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Family Outcomes Resources

There are three Part C family outcomes, which measure the family’s view of help received through the BabyNet system. The following family outcomes are focused on families:

  • knowing their rights,
  • effectively communicating their children’s needs, and
  • helping their children develop and learn.

Family Outcomes Training

Family Outcomes Links and Documents

Data Input

  • Family Outcomes Survey (Password = "families")
  • Click on "Video" below to hear stories from parents of children with disabilities, as they discuss parental experiences raising children with special needs...


Family Resources for Outcome #1-  Know Their Rights

  • SC First Steps- South Carolina early intervention system serving children ages 0-3 with disabilities.  http://www.scfirststeps.org/babynet
  • Family Connections-  Programs and services are centered on the concept of parent-to-parent support or the fact that families with shared experiences are uniquely qualified to help each other.    http://www.familyconnectionsc.org
  • Pro-Parents-  Parents Reaching Out to Parents of South Carolina, Inc., is a private, non-profit organization which provides information and training about education to families of children with all types of disabilities.  http://www.proparents.org  
  • SC Autism Society- providing support and resources for children with autism enabling them to reach their maximum potential. http://www.scautism.org/
  • Wright’s Law-  Providing accurate, information about effective advocacy for children with disabilities while offering hundreds of articles, cases, newsletters, and other information about special education law and advocacy in the Wrightslaw Advocacy and Law Libraries. http://www.wrightslaw.com/

Family Resources for Outcome #2-  Effectively Communicating their Children’s Needs

Family Resources for Outcome #3-  Helping their Children Develop and Learn

Resources for Delivering Family Centered Services

  • Institute of Family Centered Care- The Institute for Family-Centered Care provides leadership to advance the understanding and practice of patient- and family-centered care in hospitals and other health care settings.  http://www.familycenteredcare.org/
  • Promoting Cultural & Linguistic Competency- Cultural competence is a set of attitudes, skills, behaviors, and policies that enable organizations and staff to work effectively in cross-cultural situations. http://erc.msh.org/mainpage.cfm?file=2.0.htm&module=provider&language=English&ggroup=&mgroup
  • Encylopedia on Early Childhood Development- The Encyclopedia on Early Childhood Development is produced by the Centre of Excellence for Early Childhood Development. It is intended for policy-makers, service planners and service providers and for parents. It brings together articles written by internationally renowned experts on topics having to do with the psychosocial development of young children, from conception to the age of five. Each of the 35 topics addressed is explored from three perspectives: development, services and policies.  http://www.child-encyclopedia.com/en-ca/home.html
  • TECS Allied Health Network-  Dedicated to  information for Occupational Therapists, Physical Therapists, Speech-Language Therapists, & other team members based on:  IDEA Part C federal requirements and South Carolina’s BabyNet Policies and Procedures; Scientific and evidence based peer-reviewed research and information from numerous fields;  Provider evaluations/surveys http://uscm.med.sc.edu/tecs/alliedehealthresources2.asp
  • Learn the Signs. Act Early.-  Early recognition of developmental disabilities such as autism is key for parents and providers. CDC realized the impact on families and invested in a campaign to help parents measure their children's progress by monitoring how they play, learn, speak and act.   http://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/autism/actearly/
  • Thinking Functionally
  • Tips for Talking with Parents

If you have any questions or comments about this site, please email stephanie.hicklin@uscmed.sc.edu.