Critical Decision Points for Families of Children with Disabilities

Parents and caregivers have certain goals in mind when their children go to school. Regardless of whether children have disabilities or not, all parents want them to learn, explore, and experience as much as they possibly can. Parents strive for their children to complete their public education, obtain a diploma, and be fully prepared to move on toward their chosen path, whether that is immediate employment, higher education, or something else. In order for your child to achieve these goals, there are certain decisions that you, as a parent, will have to make along the way. The purpose of this guide is to assist you in understanding four things:

  • What are some of the keys to your child’s academic success?
  • What decisions will you need to make regarding your child’s educational path?
  • At what point will you be making these decisions? In this guide, we refer to these as critical decision points.
  • What information will you need so that you can make the most well-informed decisions possible for your child?

*Note: The Critical Decision Points platform work best on a large display (tablet, laptop, or computer) and is not built to be displayed on a phone.