When a child turns 18, they are in the driver’s seat for their own medical decisions. Learn about what to expect when your child turns 18 and they transition to adult providers. Identify what transition is and why it is important to plan ahead for this. Barriers and challenges that occur around transitioning to an adult medical home will be covered. Critical steps in preparing for transition will be outlined and strategies to make transition successful will be provided
This session will focus on the key components of early childhood transitions. Part C to B transition refers to children who are transitioning from early intervention (Part C) to early childhood special education (Part B) prior to the child’s third birthday. This session will discuss how to support a consistent implementation of effective transition practices. Child Find components of Part C and Part B will also be discussed.
An engaged parent is a powerful parent! Learn key strategies to make a tremendous difference in the lives of children. Strategies for nurturing children, understanding the difference between what is “just a stage” and what is a problem, and understanding optimism and its positive effect on the brain will be shared. Participants will learn to identify areas where they can advocate for their children. You’ll leave this workshop knowing that Parent Engagement is a SUPERPOWER!
About 1:44 individuals are diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). In addition to the core symptoms defining ASD, many individuals experience broader problem behavior at a level significant enough for families to seek clinical assessment and intervention. This presentation will share types of treatments and how they work.
Want to learn how to be a more effective advocate for a child you love? How about for all children? How can you amplify your voice with lawmakers and others to better advocate for children? Join this workshop to learn the approach and techniques for powerful and effective advocacy.
While Autism Spectrum Disorder can present in various and complex ways, there are different tools and methods to identify and diagnose Autism at a young age. Dr. Desmond Kelly, Interim Chief Academic Executive Officer for Prisma Health and Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrician, will explain the complex neuroanatomic and physiologic differences in children with ASD. Behavioral characteristics exhibited by young children with ASD will be explained and plans to facilitate early diagnosis of ASD and interventions that could be implemented while awaiting diagnosis will be shared.
This session will explain what to expect when enrolling in Medicaid, in order to choose the best option for each family’s needs. Information about different SC Medicaid options and how to apply for coverage will be shared. South Carolina resumed its standard Medicaid annual review process on April 1, 2023. Participants will learn what this means for families. Learn more about this, waivers, Medicaid and TEFRA eligibility and more at this session!
Access to child care is a critical issue for families of children with disabilities. Join this session to discuss issues and strategies related to securing and maintaining child care. Early childhood suspension and expulsion will be addressed and resources available in South Carolina to address these issues support young children with disabilities and their families will be shared.
The Palmetto ABLE Savings Program opened for enrollment in November 2017 and has been growing steadily. The program offers individuals the ability to save money without jeopardizing benefits eligibility now or in the future. Today, over 2800 accounts are open statewide, but there are many more South Carolinians who can benefit from Palmetto ABLE account ownership. This session will provide information about the program and help potential account beneficiaries to better understand how an account can help them plan and save for their future.
Have you heard the term “Transition” for your student with an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) but weren’t sure what it meant? Wondering how to prepare for the discussion about post-secondary considerations (i.e. transition/life after high school!) during the next IEP meeting? Join us as Leah Erwin and Jennifer Wall with the Transition Alliance of South Carolina walk us through this process and leave with helpful resources related to Transition planning.