DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES

Developmental Disabilities

Open your home and your heart to a child who is challenged developmentally. Developmental disabilities are a group of conditions due to an impairment in physical, learning, language, or behavior areas. About one in six children in the U.S. have one or more developmental disabilities or other developmental delays.Inner Circle contracts with the Los Angeles County Regional Center to secure cooperative placements for these children in the homes of Inner Circle’s specially trained “Professional Parents”. This is a wonderful opportunity to help children in need, work cooperatively with their biological families, all the while helping a child reach their personal potential and maintain their sense of dignity. Research shows that people with autism and other disabilities respond better to personalized services. Inner Circle Foster Care and Adoption Services offers years of experience and a philosophy of inclusion in support of this research.

Inner Circle provides comprehensive support and generous stipends to help reimburse our Professional Parents for the cost of providing care for these children.

Our children who are placed through this program include those who have been diagnosed with one of the following:
Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder · Cerebral Palsy · Epilepsy · Intellectual Disability ·

Down Syndrome · Autism

 Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)● People with ADHD may causes people to have trouble paying attention, controlling impulsive behaviors (may actwithout thinking about what the result will be), or be overly active. Although ADHD can’t be cured, it can be successfully managed and some symptoms may improve as the child ages.

 ●Cerebral palsy (CP) is a group of disorders that affect a person’s ability to move and maintain balance and posture. CP is the most common motor disability in childhood. The CDC estimates that an average of 1 in 323 children in the U.S. have CP.

 ● Epilepsy is a general term for conditions with recurring seizures. There are many kinds of seizures, but all involve abnormal electrical activity in the brain that causes an involuntary change in body movement or function, sensation, awareness, or behavior.

 ●Intellectual disability can be caused by a problem that starts any time before a child turns 18 years old – even before birth. It can be caused by injury, disease, or a problem in the brain. For many children, the cause of their intellectual disability is not known. Some of the most common known causes of intellectual disability – like Down syndrome, fetal alcohol syndrome, fragile X syndrome, genetic conditions, birth defects, and infections – happen before birth.

Others happen while a baby is being born or soon after birth. Still other causes of intellectual disability do not occur until a child is older; these might include serious head injury, stroke, or certain infections.

 ●Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a group of developmental disabilities that can cause significant social, communication and behavioral challenges. Developmental disabilities are a group of conditions due to an impairment in physical, learning, language, or behavior areas. About one in six children in the U.S. have one or more developmental disabilities or other developmental delays.Inner Circle contracts with the Los Angeles County Regional Center to secure cooperative placements for these children in the homes of Inner Circle’s specially trained “Professional Parents”. This is a wonderful opportunity to help children in need, work cooperatively with their biological families, all the while helping a child reach their personal potential and maintain their sense of dignity. Research shows that people with autism and other disabilities respond better to personalized services. Inner Circle Foster Care and Adoption Services offers years of experience and a philosophy of inclusion in support of this research.

Inner Circle provides comprehensive support and generous stipends to help reimburse our Professional Parents for the cost of providing care for these children.For more information, please call our toll free number 844-344-KIDS (5437) orOR 844-344-5437
email us at  regionalc@fosterfamily.org.

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