Webinar Recording: Medi-Cal and Behavioral Health Treatment for Autism

Kristin Jacobson, President and Founder of Autism Deserves Equal Coverage Foundation, will present on the new autism treatment coverage benefits under Medi-Cal. This is an introductory Webinar and is appropriate for families interested in accessing services through Medi-Cal as well as staff from family resource centers interested in learning about the benefit so they can help families in their catchment area. Information will be provided on eligibility for services and how to access services and will be relevant for individuals currently receiving BHT through regional centers, regional center clients who are not receiving BHT, and families who are not regional center clients. There will also be information about using the benefit as a primary insurance or as a secondary insurance to cover cost sharing for a private plan. Finally there will be some information for providers interested in becoming Medi-Cal BHT providers. 
 

SAVE the DATE! 2015 FVCA Health Summit

 MONDAY, MARCH 16 – TUESDAY, MARCH 17, 2015

13TH ANNUAL FVCA 
HEALTH SUMMIT & LEGISLATIVE DAY
Learn Together. Support our children’s health care needs together.
Holiday Inn Capitol Plaza ▪ 300 J Street, Sacramento
 

New Webinar Recording: Tools & Resources for Professionals

 

Tools & Resources from Family Voices to Help You in Your Work with Families of CYSHCN (Wednesday, November 5 2014)
 
Please join us to learn from the experts at national Family Voices about all the fantastic resources available to you to help you in your work with families of children and youth with special health care needs.
Presenters:
Bev Baker, Co-Director Family Voices and the National Center for Family and Professional Partnerships
Nora Wells, Co-Director Family Voices and the National Center for Family and Professional
Leslie Carroll, Director of IMPACT
Peggy Curran, Consultant to Family Voices
 
 

New Webinar Recording: Feeding Tubes

 
Our Children Eat Differently: Raising a Child with a Feeding Tube (Wednesday, October 29)
Tens of thousands of children in the U.S. depend on feeding tubes to receive the nutrition they need to grow and thrive. Dr. William Berquist, Professor of Pediatrics in Gastroenterology at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford, will focus on the history of feeding tubes, their benefits for children with a range of medical conditions, and the pros and cons of different types of feeding tubes. Michele Byrnes will discuss her perspective as a parent raising a child with a feeding tube and share the resources she’s gathered since her son was diagnosed with failure to thrive as a newborn four years ago.
 
 

New Webinar Recording: Telehealth

 
A Conversation about Telehealth and Children with Special Health Care Needs (Wednesday October 8, 2014)
What telehealth is; how telehealth can be used to improve access to and coordination of care for children with special health care needs; how Family Resource Centers and others advocates for children can help identify barriers and solutions to wider adoption of telehealth to meet the needs of children with special health care needs