The DoD Special Needs Parent Tool Kit

Special Needs Parent Toolkit

The DoD Special Needs Parent Tool Kit has comprehensive information and tools that are geared towards helping military families with special needs children navigate the maze of medical and special education services, community support and benefits and entitlements.  The Toolkit is broken down into six colorful modules that can be easily downloaded and printed. We have included important facts, records, tools and sample letters.

You can also order a hardcopy. The Parent Tool Kit has been translated into eight other languages and is avaialable for download as well.

Whether you need to learn about early intervention services or want to learn how to be a more effective advocate for your child, you will find the information you are searching for here! Updated as of April 2014.

The DoD Special Needs Parent Tool Kit

Table of Contents

Module 1: Birth To Age Three

Module 2: Special Education

Module 3: Health Benefits

Module 4: Families in Transition

Module 5: Advocating for Your Child

Module 6: Resources and Support

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