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HighPointe Offers Free Educational Presentations

HighPointe Services is offering two free financial education presentations for families and guardians who have a family member with disabilities.

Presentation Topic:

Three disciplines impact your family’s quest to protect your assets and children:
Disability Benefits, Financial Planning and Legal considerations

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

HighPointe Services 7323 S. Alton Way Unit A Centennial, CO 80112

Doors open at 5:30pm, Presentation at 6:00pm
~Refreshments provided~

*RSVP by Tuesday, January 16th to 303.898.7656*
Childcare provided only by reservation: contact Michelle, 303.221.3222

Three disciplines impact your family’s quest to protect your assets and children:
Disability Benefits, Financial Planning and Legal considerations

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

       HighPointe Services 1544 Oakridge Drive Fort Collins, CO 80525

Doors open at 5:30pm, Presentation at 6:00pm
~Refreshments provided~

*RSVP by Monday, January 29th to 303.898.7656*
Childcare provided only by reservation: contact Christina, 970.377.9949


Melissa J. Edelman, CLU, ChSNC Melissa has served over twenty-five years in the financial services industry. She works extensively with special needs families to plan the entire family’s financial future with an eye to the lifetime of the special needs child. She is a parent of two adopted children, one with high functioning special needs.

Betty Lehman, Disability Advisor Betty has nearly thirty years as an advocate for special needs individuals and their families. While raising her own son with disabilities, she spearheaded fourteen state statutes, creating millions of dollars in funding for benefits for those with disabilities and their families.

Melissa Edelman is a registered representative of and offers securities, investment advisory and financial planning services through MML Investors Services, LLC. member SIPC. 4600 S. Ulster St. Suite 1200, Denver, CO 80237. 303-300-4341. CRN201407-1620001

What is Care Coordination? What is a Shared Plan of Care?

What is Care Coordination?

Care coordination is a patient & family-centered, assessment-driven, continuous, team-based activity designed to meet the bio-psychosocial needs of children and youth, while enhancing person & family care-giving skills and capabilities. But what does that mean?

What is a Shared Plan of Care?

A shared plan of care is a document that a family and their child’s care neighborhood can use to keep everyone working together as a child grows. Learn more about this essential communication tool.

How to get a Shared Plan of Care

A good first step towards finding quality Care Coordination and beginning to develop a Shared Plan of Care is to ask. Ask others: Ask primary care, ask specialty care, ask other providers, ask families who have found such help.

How to use a Shared Plan of Care

A shared plan of care used to support a child with a special health care needs will grow and change as it is used across the care team . Learn more about how to best use a shared plan of care.

Setting Goals

Working as a team to understand the whole child, their medical needs, and family goals ensures that each family is able to move forward in the daily care of their children. Learn more about setting goals in a shared plan of care.


Learn more about Care Coordination and Shared Plans of Care by watching this short videos.  Note: the topic information will load automatically after the completion of the previous video.

Watch for more information about Shared Plans of Care in future posts.



Resources for families and providers from our friends at Family Voices National

Bright Futures Update

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) announced the publication of the updated Bright Futures: Guidelines for Health Supervision of Infants, Children, and Adolescents, which outlines guidelines for 31 health supervision visits, plus the prenatal visit. AAP also updated its Bright Futures Periodicity Schedule, adopted by many state EPSDT programs to schedule screenings and assessments recommended at each well-child visit from infancy through adolescence. (See also the National Health Law Program’s State EPSDT Information, providing direct links to the Medicaid agencies’ EPSDT divisions in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.)

Well Visit Planner Now in Mobile Format

The Child and Adolescent Health Measurement Initiative has recently optimized its free online Well Visit Planner (WVP) tool for mobile use. The WVP helps parents of children ages four months to six years plan for their child’s next preventive care visit by answering questions about the child’s growth and development, choosing priorities for discussion, and getting a personalized visit guide. The tool takes less than 10 minutes to complete and is based upon recommendations established by the American Academy of Pediatrics’ Bright Futures Guidelines. (For more information on the WVP, see Frequently Asked Questions for Families or see past newsletters.)

Making Colorado a better place for children and youth with special health care needs