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On-Line Resources

 Important and Useful Links:
 
Med Line Plus
A service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine and National Institute of Health
 
Child Welfare Information Gateway connects child welfare and related professionals to comprehensive information and resources to help protect children and strengthen families. We feature the latest on topics from prevention to permanency, including child abuse and neglect, foster care, and adoption.
 
Kid's Health-the web's most trusted site about children's health
 
FBI Parents' Guide to Internet Safety
 
The Department of Children and Families (DCF) is the Massachusetts state agency charged with the responsibility of protecting children from child abuse and neglect.
 
The Department of Children and Families (DCF) in Connecticut is the state agency in Connecticul charged with the responsibility of protecting children from child abuse and neglect.
 
 The Department of Mental Health in Massachusetts, as the State Mental Health Authority, assures and provides access to services and supports to meet the mental health needs of individuals of all ages, enabling them to live, work and participate in their communities. 
 
The work the Department of Early Education and Care does in Massachusetts, in partnership with the residents of the Commonwealth, is vital to the future social and economic wellbeing of the Commonwealth - as today's children will become tomorrow's citizens, workers and parents.
 
The Department of Developmental Services in Massachusetts is dedicated to creating, in partnership with others, innovative and genuine opportunities for individuals with intellectual disabilities to participate fully and meaningfully in, and contribute to, their communities as valued members.
 
Please click below to reach the MA Department of Developmental Services Regulations:
 
Masschusetts Rehabilitation Commission is responsible for Vocational Rehabilitation Services, Community Services, and eligibility determination for the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) federal benefits programs.
 
Turning 22

Chapter 688 (better known as the "Turning 22" law) was enacted in 1984 to provide a planning process for young adults with severe disabilities as they leave special education and transition into th adult service system.  Please select below to access "The Road Forward" , a DDS guide for Transition Planning.

Download - The Road Forward - English

Download - The Road Forward - Spanish

OnGuard Online
 
OnGuardOnline.gov is the federal government’s website to help you be safe, secure and responsible online. OnGuardOnline.gov is a partner in the Stop Think Connect campaign, led by the Department of Homeland Security, and part of the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education, led by the National Institute of Standards and Technology.
 
 
Developmental Trauma Disorder: 
 
Towards a rational diagnosis for children with complex trauma histories, by Bassel van der Kolk