IEP: Individual Education Plans & 504 Plans
The Individualized Education Plan is a legal document that is developed for each public school child who is eligible for special education. It is written and maintained pursuant to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.
Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 is a civil rights law that prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities. It is utilized to develop a plan in order to ensure that a child, with a disability attending an elementary or secondary educational institution, receives accommodations providing them access to the learning environment.
Team MAG is available for public speaking engagements and interviews for local publications in order to support community awareness and education regarding the rights and needs of individuals with disabilities. This includes disability awareness and inclusion training for community services providers, educational and medical professionals. Samantha and Kristen are also regular guests on podcasts and vlogs in an effort to promote inclusion and disability rights.
IHSS: In-Home Supportive Services
In-Home Supportive Services (IHSS) is a Medi-Cal program that is funded by county, state and federal dollars. The goal of the IHSS program is to allow low income aged, blind, and disabled persons, who are at risk for out-of-home placement, to remain safely at home by providing payment for care provider services.
The IHSS application process generally involves a written application, an in-home interview with a social worker, and medical records. Once approved, there will be ongoing assessments, typically on an annual basis.
Parent Training and Education
Team MAG seeks to educate and empower parents to become their child's best advocate. To that end, MAG provides parents and other family members with educational opportunities through online learning, in-person consultations, and podcasts. Ultimately, MAG wants each parent and guardian of a child with disabilities to feel informed and confident that their child is receiving a quality education and appropriate services.
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