Enrichment Programs

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ENRICHMENT & EDUCATION Recreation and leisure activities are critical dimensions of the quality of life for all people. They serve as a vehicle to have fun, meet new friends and develop skills. Enrolling in a recreational activity can be beneficial in teaching critical life-long socialization skills. There are many ways to enjoy

Enrichment programs

2020-08-14T14:12:21-04:00Tags: |

Adolph and Rose Levis Jewish Community Center - Helene & Roy Schwedelson Special Needs Program  offers program from sports to social groups to camps and more. Cardona's Academy of Martial Arts - The main focus of  martial arts program is building confidence, courage, courtesy and respect all while teaching them real self-defense skills. They work with

Advocacy – Early Years

2019-12-11T17:33:17-05:00

ADVOCACY Sometimes you can do it alone; sometimes you need guidance and expertise in order to get the job done right. Filing your child’s Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP) or transitioning to an Individual Education Plan (IEP) is a process that may require professional assistance. Negotiating the best educational plan for your

Early Identification

2019-12-19T09:42:52-05:00

EARLY IDENTIFICATION From the day a child is born, he/she will begin to achieve various milestones. As your child develops and grows, it is critical to remember that each child is different from one another. There is a wide range of what is considered to be “typical” development. As a parent, you

Common Diagnoses

2019-09-23T19:30:14-04:00

COMMON DIAGNOSES “Diagnosis /di·ag·no·sis/ (di″ag-no´sis) the determination of the nature of a case of a disease or the distinguishing of one disease from another.” – Dorland's Medical Dictionary for Health Consumers. © 2007 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. Diagnoses describe a group of symptoms or behaviors. However,  since every individual

Parent Support Services

2020-04-02T14:42:17-04:00Tags: |

PARENT SUPPORT SERVICES As a parent, it is not easy to suddenly be dependent on the advice of others to raise your child. However, since there are so many treatment options, it can help to have the advice, experience and support of a team that you trust and who will be patient

Early Intervention

2019-12-11T17:34:27-05:00Tags: |

EARLY  INTERVENTION Early Childhood Intervention means finding specific ways to help a child become as functional as possible. The first step of early intervention is evaluation. Once a child is evaluated, he/she can receive the appropriate type of treatment that he/she needs. Sometimes, getting your child help at an early age can enable

Health Services

2021-05-13T18:49:29-04:00Tags: |

HEALTH SERVICES Developmental interventions, or “health services,” are provided to families who have a child or children that have been identified as having a developmental delay. To get health services, the state will use an Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP) or Individualized Education Program (IEP). Discipline-specific therapies and family support services are

Legal Resources

2019-11-19T10:57:17-05:00Tags: |

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. In some situations, a parent

Financial Resources

2021-06-10T17:34:15-04:00Tags: |

FINANCIAL RESOURCES Having a child with special needs can be very expensive and time-consuming. Fortunately, there are funds available to help families pay for the many services needed. It is also important to put certain pieces in place to ensure that if anything happens to you, your child with

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