Tips for Making the Transition from Part B (early intervention) to Part C (preschool).

Lauren Morris is the founder and owner of MyChild’s Advocate, Inc.MyChild’s Advocate, Inc.provides educational consulting and child advocacy services for parents whose children have special needs Lauren is married with 3 children. Each child has a special need. Utilizing an intense home based ABA program, Lauren and her husband, were able help their oldest son no longer meet DSM-IV criteria for Autism. In addition, the children struggle with various disabilities such as epilepsy, speech apraxia, ADHD, dyslexia, and Mitochondrial Disease. As a result of the unique family situation, Lauren has developed an understanding for special needs children and the unique challenges families face on a daily basis. She has participated in the Wrightslaw workshops as well as the Advocate Academy hosted by the Advocacy Institute which is an organization dedicated to the development of products, projects, and services that work to improve the lives of people with disabilities. Lauren is an avid reader, enjoys spending time with her family and friends, and everything science fiction! About MyChild’s Advocate, Inc. MyChild’s Advocate, Inc.is dedicated to your child’s unique and individual needs. We understand that parenting a child with special needs presents challenges to all aspects of life. We help make some of those challenges easier.

Transitions are a natural part of life. For many of us we grow older, go to college, get married, and have kids. When our child has a disability there are even more changes in store. One of the most daunting transitions is the transtion that happens when your child turns three and is moved from Part C to Part B. While it can be intimidating, this transition can be easier for the family and child with some planning and preparing. Read the full article that Lauren Morris, Child Advocate contributed Part B to Part C_Morris (PDF). Her website is www.my-childsadvocate.com.