Autism and Early Intervention

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Registration for special needs soccer for the spring in Gwinnett County is now officially open. $85 to register and get personalized uniforms. See Exceptional Kids Athletics Inc at http://ekainc.org and click on athlete registration. Looking for coaches, buddy and adult volunteers. Contact us as [email protected] for more information if needed. We look forward to seeing you in March. Please like and share this information.
Post &Share ??!! 👋💙💐 We thank our friends in the Netherlands for helping us shine a light on the benefits of running and an active lifestyle for individuals on the autism spectrum!! https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=885325118320795&id=341625486024097

Children with autism and their families need support. Autism and Early Intervention provides a community where parents can get information and touch base with other parents.

Know your rights to access education, health insurance and treatment for your child, no matter where you live, what your resources or where your child is on the autism spectrum. Zoe Migel, MS, LISW, LSSW is an autism expert who has advocated for and supported children with autism for over 22 years. She founded Autism & Early Intervention to help children who have autism receive the education, intervention they need to reach their full potential.

Operating as usual

06/05/2021

Session 2 – Already on the DDW wait list

06/03/2021
05/18/2021

[05/11/21]   This young man's journey speaks to the power of early intervention, access to high quality educational and medical support and, most importantly, a fierce mama advocate!

Court orders NM to provide technology to at-risk students 05/01/2021

Court orders NM to provide technology to at-risk students

Court orders NM to provide technology to at-risk students Yazzie-Martinez ruling says state must ensure students have devices, access

Timeline Photos 04/15/2021

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Are you or a young adult you know have an IEP? Do you struggle knowing how to have your voice heard in the meeting? Come hear from students who have been successfully involved in self-directed IEPs. They will share how being involved with their educational planning has positively affected their lives. Register: https://conta.cc/32avVUO

Since 2014, students from Mitchell High School have been successfully leading their own IEP meetings. As a result of their success, the Mitchell student advocates have had opportunities to share their experiences through presentations at a local University, state and national conferences, and to parent and community advocacy and support organizations. Over time, they have taken on the name “Mitchell Inspiration,” because that is what they do. They inspire! They show us that it does not matter what a student’s ability level is or what label they have been assigned, EVERY student has a voice and should be involved in making decisions for themselves.

Timeline Photos 04/14/2021

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Families Connected is an online video series that helps you navigate the educational system. Videos are produced about a variety of topics and are available in English and Spanish. Some videos are available in additional languages. Learn how to access the videos and what topics are available. Register: https://conta.cc/2PIC601

04/14/2021
04/13/2021

ECHO Autism LIVE Symposium Event

COVID, Autism Q&A - Receiving Prior Written Notice for Any Changes in Services 04/12/2021

COVID, Autism Q&A - Receiving Prior Written Notice for Any Changes in Services

If you need individualized support go to www.autismandei.com and set up an individual consultation.

COVID, Autism Q&A - Receiving Prior Written Notice for Any Changes in Services www.AutismandEI.comwww.facebook.com/autismandeiwww.patreon.com/autismandeiThe question answered in today's Q&A is, "Did the school have to let me know when s...

04/09/2021

Conference Keynote: The Essential Elements of Effective Inclusion

It is a good time to think of ways your child's school experience could be improved when returning to in person learning. Take notes over the next few months so you have the data when you meet with your IEP team. Here is more info on getting ready for returning to in-person learning. Zoe

https://youtu.be/wVv1I0sj_kc

04/09/2021

I will be presenting live online at the PRO annual conference on April 13, 2021, at 9:30 am MST. Follow the link below to register. If you have any questions please reach out to [email protected].

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYof-Chrz8rHdwAdlU7vCsvyW-ea7VJ5uiU?fbclid=IwAR1SEeHqWSjWX-y6dsLVZpwl2RrdiD59JaQswZAScwXbP0e6Iw7WxA2H4_E

I will be presenting live online at the PRO annual conference on April 13, 2021, at 9:30 am MST. Follow the link below to register. If you have any questions please reach out to [email protected].

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYof-Chrz8rHdwAdlU7vCsvyW-ea7VJ5uiU?fbclid=IwAR1SEeHqWSjWX-y6dsLVZpwl2RrdiD59JaQswZAScwXbP0e6Iw7WxA2H4_E

COVID - Autism, Q&A Getting Copies of Educational and Therapy Records 04/09/2021

COVID - Autism, Q&A Getting Copies of Educational and Therapy Records

Daily Q & A from 4.7.21 Webinar - Please shared experiences and/or questions in the comment section below. Thanks! Zoe Migel

www.AutismandEI.com

COVID - Autism, Q&A Getting Copies of Educational and Therapy Records This video is for parents of young children who have a diagnosis of autism.. In this video, I answer the question, " Can I get copies of all my child's recor...

COVID - Autism, Getting Ready for In Person Learning 04/07/2021

COVID - Autism, Getting Ready for In Person Learning

Please share how things are going in the comment section. If you have specific questions, I will try and answer them in the Daily Q&A.
https://youtu.be/wVv1I0sj_kc

COVID - Autism, Getting Ready for In Person Learning This video is for parents of young children who have a diagnosis of autism. In this video, Zoe Migel talks about getting all your paperwork/data together for...

PBS Kids celebrates Autism Awareness Month with new friends 04/06/2021

PBS Kids celebrates Autism Awareness Month with new friends

PBS Kids celebrates Autism Awareness Month with new friends NEW YORK (AP) — A new child is introduced this month on the animated TV show “Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum” who is a little different. He's sensitive to loud noises and he likes doing...

Post - Bright Futures: Autism and Early Intervention 04/01/2021

Post - Bright Futures: Autism and Early Intervention

Make sure you get copies of all the evaluation reports before you have your child's IEP meeting. You will need them for your files and you will need them to be prepared to ask for your child's needs to be met.

Post - Bright Futures: Autism and Early Intervention Follow the Bright Futures: ASD Blog and read about strategies that will help inform and empower you to support your child.  

04/01/2021

🚨 New Mexico COVID-19 vaccine update 🚨

New Mexico will begin Phase 2 of COVID-19 vaccine eligibility on Monday, April 5th, making all New Mexicans age 16+ eligible for the vaccine. When it's your turn, get your shot! Sign up at www.vaccinenm.org

The New Mexico Department of Health will continue to schedule vaccinations in order of eligibility phase. Opening Phase 2 of eligibility ensures that those areas of the state in which all previously eligible residents have been scheduled are able to continue filling vaccination appointments.

04/01/2021

There are dozens of steps to prep for an IEP meeting... these 4 are worth adding to your list!

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04/01/2021

Please call or email the governor to support SB 317. The governor has until Friday (this Friday the 9th, tomorrow!) to sign this bill. It would be a huge, gigantic, big deal for families trying to pay for ABA and other autism-related services. The "cost share" for families can reach as high as $70,000 a year. This bill will potentially bring those costs to ZERO. Please, please, take a moment to tell the governor to sign this bill. Thank you so much!

Please call or email the governor to support SB 317. The governor has until Friday (this Friday the 9th, tomorrow!) to sign this bill. It would be a huge, gigantic, big deal for families trying to pay for ABA and other autism-related services. The "cost share" for families can reach as high as $70,000 a year. This bill will potentially bring those costs to ZERO. Please, please, take a moment to tell the governor to sign this bill. Thank you so much!

Response to Intervention (RTI) - Cannot Delay an EDT/IEP 03/31/2021

Response to Intervention (RTI) - Cannot Delay an EDT/IEP

Daily Q & A - Please comment below with your experiences and thoughts. -Z-
www.AutismandEI.com

Response to Intervention (RTI) - Cannot Delay an EDT/IEP In this video, Zoe talks about RTI and why it cannot delay an EDT and IEP. It cannot because OSEP says so. See the links below for more information and refer...

Establishing Clear Boundaries! 03/30/2021

COVID - Super important as kids go back to school!!!

03/30/2021

Preparing Parents for Long Term Success

03/30/2021

Some parent/guardian/grandparent may ask is my child/grandchild eligible for special education services? Here is some information from our Parent's Guide to Special Education.

For more information contact the Law Center at (505) 566-5880. Thank you

COVID - Getting Evaluation Reports Before Eligibility and IEP Meetings 03/30/2021

COVID - Getting Evaluation Reports Before Eligibility and IEP Meetings

Daily Q & A - Please share your experiences or thoughts in the comment section.

Question: Can I request the written reports from my child's evaluations before an eligibility determination meeting and/or IEP?

Answer: Yes you can request them and you have a right to them. See the Youtube video below for an explanation.
https://youtu.be/_EDKfqK_dXs

COVID - Getting Evaluation Reports Before Eligibility and IEP Meetings School in the time of COVID. This video is for parents entering the public school system or trying to figure out returning to in-person learning, evaluations...

Timeline Photos 03/28/2021

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If you delayed routine medical checkups for your young child during the COVID-19 pandemic, call to schedule a doctor’s appointment.
At a well-child visit, the doctor:
o Tracks your child’s growth and development including milestones, social behaviors, and learning
o Discusses any concerns about your child’s health
o Identifies vaccinations your child needs to protect against illnesses like measles and whooping cough (pertussis) and 12 other serious diseases

Learn more about safe routine checkups for children during the pandemic: https://bit.ly/381JKHu.

03/26/2021

Save the Date - Upcoming Live Events

I have 4 live vents coming up in April Autism Awareness and Acceptance Month. They will be at 12:30 on the 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th. In these events, I will cover how to prepare for in-person learning and how to recover compensatory services from the last year.

[03/22/21]   FYI - vaccinefinder.org you can search for extra vaccine in your area. You can also go to Alamosa Co or Amarillo TX

03/17/2021

I'll be presenting Tuesday, April 13, 2021 9:00am – 10:30am
Autism, Advocacy & Access Thriving with Early Intervention
Hope to see you there!

We were working hard today to get ready for the Family Leadership Academy! There is still time to apply and discover your own leadership potential and how you can make a difference for families in your community.

Here is the link to apply online: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/3TSD6BR

If you would like more information, please call Dolores Harden at 505-247-0192 or 800-524-5176

03/17/2021

💕Yes, your best is enough and your best often changes day to day. Give yourself grace. 💕

How to Fix Special Education Summer School 03/05/2021

How to Fix Special Education Summer School

This is really important information and not utilized as often as it should be for our kiddos on the autism spectrum in NM. If you need any help advocating for these services please reach out to me www.autismandei.com.

How to Fix Special Education Summer School Special Education summer school is NOT supposed to be a cookie-cutter program that is presented as take it or leave it to the family. Learn these 7 criteria ...

03/05/2021
Timeline Photos 03/05/2021

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Did you know the average age autism diagnosis for Black children is 65 months? Researchers discovered it can take Black families more than three years to get an autism diagnosis after expressing concern.

Read the full study today at https://bit.ly/3qWaTV7

Then, visit echoautism.org/resources to find guides on advocating for your child and autism diagnosis for parents and health care providers!

#autism #autismdiagnosis #blackhistorymonth

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From our friends at NMABA

03/03/2021

Get a Draft IEP Before Your Next Meeting

So, I have had 5 IEPs in the past three weeks. The IEPs averaged 2-5 hours. Argh!!! This video talks about getting a draft of the IEP and evaluations ahead of time as a way to use the time at an IEP wisely. Great info! Also, remember that all of the documentation should be in your primary language so you can understand what is being presented so you can be an equal IEP team member. Great pointers!
1. request drafts - in writing
2. Request drafts when you receive the invite
3. If they cannot provide it before the meeting, ask them if they need to schedule the meeting for a later date so they can get the draft to you.
4. If they will not provide it at all, let them know that the first meeting will be an information-sharing meeting so that you have the information you need to be an equal IEP team member.

03/03/2021

Autism Live Monday March 1, 2021

Great info on IEPs. What is it anyway????

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