These websites offer great information for families with disabilities
These are great resources for finding quality care providers for special needs children, the elderly, typical kids, and even pets. We have used them to find help at home as well as on vacation. You can scan the backgrounds of local providers for free, and then join when you want to contact someone.
Children of Destiny
Children of Destiny is a Christian ministry dedicated to bringing God’s hope, life, and restoration to families and individuals struggling with autism and related disorders through the development and promotion of effective prayer, inspirational messages, and spiritual support.
Disability Scoop is the first nationally focused online news organization serving the developmental disability community including autism, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, fragile X and mental retardation, among others. Sourcing information from top media outlets, Disability Scoop sifts through the clutter to provide a central, reliable source of information and resources.
It's A New IDEA 2012 IDEA Manual English (pdf)
Developed by The Arc of Texas and Advocacy, Inc., this 61 page manual is an invaluable resource for families dealing with IEPs, ARDs, and the rest of special education's alphabet soup. Though focused on Texas, the guides and checklists can help families across the country.
Parents, educators, advocates, and attorneys come to Wrightslaw for accurate, reliable information about special education law, education law, and advocacy for children with disabilities. You will find thousands of articles, cases, and resources on dozens of topics.
Joni & Friends
The vision of Joni & Friends is to accelerate Christian ministry in the disability community. They communicate the Gospel and equip Christ-honoring Churches worldwide to evangelize and disciple people affected by disabilities. Among their programs are annual retreats for families with disabilities, which we have attended for years.