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How to Distinguish ADHD Warning Signs from Typical Toddler & Preschooler Behavior from ADDitude
Most toddlers and preschoolers exhibit some ADHD-like signs — becoming easily distracted, talking and moving nonstop — as part of their normal and healthy development. These neurotypical behaviors are difficult to distinguish from the patterns associated with ADHD at such a young age. As a result, many parents take the approach of waiting for behaviors to improve — but waiting too long can cause serious problems for children who do have ADHD.
The Indiana Department of Education, Indiana Youth Services Association, Indiana School Mental Health Initiative, Indiana Division of Mental Health & Addictions, and the Indiana State Department of Health are grateful to partner with each other and the listed school districts to host regional screening of the documentary Resilience.
All screenings are free and open to the public on a first come, first serve basis and will be followed by a facilitated panel discussion. Details on the dates, times and locations in Richmond, Lafayette, Bloomington, Terre Haute, Muncie, Fort Wayne, Nashville, and Evansville can be found at https://lookupindiana.org/schools/school-events/ . A flyer is available at https://lookupindiana.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/resilienceflyerACC.pdf.
Franciscan Health will be hosting some screenings in other regions of the state that are not listed here and will be putting out their own information. Our combined intent is to ensure every part of state will have …
Pandemic Snap benefits: Those that have children on free and reduced lunch will receive their EBT card in the mail by the end of May if you
are not already receiving SNAP benefits. It will be $319 per school aged child. You do not need to apply for this benefit. The DOE will provide your information to FSSA.
The Office of Medicaid Policy and Planning is preparing to submit Indiana’s Appendix K: Emergency Preparedness and Response waiver amendments to the following Indiana Medicaid Home and Community Based Services waivers: the Family Supports Waiver and the Community Integration and Habilitation Waiver to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services for approval. If approved, these temporary Appendix K waiver amendments will have a March 1, 2020 effective date.
The Division of Disability and Rehabilitative Services Bureau of Developmental Disabilities Services submitted the FSW and CIH Appendix K waiver amendments in response to the emergence and spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and the serious health risk it poses to Indiana’s intellectual and developmental disabilities population. Governor Eric Holcomb declared a statewide public health emergency on March 6, 2020, related to the spread of COVID-19 in Indiana.
In advance of CMS’ final approval, BDDS is implementing the followi…