Raising Special Kids – Arizona
Learn the different legal options families can consider when their child becomes an adult at age 18. Become familiar with the steps of the guardianship process. Learn how to stay involved in decision-making with schools, doctors and other professionals.
Least Restrictive Environment, Supported Decision Making, Power of Attorney, Special Education Transfer of Rights, Adult Guardianship are all terms that families of children approaching the age of majority (18) are hearing. How do families balance protection and independence? What are families’ options while navigating this new territory of adult transition? This webinar will provide some information about the trajectory of least restrictive support for adult children with developmental disabilities and/or mental illness to most supportive meanwhile embracing the reality that each family’s choice is uniquely their own.
Presenters: Christopher Tiffany M.A. Ed. & Janna Murrell
Chris and Janna work for Raising Special Kids. Raising Special Kids is a comprehensive resource center, which includes being Arizona’s chapter of Family Voices, Arizona’s Family to Family Health Information Center through HRSA, Arizona’s Parent to Parent Organization and Arizona’s Parent Training and Information (PTI) Center . PTI Centers are established under Part D of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) under a grant from the United States Department of Education.
We believe that families are the best advocates for children and we provide mentoring, training, and information to support parents of children with the full range of disabilities from birth to age 26. Programs and services are offered at no charge to families, in Spanish and other languages, and throughout Arizona. Parent to Parent Support • 8 weeks of individual consultation and follow-up from someone who has “been there” Health Care Information • NICU Family Outreach • Children’s Rehabilitative Services • Early Intervention Programs • Division of Developmental Disabilities Special Education Information • Individual Consultations and IEP • Collaboration with Professionals • Dispute Resolution Transition to Adulthood • Graduation • Employment • Coordinating medical insurance, benefits, providers, and other services • Information on legal options, including guardianship Training & Workshops • A complete list of workshops may be found at www.raisingspecialkids.org
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