Resources for the New Reality: Coronavirus in the Special Needs Community - Shared screen with speaker view
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@ Gregory, I believe you are all on mute except the panelists
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@ Elizabeth. That is great! Hi Students!!!
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Si tienen alguna pregunta por favor escríbanla y la pregunta y podremos responder en el fin de la junta
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@ E O - correct
@ silvia, everyone is not on camera
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Welcome Elizabeth Yomantas and students :)
@ Susana, not all of the panelist are on camera.
@ Catalina, it is being recorded and can be sent out.
Would you mind sharing Panelist Titles again please?
We will have all the titles and the recording on the Autism Society of California website.
About Special EducationSobre educacion especialA Discussion About Special Education Services Amid the COVID-19 School Closures
Sobre educacion especialA Discussion About Special Education Services Amid the COVID-19 School Closureshttps://drive.google.com/file/d/1AQR_YXnvnHETinsgtDkc7LM2k0AlnRqB/view
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Much of the guidance can be found here:
@ Sara, I will be providing some ideas.
SCDD is also going to provide a one-pager for everyone to access with resources as well. That is coming shortly
@Evelyn, I will research it and see if we can provide that after for all of the attendees.
there are some news stating that california expects more than 50% of CA population to get COVID 19.... is that a report you have seen..m
CDCAN updates several times a day
what does SCDD stand for?
State Council on Developmental Disabilities (SCDD)
State Council on Developmental Disabilities
We will answer questions towards the end after the panelists have presented. Vamos a contestar preguntas despues de que los panelistas han presentado
If you cannot see the presentation, we will be sending out the slides to everyone
California Gov. Gavin Newsom calls for statewide "stay at home" order to combat COVID-19 outbreak https://abc30.com/politics/live-newsom-calls-for-statewide-stay-at-home-order/6029100/
California health officials predict that about 56% of the state's population - 25.5 million people - will be infected with the novel coronavirus within the next eight weeks, Gov. Gavin Newsom said in a letter to President Donald Trump.
@ Theresa, yes
you can use clipart by googling.
boardmaker.com and teachers pay teachers is also helpful.
i would like some help for a social story. any websites you can recommend?
teacher pay teachers has some free social stories on covid 19... if this is something you need
My son's adult day program just called and said see you in 30 days
How to write a social story www.andnextcomesl.com
not coronavirus per se.
everydayspeech has some good social stories... some of them include a video
Where again will these presentations be posted?
thank you. ive had a lot of parent training over the years.
you guys are doing a marvelous job this is a great informative webinar
Very informative, thank you. Please let us know where the presentations can be located. And thank you all for your time!
In the Bay Area, anyone under 18 can get free breakfast and lunch.
Where can I
Where can I find out more about what behavior services is?
Your service coordinator at the Regional center can assist with respite
also for some riverside county schools lunch is for 1-18yrs... but SPED students age out until 22yrs... so this leaves 18-22 out... from meal availability :-(
So I can go to my services coordinator to find out about behavior services? Would that be considered respite?
moto g(7) power
where can I find or who should I ask about respite service options ?
@ Ana, I will look into that
ask your service coordinator
i really would like access for therapy for my almost 15 year old. i used to have safety risk at san Diego regional but Inland regional doesn't understand what I am saying.
i reside in orange county, where can you get some of the behavior services?
Home Instead can help with Respite care thru Inland Regional for 18 years u
What about behavior services?
like a therapist. i have never need them to come to home because they talk to my daughter over the phone. so it would be perfect now
for authorized service codes for telehealth for IRC please visit inlandrc.org Please contact your service coordinator and leave a message on their voicemail or email, email is best for written records.
Thanks for the info!
@trejoboys - CalOptima (Medi-Cal) funds behavioral services in Orange County to age 21. After age 21, ask your regional center service coordinator
@ Everyone, please ask your questions as we also have staff at SCDD answering questions from throughout the state
@Ana Andrade-double check with your school district on lunch for the adult student. We live in Monterey County and my daughter is in the adult transition program and I received a call today from her teacher that she could get lunch at any of the middle or high schools (our district is just middle school-adult school)
Are Tele-health services accessed through our local Regional Center?
are there respite options in northern california, specifically in the bay area where regional center encourages families to get their own person as respite provider?
@ Chandana Many teachers and other classroom staff are looking for work
does tele Heath help with physical therapy my son goes to epu in Fresno for his physical therapy
Mary, we are working on some options for distant learning that I will talk about. Since this webinar has a vast audience, we are covering all bases :)
will the Q and As also be recorded?
What does respite care look like in this time of social distancing?
@Jessica, it can. Have you gotten any feedback from EPU?
@ Chandra, yes
pillow squishes can be really helpful. have child lay down and use pillow and place on back,arm or leg and apply pressure. little to more. excellent for light pressure
my oldest gets behavior services threw act a change in trajectory from Cvrc in Fresno do I ask Cvrc about what is the alternative?
Yolanda Cruz thank you for getting back hello epu just posted this webinar so I’m hoping after this we get more info they are amazing
Ask your CVRC coordinator if the provider has reached out and told them how they would continue services
I am very thankful and blessed you and the crew got together to create this webinar there is such good info i have 2 pages full of what I’m taking down
Yolanda Cruz thank you will do
Just FYI, I am in talks with the providers in Fresno to see if we can do a similar training for our area
hammock swings and a spinning hook for backyard
Yolanda Cruz AWESOME THANK YOU SO MUCH
Yes ! I love hammock wings
Some of us don't have back yards or patios. I don't have such space. My living room looks like a rehabilitation room. I have no space for a couch or anything else. But I don't have anything for a sensory diet.
Thanks for the info!
LG Stylo 5
can I have access to the power points I cant write to take notes
Does anyone have suggestions for sleep issues for an adult with cerebral palsy?
www.Special-fit.com is offering free fitness classes mornings at 10am for individuals with disabilities
For sleep issues nothing worked for my son, no medication, melatonin, bed routine etc. The only thing that worked was a changer of diet. No gluten, no sugar, no casein, nothing canned, no preservatives and organic as much as possible
Maggie, I do not have info but have you talked to your doctor?
@Christian, I hadn’t thought about dietary changes. Where can I go to get an idea of that types of recipes based on the restrictions that you’re suggesting?
I submitted an intake application via the Inland Regional Center website on Feb. 24 and haven't heard back. what is the processing time?
Anyone know of online Group Music Therapy ?
@christian I recommend SANHO Dynamic Movement Sensory Body Sock
moto g(7) power
what about schools, ?
@Charmaine V - Regional Centers have 120 days to determine eligibility, unless there is a risk to health or safety in which they can determine within 60 days.
Try the G.A.P.S diet. They have a lot of information on line, they also have a book: GAPS diet the Gut and Psychology Syndrome they will give you a lot of ideas, recipes, etc. If you can follow the diet it is even better.
Hi Paint nite have online paint sessions online for adults and kids, you can purchase the kit from amazon if you don't have it
for those interested in sensory and movement, check out Metric Music Therapy and Neurologic Music Therapist, Peggy Schafer, based out of Santa Fe Springs.
sounds like the empire have better services from their regional center< Orange County doesn’t offer any, if they do i haven’t been contacted.
moto g(7) power
is music therapy a service founded by regional centers?
i went to a workshop and it had the district, regional center as well a office of rehabilitation. can you do webinars for these workshops?
These are workshops that are conducted by State Council, depending on the area you live in one of us can probably give you info on upcoming trainings
Thank you Ariana
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i cant reach anyone by phone at Inland Regional center we got self determination months ago and are all ready to get started we need to know how we can access the funds for the person centered plan?
Is “shelter in place” the same as “stay at home?”
moto g(7) power
hola Yolanda Cruz, disculpa Centro Regional puede proveer el servicio de music therapy?
Hola, Bajo auto-dterminacion ai una posibilidad de poder hacer eso
will the slides be sent out or located where we can access them?
Under self-determination there are ways to be able to get non-traditional services
moto g(7) power
y para Las personas que fueron seleccionados para self determination pero no asistieron a la orientation ya no pueden participar?
My understanding is that shelter in place means stay where you are at tht point in time. Stay home is stay at your residence
moto g(7) power
for PCP plans there is already a service code, reach out to your self-determination advisory committee
So that means not going in to work?
good question James I’m wondering if stay at home also means not going to work!
for those who cant reach people, call, leave messages and email.
Most people in the Bay Area are not traveling to work
I work at Sprouts grocery store and i'm supposed to work tomorrow so ...
If you need details in regard to tela health options at Inland regional center please visit https://www.inlandrc.org/2020/03/19/service-updates-from-our-executive-director/
the city of la website shows the specifics to the order and what is open and who still works
only essential stores will be open, thus if you work in grocery store, pharmacy gas stations then you need to go to work
Grocery stores are considered essential so they will remain open, reduced hours will be common or limiting shoppers at a time
what is IDD
Laundromats, banks, plumbers are still good
Individuals with developmental disabiliitiew
My hours right now are at 25.5
For our info on COVID 19 and DDS memos and directives please visit https://www.inlandrc.org/coronavirus/
This is most helpful. Thank you panel
parent training for IPP.
I am a paraprofessional. I would love to see some webinars on behavior strategies that I could provide to parents to implement at home.
Parent Training for home schooling
Virtual Exercise, Yoga, Music Programs for our kiddos!
biggest question is what happens to service that are usually provided by school district. Can it be moved to RC? Does the school district still have the responsibility to provide these services virtually?
i would like that as well from Ryne. for behavior strategies. its why I asked about social stories
I heard they need people to donate blood
cosmic kids yoga is awesome
Especially type o
good question Taleen
definitely parent training for homeschooling
take our time!!!!!
we need this!
could we also have emails to reach people in this group.
i need help with speech therapy. i have ipad and chromebooks.
my sons both have severe OCD with their autism and one turns 25 on Sunday and really severe depression. this is now going to be enormous, need to somehow get him to take his omega vitamins
typing websites will be helpful.
If you need to reach the SCDD Fresno office
so will regional center coordinators let us know if future webinars?
behavior and mental health. Thank you so much for offering interpretation in Spanish, please consider offering interpretation as well for the next trainings. It worked out in the end, thanks to the translator for doing an excellent job.
I am from the Fresno office
swallowing pills. i see parents asking this often
yes, Taleen's question!! my District was providing teletherapy speech for over a year but now they won't. They won't do anything!!
resources to obtain feedback from non verbal severe ID students when doing distant learning....
LG Stylo 5
i would like the step by step process in plan language to get started with Self Determination I like the steps suggestions to IPP. also would training on what is Autism, Down Syndrome Intellectual disability and what does it look like in terms of identifying it and how to integrate these individuals into the community
Prayers to all
thank you everyone!
oh what teletherapy for speech! sheesh they have been holding services from my son! maybe that’s something I should ask!
Great Job everyone. Thank you. Thank you Beth
You can also call Autism Society Inland Empire 951-220-6922
Thank you all very much for your time, expertise, and energy.
LG Stylo 5
Timika I contacted your office weeks ago and still waiting for responces
can parents granted not working from home since taking care of special care children is taking their time
Are they the same?
@LG can you email firstname.lastname@example.org and I will respond to you directly. Thanks.
Can therapists travel to homes for therapies?
like some info for IHSS and if hours will increase since not leaving home
probably depends on the company providing the services! @anne
for ihss I create in hours I believe we gotta call the worker and ask for the increase
@ Chris Thank you
the FAQ from SCDD has info on IHSS
i was suggesting to have someone from IHSS for future webinars
Hi everyone, I’m at reporter at KPCC, the NPR news radio station in Southern California. I’m listening in because we’re working on some stories related to special education and what’s happening in the world right now. If you’d like to share a bit about what your family is experiencing please send me an email at email@example.com. Thank you.
galaxy s10 that’s a good idea!! maybe someone from social security too
Michelle is still presenting?
yes. yea I didn't sign in/register. i will after this
FAPE/IDEA is at risk. its tabled for now.
but we are being told to forget about getting anything
Just heard an alert from Family Voices of California: IDEA Rights May Be Waived by Congress as Part of COVID-19 Pending Stimulus Package!
Are we going to get to hear Michelle Gooldrow
Thank you all for your hard work making sure our voices are being heard
but hours for speech and OT are under our kids IEPs. i understand they are under contract but board of education should cover those
@lvonne - Labs in the state have tested about 16,900 people and at least another 10,000 test results are pending.
Contact leg officials to have your voice heard around IDEA rights!
This webinar is being recorded.
most resources seem to be for younger learners. Please focus on the older kids. Teens that are mod - severe.
i really like lexia core 5. i think education should look into that.
How much time should we be spending on school activities?
YES! And, what it looks like to become home schooling in this environment
Thrive Public school, was shutdown by san Diego Unified school district but they might be helpful. there is zearn for math
Contact your reps and ask to protect IDEA rights I did this morning
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