children with disabilities http://kalw.org en Wading through a “complicated” system to support children with disabilities http://kalw.org/post/wading-through-complicated-system-support-children-disabilities <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;">&nbsp;</p><p></p><p dir="ltr" id="docs-internal-guid-24dca9b0-6dd5-334a-e215-c52fee259f47" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:19px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">The birth of a child is life-changing. For the wallet, the lifestyle and the fact that there’s another human to care for. </span></p><p></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:19px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">But for many California families, there’s an extra challenge to think about. According to the National Survey of Children’s Health, one in ten of the state’s children has a special health care need, including an intellectual disability</span><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 19px; line-height: 1.5;">, cerebral</span><span style="background-color: transparent; font-family: Arial; font-size: 19px; line-height: 1.15;">&nbsp;palsy, or autism.</span></p><p></p><p></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:19px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">One of those children is six-year old Lucien Gonzalez. </span></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="font-size:19px;font-family:Arial;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">Back when Lucien was nine months old, his parents began to notice he was missing some milestones. For example, he took a long time to sit up and crawl. At 11 months, they started to make some calls. They made an appointment with a neurologist. And they contacted the East Bay Regional Center to get their son assessed.</span></p><p> Tue, 19 Nov 2013 01:05:14 +0000 Mary Willis 36083 at http://kalw.org Wading through a “complicated” system to support children with disabilities Education Rights of Children with Disabilities. http://kalw.org/post/education-rights-children-disabilities <p>Education Rights of Children with Disabilities.<br><br>Guests:&nbsp; Susan Foley, Special Education Rights attorney,<br>and Kathryn Meola, Deputy County Counsel, San Mateo County.<br><br>Listeners are invited to call with questions/comments for Chuck and his guests: 415-841-4134.<br>&nbsp;</p> Wed, 04 Sep 2013 19:08:49 +0000 Chuck Finney 32577 at http://kalw.org