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Effective Strategies Checklist: Children and Youth with Developmental Disorders and Challenging Behaviors
Children and youth who have intellectual disabilities or developmental disorders are at elevated risk for co-occurring psychiatric or behavioral problems. These young people pose a serious challenge for administrators, program directors and clinicians, especially when they present with aggressive or disruptive behaviors. When appropriate community services have not been organized, these youth can be among the most difficult and costly to serve. Across the country, their families report relentless stress, partly because it is very difficult to obtain the help they need. This paper provides resources and strategies that have improved outcomes and lowered costs, while diminishing risk for institutional placements, referrals to juvenile justice and child welfare.
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Educational Strategies handbook from Sanford School of Medicine
The educational strategies presented in this handbook are intended to be helpful to all teachers who work with students who may have a Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD). If this is your first time teaching a student with an FASD, this guide should be extremely helpful. While many of the strategies are general and are appropriate to use with all students who may share some of the learning needs of students with an FASD, they should be especially helpful to use with students who have been diagnosed with an FASD, from Sanford School of Medicine, Univ of South Dakota.
Slides from Take Action: Strategies for Supporting & Advocating for our Daughters w ADHDNovember 08, 2018
Slides from 11/8/18 presentation by Catherine Adams of the ADHD Resource Group of No Va and Kelly Henderson of FFF. Girls with ADHD-Parenting for 11 8 18
Back to School: Surviving Reentry 2018 webinarSeptember 16, 2018
A Formed Families Forward webinar that covers some 504 and IDEA basics, as well as some strategies for communicating with school staff and kicking off the new school year well!
Note- Recording includes some dead space at beginning; content starts at 15 minutes in.
Spring Forward breakout “Stepping it Up: Making the Most of Special Education”
Spring Forward breakout “Stepping it Up: Making the Most of Special Education” by Kelly Henderson.
Understanding the mountain:
- Basics of early intervention (birth -age 3)
- Basics of disability access
- Basics of special education (age 3 –21)
Living with the mountain: IDEA cycle
Alternative routes to scale the mountain: Special Issues for formed families
Spring Forward 2015 Pulling It All Together panel presentationApril 11, 2015
- gain strategies for improving organization of students’ time and materials.
- learn positive approaches for communicating with school personnel generally and in IEP meetings specifically.
- identify options for addressing troubling behaviors at school and at home
- learn from and with other parents/caregivers and gather resources to use in supporting the children and youth in
Spring Forward Family Fun Day Keynote “April Showers Bring… More Conflict”April 05, 2014
Spring Forward Family Fun Day Keynote “April Showers Bring… More Conflict” by Leila Peterson.
“How we view conflict will largely determine our attitude and approach to dealing with it.”
Bernard Mayer, Dynamics of Conflict
Making it Count: Recent State Changes Impact How Students with Disabilities Receive High School Credit, Credit Accommodations webinar with VDOEFebruary 26, 2014
Slides from Making it Count: Recent State Changes Impact How Students with Disabilities Receive High School Credit, Credit Accommodations webinar with VDOE.
Trauma 101: Empowering Parents and Educators presentation at Fairfax County Public Schools Parent Resource CenterMarch 07, 2018
Trauma 101: Empowering Parents and Educators presentation at Fairfax County Public Schools Parent Resource Center by C. Cunningham, K. Henderson, S. Hailer, F. Meyer-DeLoatch.
Kids’ Quest on FASD
Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASDs) are a group of conditions that can occur in a person who was exposed to alcohol before birth. These effects can include physical problems and problems with behavior and learning. Often, a person with an FASD has a mix of these problems.
Kids’ Quest on FASD from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has information with what you should know, quick facts and other resources.