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Learning a Diagnosis

The purpose of the information packet is to provide individuals with reader friendly information on how to process the information that your child has been diagnosed with a disability. This packet covers topics and articles on:

  • Finding Out Your Child Has a Disability - It's Not The End of The World
  • You are not Alone: For Parents When They Learn That Their Child Has a Disability
  • The Unplanned Journey: When You Learn That Your Child Has a Disability
  • Supporting and Empowering the Family
  • What Siblings Would Like Parents and Service Providers to Know
  • National & State Resources
  • MPF Library Materials

All information contained in this packet is for general knowledge, personal education and enrichment purposes. It is not intended to be a substitute for professional advice. For specific advice, diagnosis and treatment you should consult with a qualified professional.

Letter Writing Guide for Parents produced by NICHCY (PDF)

A parent's guide to communicating with your child through letter writing provided by the National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities.