Looking back over the past year, Family Voices Colorado has a lot to be proud of – read on for some highlights of our achievements and impact in 2013, and a preview of what 2014 may bring.
April is Autism Awareness Month, and with the recent and rapid increase in the rate of autism diagnosis (as many as 1 in 50 children are affected by the disorder), we want to highlight some resources available for families, professionals, and community members.
Training & Resources: Webinars to increase family leadership, Parent Support Provider certification, and the Bright Futures Family Network.
Early Intervention services can help children overcome early delays and improve long-term health outcomes. Yet the National Survey of Children’s Health found that in the past year, 4 in 5 young children did not receive age-appropriate screening for developmental, behavioral, and social risks and delays, leading to missed opportunities for early intervention and advancing school readiness.
The Rockwell family knew their daughter, Sarah, needed the round-the-clock care and supervision that only her residential treatment center could provide. But the cost-conscious managed care system wanted to send her home. Learn how Family Voices empowered Sarah’s parents to advocate for an agreement that keeps everyone safe.