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Trauma Informed Care for Behavior Changes

Are you worried because your child: Seems irritable or has angry outbursts? Gets upset or has headaches/ stomachaches/ heart pounding at reminders of injury/ illness? Startles easily (for example, jumps if there is a sudden noise)? Some behavior changes come from feeling worried or stressed. Changes in child behavior can include crying, angry outbursts or temper tantrums, whining, clinging, and acting out in frustration. These feelings and behaviors are common. How can you help your child through behavior changes? Be patient with your child At the hospital, children’s early reactions, including crying, whining, clinging, or acting out, are common and expected in small amounts. If they happen too often, it’s okay to set rules and limits like you would at home. Work with the medical team to plan a daily routine so that things are more predictable and familiar. With teens, remind them it’s okay to be confused, angry, or scared and to talk about their feelings. Recognize tha

Caregiver Supports Services Open for Applications July 1

Indiana's Caregiver Support Services program provides temporary assistance to families caring for eligible persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities who are residing with the family or legal guardian. Funds are limited and are available on a first come first serve basis. The program will be open for applications July 1. If you have received services in the past, you do need to reapply for services. Appl ications for Caregiver Support Services may be made online, by mail or in-person. To apply online, please click on the online application link below. To apply by mail or in-person please call or visit your local BDDS District office and request an application. Online Application…/Consumer…/InfoSearch.aspx FAQ BDDS Offices

Proposed FSSA Rules

The following dockets have been updated with the latest information on htm : LSA 18-60 Telemedicine rule LSA 18-249 ABA therapy proposed rule LSA 18-251 Program integrity proposed rule


Estate Planning for Special Needs Wednesday, June 27, 12:00-1:15 ET The Parents' Place of Maryland (Maryland Family-to-Family Health Information Center)   Ticket to Work: Support on Your Journey to Financial Independence Wednesday, June 27, 3:00- 4:30 ET Social Security Administration More information:  Ticket to Work  and  webinar   A Conversation on Models of Care Delivery for Children with Medical Complexity Thursday, June 28, 1:00-2:00 ET Lucile Packard Foundation for Children [This webinar will include a discussion of the article,  Models of Care Delivery for Children with Medical Complexity , and audience Q&A, so it is recommended that participants read the article ahead of time. For more information, click  here .]   Advantages of ABLE for Those Not Receiving Public Benefits Thursday, June 28, 2:00-3:30 ET National Disability Institute   Youth, Young Adult, & Parent Engagement Thursday, June 28, 3:00-4:00 ET Got Transitio

Building Brighter Futures

Building Brighter Futures – For Children, Families & Indiana Posted on May 30, 2018 by Kirsten Eamon-Shine Categories:   General Brighter Futures Indiana is a resource to support families like you. It’s packed with useful information, ideas and resources. Our goal is simple: We support Indiana families as they nurture their children. And we support that process at home and while in care. Brighter Futures Indiana is brought to you through a partnership with the Indiana FSSA Office of Early Childhood and Out-of-School Learning and Early Learning Indiana. We are staffed by a team of mostly parents. But we’re also grandparents, aunties, uncles, early childhood experts, talented designers and caring writers. And every single one of us loves this work. We hope it’s as useful to you as it is delightful to us. What You’ll Find on Brighter Futures Indiana We designed this website to provide a lot of information. And we do it in plain language. What

U.S. DOT Soliciting Comments About Proposed Changes to the Rules that Apply to Service Animals

Information courtesy of the U.S. Department of Transportation   U.S. Department of Transportation wants to hear from you! Should there be changes to air travel rules for service animals? Comment by  July 9   As a result of complaints from consumers and airlines, the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) is considering major changes for air travel rules for service animals. In 2017, DOT received 70 complaints against airlines from people with disabilities who have had difficulty traveling with their service animal. The airlines are having their own difficulties. One airline complaining to DOT stated that, since 2016, they have had an 84 percent spike in the number of behavior-related service animal problems, including urinating, defecating, or biting.   To address these complaints, DOT is considering amending its Air Carrier Access Act (ACAA) regulation on transportation of service animals. DOT wants to hear from you about how the regulations can be improved. Specifica