During the coronavirus pandemic, many providers are seeing patients virtually using Telehealth or Telemedicine, including children with disabilities or special needs.
 
National Family Voices is seeking your help to learn about access to, confidence in, and concerns about Telehealth. You do not have to provide any identifying information. Responses will be combined to provide a picture of family experiences to the Maternal and Child Health Bureau, who is funding the project.

Please complete this Family Telehealth Readiness Quiz and share with other families.
USD RURAL PSYCHOLOGY CLASS SURVEY FOR FAMILIES WITH A CHILD WITH AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER

Survey Purpose:  Learn how the COVID-19 crisis is impacting families that have children with Autism Spectrum Disorder to help us understand ways to best assist in building community resources during this time of the pandemic.  We hope to present the information as a part of a webinar series for psychologists.
 
The survey will take approximately 10 minutes to complete. Thank you for your help, and please feel free to send to other families for completion. 
 
NOVEMBER PARENT PROFESSIONAL TRAINING SERIES


Register for each session separately. All sessions live via Zoom from 7:30-8:30 PM CT/6:30-7:30 PM MT.

UPCOMING LUNCH & LEARN EDUCATION SESSION
Tuesday, November 10th :: 12 PM CT/ 11 AM MT :: REGISTER

What is meant by MTSS? What does the school mean when they say my child is “in tier 2”? How is an MTSS school different from a school not doing MTSS? Is my child still receiving the best education possible? As a parent, you may have many questions about the education and behavior supports your child is receiving in an MTSS school. This session will talk about how MTSS is structured to ensure all students are receiving the level of support they need based on data, and how this system ensures students receive this support in a timely manner.  Presented by Rebecca Cain and Brandi Gerry, SD Department of Education, Special Education Programs.
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 439-559-7079
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VIRTUAL MEETINGS:
STRATEGIES, TIPS & RESOURCES

Circumstances may prohibit participants from attending special education meetings in person. In these situations, technology allows one or all of the individuals to participate through the Internet or telephone. Many types of meetings can occur virtually, including IEP meetings, mediations, resolution sessions, and due process hearings. While each of these types of meetings is unique, virtual meetings share common traits and considerations. CADRE has collected resources, tips and strategies for meaningfully participating in a virtual meeting. 

GOT BACK TO SCHOOL QUESTIONS? WE'VE GOT YOUR ANSWERS

As students head back to school, either in person or online, there are often questions about parental rights under the Individual with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). With a global pandemic disrupting every part of our education system, there is additional confusion and concern about how COVID-19 is impacting students with disabilities. We identified pressing questions parents asked about how to navigate this new normal, and had them answered by an expert attorney in the field.

Topics covered included: compensatory education, procedural safeguards, the waiver of rights, and keeping the “I” in IEP. 

FOSTERING HEALTHY SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL DEVELOPMENT IN YOUNG CHILDREN TOOLKIT
The U.S. Departments of Education and Health and Human Services joined with Too Small to Fail to release a Fostering Healthy Social and Emotional Development in Young Children Toolkit on social and emotional development.

This set of resources on healthy social and emotional development includes:
  • tip sheet for parents and families of infants, toddlers, and preschoolers
  • A tip sheet for infant, toddler, and preschool providers and educators
  • milestones chart with key information on social and emotional development from birth to age 5
  • A fact sheet on the research behind social and emotional development in early childhood and lifelong outcomes
  • A "Let's Talk About Feelings" poster
This e-publication was developed under grants from the U.S. Department of Education Project Grant H328M2000666 and Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Grant H328M140021, Family to Family Health Information Center, $96,750; and approximately 5% financed with non-governmental resources. The contents should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by US Department of Education, HRSA, HHS or the Federal Government.