FYI:
Waiver Conversions - Psychological Reports for Eligibility

For those individuals applying for Waiver, we can no longer accept CERs or RRs from the schools. It must be a separate psychological report that includes the results of a standardized test and an adaptive behavior scale, and a statement from the practitioner that the results represent the individual’s true functioning. They must also give a diagnosis of ID and a level. Certified school psychologists as well as licensed psychologists can do these evals. If all of the information above is contained within a CER or RR, it is best to ask the school psychologist if they can take that same information and put it into a separate psychological report. If they cannot or will not do so, the family will need to get a separate psychological done. I believe you all have lists of psychologists that we have used who do these evals.
Let me know if you have any questions.

Susan Proulx, Psy.D.
Deputy Administrator, Delaware County Office of Intellectual Disabilities




Summer Programs:


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Montgomery County Intermediate Unit Summer Compass Program: a unique summer transition experience designed to prepare students with disabilities for real life! For more information, please contact: Maria DeLuca at 610-755-9448 or mdeluca@mciu.org




Camp Programs from the Phila. Dept of Rec. On the www.cap4kids.org/philadelphia wesite, under the Camp sub menu (click here), you will find links to various camp programs from the Dept of Rec site, to Ladore Summer Camp, Girls Leadership Camp, Artology, and Dragonfly Forest (a camp for kids with several chronic medical conditions).






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Webinars:
April 2014:
  • April 9, 2014 – (10:00 am – 11:00 am) PYLN AT and Accommodations Webinar (AT)
  • April 26, 2014 - (9:30 am – 1:00 pm) PYLN Regional Youth Event – PaTTAN – Pittsburgh (Saturday)
  • April 30, 2014 – (9:00 am – 11:00 am) – Community Practice Session - Employment Options Webinar
    • OVR and ODP

May 2014:
  • May 1, 2014(9:00 am - 11:00 am)– Discussion and Analysis of the 2013-14 PA Training Model, Webinar for Cohort # 1 LEAs
  • May 19, 2014 – (9:00 am – 11:00 am) IU and PaTTAN Consultants monthly webinar

June 2014:
  • June 4, 2014 – (9:00 am – 11:00 am) – Secondary Transition and Inclusive Practices Webinar (RESCHEDULED from March 19, 2014)
    • Look at current national trends – employment, college nationally and link for PA
  • June 9, 2014 -– (9:00 am – 11:00 am) IU and PaTTAN Consultants monthly webinar


Activities:
April 2014:
  • Special Kids Network Parent Youth Professional Forum, "LEARNING, LIVING, WORKING AND SELF-DETERMINATION" Wednesday April 9 2014, 4pm-8pm Reading Area Community College, 10 South Second Street Reading, PA 19603 contact Diane Perry Phone: 814-270-5618 Fax: 888-235-7245 Email: dperry@paelkshomeservice.org

  • CADES Transition Fair April 15, 2014

  • Transitioning to College with a Disability workshop sponsored by Delaware County Community College Register at: www.dccc.edu/transitioning-to-college
    • Thusday, April 17th 6PM at the Downingtown Campus Room 238
    • Thusday, April 24th 6PM at the Marple Campus Academic Building Small Auditorium

  • DCIU 3rd Annual Autism Awareness Month Resource Fair :Thursday, April 24th 2014, 5:00-7:00pm, DCIU Marple Education Center Cafeteria (near the main entrance) 85 N. Malin Road Broomall, PA 19008 information, please contact: Jane McDivitt, LSW or Adrienne Flick, MSW at (484)-423-7004

  • 2nd Annual Spring Dance hosted by the Springfield Township High School Life Skills class. The semi-formal dance will be held at Springfield Township High School, Montgomery County on April 26th from 7PM-10PM. Contact: Nicolle Schrage Springfield Township High School Nicolle_schrage@sdst.org


  • Creative Options Forums:Choices Beyond Group Homes April 26, 2014, 10 AM - 3 PM (lunch provided) North Way Christian Community 12121 Perry Highway Wexford, PA 15090 Register Online: TheTrainingPartnership.org EMAIL: training@temple.edu

  • SPECIAL PARENTS OF EXCEPTIONAL CHILDREN (SPEC) meeting “Special Needs Trust Planning” Randy Hope Steen, Attorney, Saturday, April 26, 2014 1:00 – 2:30 Chestnut Hill Library, 8711 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia. Call Jean at 215-913-9027 or email jean.mccoubrey@gmail.com.


May 2014:

  • Tour the Red Rock Job Corps Center (Pennsylvania’s residential Job Corps Center) May 2, 2014. Tour will be from 10 am to 2 pm. Please RSVP by Friday April 18th by calling 1-800-269-5640 or emailing moser.dan@jobcorps.org

  • CREATIVE OPTIONS FORUM Choices Beyond Group Homes May 10, 2014 10 AM - 3:30 PM Giant Conference Center, 315 York Road Willow Grove, PA 19090 REGISTER ONLINE: TheTrainingPartnership.org EMAIL: training@temple.edu PHONE: 1-866-865-6170



  • The Down Syndrome Association of Delaware (DSA of DE) will host the 11th Annual Buddy Walk in Newark at the University of Delaware on Sunday, May 11th. Nearly 2,000 people will walk one mile to promote awareness for their Buddies (all people with Down syndrome) while raising money for local efforts. http://secure.dsadelaware.org/Events/2014-Buddy-Walk_2370.aspx


July 2014:
  • Transition Vocational Initiative (TVI) Career Awareness Summer Program for students who are blind or visually impaired: July 6 - 18, 2014 at Overbrook School for the Blind, Phila. , PA Contact: Stephanie Hays shays@obs.org or 267-670-2577
  • Transition Conference 2014
    • July 15, 2014 Pre-Conference, Penn Stater Conference Center
    • July 16-18, 2014 Penn Stater Conference Center




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Career Exploration Resource: For those of you working on career exploration with middle school students. The Department of Labor's Office (DOL) of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) released an informational comic pdf on Self Exploration and Career Exploration using an individualized learning plan (ILP). Check it out at the link http://www.dol.gov/odep/topics/youth/ShellySaves.htm


DISABILITY & RURAL COMMUNITIES - training guide for people with disabilities who live in rural areas. http://www.cfilc.org/home/docs/Disability-and-Rural-Communities-Guide.pdf



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The Montgomery County Foundation 2-1-1 SEPA
The Montgomery County Foundation 2-1-1 SEPA
www.211sepa.org Directory of Health and Human Service Programs To find resources like food pantries, emergency shelters, transportation, health clinics, rent or utility assistance, legal help, and more.



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The Early Reach Initiative is an outreach service through the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR) to enhance current services for youth with disabilities whom are age 14 and over. Early Reach Coordinators can help to begin a conversation about youths’ future job goals, to facilitate planning for a work life after high school, and OVR can assist with the supports necessary to train for, obtain, and maintain employment. For further information please contact: Early Reach Coordinators: Jill Grossberg, MSS, LSW # 215-560-4193 jgrossberg@pa.gov; Cameo PoseyMSS, LSW #215-560-1951 caposey@pa.gov