staring, how to shift topics despite the desire to stick with that all-consuming special interest, how to say no to peer pressure, or how to deal with a sensitive topic -- it's all here...and more. In this comprehensive and user-friendly book, the author translates years of experience working with students with Asperger Syndrome and social-communication difficulties. The reader is introduced to 70 of the skills that most commonly cause difficulty for individuals with autism spectrum disorders and social-communication problems. Each skill consists of a ‘reproducible skill’ handout, as well as activity sheets listing ways teachers and parents can demonstrate, practice, and reinforce the skill in the classroom and at home. This is a complete social skills training package for children of all ages.
Early Intervention Games: Fun, Joyful Ways to Develop Social and Motor Skills in Children with Autism Spectrum or Sensory Processing Disorders
By Barbara Sher (2009)
Barbara Sher, an expert occupational therapist and teacher, has written a handy resource filled with games to play with young children who have Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) or other sensory processing disorders (SPD). The games are designed to help children feel comfortable in social situations and teach other basic lessons including beginning and end, spatial relationships, hand-eye coordination, and more. All the games are easy-to-do, utilizing common, inexpensive materials, and include several variations.
Let me hear your voice: A family’s Triumph Over Autism
By Catherine Maurice (1994)
This book describes a family’s struggle to provide treatment for two children with Autism, and how the applied behavioural analysis approach helped them speak and learn.
My Social Stories
By Carol Gray (2001)
Over the last decade, Carol Gray's Social Stories approach has become established as a highly effective way of teaching social and life skills to children on the autism spectrum. Taking the form of short narratives, the Stories in My Social Stories Book take children step by step through basic activities such as brushing your teeth, taking a bath and getting used to new clothes. It also helps children to understand different experiences such as going to school, shopping and visiting the doctor. These stories are written for preschoolers aged from two to six, and the book is a useful primer for all young children - but most especially those on the autism spectrum.
Behavioural Intervention For Young Children with Autism: a Manual for Parents and Professionals
By Catherine Maurice (1996)
This book is an introduction to treatment utilizing the principles of Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA).
The Bully, the Bullied, and the Bystander: From Preschool to High School--How Parents and Teachers Can Help Break the Cycle
By Barbara Coloroso (2003)
In this updated edition of The Bully, the Bullied, and the Bystander, which includes a new section on cyber bullying, one of the world's most trusted parenting educators gives parents, caregivers, educators—and most of all, kids—the tools to break the cycle of violence. Barbara Coloroso explains: the three kinds of bullying, and the differences between boy and girl bullies, four abilities that protect your child from succumbing to bullying, seven steps to take if your child is a bully, how to help the bullied child heal and how to effectively discipline the bully, how to evaluate a school's anti-bullying policy and much more!
The Mindful Child: How to Help Your Kid Manage Stress and Become Happier, Kinder, and More Compassionate
By Susan K Greenland (2010)
The techniques of mindful awareness have helped millions of adults reduce stress in their lives. Now, children—who are under more pressure than ever before—can learn to protect themselves with these well-established methods adapted for their ages. Based on a program affiliated with UCLA, The Mindful Child is a groundbreaking book, the first to show parents how to teach these transformative practices to their children.
Child's Mind: Mindfulness Practices to Help Our Children Be More Focused, Calm, and Relaxed
By Christopher Willard (2010)
This is a perfect book for adults and children looking to find more peace and quiet in their daily lives. Christopher Willard provides an overview of mindfulness and meditation techniques, clear and detailed exercises designed for individuals and groups, and personal stories that demonstrate the ability of mindfulness to empower children and adolescents.
Focusing andCalming Games for Children: Mindfulness Strategies and Activities to Help Children to Relax, Concentrate and Take Control
By Deborah M. Plummer (2012)
Focus, mindfulness, relaxation and concentration are key elements of achieving emotional well-being, and are also important for a child's development of skills and abilities. Focusing and Calming Activities for Children helps children to build social, emotional and spiritual well-being. Part One covers the theoretical and practical background. It illustrates how the capacity to calm oneself, focus attention and concentrate can help a child build specific skills and abilities and regulate themselves, and demonstrates the importance of play and imagination. It also sets out how to structure the emotional environment. Part Two is made up of games and activities that teach children how to develop these mindfulness and calming skills. The activities are suitable for use with groups and individual children aged 5-12, and can be adapted for children with specific attention and concentration difficulties and for older children.
The Relaxation and Stress Reduction Workbook for Kids: Help for Children to Cope with Stress, Anxiety, and Transitions
By Dr. Lawrence Shapire and Robin Sprague (2009)
Children pay close attention to their parents' moods. When parents feel upset, their kids may become anxious, and when parents wind down, children also get the chance to relax. When you feel overwhelmed and stressed, it can be hard to help your child feel balanced. The Relaxation and Stress Reduction Workbook for Kids, written by two child therapists, offers more than fifty activities you can do together as a family to help you and your child replace stressful and anxious feelings with feelings of optimism, confidence, and joy. You'll learn proven relaxation techniques, including deep breathing, guided imagery, mindfulness, and yoga, and then receive guidance for teaching them to your child. Your child will also discover how taking time to do art and creative projects can create a sense of fulfillment and calm. By completing just one ten-minute activity from this workbook each day, you'll make relaxation a family habit that will stay with both you and your child for a lifetime.
Mindful Movements: Ten Exercises for Well-Being
By Wietske Vriezen and Thich Nhat Hanh (2008)
Initially designed as stretching breaks between long periods of sitting meditation, Thich Nhat Hanh's Mindful Movements became so popular they're now an integral part of his retreats. Based on yoga and tai chi movements, these simple, effective exercises reduce mental, physical, and emotional stress. The book introduces the program to the general public. The ten routines are designed to be easily accessible and can be performed by people of all ages and all body types, whether they're familiar with mindful practices or not. They can be done before or after sitting meditation, at home, at work, or any time the reader has a few minutes to refresh both mind and body. For those new to meditation, the exercises are an easy way to get acquainted with mindfulness as a complete, multifaceted practice. For current practitioners, the movements add a welcome physical element to a sitting meditation practice.
The Social Skills Picture Book: For High School and Beyond
Dr. Jed Baker (2006)
Winner of an iParenting Media Award, this picture book appeals to the visual strengths of students on the autism spectrum, with color photos of students demonstrating various social skills. The skills depicted are meant to be read, role-played, corrected when necessary, role-played some more and, finally, to be practiced by the student in real-life social situations. “Thought bubbles” show what people are thinking during these interactions. Practical, engaging, and down-to-earth, this is a valuable tool to help teens navigate the often-mysterious rules of social conduct in everyday situations.
Parenting Through the Storm: How t Handle the Highs, the Lows, and Everything in Between.
By Ann Douglas
Ann Douglas knows what it’s like to parent a child diagnosed with bipolar disorder. Ditto with depression, anorexia, Asperger syndrome and ADHD. Each of her four children has struggled with one or more conditions that fall under the “children’s mental health” umbrella. From Canada’s bestselling and trusted parenting authority comes this honest and authoritative compendium of advice for parents who are living with children who have mental illnesses. It features interviews with experts on children’s mental health as well as parents and young people who have lived with (or who are living with) mental illness. Drawing on her own experience and expertise, Ann shows how to cope with years of worry and frustration about a child’s behaviour; how to effectively advocate for the child and work through treatments; how to manage siblings’ concerns and emotions; and, most importantly, how to thrive as a family.
Keys to Parenting Your Anxious Child
By Dr. Katharina Manassis (1996)
Here's a practical guide that shows parents how to recognize a child's anxieties, and offers specific advice on how to help a child within the context of the family and school environment--and when necessary, where to seek professional help.
Emotional Regulation and Problem-Solving
Freeland, C., What to Do When Mistakes Make You Quake: A Kid's Guide to Accepting Imperfection
Explorers investigate places they have never been before. These explorers might take a while to make their discoveries. They might have trouble understanding their maps. They might make wrong turns. They might need to start their expedition all over again! If explorers could not accept their mistakes and keep going, they might never make any discoveries!
Cook, J., My Mouth Is a Volcano!
My Mouth Is A Volcano takes an empathetic approach to the habit of interrupting and teaches children a witty technique to capture their rambunctious thoughts and words for expression at an appropriate time.
Cook, J., I Just Don't Like the Sound of No!: My Story About Accepting No for an Answer and Disagreeing the Right Way!
Put an end to arguing or negotiating with youngsters by teaching them how to accept "No" for an answer. Instead of wheedling or pleading, teach them how to disagree appropriately. The steps for each skill are easy to remember with the simple rhymes presented in the story.
Burningham, J., Would You Rather… A good source to use for discussion about the consequences of the choices we make.
Leghorn, L., Proud of Our Feelings
A book designed to stimulate discussion about people’s feelings.
Moss, M., Regina’s Big Mistake A young girl learns that making mistakes is okay – you just use them and make them work for you.
Murphy, J. B., Feelings “It’s nice to have feelings, as many as can be, ‘cause it helps me to know and to understand me.” Different scenarios help children identify, accept, and express their feelings.
Huebner, D.,What to Do When Your Temper Flares: A Kid's Guide to Overcoming Problems with Anger. This book guides children and their parents through the cognitive-behavioral techniques used to treat problems with anger. Engaging examples, lively illustrations, and step-by-step instructions teach children a set of "anger dousing" methods aimed at cooling angry thoughts and controlling angry actions, resulting in calmer, more effective kids.
Cain, J., The Way I Feel. This full color book is filled with vivid, expressive illustrations that help children ages 2 to 8 describe their emotions and understand that feelings are a normal part of life.
Metzger, S., The Way I Act.
A companion to Cain s award-winning 2000 title, The Way I Feel, The Way I Act uses detailed illustrations, type faces and vivid color to complement the simple verses that explain character traits like compassion and bravery. With verses created by Metzger, The Way I Act follows the pattern established by The Way I Feel, introducing a wide variety of character traits, including some not usually attributed to young children.
Mulcahy, W., Zach Apologizes (Zach Rules Series) Like any seven-year-old, Zach tries to ignore the problem, but finally, with his mom’s help, he learns the four steps to apologizing: 1) say what you did; 2) say how it made the other person feel; 3) say what you could have done instead; 4) make it up to the person.
Asch, F., Moondance
Little Bird helps his friend Bear challenge some negative beliefs and follow his desire to dance with the clouds, the rain, and the moon.
Blake, Q., Mr. Magnolia
Mr. Magnolia’s positive attitude helps him cope with having only one boot to wear, by focusing on all the things he does have.
Huebner, D., What to Do When You Grumble Too Much: A Kids Guide to Overcoming Negativity "Guides children and their parents through cognitive-behavioral techniques used to treat negative thinking. Lively metaphors and illustrations help kids see life's hurdles in a new way, while drawing and writing activities help them master skills to get over those hurdles. And step-by-step instructions point the way toward becoming happier, more positive kids.
Burns, E., Nobody's Perfect: A Story For Children About Perfectionism.
Sally Sanders is good at everything she does, or so it seems. Secretly she is afraid that if she can't do something well, or be the best, she will feel like a failure. She is scared that she is not "good enough." As a perfectionist, hitting the wrong note at a piano recital, or not making the soccer team feels like the end of the world! Gradually, through the help of her teachers and mother, Sally learns to have fun and not worry so much about being the best. She realizes that making mistakes is a part of learning, and that doing her best is good enough.
Bottner, B., Bootsie Barker Bites
A shy girl is intimidated and terrorized by a bully named Bootsie until she stands up for herself and discovers the bully is really a chicken.
Lovell, P., Stand Tall, Molly Lou Melon Molly Lou has to start in a new school. A horrible bully picks on her on the very first day, but Molly Lou Melon knows just what to do about that.
Reynolds N. P., King of the Playground
Dad helps Kevin challenge his beliefs about a schoolyard bully and gain self-confidence and perspective about the situation.
Rath, T,m Reckmeye, M. How Full Is Your Bucket?
Each of us has an invisible bucket. When our bucket is full, we feel great. When it’s empty, we feel awful. Yet most children (and many adults) don’t realize the importance of having a full bucket throughout the day. In How Full Is Your Bucket? For Kids, Felix begins to see how every interaction in a day either fills or empties his bucket. Felix then realizes that everything he says or does to other people fills or empties their buckets as well.
Beaumont, K., I Like Myself!
High on energy and imagination, this ode to self-esteem encourages kids to appreciate everything about themselves - inside and out. Messy hair? Beaver breath? So what! Here''s a little girl who knows what really matters.
Payne, L. M., Just Because I Am
This colourfully illustrated book provides examples of how children can talk to themselves in order to encourage acceptance of self and all feelings.
Louise, H., Tracy, K., I Think, I Am!: Teaching Kids the Power of Affirmations
Within the pages of I Think, I Am! Kids will find out the difference between negative thoughts and positive affirmations. Fun illustrations and simple text demonstrate how to make the change from negative thoughts and words to those that are positive. The happiness and confidence that come from this ability is something children will carry with them their entire lives!
Dyer, W., Tracy, K., The Incredible You! 10 Ways To Let Your Greatness Shine Through
Wayne W. Dyer has taken the 10 concepts from his book for adults '10 Secrets for Success & Inner Peace' and interpreted them for children. He believes that it's never too early for children to know that they're unique and powerful beings, and they have everything they need within themselves to create happy, successful lives.
Par, T., The Feel Good Book
The Feelings Book vibrantly illustrates the wide range of moods we all experience.
Crist, J., What to Do When You're Scared & Worried: A Guide for Kids
From a dread of spiders to panic attacks, kids have worries and fears, just like adults. This is a book kids can turn to when they need advice, reassurance, and ideas. They'll find out where fears and worries come from, practice Fear Chasers and Worry Erasers, and learn to seek help for hard-to-handle fears they can't manage on their own.
Huebner, D., What to Do When You Worry Too Much: A Kid's Guide to Overcoming Anxiety
Guides children and parents through the cognitive-behavioral techniques most often used in the treatment of anxiety. This interactive self-help book is the complete resource for educating, motivating, and empowering kids to overcome their overgrown worries.
Huebner, D., What to Do When Your Brain Gets Stuck: A Kids Guide to Overcoming OCD
What To Do When Your Brain Gets Stuck guides children and their parents through the cognitive-behavioral techniques used to treat Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Revealing OCD in a whole new light, this interactive self-help book turns kids into super-sleuths who can recognize OCD's tricks. Engaging examples, activities, and step-by-step instructions help children master the skills needed to break free from the sticky thoughts and urges of OCD, and live happier lives.
Thomas, F., What If?
A young monster is worried about what will happen “if.” His mother calms him by reframing the negative thinking into positive thinking.
Wagner, A.P., Up and Down the Worry Hill: A Children's Book about Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder and its Treatment.
In this uniquely creative and heart-warming book, Dr. Wagner, an internationally recognized expert in the treatment of childhood OCD, uses the powerful real-life metaphor of the Worry Hill to describe OCD and its treatment clearly and simply through the eyes of a child. Children and adults will identify with Casey's struggle with OCD, his sense of hope when he learns about treatment, his relief that neither he nor his parents are to blame, and eventually, his victory over OCD.
EMERGENCY- Police, Fire department or Ambulance- 911
Kids Help Phone
Phone counselling, Web counselling, For ages 20 & under, Free, 24/7, Anonymous & Confidential, Non-judgemental
Distress Centre Durham
905 430 2522/ 1 800 452 0688
24-hour Help Line/ Resource Centre/ Support Services/ Community Training and Education
Durham Mental Health Services -16 years +
905 666 0831/ 1 855 888 3647
Assists people with mental and emotional health issues live to their fullest potential in the community.
Durham Mental Health Services -C.A.L.L. (Crisis Access Linkage Line)
1-800-742-1890 / 905-666-0483
Telephone support is available toll free, 24 hours per day. A community visit by their mobile crisis team can be arranged to support the individual in their preferred environment. Follow-up support and short-term case management, including linkage and referral to other community supports, are also available. Operates in partnership with Frontenac Youth Services, Kinark Child and Family Services and CHIMO Youth and Family Services to provide comprehensive, coordinated support to families, individuals and community professionals who call. In these instances, a DMHS Mobile Crisis Worker and a Child and Youth Worker jointly respond. These youth service partnerships make it easier to access crisis support in Durham Region, since there is just the one crisis telephone number for callers of any age.
Children's Aid Society of Durham Region
905-433-1551 or 1-800-461-8140
If you are being abused or fear for your safety (up to age 16) Rouge Valley Health System (Ajax/Pickering Crisis Intervention Team)
905 683-2320 ext. 3523
YMCA Durham Crisis Line
905-576-2997 or 1-888-576-2997
24 Hr. confidential crisis line
Frontenac Youth Services
Ages 12-18 years of age
905 579 1551/ 1 877 455 5527
A non-profit Children's Mental Health Centre offering various counselling support, day treatment, residential treatment and crisis support.
ASSISTANCE FOR CHILDREN WITH SEVERE DISABILITIES (ACSD) – ONTARIO MINISTRY OF CHILDREN AND YOUTH SERVICES
Provides financial help to parents to assist with some of the costs associated of caring for a child who has a disability.
A child must be under the age of 18. The amount of funding received is calculated based on the total family income and the outgoing costs associated with the disability.
CANADA CHILD TAX BENEFIT
A non-refundable tax credit for parents of children who are under 18 years of age at the end of the year.
Related programs by the Canada Revenue Agency
Provides grants for the following types of needs: clothing and footwear, food and basic household needs, medical, and personal development and recreation. Recipient must be a Canadian resident, and must be an individual or family in need of financial assistance.
CHILD DISABILITY BENEFIT (CDB)
The CDB is a tax-free benefit, paid monthly for families who care for a child under the age of 18 with a severe or prolonged impairment of physical or mental functions. The impairment must last or is expected to last for a continuous period of 12 months. The amount received is based on total family income.
DISABILITY TAX CREDIT (DTC)
The DTC is a tax credit that reduces the amount of income tax paid. To be eligible, a person must have a severe and prolonged mental or physical impairment that restricts his/her activities of daily living. This may include cognitive, vision and/or hearing impairment, motor restrictions, and the need for life supporting therapy. The impairment must last for a minimum of 12 months and be certified on a DTC Certificate (form T2201) by a qualified medical practitioner. The applicant will complete Part A of the form and the doctor or qualifies professional should complete and sign Part B of the form.
FOR THE LOVE OF A CHILD
A charitable organization that helps with the costs of various services and equipment needs (assistive devices, education regarding a child’s special needs, walkers, wheelchairs, day camps).
JENNIFER ASHLEIGH FOUNDATION
Assists children who are seriously ill or have a permanent disability, are 21 years of age or under, and whose permanent residence is in Ontario. Families must have a total gross income of $60,000 or less.
PRECIOUS MINDS RESOURCE AND LEARNING CENTRE
Offers financial assistance to families living in North Durham to help with cost associated with assessments, specialized equipment, therapies, summer camps, respite, parents training and tutoring. The program pays 50% of the approved request up to a maximum of $500 per child. To be eligible the child must be between 0 and 18 years of age with a developmental disability and reside in North Durham (Uxbridge, Brock, and Scugog).
PRESIDENT’S CHOICE CHILDREN’S CHARITY
May provide financial assistance in the purchase of mobility equipment, environmental modifications, and time-limited therapy. Recipient must be 18 years of age or younger and have a physical or developmental disability. Family total income must be $70,000 or less. Families can re-apply for the funding every 5 years.
SPECIAL SERVICES AT HOME PROGRAM (SSAH)
Helps families who are caring for a child with a developmental or physical disability. The program helps families pay for special services in or outside the family home as long as the child is not receiving support from a residential program.