(@ronnieschepis)

Employment

Computers as a soft skills learning need

Computer skills so critical . Organizing even pass words entering then link then much more writing dependent GED now cut more more people out employ ability one more inexplicable In competency due to executive function disorders and And intensified practical impact Special tutoring special devices utilization of devices capacities to be taught to be better digital natives to use speech to type Is critical for the burn ...View full idea »

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(@puma1021)

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Employment for Individuals with disabilities

I spent the first half of my career assisting individuals with disabilities obtain employment and become Self Advocates. I am now an early childhood special education teacher, and the parent of a young man with disabilities. There are many issues that need to be looked at. In the Education system you have a thrust toward academics and getting students college ready. The Common Core Learning Standards being used were ...View full idea »

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(@skmb00)

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Lack of Federal Oversight for Young Adults.

Who looks after Children with Special Health Care Needs when they turn 18? The Office of Children with Special Health Care Needs (CSCHN), MCHB, HRSA, has an excellent agenda for CSHCN that includes health care transition (the move from pediatric- to adult-focused health care and parent- to self/shared-health management). This office only has authority for children and adolescents. Offices that address chronic ...View full idea »

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(@skmb00)

Health and Human Services

COLLECT DATA:Young Adults with Chronic Conditions & Disabilities

The National Survey of Children with Special Health Care Needs (CSHCN) collects data on children up to 17 years of age. Since this survey shows that prevalence increases with age, it is important to know what happens to young adults aged 18-30 years. Young adults are a particularly vulnerable segment, and it is critical to know what happens to them as they venture out on their own. Some of the issuese that beg to be ...View full idea »

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(@skmb00)

Education

Specify Invisible Chronic Conditions in Disability Policies.

Current disability policy and laws, e.g., IDEA and ADA, fail to address the needs of young people with invisible chronic conditions, e.g., diabetes, epilepsy, Crohn’s disease. Chronic conditions are unpredictable; they wax and wane. When young people with invisible conditions feel good, they may not need accommodations, but when they are not well, their accommodations need to kick in immediately. Today’s technology ...View full idea »

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(@cory20)

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Recreational Therapy

Mandate Recreational Therapy in All Schools Recreational Therapy (RT), although a cost-effective covered service in IEPs, is under utilized in the school system due to ignorance of its scope of practice. RTs are nationally certified/licensed health professionals who provide services aimed at the successful integration of individuals into the community. Because of this ignorance, RT is under prescribed within the school ...View full idea »

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(@cory20)

Health and Human Services

Recreational Therapy

Mandate Recreational Therapy in All Schools Recreational Therapy (RT), although a cost-effective covered service in IEPs, is under utilized in the school system due to ignorance of its scope of practice. RTs are nationally certified/licensed health professionals who provide services aimed at the successful integration of individuals into the community. Because of this ignorance, RT is under prescribed within the school ...View full idea »

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(@sldawson)

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Mandate Recreation Therapy in Schools

Mandate Recreational Therapy in All Schools Recreational Therapy (RT), although a cost-effective covered service in IEPs, is underutilized in the school system due to ignorance of its scope of practice. RTs are nationally certified/licensed health professionals who provide services aimed at the successful integration of individuals into the community. Because of this ignorance, RT is under prescribed within the school ...View full idea »

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(@cory20)

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Recreational Therapy

Mandate Recreational Therapy in All Schools Recreational Therapy (RT), although a cost-effective covered service in IEPs, is under utilized in the school system due to ignorance of its scope of practice. RTs are nationally certified/licensed health professionals who provide services aimed at the successful integration of individuals into the community. Because of this ignorance, RT is under prescribed within the school ...View full idea »

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(@diana.autin)

Education

Enforce the law and have transition start at age 14 again

There are positive laws on the books now that, if effectively and proactively enforced, would make a real difference for youth with disabilities - IDEA, ADA, and Section 504. Yet instead of rigorous enforcement of the transition requirements, the US Department of Education is stepping back from "compliance" monitoring and shifting toward "results driven accountability" that looks primarily at test results (an important ...View full idea »

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(@skalkot)

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Manadate Recreational Therapy In Schools

Recreational Therapy (RT), is a cost-effective covered service in IEPs, yet, to date, this service is under utilized in the school system. Typically the under utilization is due to lack of awareness of its scope of practice. Recreational Therapists (RTs) are nationally certified/licensed health professionals who provide services aimed at the development of functional skills aimed toward the successful integration ...View full idea »

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(@gavillasenor)

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Transition Conferences

In the SW Suburbs of IL the Transition Planning Committee Invites Service Providers from the Surrounding areas and school districts to provide Information, resources, education and insight to what is available in the communities for Students & Adults w/Special Needs, . More state and federal financial support for the Expos opens up opportunity for businesses as well. We hope to attract & develop job fairs specifically ...View full idea »

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(@tammymilleriffcmh)

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Teaching service intergration&how it effects family health&child

So as an Family Advocate I often ask family questions that are more than just about school, or Medicaid or FSSA(Food stamp, hoosierhealthwise Medicaid, TANF, Medicaid Disability and Medicaid waivers, etc.) or even SSI or SSDI, because as I am talking or listen: I am watching and seeing where the family is really hurting. I do find that IEP are not the most important when they have lost there food stamps and food banks ...View full idea »

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(@heathen753)

Employment

Parents and new transitional youth attend a "Transition Summit"

In Colorado, we have meetings twice yearly called Parents Encouraging Parents (PEP). It's free to parents (they can attend a meeting once every 3 yrs or so) and it's paid by our state's dept of education (possibly includes other funding sources too, maybe through our PTI). This meeting can be repackaged / remarketed to meet the needs of parents of transitioning youth / adults and the students themselves as a "Transitioning ...View full idea »

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(@charlyne1121)

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SWEP-Transition outcomes

Many school work experience/transition programs operate as a one size fits all program disregarding student's individual needs and interests. Many district run programs pay students menial stipends to avoid certification requirements under FLSA. The priority is SED compliance rather than student outcomes priorities. The students are exited from these programs without necessary skills and dumped into adult services. How ...View full idea »

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