Friday, November 29, 2013

KIDS CONNECT: to help with behavior skills for children.

Looking for opportunities to develop social, communication, and adaptive behavior skills? Here we have KIDS CONNECT. KIDS CONNECT is a program that provides specialized services at licensed childcare centers that can help children with special needs participate,
play and learn, along with their typically-developing peers. Licensed childcare centers and after-school care programs contract with the State to provide this service.

Eligible children are those who:
1 - Medicaid eligilbe
2 - age 6 weeks to 16 years (birthday)
3 - have a potentially chronic condition in the areas of cognitive, developmental, medical, psychiatric
4 - symptoms consisten with DSM-IV or ICD-9 diagnosis
5 - are not entitled to services through Special Education, Early Intervention or Head Start
6 - needs therapeutic services to participate in a care setting and are expected to succeed
7 - do not need 1 to 1 support
8 - can improve in communication, socialization, behavioral & cognitive development
9 - has been previously dismissed from or unable to participate in a child/youth care setting.

There is no cost to families in our area. If your child is in a child or youth care program, you can ask if there is a similar program to take advantage of, or contact a local social service agency.

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