Online Event: Strategies for Avoiding the Cliff at 21: Models for Education, Behavioral and Family Supports Symposium – Apr 12

Posted by Social Innovations Journal on April 4, 2023

Please join us on April 12, 3:30-5:00pm for a 90-minute virtual panel on the topic of Strategies for Avoiding the Cliff at 21: Models for Education, Behavioral and Family Supports.

Fragmented care worsens health inequities, increases costs, and threatens to undo the progress made by vulnerable individuals. How do you design services and systems to ensure continuity of care for children, youth, and families with complex and/or special needs, especially as they transition to adult systems that don’t guarantee services? In this symposium, panelists who are experts in the health and human services fields on national and regional levels will share their perspectives. They will discuss supporting children with special needs in education, in the foster care system, integrating behavioral health and special education, new models of special education, residential and other specialized schools, family and social supports, as well as advocacy and policy and intersections with the criminal justice system. Panelists will discuss strategies to ensure that individuals with special needs can get the services they need after age 21, when they “fall off the disability cliff” and lose federal entitlements to services and supports. Please join us for a dynamic panel discussion with time for Q&A. This symposium is moderated by Tine Hansen-Turton, President and CEO of Woods Services.

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