Formerly Family Voices IN/About Special Kids. We provide answers and resources to families and professionals who are involved in the upbringing of children with complex medical conditions, mental health diagnoses and physical/intellectual disabilities.
From TX Disability Rights: What to Expect in a Medicaid Fair Hearing – Parent Training The basics on Medicaid Fair Hearings including rules, timelines, giving testimony, questioning those giving testimony, what to do while waiting for a decision, what to do if you lose, and more. Download "What to Expect in a Medicaid Fair Hearing - Parent Training" (Adobe Portable Document Format, 403.55 KB) Download "What to Expect in a Medicaid Fair Hearing - Parent Training" (Microsoft Office - OOXML - Presentation, 158.75 KB) Dealing with Denials or Reductions of Children’s Medicaid Services Frequently asked questions on what you can do when you receive a denial of a services or reduction in services on Children’s Medicaid. Download "Dealing with Denials or Reductions of Children’s Medicaid Services" (Adobe Portable Document Format, 303.30 KB) Download "Dealing with Denials or Reductions of Children’s Medicaid Services" (Microsoft Office -
Download the video [MP4, 317MB] Download the transcript [PDF, 170KB] This webinar reviews "emotional regulation," how to help children calm down after a strong emotional moment. Discover strategies teachers can use to help children identify their emotions and work through them throughout the day. See videos of teachers using emotion coaching strategies with children in their classrooms. Additional Resources for Help Me Calm Down! Teaching Children How to Cope with Their Big Emotions Follow-Up to Teaching Children How to Cope with Their Big Emotions [PDF, 176KB]
Across our country, there are thousands of children in the foster care system who need permanent family connections to carry them into adulthood. This month, Conscious Discipline celebrates the countless families who say YES to foster care and adoption. Equally important is acknowledging the unique challenges that often accompany this choice. Conscious Discipline is designed to create the safety and connection that children and adults need to build healthy relationships, solve problems and thrive. Safety and connection are especially important for children who have experienced trauma, a category that applies to all children who find themselves in foster care. That's why this November we're introducing a FREE three-part webinar series titled Building Safety and Connection in Foster and Adoptive Families with Amy Speidel. Session 1: Responding to the Unique Needs of Your Child Session 2: Helping Your Child Adjust to a New Environment Session 3: Learning to Handle Diffi