Tompkins County Children with Special Care Needs

Tompkins County Children with Special Care Needs Tompkins County Children with Special Care Needs is a page for parents, caregivers, families and professionals that provide services and support for children with special needs.

Operating as usual

07/20/2021
Information for Families

Announcing the Availability of New Early Intervention Program (EIP) Training Videos For Parents and Providers
Videos for Parents

Families’ Perspectives: A Parent’s Journey to Early Intervention
A four-part video series featuring parents of children with developmental disabilities. Four families discuss their journey (in English, Spanish, Bengali, and Mandarin) from concern to Program enrollment.
Developing Individualized Family Service Plans (IFSPs) that Fit You and Your Priorities
This video discusses the important role a parent has in developing their child’s IFSP. It describes what the IFSP is and how it is created. It also discusses strategies parents can use to make sure their IFSP fits their family, priorities, and outcomes for their child.
Overview of Families’ Rights
A four-part video series covering a family’s rights during different steps in the EIP from referral to transition.
Referral, Evaluation, and Eligibility
Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP)
Early Intervention Sessions
Transition

Video for Professionals

Developing Meaningful Individualized Family Service Plans (IFSPs) through Family Engagement
This video focuses on strategies that professionals can use to ensure a family feels engaged in developing their child’s IFSP. The more involved the family is in developing their child’s IFSP, the more the plan makes sense to and is valued by the family.

A full list of the 30 trainings developed as part of the SSIP/IFaCT, including the 10 training videos, can be found on the BEI website on the SSIP and training pages.

To see a full list of trainings for families, click here:https://www.health.ny.gov/community/infants_children/early_intervention/ssip/docs/training_for_families.pdf

To see a full list of trainings for professionals, click here:https://www.health.ny.gov/community/infants_children/early_intervention/ssip/docs/training_for_professionals.pdf

The family perspective videos can also be found on the families page: https://www.health.ny.gov/community/infants_children/early_intervention/families.htm

Please contact BEI at [email protected], if you have questions regarding this information.

Families

July 2021 VIRTUAL Training Opportunities presented by The Mid-State School Age Family and Community Engagement (SA FACE)...
07/20/2021
Frontline Education

July 2021 VIRTUAL Training Opportunities presented by The Mid-State School Age Family and Community Engagement (SA FACE) Center
All trainings are free, and registration is required. A ZOOM link with information will be sent to all participants 24 hours before the training date.
Registration:
https://www.mylearningplan.com/Webreg/catalog.asp?H=1&D=19911
July 21, 2021 @ 9:00am – 10:30am via ZOOM Link

Explicit Vocabulary Instruction for Parents

A virtual workshop designed to enable parents to foster vocabulary development at home.

Participants will be able to explain the importance of vocabulary instruction for their young children in the preschool and elementary grades. ​
Participants will be able to describe ways to incorporate explicit instruction and vocabulary instruction in the home.


July 28, 2021 @ 9:00am-10:30am via ZOOM Link

Specially Designed Instruction: A Guide for Parents and Caregivers



This foundational level training is intended to develop participants’ basic understanding of specially designed instruction (SDI) to increase knowledge of parents and other family members as engaged meaningful partners in the special education process and the education of their child.

Participants will:

Participants will understand the concepts of specially designed instruction.
Participants will understand that there is both federal and state regulation around SDI.
Participants will be able to examine what SDI might look like in the classroom and in the home.
Participants will understand their value as engaged meaningful partners in the special education process and education of their child.

07/13/2021

Starting next week, the ICSD BookMobile will be bringing library services on the road!

Every Wednesday from July 14 through September 1, the BookMobile will be at three of our summer meal pickup locations:
- Enfield Community Center, 8:15-8:45
- Northside Community Center, 9:00-9:35
- Caroline Elementary School, 9:55-10:30

Stop by to grab a meal and borrow a book!
ithacacityschools.org/districtpage.cfm?pageid=2001

07/13/2021

New book alert! Max and the Tag-Along Moon by Floyd Cooper is now on display at our Groton Story Walk! This sweet story about the bond between grandfather and grandson is beautifully written and illustrated, and is a great book for summer. Go check it out at the Story Walk trail behind Memorial Park!
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#storywalk #read #summer

Parents and kids are invited to join  this FREE Cooking Matters Outside series on Fridays in July and August, 11AM-1 PM ...
07/13/2021
Signup Deadline: Cooking Matters Outside Series

Parents and kids are invited to join this FREE Cooking Matters Outside series on Fridays in July and August, 11AM-1 PM at local parks (and one library session!) in Dryden, Groton, and Freeville. Each family group will make and eat their own healthy lunch (w/ COVID safe precautions in place) and with food provided by CCE-Tompkins.

Parents and kids are invited to join  this FREE Cooking Matters Outside series on Fridays in July and August, 11AM-1 PM at local parks (and one library session!) in Dryden, Groton, and Freeville. Each family group will make and eat their own healthy lunch (w/ COVID safe precautions in...

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06/24/2021

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06/18/2021

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06/16/2021

SUMMER MEALS FOR KIDS 2021
Starting July 6, the ICSD will provide meals for kids at various sites throughout the district. Each site will operate Monday through Friday, and the meals are FREE for ALL students 18 and younger. Visit our website for site locations, dates and times of service, and other details: ithacacityschools.org/districtpage.cfm?pageid=1985.

Parent to Parent of NYS presents a virtual bi-weekly Father's Group on Thursdays at 7 p.m. This informal group will meet...
06/01/2021

Parent to Parent of NYS presents a virtual bi-weekly Father's Group on Thursdays at 7 p.m. This informal group will meet online to discuss the role of fathers in navigating their children's special needs. Advanced registration is required (see the link above). All conversations are confidential. For more information contact Chris Brewster at [email protected].

Parent to Parent of NYS presents a virtual bi-weekly Father's Group on Thursdays at 7 p.m. This informal group will meet online to discuss the role of fathers in navigating their children's special needs. Advanced registration is required (see the link above). All conversations are confidential. For more information contact Chris Brewster at [email protected].

06/01/2021
Ulysses Philomathic Library Presents:The Great & Powerful Dave’s LIVE Interactive Magic ShowJun 3, 2021 05:00 PMClick he...
05/26/2021

Ulysses Philomathic Library Presents:

The Great & Powerful Dave’s LIVE Interactive Magic Show
Jun 3, 2021 05:00 PM

Click here for link to registration: https://trumansburglibrary.org/UPL/the-great-powerful-daves-live-interactive-magic-show/

David Moreland, who has visited our library many times as ‘Moreland the Magician’ is now ‘The Great & Powerful Dave’ and he’ll be performing his high-energy 30-minute LIVE show via Zoom. Through the miracle of the Internet, Dave, in his studio in New York City, will perform a show especially for patrons of the Ulysses Philomathic Library, and you get to tune in and interact via your computer screen at home. The show is bursting with magic, comedy, puppets, and – YES! — audience participation & opportunities to volunteer! During the show, The Great & Powerful Dave will take you ‘behind the scenes’ and teach you a magic trick you can perform at home, and show you how you can keep connected to the Ulysses Philomathic Library all summer long!

Recommended for ages 4-10, but children of all ages are welcome.

Ulysses Philomathic Library Presents:

The Great & Powerful Dave’s LIVE Interactive Magic Show
Jun 3, 2021 05:00 PM

Click here for link to registration: https://trumansburglibrary.org/UPL/the-great-powerful-daves-live-interactive-magic-show/

David Moreland, who has visited our library many times as ‘Moreland the Magician’ is now ‘The Great & Powerful Dave’ and he’ll be performing his high-energy 30-minute LIVE show via Zoom. Through the miracle of the Internet, Dave, in his studio in New York City, will perform a show especially for patrons of the Ulysses Philomathic Library, and you get to tune in and interact via your computer screen at home. The show is bursting with magic, comedy, puppets, and – YES! — audience participation & opportunities to volunteer! During the show, The Great & Powerful Dave will take you ‘behind the scenes’ and teach you a magic trick you can perform at home, and show you how you can keep connected to the Ulysses Philomathic Library all summer long!

Recommended for ages 4-10, but children of all ages are welcome.

05/21/2021
05/14/2021

COVID-19 Vaccine Update: Pfizer Vaccine Authorized Use for Ages 12-15; Health Department Announces Vaccine Clinic in Partnership with Cayuga Health System

Earlier this week, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) expanded the emergency use authorization of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine to include adolescents 12 through 15 years of age.



NYS State-run Vaccination Sites are currently offering Pfizer vaccine to this age group. Appointments can be scheduled on the NYS Department of Health website: https://am-i-eligible.covid19vaccine.health.ny.gov/

Tompkins County Health Department, in partnership with Cayuga Health System and local school districts, is offering the following clinic to this age group:

Shops at Ithaca Mall Vaccine Clinic - Old Sears (40 Catherwood Rd.)
· Saturday, May 22 from 9:00am – 1:00pm

· 12 years and older

· Appointments available: https://tompkinscountyny.gov/health/covid19popup#mall-may22

· Pfizer vaccine

· Call 211 (1-877-211-8667) during business hours, 8:30AM-5:00PM for assistance registering and for transportation options.

· For minors under 18, a parent or guardian is required to identify the minor and provide consent.

Additional information about the Pfizer vaccine can be found on the Health Department website, including the FDA Fact Sheet: https://tompkinscountyny.gov/health/covid19vaccinefaq#pfizer

Individuals without computer and/or internet access may also call 2-1-1 Tompkins/Cortland (877-211-8667) during regular business hours 8:30am-5:00pm and someone can register them over the phone.

Hesitant, unsure, or have questions about the vaccines? TCHD will be hosting two COVID-19 Vaccine Q&A "Office Hours" next week on Tuesday, May 18th (en espagnol 12pm, in English 6:30pm). Registration/details: https://tompkinscountyny.gov/health/covid19vaccinefaq#office-hours-schedule

Full Press Release: https://tompkinscountyny.gov/health/covid19-2021-05-13-vaccine-update-pfizer-vaccine-clinic-announced-ages-12-and-older-are

05/11/2021
05/05/2021

Do you want to be a stronger advocate for yourself or a loved one with Down syndrome? Well, the National Down Syndrome Advocacy Coalition is just what you are looking for! NDAC is a grassroots advocacy service that is designed to educate individuals with Down syndrome, their family members, and other allies about policy issues and give them the advocacy tools and techniques they need to effectively engage with their legislators to advocate for change.

If you want to see what NDAC is all about, we invite you to join us tomorrow, May 6, at 1:00 PM ET for our NDAC Quarterly Update call!

On tomorrow's call we will hear from Annalynn, Jennifer, and Mark McWhorter who will share the story of how the idea of Annalynn’s Law, (AR HB 1746) "to amend the cosmetology act and to exempt certain individuals and establishments from the licensure by the cosmetology technical advisory committee,” came to be, and the process they went through to get the law passed, giving Annalynn, and many others, the opportunity to pursue a career working in, or even owning, a hair salon.

To join NDAC and get the link to the call visit - https://www.ndsccenter.org/political-advocacy/national-down-syndrome-advocacy-coalition/

ZOOM: Thriving With Your Spirited Child
05/04/2021
ZOOM: Thriving With Your Spirited Child

ZOOM: Thriving With Your Spirited Child

Learn about your child's temperament (and yours), how to develop effective strategies for dealing with temper tantrums, power struggles and other challenging behaviors in this FREE 7-week class series for parents and caregivers.What makes a spirited child? The key word that distinguishes spirite...

ZERO TO THREE experts share some of their favorite picture books that celebrate diversity of all kinds. https://bit.ly/3...
04/30/2021

ZERO TO THREE experts share some of their favorite picture books that celebrate diversity of all kinds. https://bit.ly/31dWBnf

ZERO TO THREE experts share some of their favorite picture books that celebrate diversity of all kinds. https://bit.ly/31dWBnf

Young Naturalist Access Program (YNAP)The Young Naturalist Access Program (YNAP) provides young people facing difficult ...
04/29/2021

Young Naturalist Access Program (YNAP)
The Young Naturalist Access Program (YNAP) provides young people facing difficult circumstances (under the age of 17) in Tompkins County and boarding counties with free access to a special membership that includes a week of summer camp at Cayuga Nature Center (available for ages 5-13) AND a one-year YNAP Youth Membership to PRI's public educational venues, the Cayuga Nature Center and the Museum of the Earth. YNAP provides young people and their families/caregivers all of the benefits of a regular PRI membership plus free access to all of our ticketed events, such as Maple Fest and local Fossil Field Trips, and free camp, as space is available. This program is made possible by individual donors and corporate sponsors.
To apply visit: https://www.priweb.org/join-us/ynap

Young Naturalist Access Program (YNAP)
The Young Naturalist Access Program (YNAP) provides young people facing difficult circumstances (under the age of 17) in Tompkins County and boarding counties with free access to a special membership that includes a week of summer camp at Cayuga Nature Center (available for ages 5-13) AND a one-year YNAP Youth Membership to PRI's public educational venues, the Cayuga Nature Center and the Museum of the Earth. YNAP provides young people and their families/caregivers all of the benefits of a regular PRI membership plus free access to all of our ticketed events, such as Maple Fest and local Fossil Field Trips, and free camp, as space is available. This program is made possible by individual donors and corporate sponsors.
To apply visit: https://www.priweb.org/join-us/ynap

The Health Department is making changes to our maternal and child health programs. We want your feedback! Please complet...
04/22/2021
Maternal Child Health Survey

The Health Department is making changes to our maternal and child health programs. We want your feedback! Please complete this brief survey, especially if you are a previous MOMS client, have a young child, or are expecting or planning to become pregnant. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/tchd-MOMS-survey



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Funding Available for Childcare Provided by Family, Friends and Neighbors | Child Development Council
04/15/2021
Funding Available for Childcare Provided by Family, Friends and Neighbors | Child Development Council

Funding Available for Childcare Provided by Family, Friends and Neighbors | Child Development Council

Funding Available for Childcare Provided by Family, Friends and Neighbors The Child Development Council is working with families in Tompkins County to help them find safe, affordable childcare. We are here to help you register as a childcare provider, enroll your child into a daycare or day camp, or...

Parenting is hard work.  Check out this website and their podcasts on parenting from 2 of our local family navigators in...
04/13/2021
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Parenting is hard work. Check out this website and their podcasts on parenting from 2 of our local family navigators in Tompkins County.
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Parenting is hard. When you have a child who doesn’t fit neatly into a box, it can be even more challenging. With the Mental Health Mamas, there’s No Need to Explain. We get it. Join us as we share a bit of what we’ve learned along the way, talk openly about mental health, work to help you fee...

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Children with Special Care Needs

The Children with Special Care Needs is a division within the Tompkins County Health Department. This division provides services to children in several different programs.

The Child Find Program: The Child Find Program is a screening and monitoring program under the Early Intervention Program for children 0-3 at risk for delayed development implemented by Health Department nurses in collaboration with the child’s physician. If a child’s screening identifies a delay, a referral can be made to the Early Intervention Program for an evaluation.

The Early Intervention Program: The Early Intervention Program is for children from birth to age 3 who qualify with a developmental delay or diagnosed condition. Therapy services are provided in your home with no out of pocket expenses to your family. Services include physical, speech, occupation feeding, counseling therapies, nutrition and teachers who specialize in development of children 0-3.

The Children with Special Health Care Needs Program: The Children with Special Health Care Needs Program provides assistance to families of special needs children birth to age 21 who need assistance accessing health care professionals, insurance and community resources. (for example: food, clothing, housing, finding physicians or dentists, school information and help in finding funding for equipment like glasses, hearing aides and other items.)

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