Resources for Providers

Serving neurodiverse families is a team effort.

Serving neurodiverse families is a team effort. It takes not only a wealth management advisor, but also an accountant, lawyer, education advisor and other expert providers. Professionals working with the demographic may find these resources helpful.

Podcasts

ABLE to Save Podcast: The ABLE to Save podcast series is brought to you by the ABLE National Resource Center, which is managed by National Disability Institute. Hear from leaders in the public and private sectors, as well as from ABLE account holders and their family members, about how ABLE accounts can be an effective savings tool to help improve health, independence, and quality of life for people with disabilities.

The following list includes resources that will help you help your child reach their potential, introduce supports for caregivers and assist you in mapping out your ongoing planning needs.

Education

IFSP: What It Is and How It Works: Learn about the basics of an individualized family service plan.

What Are Your Rights in the IEP Process? Understand your child’s and family’s rights when developing an individualized education program.

Public Services

Regional Centers: California has 21 community-based, nonprofit agencies that provide services for people with developmental disabilities.

San Diego Regional Center: Any resident of San Diego or Imperial County who is believed to have a developmental disability may apply for services here.

Understood: This nonprofit organization is “dedicated to shaping a world where millions of people who learn and think differently can thrive at home, at school, and at work.”

Mental Health Services Eligibility: Get the details on eligibility for San Diego County-funded public mental health services.

Finances and Law

Self-Assessment: We designed this brief checklist to help you accelerate the process of planning for the future.

Battaglia & Waltari: This San Diego law firm has expertise in special needs trusts, estate planning, wills and trusts, guardianships, conservatorships and probate law.

Books

To help you with planning:

To help embrace neurodiversity and foster inclusion: