Join me on our journey through systems navigation and advocacy. Learning and teaching about navigation, advocacy for those with special support needs. Available for 1:1 support as well. Special Support Services Include the ability to:
*Conduct one on one or group sessions with consumers and/or their families to assist in developing a significant voice in planning, development, and evaluation of services needed and currently in use. Ensuring that shared decision- making and respect are ongoing themes in seeking services.
*Intake and comprehensive discussions on goals and barriers under a culturally competent umbrella, in person and over the phone.
*Share communication and advocacy templates that are NYC and or district specific and that can be formatted to meet the needs of the client.
*Serve as an advocate for consumers to access special education services, disability specific community resources, benefits and entitlements, social events, wellness and recovery activities, self-help sessions, and mental health services, advocacy events. Plan of Care investigations and learning who the gatekeepers to services are.
*Set up initial appointments and or consults with various clinical and other support staff.
*Develop strategies for participation in public comments concerning pubic health planning and disability specific entitlement changes and services.
*Share Informational support and research concerning disorders, treatments and services in the community, at the local department of social services/schools/preschools and public and local councils, coalitions and affiliates and other applicable local or state services.
* Provide Instructional support aimed at empowering parents through skill-building, utilizing role-playing, enhancing communication through modeling and initiation between parents and providers. Developing advocacy templates that are district specific.
*Discuss Cross Benefits that explore, consider and cover inclusion and LRE/LRA as per Education and Mental Hygiene laws.
* Engage in ongoing directed, targeted emotional support including compassion, responsiveness, boundary modeling and ongoing encouragement
* Serve and supply instrumental support for example providing respite resources, transportation entitlement.
*Provide Ongoing advocacy efforts such as sharing information about patient rights, parent rights, resources and direct advocacy 1:1 training.
*Establish Crisis Response plan for parents who are having emotional dilemma related to the influx of choices and responsibilities that come with raising and caring for a disabled child and or adolescent.
*Conduct Workshops on parent empowerment pathways and roads to success
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