Your role as a parent or caregiver

Caring for children with developmental disabilities presents unique challenges, and it’s normal to have questions and concerns. Find resources, tips and guides for parents and caregivers of children with developmental disabilities. You will learn ways to advocate for your child’s rights and make sure they grow up safe and supported.

Helpful links

First Steps

A guide for parents of young children with developmental disabilities.

Guide to Parent Rights in Special Education

Find information and resources to help you understand your child’s education supports and services.

Navigation Tool

Connect with services and supports for each stage of your child’s development.

Resources for Individuals & Families

Help encourage your child’s growth and independence with this collection of informational guides from the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities (DODD).

Bold Beginning!

Access local resources for all things related to pregnancy and early childhood, including information about milestones and healthy beginnings.