A little leisure is much needed when school lets out; however, children with special needs thrive with a little structure. It’s beneficial to maintain a routine during the summer as a way to keep your child learning and developing healthy habits.
Special Education and Childcare
When a family member has special needs, making sure they’re getting the very best education and care possible may take a lot of involvement and communication with child care providers, school administrators and teachers. Make sure special education or child care is working for you and your child.
Families with special needs have a wide range of programs and services available for both family members with special needs and their caregivers. Here is a sampling of the various resources and tools available to you through the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs, or OSEP.
Transition smoothly from summer to school by making a great game plan for the school year with your child. By doing so, you can help your child establish a sense of ownership in the plan to prepare them for – and perhaps even get excited about – going back to school.
It takes a lot of involvement to make sure a family member with special needs gets the right education and care. It also requires good communication with child care providers and school administrators and teachers.
Federal Impact Aid helps school districts cover the cost of educating military children, including those who require special education services. Learn more about this funding and how it may be spent.