What This Forum Is About

Discussion in 'General Parenting' started by Peanut, Oct 11, 2000.

  1. Peanut

    Peanut New Member

    OK, basically this forum is to help you maneuver through the various "systems of care" which I've described below.

    Obviously, things vary from state to state to some degree so keep that in mind when asking me questions (other than school issues although State does over-ride Federal regs). I will try to research answers whenever possible as all states have a state page (DSHS included and MH is usually tied up somewhere in there). It may take some going back and forth with me asking questions and you answering them in order for me to get a clearer picture.

    Above all, try to be patient as I am currently working with about 6 families right now and volunteering my time with 3 others on a regular basis with some odd ball cases thrown in, so some weeks my schedule gets pretty tight.

    School Issues

    IEP's - How to request an evaluation, what if they aren't in compliance, the IEP process, etc.
    Section 504 - What is it, what can you ask for, etc.
    Behavior contracts/Crisis Plans - Why have these, what is the purpose, are they beneficial, etc.

    Mental Health

    Where to get services
    What is under the mental health "umbrella"
    Managed care vs. Non
    Finding help
    Free medications
    Crisis care

    Juvenile Justice

    ARY (At Risk Youth) Petitions
    CHINS (Children in Need of Services) Petitions
    The Family Court Process
    Filing a contempt order
    What is included in the court order
    Are these beneficial

    Department of Disabilities

    What qualifies a child
    What services you are entitled to

    SSI (Supplemental Security Income)

    How do you file
    What qualifies a child
    How do you appeal a decision


    [*]Me - Parent Advocate

    [*]12 yo difficult child son Enuresis, Encopresis, Language Learning Disability (LD), Math Learning Disability (LD), Articulation Disorder, Hypothyroidism, mild MR, CP, ADHD, CD, PTSD, Bipolar not otherwise specified with psychotic features, Anxiety Disorder not otherwise specified, Fine and Gross motor delays-in residential.

    [*]9 yo easy child son Learning Disability (LD), ADD.


    People will forget what you said.
    People will forget what you did, but
    People will never forget how you made them feel

    [This message has been edited by Peanut (edited 10 October 2000).]