Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Tuesday, December 3, 2013
The Arc’s HealthMeet initiative, which aims to reduce health disparities among people with I/DD, is launching a short, internet-based survey for family or staff who support people with intellectual disability. This survey asks questions about health status of people with intellectual disability and can also be used as a checklist to help people identify red flags about the health of the person you support. The survey takes about 15 minutes and is free of charge. Take the survey now. Please share with your friends, families and colleagues who provide support for people with I/DD.
From the American Academy of Pediatrics. "The medical home and the Individuals With Disabilities Education Act Part C Early Intervention Program share many common purposes for infants and children ages 0 to 3 years, not the least of which is a family-centered focus. Best practice models for early intervention services incorporate learning in the natural environment and coaching models. Proactive medical homes provide strategies for effective developmental surveillance, family-centered resources, and tools to support high-risk groups, and co-management of infants with special health care needs, including the monitoring of services provided and outcomes achieved." http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/132/4/e1073.full