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6 to 14 (School Years)

  • Puberty can be a stressful and confusing time, especially for you and your son with an Intellectual
    and/or Developmental Disability (I/DD). This could help.

  • In spite of delays in other areas, children with I/DD usually enter puberty around the same time as other children their age.

  • Downloadable forms and assembly suggestions to help you organize important information about your child (medicines, therapies, treatments, health history, contact information, resources, and emergency information).

  • Information on IEPs, resources, services, checklist to prepare for transition, advocacy, education, and much more.

  • A self-directed questionnaire for every stage of life. For ages 6-13: "I am ready to take on responsibilities that will help me later in life, and that includes having choices and making decisions, even if it means I will make mistakes. Let’s work together to plan a future that builds on my abilities and interests at school, in the community and at home. As I get older, please include me in answering the questions."

  • OEO (Office of Education Ombuds) works with families, communities, and schools to navigate educational challenges and increase collaborative problem-solving so that every student can fully participate in and benefit from public K-12 education in Washington.