Mark your calendars to join us for part two of our How to Apply for Waiver Services on Tuesday, January 12th @ noon via Zoom. In December, we had two guest presenters share some excellent information on maneuvering the world of waivers and explaining the differences between the main four waivers our school students may be eligible for.
The January topic is How to Apply for Waivers: The Nuts & Bolts (part 2). Beth Will has graciously agreed to be our guest presenter once again!
The Zoom Meeting link for our 30-minute session is: https://plaea.zoom.us/j/95774197552
If you missed the first session on Waivers, you can find the recording under the EVENTS tab on this website. Both the recording and the PowerPoint are linked for your reference.
If you weren’t able to join us for our last Vitals on November 3rd, the topic was Para’s Role in the Transition Process.
Join us for our next Vitals on Dec. 8th at noon. Our topic will be How to Apply for Waiver Services. We hope you can join us then!
This webinar series is designed for Iowa parents, legal guardians, and caregivers of transition-aged youth (12-21 years old) with special health care needs. Session topics will include issues involved in the transition of youth to adult health care and specialty services.
TO REGISTER: Click here
For questions contact:
- Diane Brenneman at firstname.lastname@example.org or 319-356-8637
- Rachell Swanson-Holm at email@example.com or 515-955-8326
See the flyer below for all of the upcoming topics. This is some great information to share with our schools and families!
The Department of Ed has created a very useful resource to support secondary transition services for typical and continuous/hybrid learning models during COVID-19. There are many great links to check out, so please bookmark this site! Check out R2L Support for Secondary Transition
The Iowans with Disabilities in Action just released information on their upcoming Make Your Mark 2020 virtual conference. The theme is Your VISION for the Future. For more information and to register, click on REGISTER NOW below.
To register for the MAKE YOUR MARK 2020 Conference click REGISTER NOW
Please pass the word – -Those who register by August 11, 2020 will receive a conference T-shirt and bag. Registration closes on August 28th.
Check out the updated Voc Rehab opportunities that are available for students! Please pass this along and make sure your students and families are aware of these great learning experiences! Please visit https://ivrs.iowa.gov/events/month to register for the sessions you are interested in attending!
You can download the brochure here: IVRS Summer Pre-ETS Statewide Activities Flyer
At our last zoom (January 14, 2020) on Self-Advocacy and Student-led IEPs, we shared two new forms that you may want to consider using to help students with their long term planning. Both of these tools are from the ME! Lessons for Teaching Self Awareness & Self Advocacy Curriculum. This is located at the Zarrow Center for Learning Enrichment at the University of Oklahoma.
The first form was the Self Awareness Project Planning Guide. This form can help organize information into a beginning three-step process that aligns with their living, learning, and working goals.
The second form was “Where do I go from here?” This form again is aligned with the student’s postsecondary expectations but helps break the process down into different actions to help them see what responsibilities they may need to take to make it happen.
These two new forms will also be posted on the TEACHER tab, under Student Led IEPs.
The links have been corrected on the two new Google versions of the General Education Classroom summaries that were posted on January 5th so you should now be able to open them and save a copy.
Thanks to KM for the heads-up that these were not workable links!! 🙂
And sorry that we forgot to make the sharing changes so you could access them!
Now, go make a copy and get some good information to share with your families! 🙂
Check out the video link below! This is NOT new information, but it is in a NEW FORMAT. This video follows the text of the family guidance document on this topic. It is easy to watch and to listen to, and should be helpful to families.!