Empowering People with Special Needs!
Empowering People with Special Needs!  

3rd Friday Social Hour!

Nov 20, Dec 18

7 pm via Zoom

 

 

Come spend an hour with parents and family caregivers of individuals with special needs. They understand what's going on during this crazy year!
Parent to Parent offers emotional support, laughter, and needed resources. You may have the answer another parent needs.

 

Grab your favorite beverage! Talk, listen, your choice.

 

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Resources & Links from

the IEP Seminar with

Tom Steinbeck

 

Have a question for Tom about your child's IEP?

Email: steinbeck.tom@gmail.com

 

From PEACE NW

 

A Conversation with Scott Michael Raub - Special Education Parent & Community Liaison Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) What are the schools requirements regarding distant learning and Special Education? What options do I have as a parent when it comes to teaching my student?

 

Link to the Scott Raub presentation via youtube:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_CptpudCegI&feature=emb_logo

 

 

Resources and Links provided

by Tom Steinbeck

 

Decision Tree for Inperson Learning

Page 5 of report.

Decision Tree for Provision of in Person Learning among Public and Private K-12 Students during COVID-19
decision tree.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [684.4 KB]

 

COVID-related Guidance from OSPI

Links

 

https://www.k12.wa.us/sites/default/files/public/workgroups/Reopening%20Washington%20Schools%202020%20Planning%20Guide.pdf

 
 
 
Additional Resources
 
Special Education in Washington State: 
A Handbook for Parents and Educators. 
 
Procedural Safeguards
 
Guidance for Families from OSPI 
 
Section 504
 
  The Special Education Advocates League are a team of professional volunteers. Their goal is to support, educate, and collaborate for student to receive individualized Special Education Services and Related Services, preparing them for further education, employment and independent living.  The website includes multiple forms that can be used to formally communicate with your District.
 
 
 
 
 
District Contact Information
 
Port Angeles School DistrictPamela Sanford, 360.565.3740
 
Sequim School District — Joanne Kidd, Special Education Coordinator at 360.582.3402,  jkidd@sequimschools.org
 
Quillayute Valley School District — Kyle Weakley, 360.374.6262, ext 367; kyle.weakley@qvschools.org
 
Crescent School District —  Cassie Davidson, 360.928.3311, ext 1020; cdavidson@csd313.org
 
Chimicum School District — Melinda Miller,  melinda_miller@csd49.org         360.302.5886
 
Port Townsend School District — Shelby MacMeekin, Director of Special Services, 360.379.4366 or 360.379.4501 (ext, 4366), 

 

COVID-19 Resources

Parent to Parent Clallam County continues to work hard to best serve our community's needs during this evolving health event.

 

Parent to Parent Coordinator, Carah, will be checking in with families.

 

If you would like your family added to our phone check-in list:

Email: p2p@clallammosaic.org

Call: Carah at 360.406.1215

Or Clallam Mosaic 360.681.8642 or 360.797.3602

 

 

Updates from the Federal Government

 

COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions for State Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program Agencie

Download PDF Here

 

From the United States Dept. of Education

 

June 25,2020: Question and Answer document in response to inquiries concerning implementation of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Part B use of funds in the current COVID-19 environment.

Download PDF Here

 

June 30, 2020: Question and Answer document in response to inquiries concerning implementation of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act  Part B procedural safeguards in the current COVID-19 environment.

Download PDF Here

 

July 6, 2020: Question and Answer document in response to inquiries concerning implementation of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Part C evaluation and assessment timelines in the current COVID-19 environment.

Download PDF Here

 

Family Specific Resources

From Prevention Works!

 

Links to all types of Homebound Activities you and your children can  enjoy from home. There are links to virtual tours, math and reading activities, PBS, a daily online PE classe and more.

 

From the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction

Special Education Guidance for Covid-19

 

Find updated information about local school districts and the considerations for providing special education needs.

 

The page provides resources for Washington State schools and districts to guide decisions during the COVID school closures.

 

https://www.k12.wa.us/about-ospi/press-releases/novel-coronavirus-covid-19-guidance-resources/special-education-guidance-covid-19

 

 

 

From the Washington State Dept. of Children, Youth and Families.

Seven Strategies to Support

Individuals with Special Needs

Through Uncertain Times

 

A PDF: Washington State Resource Guide for Parents & Caregivers, Caring for Your Family During COVID-19.

 

The "UNC Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute has created seven strategies for those with autism to better understand COVID-19 and the changes we are experiencing."

 

Download the PDF Here.

 

 

From PAVE (Partnerships for Action, Voices for Empowerment)

 

Helping your child understand Telehealth:

https://wapave.org/willa-discovers-telehealth/

 

"Meet Willa. Willa reflects daily life from the lens of a person who experiences high functioning autism with an anxiety and panic disorder, like the artist, Alissa. Willa often reflects her experiences so please follow Willa as she navigates the changes that are a part of taking charge of her own care."

 

 

School Shutdown:

Pandemic Guidance for Families also Impacted by Disability

 

Links to Support Families during the Coronavirus

 

 

 

Developmental Disability Administration Coronavirus

 

 

From Informing Families

General COVID-19 Resource Page

 

A plain talk guide to COVID-19 explains what’s going on in the world as school, work and businesses close, and everyone is asked to stay at home.

Versions: PDF,  Video/Adio (YouTube), Text Only (Word)

Click Here

 

 

From NPR

How to talk about COVID-19 with people who have autism.

https://www.npr.org/player/embed/820542927/820542928

 

 

From the ARC Washington State

Resource page with links to PDFs, Videos and more.

 

From the ARC of the United States

Download the Family Handbook of Future Planning

 

"A Family Handbook on Future Planning is a guide to help families develop a future plan for their sons or daughters with cognitive, intellectual or developmental disabilities that provides personal, financial and legal protections for these individuals after the parents either die or can no longer provide care or support."

 

From the office of Rep. Derek Kilmer

Follow Kilmer on Facebook

 

COVID-19 Parent Student Resource Guide

See the section: Additional resources for children with disabilities,assistive technology resources

 

COVID-19 Parent Student Resource Guide
Resources from the office of Rep. Derek Kilmer
COVID-19 Parent Student Resource Guide_F[...]
Adobe Acrobat document [344.5 KB]

CoviBook - Coloring Book

 

From Manuela Molina - the author (with love)
"I have created this short book to support and reassure our children, under the age of 7, regarding the COVID-19. This book is an invitation for families to discuss the full range of emotions arising from the current situation....

Remember that emotions are processed through repetitive play and stories read multiple times. Share COVIBOOK and help ease kiddo's anxiety all over the world. "

 

A Spanish language version can be downloaded here.

Covid-19 Coloring Book in English
COVID19 coloring book English 3-2020.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [1.2 MB]
From the Washington State Dept. of Health
& Social Services

 

 Telecommunication Equipment Distribution

The Telecommunication Equipment Distribution (TED) program distributes specialized telecommunication equipment that enables Washington residents to have independent use of the telephone.

Eligibility

People (ages 4 and up) who are deaf, hard of hearing, deaf-blind, or speech disabled; and live in Washington State are eligible to apply for services. The cost of equipment is based on a sliding fee scale which uses the client's annual income and family size to determine if there is a cost to the client or not. Many of our clients receive the equipment at no cost.

Learn More

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www.facebook.com/ClallamCountyP2P/

 

With financial support from the Arc of Washington State and Clallam County Health & Human Services, the Parent to Parent (P2P) Clallam County Chapter supports, encourages and empowers families and caregivers of minors with special needs.
 

Today, P2P is expanding services to meet the needs of a growing community. P2P provides emotional support to all family members - parents, grandparents and siblings - who are caring for a loved one with special needs.

 

Learn more about Parent to Parent, and the history of the organization below.

For more Information & Resources for Parents/Caregivers.

 

 

Other information can be found From Around the Web or on our Partners page.

What is Parent to Parent?

 

Parent to Parent is a program that provides information and one-to- one emotional support to parents, and families, of children who have special needs.

 

The program works very simply by providing the following:

 

• Parent Matching: 1 to 1 matching of new parents with trained, experienced parents, based on similar diagnosis and family issues

 

• Personal support, social support and engagement

 

• Information and education about disabilities

 

• Referral to services in the community

 

• Culturally relevant services through ethnic outreach

 

• Training for parents who want to become Helping Parent peer mentor volunteers

 

• E-newsletter from Arc of Washington Parent to Parent

You can sign up here:

https://tinyurl.com/sfo9p36

 

You can read archived issues here:

http://archive.constantcontact.com/fs082/1102737289181/archive/1103467143824.html

 

 

 

 

Carah Pless

Parent to Parent Coordinator

 

p2p@clallammosaic.org

 

360.406.1215

History of Parent to Parent

 

1971 First P2P organization started in Nebraska

             A program in which parents of children with disabilities could share information and emotional support with other parents through one-to-one match.

 

1980 P2P Washington state started in King County

 

1986 1st National P2P Conference: host Washington state

 

2003 P2P USA Alliance formed with funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

              To ensure that families nation-wide whose children have special needs have access to Parent to Parent support

              Founders came from Vermont, Arizona, Pennsylvania and South Carolina

              P2P WA state is a member of the alliance

Learn more at: https://www.p2pusa.org/

 

 

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Connect with Us

General:

360.797.3602

info@clallammosaic.org

 

Programs:

360.681.8642

info@clallammosaic.org

 

Parent to Parent (P2P):

360.406.1215

p2p@clallammosaic.org

 

Community Guide:

360.797.3602

info@clallammosaic.org

 

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