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Essentials for Navigating Multiple Human Service Systems

Finding and coordinating services for children with special needs – especially as children grow older and their needs change – can be like heading out on a journey through a foreign land.

View these Essentials for Navigating to learn about some tips to help you navigate multiple systems.

Where do I start?

How can I get prepared and stay organized?

What is a human service agency? How do I find out what they do?

What do I need to know?

How do I set goals and make a plan?

How do I plan for transitions?

How do I stay positive and be persistent?

Who can I talk to?

Developed by the Council on Children and Families and Funded by the Developmental Disabilities Planning Council