VISIONS AND VALUES
HOW WE HELP
At DCN, our goal is to foster family involvement in every sphere of our programs.
We offer parental support, skill-building and behavioral techniques that help caregivers foster successful social, emotional and behavioral outcomes in their children.
We have an all-inclusive tailored-plan that starts with the initial diagnosis that affords us the ability to draw up a plan to help you navigate the evaluation, assessment and treatment plan process.
Ultimately, we help by steering parents towards accessing available resources, breaking down the bureaucratic barriers they may face in the initial phase of intervention. We help to allay the fears that come with a child’s diagnosis that every family faces. “Your child is Delayed” – what to do?
According to the Centers for disease Control and Prevention (2014), About 1 in 68 children has been identified with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) according to estimates from CDC’s Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring (ADDM) Network.
ASD is reported to occur in all racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic groups.
Studies in Asia, Europe, and North America have identified individuals with ASD with an average prevalence of between 1% and 2%.
That is why we at DCN believe that connecting with a care network opens up other avenues for HOPE. By learning through other family’s experience we are able to build a strong support system by empowering others, while applying Godly principles.
No family should carry the burden of a diagnosis alone; neither should any family feel the overwhelming pressure of living through raising a child.
DCN teaches and empower not just the family and caregivers, but also the child.
Links below to learn about typical developmental milestones in childhood, specific disabilities and disorders, and the disability categories in the nation’s special education law (IDEA) that qualify a child for special education services:
This website explores the typical developmental stages and milestones that pediatricians and others use to monitor children’s growth and progress over time. Learn about the sequence and timing of a typical child’s earliest development and access resources to learn more.
The IDEA includes 14 primary terms under the main definition of “a child with a disability.” These federal definitions guide how states define who is eligible for a free appropriate public education under special education law.
http://www.parentcenterhub.org/specific-disabilities/act Sheets on Specific Disabilities
Brief, but detailed fact sheets on specific disabilities. Each fact sheet defines the disability, describes its characteristics, offers tips for parents and teachers, and connects them with relevant resources and disability organizations that offer more information and assistance.