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Brochure for Health Care Professionals: "Your Next Patient Has Autism..." (PDF; size=247k) - The Education Subcommittee of the North Shore-Long Island Jewish Health System (NSLIJHS) Autism Steering Committee has recently completed work on its first educational initiative. “Your Next Patient Has Autism...” is a trifold brochure developed for the many health professionals – nurses, physicians, technicians and others – who provide services for children on the autism spectrum. It is especially designed for those who only occasionally treat this population. Physical assessment, diagnostic imaging, and a variety of other interventions – both invasive and non-invasive – may induce fear and anxiety in people with autism. Their behavioral responses to such experiences often interfere with needed care and increase the risk of physical and/or psychological trauma. “Your Next Patient Has Autism...” provides caregivers with a brief synopsis of autism together with specific recommendations for managing the special needs of these patients in the context of in-patient or out-patient healthcare. Thanks to Beth Kimmel of ASA-Oakland for suggesting this resource.

 

Featured Resource: The Care Notebook - The Care Notebook and Care Organizer are tools for families who have children with special health care needs. Families use Care Notebooks to keep track of important information about their child's health and care. This makes it easier to find and share key information with their child's care team.

 

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Diversity & Cultural Issues

The Diversity Kit: An Introductory Resource for Social Change in Education

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The Law, Education & Special Education

Michigan Rules and Regulations Governing Private Schools and Homeschools - click here.

 

Information for Surrogate Parents from MDE: Revised Policy for the Appointment of Surrogate Parents for Special Education Services - click here. (PDF)

 

Administrative Rules for Special Education - You can now download the rules in text format.  Looking for a specific word, phrase or rule?  See Tips on Searching a Text File.

 

How to obtain a copy of the Federal IDEA Laws - click here.

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