Things You Can Do
Tools to Help Your Child
There are special tools to help children talk, write, learn and play. For example, a handle on a pencil can help a child write. For computer resources and other tools, contact
Arizona Technology Access or
Support Your Growing Child
- As your child grows, help her find ways to do things on her own or with as little help as possible. Allow her to make mistakes and be creative.
- Help her practice making choices and decisions. She will need these skills as she grows up.
- Look for older children or adults with your child’s disability. They can be role models and give support and information.
- Ask your school district about services for preschoolers with special needs. The earlier your child gets help, the better. Many programs start before kindergarten.
Health Care and Financial Help
Your child may qualify for
Social Security or low-cost or free health care even if your family does not. A child cannot be turned down for health insurance coverage just because he has a disability. See the
Finding and Using Health Care page, or contact