2021 Family Education Series

Fall 2021 IEP Prep

Susan Teaford walks us through the IEP process and gives tips on ensuring your child’s educational success

 

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Toilet Training

Dr. Jenny Kimes shares tips and tricks for toilet training success

 

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Sleep Apnea

Dr. Egambaram Senthilvel, of the University of Louisville Sleep Medicine, presented on the diagnosis and treatment of Sleep Apnea in children and adults with Down syndrome

 

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Educational Advocacy & IEPs

Rhonda Logsdon, Executive Director with KY Spin, presented effective strategies to create a successful IEP

 

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Indiana Waivers

David Sprowl, Family Advocacy Programs Manager with the Arc of Indiana shared the services provided by the Indiana Medicaid Developmental Waivers and how to apply for these services.

 

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Kentucky Waivers

Julie Derringer, Principal Case Manager with Seven Counties, shared about the services provided by the Kentucky Medicaid Waiver and how to apply for the waiver.


KY Waiver Resources Power Point

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