Family Coaching sessions are one one-on- one training sessions scheduled with the family and are conducted by phone. The purpose of Family Coaching is to provide information on supports, resources and information that impact daily issues families might face, such as preparing for an upcoming IEP meeting or finding funding to cover bio-medical needs.

  • Each sessions are individualized 30 minutes in length and conducted by phone at the parent’s request.
  • After one session is completed the next session can be scheduled.
  • Instructional guides are provided to participants to follow along during the phone session and to keep as a reference guide.

The following are sessions available below or you can also view them in the Family Coaching Brochure.

Advocacy Tips:

  • Creating Paper Trails/Using the Tools for Effective Advocacy
    Using the tools for effective advocacy gives strategies on addressing your concerns with your child’s school or agency.
  • Facilitating Positive Outcomes
    This informational guide provides suggestions on how to handle conflict with your school system or behavioral health provider. This guide is not meant to replace an advocate.
  • Bullying
    This guide provides strategies and resources to deal with bullying issues.

Funding and Supports:

  • Accessing Resources/Parent Resource Guide
    Parents Resource Guide is an informational guide that provides information on nationwide resources, including funding and other services.
  • Addressing Sibling Issues
    An informational guide that provides strategies to help your typical child understand the unique needs of their siblings with autism.
  • How to Start a Support Group/Making a Connection
    An informational guide that provides suggestions and ideas for organizing a support group in your area. It breaks down the process of how to get started.
  • Futures Planning
    Letter of Intent: The Letter of Intent guide describes how to develop instruction and information about your child to give to a future caregiver.
  • Life Planning and Guardianship
    An informational guide for your child when they reach 18 years of age, this guide provides information about how to prepare a life plan, what is a Special Needs Trust and how to obtain guardianship.

IEP’s:

  • IEP Checklist
    An informational guide, that give strategies on preparing for an IEP meeting.
  • Individual Rights and Processes: Your child’s Rights to Special Education
    In informational guide that discusses; IDEA, Section 504, Procedural Safeguards and Special Education laws.

Support Services:

  • Service Coordinators and Understanding the I/DD Waiver Program
    An informational guide that discusses case management services and reviews I/DD Waiver services.

Stress Strategies:

  • Grandparents and Autism Spectrum Disorders
    An informational guide that provides information and support to and for grandparents.
  • Parent Stress Strategies
    An informational guide to give suggestions and ideas to parents to help with daily stress management. A Self-Care plan will also be completed with this session.

Transitioning:

  • Independent Living
    Information on how to access independent living options for individuals 18 years and older with an intellectual disability.
  • Transitioning to Adult
    Information that provides helpful tips on transitioning from high school to adulthood and into the community.