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1 Instructor: Diana Shultz, MS, LCSW © 2014 New York State Office of Children and Family Services.

2 Center for Development of Human Services Institute for Community Health Promotion SUNY Buffalo State _______________________________________ Acknowledgement This material was developed by the Center for Development of Human Services (CDHS), Institute for Community Health Promotion, SUNY Buffalo State under a training and administrative services agreement with the New York State Office of Children and Family Services. Disclaimer While every effort has been made to provide accurate and complete information, the Office of Children and Family Services and the State of New York assume no responsibility for any errors or omissions in the information provided herein and make no representations or warranties about the suitability of the information contained here for any purpose. All information and documents are provided “as is,” without a warranty of any kind. For information about this and other training programs, please visit: © 2014 New York State Office of Children and Family Services.

3 Agenda Introductions Services communities for children with DD Advocacy role © 2014 New York State Office of Children and Family Services.

4 Introductions Name Experience with children with Developmental Disabilities © 2014 New York State Office of Children and Family Services.

5 Material Shipped Handout Book: Developmental Disabilities: Web Based Training for Foster/Adoptive Parents – Services for Children with Developmental Disabilities Referral of Children with Confirmed or Suspected Disabilities (laminated card) Resource Guide © 2014 New York State Office of Children and Family Services.

6 Why This Training? 23% of children 0-6 entering foster care in San Francisco had developmental delays (Pediatrics: Feb. 1998) 30% - 50% of children legally freed and awaiting adoption have a DD (U.S. Department of Health & Human Services)  “Young children in foster care do not receive adequate preventive health care while in placement, and many significant problems go undetected, or if diagnosed, are not evaluated and treated…” (General Accounting Office) EARLY INTERVENTION IS CRITICAL © 2014 New York State Office of Children and Family Services.

7 Famous People with DD Robin Williams Steven SpielbergAD/HD Albert EinsteinAutism Dr Temple GrandinDyslexia Vincent Van GoghLD Leonardo DaVinciAsperguer’s Henry FordEpilepsy George Washington Andy Warhol © 2014 New York State Office of Children and Family Services.

8 Developmental Disabilities (According to the NYS Office for People with Developmental Disabilities – OPWDD) Intellectual Disability (ID) Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Cerebral Palsy (CP) Epilepsy Neurological Impairments (NI) © 2014 New York State Office of Children and Family Services.

9 Handout Book Abbreviations & Acronyms (pg. 24) Glossary of Terms (pg ) © 2014 New York State Office of Children and Family Services.

10 Label Jars Not People © 2014 New York State Office of Children and Family Services.

11 The child’s diagnosis could be: Undetermined Medically fragile Developmental delay Disability Other-Health impaired Developmental Disability © 2014 New York State Office of Children and Family Services.

12 Handout Book Federal Definition of DD (pg. 2) Social Security – Supplemental Security Income (pg.3) Individual with Disabilities Education Act (pg.4-7) State Department of Education…Student with a Disability (pg. 8-9) Early Intervention Regulations (pg.10) OPWDD Definition (pg. 11) © 2014 New York State Office of Children and Family Services.

13 Community of Services Early Intervention Early Childhood Direction Centers Department of Health Medical Therapeutic OPWDD DDSO DSO DSS/ACS SSI/SS MedicaidEducation Department © 2014 New York State Office of Children and Family Services.

14 Family/Pediatrician/Caseworker Concern Referral Initial Service Coordinator Multidisciplinary Evaluation Early Intervention Program Steps © 2014 New York State Office of Children and Family Services.

15 Early Intervention Program Steps (continued) The IFSP Meeting Early Intervention Services Areas of Development (cognitive, physical, communication, social/emotional, adaptive) Review Six Month/Evaluate Annually Transition © 2014 New York State Office of Children and Family Services.

16 Early Intervention Services Service Coordination Therapeutic Services (e.g. speech, language therapy, special instruction, occupational therapy, physical therapy, psychological services, hearing, vision, assistive technology devises, family training, etc.) © 2014 New York State Office of Children and Family Services.

17 Transition Eligibility for early intervention services ends at the child’s 3 rd birthday Unless the child is eligible for preschool special educational services and Parent chooses to stay in the Early Intervention Program for a limited time © 2014 New York State Office of Children and Family Services.

18 Community of Services Early Intervention Early Childhood Direction Centers Department of Health Medical Therapeutic OPWDD DDSO DSO DSS/ACS SSI/SS MedicaidEducation Department © 2014 New York State Office of Children and Family Services.

19 Bridges to Health (B2H) devoted to children in foster care Integration of cross-systems issues begins January 2008 Three eligibility groups are covered by this single waiver: SED, DD and Med F Foster, birth, pre-adoptive parents and the child can be served simultaneously; Child qualifies only while in care; services can last until age 21 (into reunification, adoption, a lower level of care and into adulthood); Individualized health plans to provide support services to address the singular traumatic events a child in care experiences © 2014 New York State Office of Children and Family Services.

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22 Federal Laws Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA) pg Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) pg Section 504 of the Vocational Rehabilitation Act pg. 27 © 2014 New York State Office of Children and Family Services.

23 “If you miss the window, you are playing with a handicap ” (Newsweek) © 2014 New York State Office of Children and Family Services.

24 It’s All About Disabilities… Unistel © 2014 New York State Office of Children and Family Services.

25 The End. Thank You! © 2014 New York State Office of Children and Family Services.

26 Unregistered and want training credit? Before class ends, enter the following into (private) text chat to Matthew Fildes (in his absence, to the instructor): Full legal name Male or female Home address (no P.O. boxes) Area code and phone number address (2 on same computer must list 2 addresses) Foster care agency address (e.g., Harlem Dowling, Westside Center, th Ave, NY, NY 10027) Thank you.


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