Every day, I'm learning something new about the evolution of our ever changing educational process! The following is a recap of what I've learned since the initial school closure and the latest information just received:
What we've learned:
Current Court Rulings:
So, what does all of this mean for our kiddos with IEPs? It means that it's likely that they haven't received the services and support that are necessary for their success in their learning environment. The legal system will likely be very busy in the upcoming months providing compensatory awards to recover them.
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From ARTC Provider Azmaira Maker, originally posted on her website: https://aspiringfamilies.com/going-back-to-school-in-a-world-of-uncertainty/
Here’s the truth: our children are struggling emotionally. They have a layer of regression, from not being in school, and they have a layer of trauma from the state of Covid isolation and changes. The world feels uncertain right now and our children are feeling it!
Aspiring Families is helping children with the most critical issues during the Pandemic.
Going back to school in a world of uncertainty can wreak havoc on kids and families. Children, adolescents, and family members may be at risk for anxiety and depression in the fluid and unstable environment of the pandemic.
Meet Dr. Kevin from the Center for Health & Human Potential!
“In 2014 I obtained my Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology from Cal State University of Fullerton. It was in my last year that I had an “ah ha!” moment and realized that Physical Therapy was not what I wanted or needed to do with my life. This is when I was introduced to Chiropractic, and my life changed forever.
Join Triton Support Services and meet our directors on Tuesday, August 25th at 6:00pm!
Margie Block, Director of Occupational Services; Jessica Rush, Director of Speech & Language Services; and Katerina Violante, Director of Educational Services, have come together with their diverse backgrounds working with children and adults with special needs.
Meagan Nunez previously wrote about when you should request an Individual Education Evaluation. In this blog she helps parents determine if their child needs an Individualized Education Plan (IEP), which starts with getting an evaluation. If your child already has an IEP, it may be time to reassess their goals and determine if they are still relevant after this much time away from school, due to the pandemic.
By Tracy Sekhon
We all do it. I wish we didn’t, but we do. We read something or hear something and, especially during times like these, we form our own opinion about what that “thing” means. We judge. And, we do so without any details or explanations, we just decide that we should make our voice heard about what’s “right” and “wrong”, as we see it.
The coronavirus will not stop our commitment to doing autism better together! Those who depend on us most cannot wait for “normalcy” to arrive. But we are not sitting idle, and never will as long as our community is counting on our services. That’s why ARTC San Diego is participating in #GivingTuesdayNow on May 5th.
#GivingTuesdayNow is a global day of giving and unity as an emergency response to the unprecedented need caused by COVID-19.
From Founder + CEO Tracy Sekhon:
There was a book written by Spencer Johnson in 1998 called "Who Moved My Cheese?" It's a motivational business fable that offers insight on dealing with change in your work and your life. I found myself reaching for that book last month, when the news broke that we would be required to stay at home to "flatten the COVID-19 curve."
Jess @ kalaevolution.com/business-coaching/ supports ARTC Providers. In a recent interview, she said, "Current coaching sessions are all about dealing with the Covid_19 Pandemic. I’ve been talking about making fast changes in business. Children and parents simply cannot wait for educators and therapeutic agencies to offer resources. Innovative strategies are necessary in order to offer solutions to those who need it most.
In this interview, Tracy Sekhon (ARTC) and Jessica Engel (Kala Evolution) chat about the impact of social distancing for families with special needs. At ARTC, Autism Providers are putting resources together to offer online solutions for children and families, RIGHT NOW...at home, during Shelter in Place.
Watch the interview here: https://youtu.be/HqbvaUS30aE
Our CEO and founder, Tracy Sekhon, was just featured on an episode of the “How It’s Built Podcast”, with Billy Cook.
In the episode, Tracy talks about how, through a series of events a few years ago, she had the idea to create a center of