Special Needs Support
If you’ve just found out you are expecting a baby with special needs, you will require different support than expectant families with typically developing babies. You may be facing multiple ultrasounds or myriad doctor appointments. It can help to have resources such as support groups, early intervention programs, and even other families who have dealt with a pregnancy like yours. Please feel free to explore the resources below.
If you would like to talk with someone who has faced a similar circumstance, please click here to fill out our confidential form and be connected with someone willing to listen, answer questions, and/or walk alongside you as you prepare for your special needs infant.
For information on specific needs click on a link below:
Down Syndrome downsyndromecommunity.org
Cleft Lip or Palate: Lip or palate repair http://cleftresources.com/
Spina Bifida: http://sbaws.org/ http://www.spinabifida.net
Camps for kids with special needs: Camp Korey Camp Stand By Me
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Nonprofit organization for clients who are deaf, hard of hearing, or who face other communication barriers such as speech challenges. Offers a comprehensive array of services including audiology and hearing aids, speech language and communication, early childhood education, and interpreters.
Providing early intervention for children with special needs.
Early Intervention services are available to families with children who have a developmental delay or disability. ChildStrive families work one-on-one with a professionally trained home visitor who help identify learning opportunities in daily family routines such as bath time, mealtime, or during play; provide essential early childhood development information; and help set goals for the child and their family.