Services Offered

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Special Support Services Intake Form NYC

*Conduct one on one or group sessions with consumers and/or their families to collect data for screenings, applications, records, and needs assessments.

*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.

*Set up initial appointments and or consults with various clinical and other support staff.

*Perform administrative functions such as processing paperwork; answering telephone calls, including service calls; ordering supplies; data entry; and website and social media maintenance and updates.

*Provide reminders of 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 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.
*Discuss Cross Benefits 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 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

 

IEP advocacy tip

When signing the Attendance page at your IEP meeting, remember that this is also a participation sheet so you can wait until the End to Sign it to ensure that you have been allowed to participate.

it’s good to write the date near your signature, that way if the date is entered wrong you have evidence of when it actually took place.

And always get a copy of the attendance sheet it’s the least they can do especially if IEP is not ready!