January 13 2009 Children with Special Needs Newsletter
Aversive Restraints and Seclusion in School
Use of time-out or seclusion rooms at school, physical restraints and other aversive techniques as consequences for misbehavior from students who communicate mainly through their behavior should be eliminated from the policies and practices of our children's schools and other facilities.
Please vote in this second and final round to ensure that the issues of children and adults with developmental disabilities are highlighted at the January 20th inauguration event for President-elect Barack Obama:
Fully Fund Medicaid Waivers for People with Developmental Disabilities http://www.change.org/ideas/view/fully_fund_medicaid_waivers_for_the_developmentally_disabled
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National Priority for the Economic Stimulus Package: Fully Fund Medicaid
"Funding health care and services for individuals with developmental disabilities, disabilities and the elderly creates jobs, careers, business opportunities while filling a critical need.
1. Fully fund the Medicaid Waiver Program as part of the next Economic Stimulus Package.
2. Consider this as an increased federal match so that states are not put into an impossible situation.
3. Create portability of services across states and counties as is allowed with Medicare and Social Security."
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DIR Floortime Model Techniques
Positive Behavior Support and Interventions - PBIS
Person Centered Planning
Affirmations: Expressing Affection and Acceptance
Selective Mutism and Shyness
Sensory Processing Disorder
Behavior as a Medical Symptom
Childhood Disability and Supporting Other Mothers
Barack Obama's Disability Advocacy Plan
Encouraging Late Talking Children
Baby Sign Language
Speech, Feeding Therapy, and Early Intervention
Raising a Sensory Smart Child - Book Review
California School Nurses and Diabetes Care
Asking More from Medical Professionals
Humor and Childhood Disability
Severe Weather Events and Children with Special Needs
Winter Challenges for Children with Special Needs
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