Starting Life with Your Child with a Disability
First Steps for Families
Revision Date: May, 2020
If your child has recently been diagnosed with a disability, or if you have concerns about your child’s development, you may be wondering what to do next. If you are reading this, you are already taking the first step: starting early to get help for your baby or toddler.
Parenting a young child with a disability or developmental delay can be challenging. Physical, emotional and financial demands can exhaust the whole family. Fortunately, you can get help through your local early intervention program, parent support groups, and nonprofit organizations. We hope you will find this guide useful as you start the navigation process through Virginia’s disability service systems.
Download your copy of “Starting Life with Your Child with a Disability“.
Guides in Other Languages
• Download “Starting Life with Your Child with a Disability” in Arabic
• تحميل “الحياة مع طفلك مع الاعاقة” باللغة العربية
• Download “Starting Life with Your Child with a Disability” in Chinese
• Download “Starting Life with Your Child with a Disability” in Korean
• 장애가있는 자녀와 함께 생활 시작하기 (한국어)
• Download “Starting Life with Your Child with a Disability” in Spanish
• Descargue “Comenzar la Vida con Su Hijo con Discapacidad” en Español
• Download “Starting Life with Your Child with a Disability” in Vietnamese
• Tải xuống “Bắt đầu cuộc sống với con bạn có khuyết tật” bằng tiếng Việt
For further information on The Arc of Northern Virginia’s Transition POINTS program contact:
Diane Monnig, Transition Manager at 703-208-1119 x118 or email DMonnig@TheArcofNoVA.org.
For information about sponsorship opportunities to help support the expansion of Transition POINTS, please contact:
Howard Stregack, Director of Development, at 703-208-1119 x102 or email HStregack@TheArcofNoVA.org.