Parent Resources and Information
Opportunity for Parent Webinars
10/16/18- What do Graduates Receive?
11/27/18- Which Florida Colleges are Available?
12/11/18- Independent Living & College Success
1/29/19- Reality Check at College & Q&A
Overview of Dyslexia: What Parents Need to Know
Please join us to explore what dyslexia is and is not, recognize signs of reading difficulty at home, understand the emotional impact of dyslexia, and ways to support and assist individuals experiencing dyslexia. Click here to view the flyer.
Thursday, October 25, 2018 ~ 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM EST
Registration Link: http://www2.fdlrs.org/x/events/view/?id=239&pw=1b350154
Parent support groups meet in all three regions of the Florida Keys. Click on the link below to view the upcoming dates for the the remainder of 2018.
This resource provides programs designed to ensure that parents of children with the full range of disabilities have the training and information they need to prepare their children for not only school, but to be able to lead productive, independent lives to the fullest extent possible.
CARD is based at the University of Miami and Nova Southeastern University and is one of seven state-funded, university-based outreach and support centers in Florida dedicated to optimizing the potential of people with autism spectrum disorders (ASD), dual sensory impairment, sensory impairments with other disabling conditions, and related disabilities. In addition to ASD, CARD also serves a variety of related disabilities including deaf-blindness, sensory impairments with other disabling conditions, developmental delays in children under 5 who also present with autistic-like behaviors, and genetic disorders that may co-exist with autism symptoms (e.g., Fragile X Syndrome, Rett Syndrome, Tuberous Sclerosis, Angelman Syndrome, among others). Over the years, CARD’s constituency has grown from 88 families in 1993 to over 9,000 families today in Monroe, Miami-Dade and Broward counties.
Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) is a federal-state program that helps people who have physical or mental disabilities get or keep a job. VR is committed to helping people with disabilities find meaningful careers. Passage of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act further supports VR efforts to prepare youth for success in the 21st century workforce through our Transition Youth Services. Click here to learn more about the STAR program.
Work Incentives Planning and Assistance (WIPA) Project for South Florida
WIPA projects can provide information and support to help make a successful transition to work and financial independence. WIPA can help you:
- understand the rules of specific work incentives and how they apply to you/benefit analysis and advisement.
- decide whether the Ticket to Work program is right for you.
- understand the potential benefits of employment as a person who receives disability benefits from Social Security while dispelling the myths about working.
- analyze how work and earnings may impact Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), health care, and other public benefits
- understand the services provided by a state Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) agency or an Employment Network (EN), and how they might fit best with your needs
- with problem solving and advocacy
- with benefits support and planning/benefits management
- with information and referral
Contact Lesly Quin, Project Director, 305-453-3491 email@example.com