To support the mission of providing education to families
of children with disabilities, I am proud to offer links to educational, vocational and independent living resources.
It is my hope that these resources will assist parents to advocate for their child, and in the process assist their children to develop the self advocacy skills they need to
live the most independent life possible.
a Brighter Future
"CLICK" the name to visit. . .
Wrightslaw- Special Education Law
Yellow Pages for Kids-Illinois
Yellow Pages for Kids-Wisconsin
Bridges 4 Kids
Ups for DownS
(United Parent Support for Down Syndrome)
Special Kids, Special Parents Blog
Special Education Law Blog of Charles P. Fox,
Special Education Attorney
Alternative Teaching- Behavioral Management
Sociability- Treatment for Individuals with Social Cognitive Challenges
North Shore Pediatric Therapy
National Center on RtI
Center for Parents Information and Resources
Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports
Protected Tomorrows- Life Planning
Rush Neurobehavioral Center-
Mark Russell, Attorney-
Special needs Trusts, Wills and Power of Attorney
Donald G. Olsen, Attorney-
Waypoint Estate and Business Planning
Aspiritech- Vocational Resource for
Individuals with Aspergers Syndrome
Recycling Avenue- Environmental Company
started and run by young individuals with disabilities
Sesame Street and Autism
Center for Disease Control- Autism Resource
Operation Autism: A Guide for Military Families
ASD- Accommodation Resources
Home Modifications for Children with ASD
ASD and Sleep Management
Autism, ADHD and Sleep
Services focus on
supporting the needs
of the individual
with the disability.
"All kids are gifted.
Some just open their packages
earlier than others."
Even if you are a seasoned professional in your day job, attending an IEP meeting as a parent can be an intimidating process. Often, the deck is stacked against you because you are not aware of your basic rights. And the one who suffers is your child. This sort of thing routinely occurred to us in two separate elementary school districts and one high school district. And then, Pam Labellarte came into our lives. She met with us prior to meetings so that we actually were able to be full participants in planning our son's IEP and made sure that the district provided him a learning environment. Once, when I had been told by a school district that something our son needed was not routinely provided, Pam told me "So? That's why it's called an individual education plan." Between meetings, she is a wonderful counselor, coach and friend. You should never attend an IEP meeting without an advocate on your child's side seated next to you and Pam Labellarte is simply one of the best.
Margaret A., parent