The transition from childhood to adulthood can be especially challenging for youth with special needs. Because of the importance of continued health care, transition planning should begin as early as possible and include what services are needed, who will provide them, and how they will be financed.
The process of finding legal representation or taking a claim to court can be difficult and costly in any situation, and especially so when you or someone you love is disabled. This guide reviews options and links to organizations dedicated to providing low-cost legal representation to persons with disabilities.
State Protection and Advocacy (P&A) agencies have broad authority to advocate for and legislate on behalf of people with disabilities. This guide discusses the history, services , programs of P&As and how to connect with the agency serving your state.
The child welfare system is complicated and may have a great impact on your family’s decisions. Learning how child welfare laws are applied in Ohio can make the process less intimidating and stressful, and may lead to a better outcome for you and your family.
People with physical or mental disabilities can benefit greatly from the help of “service animals” or “emotional support animals” (ESAs). This guide explains the difference between the two and reviews the laws that apply to each.
Accepting that your child has a learning disability and special needs can be difficult. This guide provides tips and resources to help parents navigate their emotions so they can remain positive to support their children.
The opioid epidemic is a public health crisis nationally. Ohio has one of the nation’s highest opioid overdose rates. This guide highlights the effects of the opioid epidemic on children and provides a list of useful resources, many of which can be found on RedTreehouse.org.
Having a child with a disability or special health care needs often means you have extra expenses in your life. This guide lists organizations and charitable foundations that may be able to offer help.
One-quarter to one-third of U.S. students say they have been bullied at school. This guide discusses bullying, anti-bullying laws, bullying and children with disabilities, and highlights selected resources.