Resources and information about children with disabilities in the child welfare system and links to national disability resources. Includes information about specific disabilities, implications for parenting, and supportive services.
Early Identification of Developmental Disabilities: Practical Tools For Professionals [Webinar]
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2013)
Describes programs and materials available from the CDC that can assist child welfare directors and providers with the identification of and referrals for children with developmental disabilities. It focuses on children with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders or autism spectrum disorders and highlights the CDC's Learn the Signs Act Early program.
Disabilities/Special Needs Organizations
What You Need to Know About Your Supplemental Security Income (SSI) When You Turn 18 (PDF - 337 KB)
Social Security Administration (2016)
Describes key resources and information for youth with disabilities receiving SSI. "Helping Young People with Disabilities Successfully Transition to Adulthood," a Social Security Matters blog post, explains the expanded early application period for youth with disabilities leaving foster care, which may help facilitate a smoother transition to adult SSI benefits.