Bridge to Independence

Bridge to Independence is a program for parents and other family caregivers. The purpose of Bridge to Independence is to provide helpful information about caring for children with special health care needs. There are 12 modules, each covering a different topic. The goal is to help caregivers become more independent, make good decisions, advocate for their children, find and use resources, and increase overall comfort and skills.

Bridge to Independence is about families learning how to take action. This curriculum was developed by parents of children with special health care needs, educators, health care experts, and advocates. The modules can be used in any order that meets a family’s needs.

If you have questions or comments about Bridge to Independence, please contact Sarah Johaningsmeir.

Bridge to Independence was supported by grant R40 MC 08960 from the Maternal and Child Health Bureau (Title V, Social Security Act), Health Resources and Services Administration, Department of Health and Human Services.

Modules (PDFs)