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Great News from the Department of Labor.

Posted on August 21, 2019

Great news! The Department of Labor now allows Family Medical Leave for parental attendance at IEP meetings at school. Please… Continue Reading

Coping with immigration

Posted on August 8, 2019

A Tip Sheet That May Help You in English and en Español. The Child Parent Institute provides a tip sheet… Continue Reading

Matrix 2019 Fall Express

Posted on August 1, 2019

Read articles on self-advocacy in English and Spanish on our 2019 Fall Express. Download a pdf of the Fall Networker… Continue Reading

Family Voices of California Survey

Posted on January 16, 2019
Posted in Take a Survey

If you’re a parent/caretaker of a child enrolled in a CCS (California Children’s Services) program that will be participating in… Continue Reading

Understanding Conservatorship: Will it be Part of Transition to Adulthood for Your Young Adult?

Posted on October 19, 2018

October 23, 2018 Sonoma County Office of Education 5340 Skylane Blvd, Santa Rosa, CA 95403 Join us as we welcome attorney Alexis Lynch. Conservatorship is an important step for families of a special needs child transitioning into adulthood.  In order to maintain the legal rights to make important decisions concerning your child’s care, such as place of residence, medical treatment

California Children’s Services (CCS) Whole Child Model Workshop

Posted on October 15, 2018
Posted in Archived Events

November 14, 2018 Presented by Family Voices of California, in partnership with California Department of Health Care Services and Matrix Parent Network. The Whole Child Model is a new way of coordinating your child’s health care, coming January 1, 2019. Under the Whole Child Model, Partnership Health Plan will cover both primary, specialty, and behavioral health care services for children

Self-Advocacy For All Ages (También en español)

Posted on October 10, 2018

New Matrix Help! Sheet on Self Advocacy/Auto Defensa Para Todas las Edades Check our help sheet on Self Advocacy for all ages: (In English and Spanish) No one is a better champion for your child than you. However, children who learn to self-advocate are confident, self-aware, and more socially adept. As parents we take great joy in helping our children

Goal Night at Dominican

Posted on October 9, 2018
Posted in Archived Events

November 5, 2018 – Library, Room 201 Map and Directions | Register Description: Want SMART IEP Goals? Matrix invites you to join Colleen Arnold, MS, and Dominican University Special Education students (future teachers) for a night of collaboration and education, focusing on improving your knowledge of SMART goals and your child’s academic goals. SAN RAFAEL: Date: Monday, November 5* Time:

Youth Vote – Rooted in Rights

Posted on September 26, 2018

Young people with disabilities – VOTE! Young people and people with disabilities are underrepresented at the polls – that means that young people with disabilities have got to get out the vote! Click here to watch the video posted on the Rooted In Rights website This video was made possible by funding support from the Department of Health and Human

Becoming an Adult: Taking Responsibility for Your Medical Care

Posted on September 25, 2018
Posted in Archived Events

Thinking of transitioning your young adult from pediatric medical care to a more appropriate environment? Check out this YouTube video by Nemours, Children’s Health System

Early Edition Newsletter Fall 2018

Posted on September 14, 2018

Teaching Your Little Ones to be an Effective Self-Advocate – Click here to download Early Edition. ¿Cómo Empieza a Enseñarle a tu Pequeño a Ser un Auto Defensor Efectivo? – Haga clic aquí para ver o descargar (página dos).    

Fall Networker/Express 2018 – Self-Advocacy Tips and Tools

Posted on September 14, 2018

Self-Advocacy Tips and Tools Parent Services: Self-Advocacy: The Lessons I’ve Learned and the Lessons I’m Still Learning. Early Years: Teaching Your Little One to be an Effective Self-Advocate. Make an Impact. Upcoming Matrix Trainings, Workshops and Events— Click here to view or download the 2018 Spring Networker — Haga clic aquí para ver o descargar