Information and Events for Parents & Guardians
Branch out
June 14 to June 19
Summer 2023 Branch Out Final.pdf

The Bureau of Special Education sponsors a toll-free Special Education ConsultLine to serve families and advocates who have questions or concerns about their child’s special education program or who are seeking information and resources related to special education.
The ConsultLine can be reached via phone (1-800-879-2301), email ([email protected]), or through the Office for Dispute Resolution (ODR) website (https://odr-pa.org/consultline-contact/).


COVID 19
PVSD - COVID19 Special Education Letter - March 30 .pdf

Coronavirus
parent resources.pdf
parent resources-cdc.pdf

Parent Resources to use during COVID 19
LVPM OTA Lesson Planner 2020.03.23.xlsx
LVL Memo.pdf
https://www.paparentandfamilyalliance.org/hometogether-resources

Speech and Language
100 Free TpT products for Speech Therapy Home Packets.pdf
https://www.quia.com/pages/havemorefun.html
Earth Day Scavenger Hunt.pdf

Physical Therapy Activities to Practice at Home
Physical Therapy Activities to Practice at Home.docx

Occupational Therapy
Fine motor1.jpeg          Fine motor2.jpeg          Fine motor3.jpeg
Fine motor4.jpeg         Fine motor5.jpeg          Fine motor6.jpeg
Spring Home Packet - FREE.pdf
https://youtu.be/aC8Qq1PbhEs          https://youtu.be/CEAFWs2Q4QY
https://youtu.be/tCBrBnyRTXg           https://youtu.be/siyJP2XxH1g
https://youtu.be/L9PoBfwWEAE


Adolescent Social Skills Program for Autistic Youth : Adolescent Social Skills Participants Dissemination Flyer Nov 2014.pdf

Heart
HEART Flyer.pdf

Community of Practice:  Supporting Families Throughout the Lifespan
Invitation to Participate
CoP Session Invite.docx

Community Eligibility Provision - FREE lunch and breakfast
Free Lunch and Breakfast.pdf

Effective Communication By School Districts
effective communication -2.pdf

Video You Should Watch
https://www.facebook.com/hefty.co/videos/1732639580297746/

BrainSTEPS Brain Injury School Re-Entry Program
http://www.cliu.org/Page/603

C.A.R.E.S.
Community And Residential Empowerment Services
Community Based Day Programs
Grand Opening Flyer.pdf
New Image.JPG
Grand Opening Flyer-1.docx

CREATE
Beginning June 2016
Admission Criteria.pdf
CREATE.pdf

Finally, the College Board makes it easier for Students with Disabilities to get SAT Accommodations
College Board and SAT Accommodations, December 2, 2016.pdf

ODP News
February 2017 ODP News.pdf

Special Needs Art Class & Acrylics for Special Needs
Saturdays
The Art Establishment_Special Needs classes-1.pdf

Anthracite Center for Independent Living
CC Disability Action Crew.doc

CHIP
CHIP school_flyer_english_spanish.pdf

504 Plans
504 Plans In Service.pptx

Specially Designed Instruction (SDI)
Specially Designed Instruction.pptx

Gifted
Gifted Education.pptx

BrainSTEPS
About and How to For Parents.docx
BrainSTEPS-flyer.pdf
BrainSTEPS.master.brochure.pdf
BrainSTEPS.Best.Practices.2017-2018.pdf
BrainSTEPS.ReturntoLearn.Info.5.30.14.pdf
BrainSTEPS.TDR.Concussion.PDE.2016.pdf
2_BrainSTEPS_Protocol.pdf
Why.Form.ReturntoLearn.CMT.2016.pdf

Child Find Notices
Child Find - FERPA 2018 8.5 x 11.pdf
Child Find - FERPA 2018 8.5 x 11 - SPANISH.pdf
Special Education Services Notice 2018.doc
Special Education Services Notice 2018 - SPANISH.doc


Family Reference Guide


CHIP
School Flyer Letter.pdf
CHIP School Flyer.pdf


PBS Learning at Home
PA-PBSLearningAtHome.pdf
AtHomeLearningActivities.pdf
AtHomeLearning2.pdf

Care Star
Community to Home Flyer.pdf
Community to Home Referral Form.pdf
Regions Map.PNG

https://www.thezebra.com/resources/home/renting-with-disabilities/


PA State Bio Collection
Letter to parents re PA State Police Bio Form.docx
PSP Lehighton Biographical Information Form.pdf



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Try this calming technique: https://youtu.be/8lM8pgMgjEs

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Act 55 of 2022 Student Enrollment Notification Form
for the 2022-23 School Year 
Act 55 Student Grade Level Retainment Notification Form-fillable.pdf

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Due Process Parent Guide

ODR-Due-Process-Parent-Guide-2022.pdf

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Alcohol Rehab Help
https://alcoholrehabhelp.org/

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"Resources for Parents of Children With Disabilities," published by Speech Pathology Masters Programs. This guide offers an extensive list of supportive resources for parents of children with disabilities. It includes resources regarding autism spectrum disorder, deaf and hard of hearing children, and speech and language disorders. The guide also includes resources for parent support groups and financial assistance information.
https://speechpathologymastersprograms.com/resources/parents-of-children-with-disabilities/
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Transition Academy
Social Club
For Students with Disabilities
Transition Academy.pdf


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From: HS, Secretary's Office <[email protected]>
Subject: Shapiro Administration Urges Medical Assistance, CHIP Recipients to Update Contact Information Ahead of Imminent Federal Changes Impacting Renewals

 

 

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 
February 6, 2023  

 

Shapiro Administration Urges Medical Assistance, CHIP Recipients to Update Contact Information Ahead of Imminent Federal Changes Impacting Renewals  

 

Harrisburg, PA - The Shapiro Administration and the Department of Human Services (DHS) is urging anyone enrolled in Pennsylvania’s Medicaid program, also known as Medical Assistance (MA), to make sure their contact information is correct so they can receive timely updates about their benefits. Under new federal law, continuous MA eligibility will be separated from the public health emergency and will end on April 1, 2023. By keeping contact information up-to-date, recipients of MA and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) will receive timely, necessary updates about their coverage and benefits so they are ready when it is time to renew their coverage. 

 

These changes come following passage of the federal Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2023, and will force states to resume normal MA renewal determination processes after April 1, 2023. 

 

“Recent federal law changes Medicaid renewal guidelines, and we need everyone to be aware of those and know what they need to do to stay covered. In order to keep as many Pennsylvanians covered as possible, DHS needs the most accurate information available in our system so that when it is time to complete their annual renewal, Pennsylvanians can submit their renewal quickly and easily,” said DHS Acting Secretary Val Arkoosh. “Take the time now to ensure that your information is correct so when your renewal is due, you have what you need to avoid a potential disruption in coverage.” 

 

The Department of Human Services, along with other agencies across the Commonwealth, are undertaking an aggressive, multi-pronged outreach plan to reach Pennsylvanians and inform them of the upcoming changes. Outreach to MA recipients has already begun and will continue to include mail, text, email, and phone calls to make certain they are aware of the federal action affecting their benefits. DHS is also planning coordinated broad public communications via social media, community stakeholders, and press channels to notify the public of this change for MA recipients. This social media outreach – primarily for individuals to keep contact information up-to-date to receive information on time – has been ongoing for months now. 

 

Changes to Federal Policy 

 

The federal public health emergency in response to the COVID-19 pandemic allowed for individuals to continue to remain enrolled in MA even if they became ineligible based on regular eligibility criteria, except in rare circumstances. This is also known as the MA continuous coverage requirement. On December 29, 2022, President Biden signed the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2023 into law, which affects continuous MA coverage requirements. 

 

No one will lose their health coverage without having an opportunity to complete a renewal, and renewals will be completed over 12 months. Renewals due in March 2023 will be the first affected by the end of continuous coverage. If a person is found ineligible for their current coverage or does not complete their renewal on time, their MA coverage will end. Pennsylvanians who are no longer eligible for MA will be referred to other sources of affordable medical coverage like CHIP and Pennie®, the commonwealth’s health and dental insurance marketplace, so they have no lapse in quality, affordable health care. A schedule and examples of communications that MA and CHIP households will receive leading up to their renewal is available from DHS here

 

Prepare for Renewals 

 

Information about when a person’s annual renewal is scheduled can be found on COMPASS or on the myCOMPASS PA mobile app. Anyone can set up a COMPASS account at www.dhs.pa.gov/compass and, if they have a mobile device, can download the myCOMPASS PA mobile app for free. Instructional videos on downloading and using the myCOMPASS PA app are available on DHS’s YouTube channel. Those without computer or mobile access can call DHS’ Customer Service Center at 1-877-395-8930 or 215-560-7226 in Philadelphia, Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., or visit their local County Assistance Office

 

Keep Contact Information Up-To-Date to Receive Updates 

 

Pennsylvanians whose contact information or personal circumstances have changed can use COMPASS to make the following updates to their case file at any time: 

  • Changes to the number of people living in your household 
  • Changes to your email address 
  • Changes to your phone number 
  • Changes to your mailing address 

COMPASS also allows users to sign up to receive e-notifications about their benefits. Keeping information up to date will help Pennsylvanians receive reminders about their annual benefit renewal quickly so they can prevent an avoidable lapse in coverage or services. 

 

Additionally, DHS encourages Pennsylvanians to opt-in to text messages to receive information about their benefits. The texts read:  

 

“The PA Dept of Human Services would like to text you important messages about your benefits. Carrier rates may apply. To Opt In, please reply ‘YES.’” 

 

If you receive a text like this from the number 1-833-648-1964, it is not a scam. Messages sent by DHS via text will never ask you for personal information, and you should not provide it. These are intended to be reminders about your benefits and other important information about programs administered by DHS and the federal government.  

 

DHS will provide additional information on the end of continuous coverage and other benefits affected by changes to the federal public health emergency in the coming weeks. For more information on the end of continuous coverage for MA and CHIP, visit www.dhs.pa.gov/phe.   

 

For more information on health insurance options available to Pennsylvanians, visit www.pa.gov/health-insurance

 

MEDIA CONTACT: Brandon Cwalina, ra-pwdhspressoffice@pa.gov 

 

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Substance Abuse & Addiction in The Elderly
https://www.addictiongroup.org/addiction/elderly

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https://withinhealth.com/learn/articles/sleep-and-eating-disorders

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Pregnancy Effects on Teeth
https://www.newmouth.com/oral-health/effects/pregnancy/
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Eating Disorders
https://bocarecoverycenter.com/treatment/eating-disorders/binge-eating-disorder/
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PA Family Network
Advanced Waiver, December.pdf
Caregiver Support Group, December.pdf
Dad's Support Group, December.pdf
Peace of Mind Planning, December.pdf
Safety in the Community Siblings, December.pdf
Technology Virtual Summit, Flyer.pdf
Transitions Through Lifespan, December (1).pdf
Usar LifeCourse para planificar y resolución de problemas, Diciembre.pdf
Using LifeCourse to Plan and Problem Solve, December.pdf