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Lorain County Children and Families Council Board Meeting

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Lorain County Children and Families CouncilBoard Meeting
February 11, 2016Lorain County Administration Building
Help Me Grow Updates
HMG Early Intervention will transition from ODH toDoDDat the state level.Key Points Moving into July:The SFY17 grant is a continuation grant and only FCFCs will be able to apply. RFP released next week.Counties will continue to use state’s GMIS system for grant management and reporting.State’s database Early Track will still capture all HMG children’s information; this is HMG’s Electronic Record.SFY17 budget is expected to see a 5% decrease.ODH revamped Grants Management Unit with stronger accountability of all expenditures. Lorain County being audited currently.Federal Office of Special Education placed Ohio on “Needs Assistance” status in SFY16. Greater emphasis on local programs to implement early intervention evidence-based practices and use standardized outcome tool COS.
Help Me Grow Updates
Lorain County EBEI Approach
SC & Evaluators
BCMH Nurses
Early Childhood MH
Help Me Grow Updates
Focus Moving into SFY17…..Secure alternative funding source for continuation of therapists attendance to team meetings.Competency of ParentCoaching and EBEI practices.Transition from bi-monthly to weekly team meetings held within each region.
Lorain CountyHelpMeGrowUpdates
Lorain County Help Me Grow leads a County-Wide Early Autism Screening Project in Partnership with Lorain County Medical Partners and LCBDDPictured left to right: HMG Contract Manager Melissa Stefano, LCBDD EI Supervisor Stephanie Bondra,ConlethCrotser, M.D. and John Sanderson, D.O. ofKidzFirst Pediatrics of Oberlin, Developmental Specialist Bonnie Minnich, Kristin Guilonard, D.O. of Lorain County Health & Dentistry, HMG Supervisor Aimee Poe, Developmental Specialist ElizabethVodraska, HMG Service Coordinators and OCALI State Consultant Courtney Yantes (missing in photo is Dr. Charles Weber and Tanya Villa, HMG Central Coordination)
Help MeGrowUpdates
ADEP: Autism Diagnosis Education ProgramNationally, 1 in 68 children are diagnosed with autism each year.Lorain County’s ADEP program has diagnosed 31 children ages 0 – 3 since its inception (2013).Over 500 children have been diagnosed statewide (reported by OCALI).Partnership with Medical Providers give parents a choice, billable under consultation through private insurance and Medicaid.Children are screened using theAutism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS) with results sent to parent-selected medical partner for consultation and diagnosis. Results shared with child’s pediatrician.Specialized services known as The Play Project, research-based program that focuses on play and relationship to support the social and emotional growth of child with autism areoffered and providedby LCBDD Developmental Specialists.Lorain County SST#2 is hosting 2ndAnnual Special Needs Resource Day onTuesday,Mar 82016, 1:00PM - 7:00 PM
Ohio Children’s Trust Fund Updates
Ohio Children’s Trust Fund Updates
Still need a Commissioner Appointee for the new Regional Council.Stark County FCFC applied and will most likely be rewarded contract for Council Prevention Coordinator.State advocacy work around transition funding for currently-funded programs.This will be a lost to FCFC budget of $96,000.
ENGAGE Wrap Around Services
ENGAGE is Ohio’sSAMHSA System of Care Expansion Grant:4 Year Implementation Grant (SFY 14-17)Expand System of CareStatewideFocused on Youth & Young Adults inTransitionEmploys the National Wrap Around Model for Service provision.Partnership with Case Western Reserve University to support data collection and analysis.Lorain County$59,000 one-time payment was received in June 2015 to support Wrap Around services.Adherenceto High Fidelity Wrap Around services measured using the WFI-EZ will be focus of LCCFC moving into SFY16-17.Participating in a joint youth transition collaborative between Workforce Development, State Support Team #2, Opportunities forOhioanswith Disabilities, Supported Employment/LCBDD.
Ohio Family and Children First
10 Year Service Award: Elaine Georgas
Secretary 2006 - 2016





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Lorain County Children and Families Council Board Meeting