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Use one of the many different tools available on this site to help you better understand and successfully navigate multiple systems. These tools will lead you to useful information resources and help you stay organized through your journey.
You may be worried about where you are going to live and how you are going to support yourself, among other things. There may be things you are not thinking about, but should be. This section to be better prepared for this next phase of your life.
The NYS Health Foundation (NYSHealth) is currently accepting applications for 2017 Special Projects Fund. Applicants must submit an online inquiry form to determine whether a proposed project fits the funding criteria. The deadline for the online inquiry form is March 15, 2017. Selected organizations will be invited to submit full proposals, with a deadline of May 17, 2017.
NYSHealth Special Projects Fund awards are one-time, nonrenewable funding opportunities consistent with the Foundation's mission to improve the health of all New Yorkers but outside of its main priority areas.
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Keynote: Student-Driven CSE Meetings & IEPs Practical Strategies – a video production highlighting students.
Location: The Raddisson - 205 Wolf Road, Albany, NY
The NYS Developmental Disabilities Planning Council (DDPC) recently announced the launch of a new YouTube channel. The new channel contains videos that highlight DDPC-funded projects, and provides general agency information and training for individuals and organizations that want a better understanding of what the Developmental Disabilities Planning Council does.
Are you interested in learning how to use the NYS Multiple Systems Navigator to access helpful health, education and human service information on one user‐friendly website. While the Multiple Systems Navigator is built for youth, parents, family members and caregivers that rely on supports from multiple child, family and disabilities serving systems, it is a useful tool for professionals that assist others in finding health, education, human service and disability programs/services and resources. A primary goal of the Multiple Systems Navigator is to reduce frustration when gathering information from multiple sources.
View our recent Meet the Multiple Systems Navigator Webinar
The NYS Developmental Disabilities Planning Council (DDPC) announced the following funding opportunities.
Text-Based Caregiver Support
DDPC announced funding to select one grantee in the amount of $600,000 ($200,000 per year for a three-year period) to develop a multimedia messaging service (MMS) campaign that will provide Text-based and other customizable information on topics including health, wellness and resources for family caregiver of children with intellectual, developmental and other disabilities.
Caregiver Support Training
In addition, DDPC announced funding to select one grantee in the amount of $600,000 ($200,000 per year for a three-year period) to establish an infrastructure to locally implement the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and Positive Adult Development (PAD) trainings for family caregivers of individuals with intellectual, developmental, and other disabilities.
Parent Support Network
The Parent Support Network at Partnership for Drug-Free Kids is a system of care for parents whose teen and young adult children are struggling with drugs and alcohol. Read more.
A Parent’s Guide to Your Teen’s Recovery from Substance Abuse
If a child has recently completed a treatment program, you may be wondering what's next. This interactive guide walks parents through the recovery journey. Learn more.
Family Checkup: Positive Parenting Prevents Drug Abuse
Developed by the Child and Family Center at the University of Oregon, these resources and videos highlights parenting skills that are important in preventing the initiation and progression of drug use among youth. Learn more.
Also, for those who are interested and have the ability, follow the link below (about halfway down the page) to grab the embed code to add the NYS Parent Guide to your website: http://www.nysparentguide.org/download-parent-guide.
Any questions, comments or feedback can be sent by e-mailing: email@example.com
AmeriCorps Affiliate creates a stream of service distinct from other AmeriCorps programs that engages youth as young as 14 years of age in national service and includes a new 100-hour service term. The program allows organizations to leverage funding from outside sources to address critically unmet community needs across the country. AmeriCorps Affiliate participants who complete their term of service receive a Segal AmeriCorps Education Award to help pay for college and other education expenses.
After launching the pilot in 2016, we are now expanding the AmeriCorps Affiliate pilot and considering additional requests to designate positions as National Service Positions. We have identified opportunities for growth through the program, including:
The U.S. Department of Education released three new sets of guidance to assist the public in understanding how the Department interprets and enforces federal civil rights laws protecting the rights of students with disabilities. These guidance documents clarify the rights of students with disabilities and the responsibilities of educational institutions in ensuring that all students have the opportunity to learn.
The NYS Health Foundation's (NYSHealth) Sponsoring Conference Participation in Support of Healthy Communities Request for Proposals (RFP) is open. Many organizations across the State are doing smart, innovative work that is relevant to NYSHealth's priority area of Building Healthy Communities. These organizations should be elevating their work and informing key stakeholders at conferences and other convenings in New York and nationally. Yet, because of a lack of resources, they are often unable to do so.
Through this RFP, NYSHealth will sponsor community-based organizations, health departments, and other low-resource organizations to attend and present at local, State, and national conferences related to building healthy communities. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis through June 30, 2017.
The Pyramid Model is an evidence-based framework proven to be an effective approach to building social and emotional competence in early care and learning settings.
For all information such as the list of upcoming Pyramid Model events, the Master Cadre Trainers and their assignments please go to: http://bit.ly/NYpyramid.
Early Childhood Professionals can access the Pyramid Training Schedule via the ASPIRE Early Childhood Registry - Use KEYWORD: Pyramid, http://bit.ly/AspireNY.
There is a newly created LinkedIN group for the NY Pyramid Model users, trainers and related professionals, PyramidNYgroup. You are WELCOME to join in & find and share the most current Pyramid Model related information & materials.
National Disability Institute (NDI), in partnership with Spring Bank and Bronx Independent Living Services (BILS), announced the launch of an Assistive Technology (AT) Loan Program in selected areas of New York. The NDI AT Loan Program will provide low-interest loans to people with disabilities, seniors and veterans through participating financial institutions. Spring Bank will be the first bank to pilot this groundbreaking loan program.
Parent to Parent of NYS offers many webinars covering a broad spectrum of topic areas including parents support, transitional planning, housing options for people with disabilities to name a few. View their Statewide Events Page to learn more.