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When a student’s conduct interferes with learning, a behavior plan is commonly used to address and reduce problems. But a good behavior plan hinges on a good functional behavior assessment (FBA). Here, learn best practices for carrying out an effective, unbiased FBA — even remotely »From ADDitude's newsletter 9.5.2020
The Social Security Administration announced a new service for people awaiting a hearing decision. In addition to telephone hearings, Social Security will offer the opportunity for an online video hearing using the Microsoft Teams platform beginning this fall. This new free service will allow applicants and their representatives to participate in the hearing from anywhere they have access to a camera-enabled smartphone, tablet, or computer. This stable and secure online platform allows the Social Security judge to see and interact with applicants and their representatives just like an in-person hearing, while maintaining privacy of the claimant’s information. Other hearing experts, such as medical or vocational experts, may participate as well.For more information, please visit https://www.ssa.gov/news/press/releases/.
Dr. Kristina Box, Indiana State Health Commissioner, has provided guidance to school nurses on immunization requirements for the 2020 - 2021 school year. Most importantly, she reminded school nurses that regardless of in-person or virtual learning, this year's immunization requirements remain the same as in prior years. The guidance also encourages school nurses be an advocate for all CDC recommended vaccines this school year, beyond those that are required for school attendance. Dr. Box - School Nurses - School Immunization Requirements_August 21 2020 by Family Voices Indiana on Scribd Originally in Covering Kids & Families of Indiana News & Views 9.3.20
The Bureau of Developmental Disabilities Services values the collaboration and input from the individuals and families who use our services. We want to hear from you on your experiences and opinions on accessing and utilizing our services during the COVID-19 public health emergency. We have developed two surveys to assist us in responding to trends and enhancing the services you receive.Individuals with disabilities and their families who are receiving through the Family Support Waiver or the Community Integration and Habilitation Waiver can access their survey by clicking here. Individuals who are receiving these services may live in the family home, in a home by themselves or in a home with up to 4 individuals in a household.Individuals with disabilities and their families who are receiving services through Supervised Group Living (group homes) can access their survey by clicking here. Individuals who are receiving these services may live in a home with up to eight people.Thank you …
The First Steps Interagency Coordinating Council will host its next quarterly meeting on September 9, 2020, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. EDT. The meeting will be hosted virtually on Zoom and is open to the public. To join the meeting please follow the instructions below. To see the meeting agenda and learn more about the council, please click here.Join the ICC meeting from a computer or mobile phone here: https://iu.zoom.us/j/97539503853 Password: 530031To join by telephone, dial 312-626-6799 Meeting ID: 975 3950 3853 Password: 530031