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A carefully curated list of Resources that we want to share. We hope you find something helpful. We are constantly adding to this list as we discover new resources so please check back when you can.

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ACT program provides communication, social skills, transportation, recreation/leisure, independent living and vocational skills training in the community. Community-based instruction in these areas provide opportunities for a variety of experiences and activities in order for students to exit the program and the Anchorage School District, having acquired the necessary skills and numerous community connections to ensure a successful and fulfilling life. The ACT program is a post-secondary community based instructional program for adult students (18 to 21 years old) needing additional transitional supports after completing the required core credits at their neighborhood school. Students participate in their natural graduating class ceremony, however, send their diploma or certificate of completion to the ACT Program to hold until completion of our program. Students may continue earning elective credits with an emphasis on vocational skills/employment, recreation/leisure, and independence within the community....

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This resource provides the community with high quality, medically-reviewed data on everything related to cerebral palsy as well as birth injury topics. Their team of world-class doctors and healthcare professionals are here to provide you with the information you need. ...

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The Office of Children’s Services works in partnership with families and communities to support the well-being of Alaska’s children and youth. Services will enhance families’ capacities to give their children a healthy start, to provide them with safe and permanent homes, to maintain cultural connections and to help them realize their potential....

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We have found many newsworthy articles on Disability Scoop, the nation’s premier source for developmental disability news. With daily coverage of autism, intellectual disability, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome and more, no other news source offers a more timely and comprehensive take on the issues that matter to the developmental disability community....

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The Division of Health Care Services provides access and oversight to the full range of appropriate Medicaid health care services to all eligible Alaskans in need. These services include but are not limited to hospitals, physicians, pharmacy, dental, vision, durable medical equipment, and transportation....

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Stone Soup Group (SSG) is a statewide 501(c)3 non-profit that provides information, support, training and resources to assist families caring for children with special needs. SSG is staffed almost entirely by parents or family members of a child with special needs, so they know the journey and are better able to help other families navigate through what is often an overwhelming and confusing process following a diagnosis or, at times of transition later down the road....

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The State of Alaska’s Senior and Disability Services’ mission is to promote health, well-being and safety for individuals with disabilities, seniors and vulnerable adults by facilitating access to quality services and supports that foster independence, personal choice and dignity....

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There’s been a lot of research about how people with autism lack a so-called theory of mind—they don’t understand that you are a different person with different needs than theirs....

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To learn more about Alaska's Departement of Health Social Services - Senior and Disabilities Services department click here.  Click the button below to sign up for SDS-E-Alerts to Communicate with long-term care providers offering services to clients of SDS. Note, you will be sent an email requesting confirmation, to prevent others from gratuitously subscribing you....

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If you have found us because you have experienced a loss, our hearts go out to you.  We welcome you to reach out and join us as we honor babies gone too soon.  If you would like to speak with someone or need financial assistance fill out our online application form and someone who can help will be in touch.’ We are able to provide services to all bereaved families in Alaska....

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