If you (the parent or guardian) have a developmental disability, you can get parenting skills training from the regional center. You can get services that can help you keep your child in your home.Section 4687. If your child also has an IPP or IFSP, your IPP will be separate from your child’s. Make sure that your IPP and your child’s IPP or IFSP work together. These plans do not need to be written at the same time or in the same way. Parents should write their IPP separately from their child’s IPP or IFSP. That way, your child’s service coordinator can focus on your child’s needs independently from you and your own needs. Bring a copy of your child’s IPP or IFSP to your IPP meeting. This will help you make sure your services work together.
You can also get help from parenting-skills agencies like Through the Looking Glass. Through the Looking Glass is a national organization that supports parents with disabilities. They can give you ideas about what you may need. Their website is www.lookingglass.org/ or call (800) 644-2666.