The Office of Public Instruction is making available limited funding for the costs of students with significant needs served by the public schools. The approval of the funding on each application is specific to the request and justification for that request.
The memorandum file that is below provides an overview of the program, definition of eligible districts and eligible students, allowable costs, definition of Priority I and Priority IA and Priority II.
The local nonprofit D.R.E.A.M. (Down syndrome Research, Education and Advocacy in Montana) is pleased to announce the start of a new grant program to help people with Down syndrome and their families.
D.R.E.A.M. was the vision of a few parents with children diagnosed with Down syndrome recognizing the need for a local support system. The success of the 1st annual Bozeman Buddy Walk held in September allowed D.R.E.A.M. to grow from a group that organized monthly support meetings into a nonprofit charity.
Thanks to the wonderful community support at the Buddy Walk we are offering grants to families and individuals struggling with medical, therapy and equipment expenses associated with Down syndrome.
Grant money will be available three times per year with deadlines for applications due January 5, May 5 and November 5.
What: Pediatricians recognize the importance of improving teen mental health and their pivotal role in identifying adolescents that may need care. The American Academy of Pediatrics has made adolescent mental health care a priority and the US Preventive Services Task Force has identified annual adolescent depression screening as the standard of care.
How can primary care providers meet the needs of their adolescent patients while navigating real-world practice challenges -- including payment? Our January 27 Webinar with three members of the AAP’s Task Force on Mental Health, will explore practical strategies that can maximize payment for screening, consulting, and treatment of adolescent mental health care.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,
National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities
Division of Human Development and Disability, Child Development Studies Team
Fellowship Title: Healthy Parenting Health Communication and Conference Fellowship
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disability (NCBDDD), Division of Human Development and Disability, is seeking an individual to assist in multiple capacities to further the translation of CDC research and work in healthy parenting.
Link: Donate Now
There’s now an easier way to donate to the flood victims in North Dakota – families of children and youth with special health care needs and/or disabilities who are impacted by the flooding in ND.
As you are likely aware, the families in North Dakota need help NOW! As such, Family Voices will be accepting online donations that we will, in turn, send to Donene Feist, Executive Director of Family Voices of ND. Donene is aware of this new development and says that it will definitely help!
Link: Financial Aid
The Parent-Infant Financial Aid Program was established in 1986 to provide financial aid support to families of infants who have been diagnosed with a moderate to profound hearing loss who are in pursuit of spoken language education for their child. Grants are awarded to attenuate expenses associated with obtaining services such as auditory support services, speech-language therapy, tuition, etc. Families should be committed to an oral approach for the education of their child’s listening, speech, oral communication and cognitive skills.
Link: Presidential Statements and Course of Action
A gathering of information published by the White House Committee concerning the US President's plan of action dealing with laws, funding, and the education of persons with special needs.
Story Contact: Jennifer Faddis, (573) 882-6217, FaddisJ@missouri.edu
COLUMBIA, Mo. - Families of children with autism spectrum disorders or other developmental disabilities face significant challenges when trying to access quality services and support.