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Special Education – Transition Years

2020-08-07T09:17:38-04:00Tags: |

SPECIAL EDUCATION Every child deserves to have an inclusive education. Work with your school to have a general education curriculum and learn alongside your peers without disabilities. You can accomplish this by having an educational plan, called an IEP, in place. During the transition years, your parents and educators will continue to have

Respite – Adulthood

2019-09-16T17:51:31-04:00

RESPITE Respite can give temporary relief for you and your caregiver from the everyday stresses of life. This can be in-home or out-of-home, temporary or non-medical care. Most respite programs offer services to families on a sliding fee scale with hourly and/or daily rates. Respite services can range from a few hours

Support Services – Adulthood

2019-10-31T14:34:50-04:00Tags: , |

SUPPORT SERVICES As members of the community, you can access a range of general services including community health, sports and recreation, employment and maternal and child healthcare services. You can request disability supports if: You have an intellectual, physical, sensory or neurological disability or an acquired brain injury The disability impacts your

Legal Services – Adulthood

2020-08-07T09:24:35-04:00

LEGAL RESOURCES There are a multitude of legal resources in each state, which sets its own guidelines. You should check with your state agencies for guidance. Legal Resources to Consider: Health Insurance Medicaid health benefits are available for individuals who qualify for Supplemental Security Income (SSI). Medicaid provides government-funded

Legal Resources – School Years

2020-08-04T13:03:35-04:00Tags: |

LEGAL RESOURCES As a parent of a child with a developmental disability, you are entitled to certain services provided in a voluntary, nondiscriminatory manner. These rights include the right to be evaluated, the right to be involved and informed and the right to consent. View full listing of rights online. In some

Health Services – School Years

2019-10-28T12:34:59-04:00Tags: |

HEALTH SERVICES Developmental interventions, or “health services,” are provided to families who have a child or children that have a developmental delay. Medical treatment is recommended according to individual need and should not differ from common approaches to providing medical care. To get special therapy related services, the state will use an

Behavior Management – School Years

2019-09-16T13:17:31-04:00Tags: |

BEHAVIOR MANAGEMENT Behavior management is a term used in educational settings that relates to the tools and techniques that teachers use to help keep their classrooms running smoothly. Behavior management focuses on the actions and conscious inactions that increase the probability that people choose to engage in productive and socially acceptable behavior.

Financial Resources – Adulthood

2020-08-07T09:29:53-04:00Tags: |

FINANCIAL RESOURCES & BENEFITS Proper financial planning is very important – it is never too early to plan ahead! Creating a financial plan requires you, and your support system, to consider your vision for life when you get older. First, ask yourself these questions: What supports will need to be in place

Financial Resources – Transition Years

2020-08-07T09:09:40-04:00Tags: |

FINANCIAL RESOURCES & BENEFITS Proper financial planning is very important – it is never too early to plan ahead! Creating a financial plan requires you, and your support system, to consider your vision for life when you get older. First, ask yourself these questions: What supports will need to be in place

Parent Support Services – Adulthood

2019-09-16T17:50:33-04:00Tags: |

PARENT SUPPORT SERVICES Parenting is the most challenging job that some adults undertake. With such high demands, it’s not uncommon to feel frustrated. Parents can lose control when they are feeling isolated, involved in difficult relationships, experiencing financial stress or lacking information on child development and child-rearing techniques. However, becoming an informed

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