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October 30, 2017
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A Sweet Way to Give Back!Desserts in the Desert November fourth 2017 from 12pm to 4pm location Sanchos at 2021 West Sunset tickets on sale 10 dollar tickets for dessert tasting and 25 dollar for desserts and paring tickets benefiting those affected on Las Vegas Strip click to Get tickets now
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Association for Persons with Developmental Disabilities and Mental Health Needs.
NADD is an association for persons with developmental disabilities and mental health needs. They offer to professionals, families and caregivers educational services, training materials, and conferences to promote understanding of and services for individuals who have both developmental disabilities and mental health needs. Their 34th annual conference is coming up November 1-3, 2017.
For more information contact them at: thenadd.org

What is Zero Suicide?
Zero Suicide is a key concept of the 2012 National Strategy for Suicide Prevention, a priority of the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention (Action Alliance), a project of Education Development Center's Suicide Prevention Resource Center (SPRC), and supported by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). The foundational belief of Zero Suicide is that suicide deaths for individuals under care within health and behavioral health systems are preventable. It presents both a bold goal and an aspirational challenge.

For health care systems, this approach represents a commitment:
  • To patient safety, the most fundamental responsibility of health care
  • To the safety and support of clinical staff, who do the demanding work of
    treating and supporting suicidal patients
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Help Kids Cope App
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Help Kids Cope is an app designed to assist parents in talking to their children about different natural disasters they may experience or have already experienced. This app includes 10 different natural disaster types with sections in each on how to explain, prepare, respond, and heal from the event their family is concerned with.
    -Happy Apping
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Help Kids Cope App, By: UCLA
A Roadmap To Behavioral Health
A Guide to Using Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Services. 4 Use this guide with the Roadmap to Better Care and a Healthier You to understand how to use your coverage to improve your mental and physical health. This guide adds to the 8 steps of the Roadmap to give important information about behavioral health. Download Guide here . . .
Young Adults and Transitioning Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder
The Autism Collaboration, Accountability, Research, Education and Support Act (Autism CARES Act) of 2014 Report to Congress
This Report concerning young adults with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and the challenges related to the transition from existing pediatric and school-based services to those services available during adulthood is mandated by the Autism CARES Act of 2014 (P.L. 113-157, see Appendix 1 for the complete text of the relevant section of the legislation). The purposes of this Report are to summarize existing federal investments focused on the transition period from childhood to adulthood for individuals with ASD, and to identify gaps in federal research, programs, and services that support youth with ASD during this critical time period. View Report Here . . .
PEP Webinars
These webinars allow you to take a short break to get the information you need without leaving your home or work. Click the links below to get a description and register for these amazing webinars.
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Getting the First Job
Thursday, 26 October 2017, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Help Your Child Focus on Learning
Friday, 3 November 2017, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Introduction to IEP
Monday, 6 November 2017, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Spanish: Introducción al Curso del IEP
Martes, 7 de Noviembre, 2017, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
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Big Changes in Nevada about Earning a Standard Diploma
In the 2017 legislative session, Nevada passed a bill (AB7) which made changes to the requirements for earning a Standard Diploma. Nevada Department of Education has published a guidance document about the next steps to help students who did not pass the proficiency exams in the past an opportunity to obtain a standard diploma.

The guidance states:
Any student denied a standard high school or adult standard diploma solely because the student did not satisfy any existing requirement to pass the High School Proficiency Examinations will be issued a standard high school or adult standard diploma if:
(1) The student submits to the school district or charter school in which the student was last enrolled in high school a written request for a determination of whether the student, notwithstanding the failure of the student to satisfy any existing requirement to pass the High School Proficiency Examinations, otherwise satisfied any existing requirements to receive a standard high school or adult standard diploma; and

(2) After reviewing the transcript of the student and any other relevant documentation, the school district or charter school determines that, notwithstanding the failure of the student to satisfy any existing requirement to pass the High School Proficiency Examinations, the student otherwise satisfied existing requirements to receive a standard high school or adult standard diploma.

Clark County School District has created a page that former students can apply to receive a standard diploma. Contact your child's school district for more information on this opportunity for students to receive a standard diploma.
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Mental Health Wellness on College Campuses
The National Council on Disability (NCD) has submitted a report Mental Health on College Campuses: Investments, Accommodations Needed to Address Student Needs to share recommendation with Congress, U.S. Department of Education, Department of Health and Human Services, as well as Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. The purpose of the report is “to identify barriers to mental health services on college campuses, identify federal law and policy barriers to academic achievement for students, and offers solutions through recommendations and best practices”. Read the report in full to Learn More . . .

Engage in Vocational Training Programs
For some students, reaching vocational opportunities comes with the support of a community organization or a state agency. Benefits.gov published an article Reaching Your Vocational Potential that supplies families and students with information on Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Investment Act (WIOA) youth programs, National Fire Academy Training Assistance Programs, Native American Vocational and Technical Education Programs. These programs are great ways for high school students to learn which type of technical and service-based industries best suit their personalities and skills. Check out these program in full using the link provided.
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Bullying.gov: How Far Can You Move The Needle On Bullying Prevention?
This blog post describes a new resource developed by the Health Resources and Services Administration to help measure bullying prevention efforts. The Assessing Prevention and Implementing Change resource contains two main tools developed for state health departments: the Bullying Prevention Capacity Assessment, and the Bullying Prevention Change Package and Driver Diagram. Schools, daycare providers, summer camp programs, youth sports, and other clubs and venues where youth convene also can use them to find meaningful strategies to promote empathy, civility, and inclusion to prevent bullying. Read Blog Post Here . . .
Americans In Rural Areas More Likely To Die By Suicide
Rural counties in the U.S. consistently had higher suicide rates than metropolitan counties from 2001-2015, according to data released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Additional findings include: across metropolitan and rural areas, suicide rates for males were four to five times higher than for females during the study period; suicide rates for Black, non-Hispanic individuals in rural areas were consistently lower than suicide rates for Black, non-Hispanic individuals in urban areas; and White, non-Hispanic individuals have the highest suicide rates in metropolitan counties while American Indian/Alaska Native, non-Hispanic individuals have the highest rates in rural counties. Findings by age group revealed increases in suicide rates for all ages with the highest rates and greatest rate increases in rural counties.Press Release . . .
Evidence-Based, Trauma-Focused Psychotherapy
This article explains possible causes of trauma and outlines treatment options that can help with trauma-related symptoms. Article Here . . .
National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month
Bullying Prevention Awareness Month is an annual effort by agencies, schools, and communities to highlight bullying prevention education and awareness activities. During this month, StopBullying.gov will be sharing important resources to deepen the understanding and effects of bullying, and what research has shown to be effective in prevention. Learn Bullying Prevention Here . . .
National Disability Employment Awareness Month
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Observed each October, National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) is designed to celebrate the contributions of workers with disabilities and educate the public about the value of a workforce inclusive of their skills and talents. Reflecting the important role that different perspectives play in workforce success, this year’s theme is “Inclusion Drives Innovation.” The official 2017 NDEAM poster is available for downloading and to order in hard copy from the Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy.Learn More Here . . .
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October is National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month
One in five teenagers report being bullied – but there is a lot we can do to prevent it! This month, the world comes together to raise awareness for bullying prevention. In 2006 PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center launched the Bullying Prevention Awareness Month campaign. Since then it has been an annual effort by agencies, schools, and communities to highlight bullying prevention education and awareness activities.

Spread the word!
Awareness is key to any prevention effort. Help by updating your Facebook profile picture frame for the month of October!
In addition, show your support by sharing activities and resources on social media, and use the hashtag #BullyingPreventionMonth.
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Unity Day is Wednesday October 25, 2017 Wear Orange and use hastag UnityDay2016 Together Against Bullying United for kindness, acceptance and inclusion
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Parent Guidelines for Helping Youth after the Recent Shooting
The recent shooting has been an extremely frightening experience, and the days, weeks, and months following can be very stressful. Your children and family will recover over time, especially with the support of relatives, friends, and community. How long it takes to recover will depend on what happened to you and your family during and after this event. Some adults and children have been seriously injured and will require medical treatment and long-term rehabilitation. Over time, some youth and adults will return to normal routines, while others may struggle.
Learn More Here . . .

Kids Learning Box: Preschool App
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Little ones laugh and learn as they help a Sesame Street monster friend calm down and solve everyday challenges. This bilingual (English and Spanish), research-based app helps your child learn strategy’s for problem-solving. The app is part of Sesame Street’s Little Children, Big Challenges initiative, which aims to provide tools to help children build skills for resilience, and overcome everyday challenges and more stressful situations and transitions.
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Keeping Parents Informed - Evidenced Based Practices in Education
Learning about Implementation of Evidence-Based Literacy Practices
One way to help your child succeed is to know if the school is using effective teaching and intervention practices. The handout Evidence-Based Practices at School: A Guide for Parents (create URL for attached) explains the meaning of evidenced based practices and why they are important.

The following tool is helpful for both parents and educators to learn how evidence-based literacy practices can contribute to student's success. Implementing Evidence-Based Literacy Practices is a concise and easy-to-use tool that outlines the steps necessary to implement well grounded literacy practices. Walking through the tool you can watch videos, review documents, see infographics and start a conversation with your child's teacher about evidence-based literacy practices.
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Special Needs – Benefits
There are federal and state programs committed to providing additional assistance for families with special needs. As a military family, you also can count on the support of the Exceptional Family Member Program and Military OneSource special needs specialty consultants. Learn about the benefits available to you and use them to take good care of your family.

Early Childhood Inclusion
Early Childhood Suspensions and Inclusion
In the US Department of Education Policy statement is that all young children with disabilities should have access to inclusive high-quality early childhood programs, where they are provided with individualized and appropriate support in meeting high expectations. In part, this was in response to too many toddlers experienceing suspension and expulsion. To help understand how the practice of suspending and expelling preschoolers can impact children and families read 4 Disturbing Facts about Preschool Suspension. Nevada's Early Childhood Advisory Council has developed a policy statement on suspension and expulsion for early childhood classrooms. This policy statement can be shared with early childhood programs to discourage suspensions and promote inclusion practices for preschoolers with disabilities.
PEP Webinars
These webinars allow you to take a short break to get the information you need without leaving your home or work. Click the links below to get a description and register for these amazing webinars.
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Introduction to IEP
Friday, 13 October 2017, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Spanish: Bullies, Acosados y Espectadores: Respuestas que Funciona
Jueves, 19 de Octubre 2017, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Making the Most Out of Your Baby’s Early Intervention Services
Wednesday, 25 October 2017, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Did You Know . . .
There is a National Technical Assistance Center on Transition (NTACT) website that you can go to for resources and guidance for our youth with disabilities? It provides information on transition planning, graduation, post school success and more, to Find out More . . .
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How do I Contact my National Legislative Officials?
House of Representatives - There are 4 congressional districts serving the state of Nevada. Each district has an elected congressman that serves a specific geographical area. If you are interested in contacting your Congressman to provide feedback on an issue or register a concern, click on the Find My Representative to determine who is your Congressman for your district. Each congressman has an office in Washington DC and in Nevada.

Senate - Nevada as two Senators, Senator Dean Heller and Senator Catherine Cortez-Masto. You can contact them by clicking on the following link Senators of the 115th Congress. Each senator has an office in Washington DC and in Nevada.

Legislative offices offer constituent services such as help with a federal agency and accessing federal resources. You can also provide information to the legislator about the needs of persons with disabilities and how particular legislation may impact or improve services. Click here for helpful tips when contacting legislative officials. There is power in speaking out and telling your story. Through legislative advocacy, your family stories can make a difference on how elected officials understand the issues that face families who have children with disabilities!
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Map a Course for Your Student’s Future
When planning for you student’s journey to post-secondary education or training, you will need to set a goal of how to make this a transition smooth. Pacer provides the handout “Set a Post-secondary Education or Training Destination and Map a Course to Get There” that can help parents and students map their goals and plan for the future. This handout talks about tips on who can help the student plan, financial aid, and community resources that can assist as well. Read the handout to learn more about post-secondary and training information.
Assistive Technology and the Individualized Education Program
Advocating for your student’s assistive technology (AT) in school is important for their academic success. To accomplish this, the most effective tools parents have are to know your student’s needs, what strategies are helpful in supporting their academic progress, and know their Individualized Education Program (IEP). The Center on Technology and Disability has a guide that can help parents learn how to obtaining a formal AT evaluation and learn the key questions to ask to engage their student’s IEP team in choosing the right AT device. To see more about AT and how it can support your student, read the guide in full.
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Life-Saving Post-ER Suicide Prevention Strategies Are Cost Effective; Follow-Up Postcards Less Expensive, More Effective Than Usual Care
Three interventions designed for follow-up of individuals who are identified with suicide risk in hospital emergency departments (EDs) save lives and are cost effective relative to usual care. A study led by researchers at the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) modelled the use of the approaches in EDs and found that all three interventions compare favorably with a standard benchmark of cost-effectiveness used in evaluating health care costs.
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Director's Message: Suicide Prevention: Next Steps
September was National Suicide Prevention Month. Focusing on the benefits of collaborations, NIMH Director Dr. Joshua Gordon outlines recent research results as well as future directions in the area of suicide prevention research.
Outline Results Here . . .
Advancing Research To Prevent Youth Suicide: Federal Partners Meeting Report For The Pathways To Prevention Workshop
This report from the NIH Office of Disease Prevention is the culmination of a two-year effort by the NIH to identify activities that could be effective in preventing suicidal thoughts and behaviors as early as possible. The report identifies key next steps and opportunities for collaboration across federal agencies, including: create a national workgroup focused on key issues relating to youth suicide with member organizations (both public and private) from the local to the national level; and develop improved experimental designs, data harmonization, and analytical techniques for examining youth suicide risk/protective factors. View Report Here . . .
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**ONLY 4 Days Left!**
7th Annual Run Walk Roll Against Bullying Saturday September 30th 2017 in Las Vegas and Join us as we kick off National Bullying Prevention Month Register NowRegister Now button
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New CDC Resource Can Help States and Communities Prevent Suicide Among Youth
Suicide and bullying are public health problems that affect youth. Suicide was the second leading cause of death among youth ages 10-24 in 2015. While most youth who are involved in bullying do not engage in suicide-related behaviors, those who have been bullied or who bully others are more likely to report suicidal thoughts and suicide attempts. Both bullying others and being bullied are linked to feelings of hopelessness and helplessness –feelings that increase a young person’s risk of suicide. Continue Reading . . .

Nevada Children's System of Care Workgroups
The Nevada Children's System of Care Workgroups meet regularly to plan and advise the Children's Mental Health System of Care in Nevada. These workgroups provide a great way for families to get involved in making a positive change in how services are delivered in Nevada. If you would like to find out how you can participate, please contact the System of Care Family Facilitator, Kelly Figueroa, CPSP, at 702.388.8899. Upcoming meetings can be found at Upcoming Children's System of Care Meetings.

Breathe, Think, Do with Sesame App
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Little ones laugh and learn as they help a Sesame Street monster friend calm down and solve everyday challenges. This bilingual (English and Spanish), research-based app helps your child learn strategy’s for problem-solving. The app is part of Sesame Street’s Little Children, Big Challenges initiative, which aims to provide tools to help children build skills for resilience, and overcome everyday challenges and more stressful situations and transitions.
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Staying in High School Is About More Than a Diploma
A new study titled "Substance Use among 12th Grade Aged Youth, By Dropout Status" released by the Substance Abuse Mental Health Administration demonstrates that youth who drop out of high school are more likely to use cigarettes, alcohol, illicit drugs, marijuana and non-medical use of prescription drugs. To read the study click here . . .

6 Ways to Support Your College Student’s Mental Health
Transitioning from high school to college can be an exciting time for many students and for some it can be a confusing or stressful time. Supporting your student’s mental health is important during this time. This handout “6 Ways to Support Your College Student’s Mental Health” can help plan before a problems emerge. The handout covers items such as: knowing health insurance for mental health coverage; understanding the college’s code of conduct and leave of absence policies; and ideas about engaging students in conversations about mental health.

PEP Webinars
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Bullies, Targets, and Bystanders: Responses that Work
Thursday, 5 October 2017, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Introduction to IEP
Friday, 13 October 2017, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Managing Self Care
When you have a child with mental health needs, a disability or any challenging behaviors, it is important to take care of yourself, so that you can take care of your child. Recognizing that we need to take care of ourselves is the first step. For more tips . . .

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Let's use the Week of Respect to Stop Cyberbullying!
Governor Sandoval has proclaimed October 2 - 6, 2017 to be Nevada's Annual Week of Respect to encourage the community to learn and participate in bullying prevention activities. Cyberbullying is bullying that takes place using electronic technology. The Nevada Department of Education Office for a Safe and Respectful Learning Environment has added some new resources for parents that can help address cyberbullying. Learn more about how to protect your child from cyberbullying on the National Bullying Prevention Center website. The following school district sites provide bullying information that can be used to report a cyberbullying incident. It is important to learn about the laws and how to report bullying. Parents, students and schools can work together to prevent cyberbullying!

Save The Date Nevada!
Friday, October 6th Statewide

Make eating a selfless act by joining us for a fundraiser to support Nevada PEP. Just come into any Nevada Chipotle on Friday, October 6th from 10:45AM to 10PM. Bring in this flyer, show it on your  martphone or tell the cashier you support PEP and 50% goes to Nevada PEP.

Key Terms to Help Advocate for Your Student
To effectively advocate for your student, it is important to know the “language.” The Center on Technology and Disability published a glossary that can help parents learn this “language”. This glossary can be used to become familiar and stay informed with various terms regarding special education, disabilities, and assistive technology. View the glossary in full to learn more.

Youth M.O.V.E. Update
Thank you to our members for your participation in our last Youth M.O.V.E. Nevada meeting! Stay tuned for our next meeting date. Join us at the “Run, Walk, Roll Against Bullying” event in Las Vegas. In October “Unity Day” events will be taking place in Las Vegas and Reno. We appreciate your continued support in advocating for systems change for Nevada youth! Keep up to date by checking out our website at http://www.nvpep.org/youth-move.html and don’t forget to follow us on social media. See you at the next meeting! Facebook: facebook.com/youthmovenv,
Twitter: @YouthMOVEnv, Instagram: @YouthMOVEnv.

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NIH Awards Nearly $100 Million For Autism Centers Of Excellence Program
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded nine research grants totaling nearly $100 million over the next five years for the Autism Centers of Excellence (ACE), a program that supports large research projects aimed at understanding and developing interventions for autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The ACE awards seek to build on discoveries of the last 10 years by supporting innovative, multi-disciplinary research that promises to yield interventions and services for people with ASD.News Release . . .

Hurtful Emotions: Understanding Self-Harm
People deal with difficult feelings in all sorts of ways. Some may feel an urge to hurt themselves when distressed. Finding healthy ways to cope can help individuals get through tough times. This NIH News in Health article describes why someone may self-harm and offers suggestions for helping. Read Health Article Here . . .

Positive Parenting: Building Healthy Relationships With Your Kids
This NIH News in Health article offers positive parenting tips and suggestions for connecting with kids. Being sensitive, responsive, and available to kids can help build positive, healthy relationships. Article Here . . .

Roadmap To Behavioral Health: A Guide To Using Mental Health And Substance Use Disorder Services
This publication offers important information about mental health and substance use disorder services, including definitions of behavioral health terms and guidance on how to find a behavioral health services provider, receive treatment, and obtain follow-up care. View Publication . . .

Archived Webcast: Impact Of Cyberbullying: Addressing The Needs Of Children And Youth
The panelists explored cyberbullying among children and youth, and looked at ways to help parents, guardians, and educators better understand and address the issue of cyberbullying. Watch Webcast Here . . .

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7th Annual Run Walk Roll Against Bullying Saturday September 30th 2017 in Las Vegas and Join us and Emcee Chet Buchanan and Grand Marshal Ricardo Laguna B M X rider as we kick off National Bullying Prevention Month and Bring an End to Bullying Register NowRegister now by clicking here for the 7th Annual Run Walk Roll Against Bullying Saturday September 30th 2017 in Las Vegas

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October is National Bullying Prevention Month
Sponsored by PACER's National Bullying Prevention Center
National Bullying Prevention Month is a nationwide campaign founded in 2006 by PACER's National Bullying Prevention Center. The campaign, held during the month of October, unites communities around the world to educate and raise awareness of bullying prevention. It has grown from a week-long event to a worldwide effort, with thousands of individuals participating in many activities throughout October.

Show Your Support
Register your school or organization as a Champion Against Bullying.
Add your name to the digital “Together Against Bullying” pledge.
Sign up for the Bullying Prevention Newsletter.
Speak in your community about bullying prevention and local activities.
Download, print & share the flyer with your school, organization or community.
Complete the brief on-line form celebrate National Bullying Prevention Month.

Keeping Parents Informed - Evidenced Based Practices in Education
Teaching Counting Instructional Videos
National Center on Intensive Intervention has developed short videos for parents and teachers to teach counting.This series of videos provides brief instructional examples for supporting students who need intensive instruction in the area of numeracy and counting. Within college- and career-ready standards numeracy and counting are taught in Pre-K through Grade 1. These videos may be used as each concept is introduced, or with students in higher grade levels who continue to struggle with the concepts. Special education teachers, math interventionists, and others working with struggling students may find these videos helpful. Parents may also want to check out the free sample worksheets for practice activities to support their child's math instruction.

Back to School with Bookshare: Tips from the Teaching Trenches (Pt 2)
Here is an excerpt: Equal access means equal opportunity for students with disabilities Welcome to the second blog in our Back to School with Bookshare series. These blogs help teachers get a strong start to the school year so they can help their students be successful. The first blog featured Special Education Resource Teacher Diane Lurye and the ways she...
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Report to Congress: Young Adults and Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder Transitioning to Adulthood
A new Report to Congress compiled by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) finds there is a critical need for research and better coordinated services targeted to youth with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) who are transitioning to adulthood. In an April 2017 blog, we noted that about 50,000 youth with ASD turn 18 each year, with about 450,000 total aged 16-24 years old living in the United States today. A major finding of the report is that there are very few federal resources that specifically target youth and young adults with ASD transitioning to adulthood. View Full Report . . .

Military-Connected Children News
Financial Planning and Assistance for Families with Special Needs
When you have a family member with special needs, financial planning is vital. Be prepared to take good care of your family member by tackling the money issues today.

Military OneSource is here to help you—with financial planning related to issues like disability tax credits, Supplemental Security Income and much more.
Learn how to start your financial plan Here . . .

Early Childhood Inclusion
Quality Inclusive Early Childhood Programs: 10 Things to Look For
What should parents look for when they are seeking quality inclusive early childhood programs for their child? And what should educators aim for in shaping quality inclusive programs? Check out these 10 questions to ask about a program and corresponding indicators of a quality inclusive program. They are adapted and expanded from indicators developed by Dr. Mary Beth Bruder and can be helpful as parents pick a preschool program that meets their child's needs.

PEP Webinars
These webinars allow you to take a short break to get the information you need without leaving your home or work. Click the links below to get a description and register for these amazing webinars.
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Introduction to IEP
Wednesday, 13 September 2017, 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Planning for Change - School to Adult Transition
Wednesday, 20 September 2017, 1:30pm - 2:30pm

Understanding ESSA (Every Student Succeeds Act)
The National Center for Learning Disabilities and Understood.org have put together a Parent Toolkit to help better understand ESSA, the Every Student Succeeds Act. The toolkit includes what states must do, why accountability matters, the role parents can play and more.
To Access the Toolkit Click Here . . .

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Learning about Suicide Prevention - September is National Suicide Prevention Month
The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention is the national leader in the fight against suicide. They are the project that funds research, offer educational programs, advocate for public policy, and support those affected by suicide. To learn more, visit their website. Thousands of AFSP Suicide Prevention Advocates across the country are working to shape state and local policies aimed at reducing the number of people who die by suicide. Nevada is one of four states in the United States with a dedicated office to provide information, training and resource as shown on the Statewide Suicide Prevention Initiatives map.

Nevada's Office of Suicide Prevention has offices located in Reno and Las Vegas. The Office of Suicide Prevention has collaborated with partners statewide to draft the Nevada suicide prevention plan. This plan is modeled after the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention.

To learn more about resources and partners in Nevada suicide prevention, click here to visit their website. The website encourages families to visit National Suicide Prevention Lifeline to obtain, apps, safety plans and other resources to help them respond to warning signs and risk factors.

Check out the handout What Can Parents Do to Prevent Youth Suicide? to learn more about helping youth that may be considering suicide.

Bullying and suicide: What’s the connection? from PBS Newshour talks about the research and how we need to increase the mental health services for both the target of bullying and the bully. Learning the risk factors and talking with the school counselor/social worker, mental health professional and your child are all ways that families can get help and prevent suicide.

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Having a Unique Experience: Tips for College Students
With the new college semester beginning, this can be an exciting time. Learning a new campus and engaging with instructors or peers can be a little overwhelming for some student with disabilities. To help with this transition, the Center on Transition Innovations (CTI) has a tip sheet that can help put the college experience into prospective for students. This sheet can help support students with tips on requesting accommodations, time management, and engaging in classes of interest. To find out more about these tips and more view the sheet in full.

Supporting Students Reading & Writing through Technology
Learn how to support students and help them enjoy reading and writing. Some students with Dylexia and Dysgraphia have difficulty expressing themselves in writing as well as spelling and information organization. View this webinar, Writing Strategies for the Reluctant Writer, Including Dysgraphia” on Tuesday, September 19th, 2017 - 4:00pm EDT and learn how high-tech and low-tech strategies can support your student. To register, click the link.

New Report Finds That 12th Grade Aged High School Dropouts Are More At Risk For Substance Use
A new SAMHSA report reveals that substance use was more likely among 12th grade aged dropouts than among 16 to 18 year olds who were still in school. Twelfth grade aged dropouts were more likely to have engaged in past month use of cigarettes (55.9 vs. 20.2 percent), alcohol (41.1 vs. 33.7 percent), binge alcohol (31.8 vs. 22.1 percent), illicit drugs (31.4 vs. 18.1 percent), marijuana (27.5 vs. 15.6 percent), and nonmedical use of prescription-type drugs (9.5 vs. 4.6 percent).
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Health Observance: Wellness Week
SEPTEMBER 10-16, 2017
SAMHSA’s National Wellness Week is held during the third week of September and shares the message that practicing wellness provides an essential foundation for good health. The theme of the 2017 is Connecting All Aspects of Behavioral Health. Materials and graphics are available to support local Wellness Week activities.
Learn More Here . . .

Webinar: Meaningful Family Engagement From Early Childhood To High School
SEPTEMBER 20, 2017, 2:00-3:30 PM ET
In this SAMHSA National Resource Center for Mental Health Promotion and Youth Violence Prevention webinar, participants will learn why and how Project LAUNCH (Linking Actions for Unmet Needs in Children’s Health) and Safe Schools/Healthy Students grantees are advancing meaningful family engagement at the state and local levels. Strategies will focus on state and local policy changes made to support and sustain meaningful family engagement in early childhood programs and public schools. Presenters will also share about best practices and methods that they are implementing from early childhood to high school to strengthen family engagement in their child’s learning, development and well-being.
Register Here . . .


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Suicide Prevention Awareness Month in September
NIMH’s publication Suicide in America, a brief overview of the statistics on depression and suicide with information on depression treatments and suicide prevention.

Suicide does not discriminate. People of all genders, ages, and ethnicities can be at risk for suicide. But people most at risk tend to share certain characteristics.
The main risk factors for suicide are:
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Creating What Will Work
What can we do when some of our kids are not quite ready for college or a career after leaving high school, and adult programs that are offered aren't meeting the need of our children? We may need to try something different, here is a story of a Mom who did just that, Read Her Story Here . . .

When Mean Girls Bullied My Daughter Because of Her Learning Issues
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Like other parents, I’ve heard stories about mean kids. I’ve watched television interviews of parents who have tears in their eyes as they talk about hazing. But bullying is something I never thought would happen to my child—until it did.

Our daughter is 12 and in sixth grade, and she’s an amazing child. Funny, loving, kind, sweet and smart. She makes me laugh every day, and she hugs our family about 10 times a day. She ends every phone call with an “I love you.”
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I Can't Wake Up! Alarm Clock App
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Can't wake up?
Can't get your student to wake up for school in the morning? With this alarm clock they are sure to get up on time, thanks to up to eight different “Wake Up Tasks” which won't let you turn the alarm off or lower the volume until you finish them!
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Your Mind, Your Rights
Taking care of yourself includes taking care of your mind as well. Many college students suffer from anxiety, depression, and other mental health concerns. In the 2016 National College Health Assessment, 38.2% of the 33,512 students surveyed reported they “felt so depressed it was difficult to function” during the past year. The Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law published a guide “Your Mind, Your Rights”. This is a guide for students who want to seek help for mental health or emotional distress, steps to take to find support on and off the campus, academic accommodations, and what resources to utilize for the grievance process. Read the guide in full to Learn More on This Topic . . .

7th Annual Run Walk Roll Against Bullying Saturday September 30th 2017 in Las Vegas and Join us and Emcee Chet Buchanan and Grand Marshal Ricardo Laguna B M X rider as we kick off National Bullying Prevention Month and Bring an End to Bullying Register NowRegister now by clicking here for the 7th Annual Run Walk Roll Against Bullying Saturday September 30th 2017 in Las Vegas

Transition Planning Tips for Linguistically and Culturally Diverse Youth with Disabilities
It is important that the steps taken during transition planning lead to positive and well-informed decisions in education, career exploration, and independent living. When working with the other members of the team, parents and students want to make sure their voice is heard; which will help to ensure the student’s success. PACER has put together this handout, “Transition Planning Tips for Linguistically and Culturally Diverse Youth with Disabilities”, to help families with tips on transition planning and ideas about extra support and training that maybe be needed. When using culturally appropriate practices in transition planning, it helps lead to more successes and celebrations of positive outcomes for all students. To learn more about these tips, explore the handout in full.

PEP Webinars
These webinars allow you to take a short break to get the information you need without leaving your home or work. Click the links below to get a description and register for these amazing webinars.
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Ayude a su Hijo a Concentrarse en el Aprendizaje
Miércoles, 6 de Septiembre, 2017, 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Introduction to IEP
Wednesday, 13 September 2017, 1:30pm - 2:30pm

Back to School with Bookshare: Tips from the Teaching Trenches
Fresh off the presses! The Bookshare Blog has a new post, titled ‘Back to School with Bookshare: Tips from the Teaching Trenches’

Here is an excerpt: Special education teacher shares four steps to reading independence Welcome to the first blog in our Back to School with Bookshare series. Over the next two months, we will publish a series of blogs specifically designed to help teachers, students, and parents get a fresh start to the school year. Read Full Post Here . . .

Transportation for Students With Disabilities
Transportation is a related service under Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) when it is necessary in order for a student to benefit from special education. It is an Individualized Education Program (IEP) Team decision as to the need for specialized transportation, such as the need for curb to curb service. Parents as members of the IEP Team are a part of the decision, this handout Transportation for Students with Disabilities, will help parents be informed and actively participate in the decision. To learn more about transportation click on the Frequently Asked Questions from US Department of Education.
Contact your child's school or visit one of these district sites if you have specific questions or concerns about transportation.

Intervention for Bullying Behaviors
Bullying is a serious issue that adversely affects those that are targeted. While some forms of bullying are obvious there are other that are not. The University of Nebraska-Lincoln has released a Strategies Brief to help further combat bullying by illustrating different types of bullying behaviors youth might exhibit and what can be done stop them from bullying others. To help Put an End to Bullying Read Here . . .

Understanding Anxiety Disorders
Everybody has something that they worry about from time to time but for those that have Anxiety Disorders the feeling of worry and apprehension is an intense feeling that can be overwhelming and difficult to manage. It is important for youth and families to know the difference between the three different types of anxiety disorders and how they could affect their everyday life. SAMSHAs factsheet on Anxiety Disorders gives more information to help youth and families understand what it is and what treatments can help. To learn more about Anxiety Disorders Read Here . . .

Energy Drinks And Risk To Future Substance Use
New research funded by NIDA suggests that college students who regularly consume energy drinks are at a greater risk for future alcohol use disorder, cocaine use, or nonmedical use (misuse) of prescription stimulants. News Release . . .

New Behavioral Health Barometers Provide In-Depth Data For All 50 States and DC
SAMHSA released the fourth edition of its Behavioral Health Barometer state reports that provide a powerful overview of behavioral health in each state and the District of Columbia (DC). Each report includes data about key behavioral health issues such as the prevalence of substance use, serious thoughts of suicide, serious mental illness, and related treatment, as well as their comparisons with the corresponding national annual averages.
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Infographic: Play To Learn
This infographic from the National Institute for Child Health and Human Development provides tips for parents to encourage play and learning. A healthy balance between children playing on their own and having structured play with parents is important for early learning and development. View Graphic Here . . .

Intervention Factsheet: Early Pathways
The intervention, Early Pathways, uses child-led play to strengthen the parent-child relationship to help caregivers better understand and manage their child’s behavior and emotional problems.
Learn More Here . . .

Feature: Schools Start Too Early
Not getting enough sleep is common among high school students and is associated with several health risks, including being overweight, drinking alcohol, smoking tobacco, and using drugs as well as poor academic performance. One of the reasons adolescents do not get enough sleep is early school start times. Read More Here . . .


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August 11, 2017
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Rosa's Law Amends Sections of IDEA and the Rehabilitation Act
Rosa's Law (Pub. L. 111-256), signed in 2010, amended sections of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended (Rehabilitation Act), by removing the words “mental retardation” and replacing them with the words “intellectual disability” or “intellectual disabilities.” Final regulations, published today, implement these statutory changes in applicable Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services regulations.
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What is a Host Home?
Research tells us that residential support services are most effective when they are designed with community living and community participation in mind. One type of residential support for adults with developmental disabilities is often referred to as a “Host Home” or a “Host Family”. This includes support services that are arranged in a family living setting. The setting chosen by the individual can be with their own family, although some restrictions may apply. To find out more, contact your regional center coordinator or Aging and Disability Services Click here to learn more about Community Living and Participation

7th Annual Run Walk Roll Against Bullying Saturday September 30th 2017 in Las Vegas and Join us and Emcee Chet Buchanan and Grand Marshal Ricardo Laguna B M X rider as we kick off National Bullying Prevention Month and Bring an End to Bullying Register NowRegister now by clicking here for the 7th Annual Run Walk Roll Against Bullying Saturday September 30th 2017 in Las Vegas

Photomath - Camera Calculator App
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Does math homework stress you out? The Photomath Camera Calculator app is all you need to be able to understand your child’s math homework. Simply point your camera toward any math problem and Photomath will magically show you the correct answer with detailed step-by-step instructions.

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October is National Bullying Prevention Month
Sponsored by PACER's National Bullying Prevention Center
National Bullying Prevention Month is a nationwide campaign founded in 2006 by PACER's National Bullying Prevention Center. The campaign, held during the month of October, unites communities around the world to educate and raise awareness of bullying prevention. It has grown from a week-long event to a worldwide effort, with thousands of individuals participating in many activities throughout October.

Show Your Support
Register your school or organization as a Champion Against Bullying.
Add your name to the digital “Together Against Bullying” pledge.
Sign up for the Bullying Prevention Newsletter.
Speak in your community about bullying prevention and local activities.
Download, print & share the flyer with your school, organization or community.
Complete the brief on-line form celebrate National Bullying Prevention Month.

Keeping Parents Informed - Evidenced Based Practices in Education
Dyslexia and the Brain: Research Shows that Reading Ability Can be Improved
Insights for parents, teachers, and educators from research by Dr. Elise Temple. This research on developmental dyslexia will give readers important information on the appropriate level of education necessary for students with developmental dyslexia to to gain reading skills.
Learn More Here . . .

The ADA at 27: Strengthening the American Workforce
Wednesday marked the 27th anniversary of a milestone in our nation’s history − the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Signed by President George H.W. Bush, this landmark legislation prohibited employment discrimination on the basis of disability and helps to ensure all Americans have equal access to good, safe jobs.
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Get ready for #ABLEtoSave
August 2017 is #ABLEtoSave month, a nationwide awareness campaign led by the ABLE National Resource Center (ANRC) to provide information about ABLE accounts. During each of the five weeks in August, ANRC will provide resources, including:
    • Informational videos
    • Webinars on ABLE-related topics
    • Personal testimonies from ABLE account owners

Follow the ANRC on Facebook and Twitter (@theABLENRC) to discover many of these #ABLEtoSave resources and more!

Military-Connected Children News
Advantages of Enrolling in the EFMP
When a family member has special needs, it can be challenging to navigate the medical and education system – especially with the transitions of military life. The Exceptional Family Member Program helps families by providing information and referrals that assist families find needed services during assignments and eases access to assistance wherever they are. In fact, the Department of Defense is one of the very few employers to take the special needs of a family member into consideration before a move.
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Early Childhood Inclusion
Voices from the Field Office Special Education and Rehabilitative Services
“Preschoolers don’t just learn in inclusive settings, they thrive!” Brenda Van Gorder, Director, Granite School District, Salt Lake City, UT as she shares the progress made in expanding inclusive programs in her district. Click here to read more. This is a great article to share with your child's school which highlights the importance of including all children in inclusive preschool classrooms!

PEP Webinars
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Introducción al Curso del IEP
Miércoles, 16 de Agosto, 2017, 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Understanding Section 504 – A Civil Rights Law
Wednesday, 23 August 2017, 1:30pm - 2:30pm

Explore Assistive Technology and Open New Doors for Your Child
This resource provides parents with three steps to start exploring and using appropriate assistive technology for their young child. Tips offered include finding professionals with assistive technology expertise, asking productive questions, and trying different assistive technology options. Also highlighted are the different assistive technology resources available to parents through their schools and community organizations.
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Getting Ready for School! Finding Immunizations and Healthcare for Uninsured Children in Nevada
Children's Medical Assistance in Southern NV is a non-profit organization assisting families in locating medical care for their children. Their mission is: To give the uninsured and underinsured children the opportunity to have the same medical care as the more fortunate, through community and professional partnerships.

Volunteers in Medicine of Southern Nevada (VMSN), is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, that was established in 2008 by a group of concerned citizens who wanted to find a way to provide access to health care to the Southern Nevada’s working families who are either not eligible for Medicaid/Medicare or cannot obtain affordable health insurance coverage.

At Nevada Health Centers, they believe that all people, regardless of where they live or their ability to pay, have a right to access affordable, quality medical and dental care. As a non-profit organization, that is why they offer more than 15 health center locations and mobile service providers throughout Nevada including rural and urban areas. Find a health center near you . . .

UNR School of Medicine - Student Outreach Clinic
The Student Outreach Clinic offers free medical attention on a variety of health topics to the uninsured or underinsured community in Northern Nevada. Medical students gain hands-on experience under the direct supervision of licensed physicians to provide access to healthcare to individuals who would otherwise go without.

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10 Best-Ever Tips for Surviving College Move-In Day
Parenting doesn’t stop at 18 and the transition of moving day can be exciting for students with disabilities and their families. Nevada PTA shares one mother’s story about survival tips that can be used as students move from high school to college dorms. She shares tips such as being flexible as well as letting the student be independent. Read this mom’s story in its entirety to learn more about her tips.

Children's Visual Engagement Is Heritable And Altered In Autism; Attention To Mouth And Eyes Is Influenced By Genetic Factors
How children visually engage with others in social situations is a heritable behavior that is altered in children with autism, according to an NIH-funded study. Autism spectrum disorder affects how a person acts, communicates, and learns. Reduced attention to other people’s eyes and faces is a behavior associated with autism, and it is often used to screen for and help diagnose the disorder. In the current study, NIH-funded researchers explored the potential genetic foundation of this behavior, which can appear by the first six months of age and persist as children grow older.
Science Update . . .

Factsheet: Intervention For Families Impacted By Trauma
SAMHSA’s National Child Traumatic Stress Network offers this new factsheet on Strengthening Family Coping Resources (SFCR) which provides accepted, empirically-supported trauma treatment for families living in traumatic contexts with the goal of reducing the symptoms of PTSD and other trauma-related disorders in children and adult caregivers. Since most families living in traumatic contexts contend with on-going stresses and threats, SFCR is also designed to increase coping resources in children, adult caregivers, and in the family system to prevent relapse and re-exposure.
Learn More . . .

Blog Post: Can Kindness Overcome Bullying?
Being kind means that you think about the needs and concerns of others. Kind people volunteer, help others, and think about bigger issues that affect their communities. Unfortunately, many schools respond to negative behaviors such as bullying with punishment, which is thought to reduce or eliminate such behaviors, however, it may make better sense to focus on teaching and modeling pro-social behavior, like teaching kindness. This StopBullying.gov blog post describes key elements in teaching kindness, ways to teach kindness, and the impact of teaching kindness.
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July 26, 2017
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7th Annual Run Walk Roll Against Bullying Saturday September 30th 2017 in Las Vegas and Join us and Emcee Chet Buchanan and Grand Marshal Ricardo Laguna B M X rider as we kick off National Bullying Prevention Month and Bring an End to Bullying Register Now Register now by clicking here for the 7th Annual Run Walk Roll Against Bullying Saturday September 30th 2017 in Las Vegas

Hope
Let's start things off with Natasha Bedingfield, singing her song "Hope." The song is a soulful and inspirational song written to empower women and lift the stigma that surrounds mental health. Enjoy the video and then get to readin', cuz we got work to do!

What Can Help Children Focus
Disney's Babble is partnering with the PACER Center to help families better understand their children with behavioral and mental health needs. Here is an article about how fidget toys can be useful as a tool to help kids better focus and how this sensory input can be therapeutic.
Click Here . . .


7 Things to Know About Working with a Child with Auditory Processing Disorder
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Olympic medalists Michael Phelps and Allison Schmitt served as honorary chairs for SAMHSA’s National Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day event on May 4. Both have experienced depression and eventually found help. Health and Human Services Secretary Thomas E. Price, M.D., presented both Michael and Allison with SAMHSA Special Recognition Awards for their support of children, youth, and young adults with mental and substance use disorders. Continue Reading . . .

Google Earth App
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This is a brand new Google Earth.
Gain a new perspective of the world as you explore the globe with a swipe of your finger. Use the “tour guide” to easily discover exciting new places to explore with your family. With a quick swipe on the tab at the bottom of the screen, you can bring up a selection of virtual tours from around the globe.
Fly through landmarks and cities like London, Tokyo and Rome in stunning 3D, and then dive in to experience them first hand with Street View. See the world from a new point which brings you one-of-a-kind experiences from Sesame Street, BBC Earth, NASA and more.
    -Happy Apping
Click to Download in the Apple Store     Click to download it from Google Play
Google Earth App, By: Google Inc.

5 Tips for Talking to Your Teenager About Mental Health
It is important to talk with your teen about their mental health. More than 22 percent of people between the ages of 13-18 will experience a mental health or substance use challenge each year. One thing parents can do is to keep a comfortable and open dialogue with teens. Mental Health First Aid gives us 5 tips for having a productive conversation about mental health concerns with our teens. Read the article in its entirety to learn more.


PEP Webinars
These webinars allow you to take a short break to get the information you need without leaving your home or work. Click the links below to get a description and register for these amazing webinars.
    - Presented by Nevada PEP
Positive Behavioral Approaches for Parents
Wednesday, 26 July 2017, 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Help Your Child to Focus on Learning
Wednesday, 9 August 2017, 1:30pm - 2:30pm

Blaming Parents: What I've learned and unlearned as a child psychiatrist
In September 2017, Dr. Justine Larson will be joining the Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)as the Senior Medical Advisor for the Center for Mental Health Services. Dr. Larson is board certified in adult psychiatry, child & adolescent psychiatry, and neurology. Find out how becoming a parent changed Dr. Larson's perspective on how parents are treated when they seek help for their children. Read Article Here . . .

Inclusive Higher Education
Many opportunities come from engaging in higher education. Students with intellectual disabilities do not have to miss out. Especially with the growing number of colleges offering programs that provide an inclusive college experience with an education tailored to fit their post-secondary goals. We have local programs at UNLV and UNR that have this same focus. This fact sheet from Think College illustrates the benefits and positive outcomes. Learn more and read about one student's success story.

Youth M.O.V.E. Nevada Update!
Save the date! As we MOVE It Forward in 2017 Youth M.O.V.E. Nevada continues to focus on raising awareness around youth issues statewide by advocating for youth rights and voice in mental health and other systems that serve us. The goal is to empower youth throughout all systems to unite and share the youth voices of lived experience to foster change in our community. Youth M.O.V.E. Nevada’s next meeting will be taking place at 5:30pm on August 21st, 2017 at our Las Vegas and Reno locations. To get involved or for more information, give us a call or check out our webpage at:
www.nvpep.org/youth-move.html

It is Back to School Time!
Check out the following websites for your school district to get questions answered and learn how to help your child have a great start to the new year!

Stop by the Nevada PEP table at the following Clark County School District/Cox
Communications Back to School Fairs.
View schedule of BACK TO SCHOOL FAIRS Here . . .

Student Engagement
Getting students involved and engaged in school can positively impact their performance and attendance levels. These benefits have been seen in numerous research studies and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln released a Strategies Brief with evidence of the benefits that it can have on students. The brief also provides information on how parents can help their youth become more engaged and put them on the path to academic success. To learn more Read Here . . .

Understanding Depression
It can be difficult to tell if a youth is acting in a typical manner or if they might be experiencing something more serious like depression. Everyone experiences low points in their life but depression is far more intense and last longer than regular low points. With depression affecting up to 11% of youth between the ages of 12-17, it is important to know what is and is not depression. SAMSHAs factsheet helps youth and families understand what depression means and give tips on how to find out if what youth is experiencing is depression and how to help them.
To learn more about Depression read the fact sheet here.

NIH-Funded Study Finds New Clues To Brain Disorder
Researchers have identified structural changes in two genes that increase the risk of developing Tourette syndrome, a neurological disorder characterized by involuntary motor and vocal tics. The study, published in the journal Neuron, was supported by NINDS. Press Release . . .

SAMHSA Announces $44.6 Million In Grants To Expand The Behavioral Health Care Workforce
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) announced funding of up to $44.6 million for the Addiction Technology Transfer Centers (ATTC) Cooperative Agreements. The purpose of this program is to develop the health care workforce to treat substance use disorders and support recovery. Grantees will establish a network to collaborate with each other and SAMHSA to improve treatment and recovery. The newly created network will feature a National Coordinating Office and 10 regional centers spread around the country. Press Release . . .

The Science Of Caregiving: Bringing Voices Together
The National Institute of Nursing Research and partners will host a summit that will provide perspectives across the spectrum of caregiving, including the importance of caregiving across the lifespan as well as current and future directions for research to improve the health of patients and caregivers. Get Tickets Here . . .

Webinar: Cultural, Historical, And Gender Issues: The Ali Forney Center
AFC provides a comprehensive range of services to LGBTQ homeless and street-based youth, including a drop-in center, mobile outreach, and emergency housing. Their Peer Educator program was created based on the recognition that homeless youth are most likely to trust outreach workers who have been formerly homeless themselves. In addition, their community outreach program is designed to help mental health providers to serve LGBTQ youth in a more culturally-competent manner.
Sign-up Here . . .

NIH Research Study: Depression In Teenagers
This study seeks to understand the causes of depression in teenagers. As part of a larger study looking at mood dysregulation, this part of the study is currently recruiting medically healthy teenagers ages 12 to 17, who meet the criteria for major depressive disorder, and are in treatment with a physician. Study participation begins with an initial 1-day evaluation. Research visits may include annual outpatient visits up to age 25, and/or a 4- to 15-week inpatient treatment. 1-301-496-8381 [TTY: 1-866-411-1010] This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Mental Health Click Here . . .


Smith's Community Rewards Program
Helping Nevada PEP is easy!
Simply enroll you rewards card by going to
Smith's Community Rewards. Once you're successfully enrolled, choose Nevada PEP as your organization of choice. A portion of your purchase will be donated from Smith's. (Does not affect your normal Smith's card rewards!)
Watch a step by step "How to" video Here . . .
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Family Members of Children with Special Needs/ Behavioral Healthcare Needs
Your unique parenting experience combined with your passion to help other families navigate the maze of programs and services for their children, makes you an ideal candidate for a rewarding position with Nevada PEP. Apply Here . . .


Volunteer!
We need your help statewide. If you are interested in making a positive difference in the lives of others and yourself at the same time, we highly suggest that you volunteer at Nevada PEP. Click Here . . .


Statewide Central Office Satellite Office
Toll-Free (800) 216-5188 7211 West Charleston Blvd. 4600 Kietzke Lane, Suite I-202
www.nvpep.org Las Vegas, NV 89117 Reno, NV 89502
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E Post newsletter title with Nevada PEP logo Celebrating 20 years Serving Nevada
July 10, 2017
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Social Media and Young People’s Mental Health and Wellbeing
RSPH and the Young Health Movement have published a new report, #StatusOfMind, examining the positive and negative effects of social media on young people’s health.

The report includes a league table of social media platforms according to their impact on young people’s mental health. YouTube tops the table as the most positive with Instagram and Snapchat coming out as the most detrimental to young people’s mental health and wellbeing.
Continue to Report . . .

How to Organize Your Child’s IEP Binder
Making an IEP binder is a great way to keep information organized and at the ready when you need it. An IEP binder can help you prepare for IEP meetings and stay up to date on your child’s progress. This powerful tool can also help you communicate and collaborate with teachers and your child’s IEP team. Here’s what you need to Get Started . . .

7th Annual Run Walk Roll Against Bullying Saturday September 30th 2017 in Las Vegas and Join us and Emcee Chet Buchanan and Grand Marshal Ricardo Laguna B M X rider as we kick off National Bullying Prevention Month and Bring an End to Bullying Register NowRegister now by clicking here for the 7th Annual Run Walk Roll Against Bullying Saturday September 30th 2017 in Las Vegas

Sesame Street for Military Families App
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Developed for parents and caregivers: The app puts all of Sesame’s bilingual (English & Spanish) resources for military families’ right in your pocket! Use your mobile device to access videos, articles, storybooks, parent guides, and more to help you support your preschool and school-aged children as they encounter transitions common to military families.

-Happy Apping
Sesame Street for Military Families App, by: Sesame Street
Click to Download in the Apple Store     Click to download it from Google Play

U.S. Department of Education Launches New IDEA Website
The U.S. Department of Education launched a new website dedicated to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).

"The launch of this new and improved site is a big win for children with disabilities, their families and the entire IDEA community," said Secretary DeVos. "It is incumbent upon the government to provide accessible and accurate information to our citizens. That's why one of my first actions as Secretary was to order the Department to fix and revitalize its woefully outdated IDEA site so that parents, educators and service providers could readily access the resources they need. Visit Website . . .

Keeping Parents Informed - Evidenced Based Practices in Education
Creating Better Strategies for Teaching Math Word Problems
Through her research, University of Minnesota professor, Asha Jitendra, Ph.D. has developed strategies to help parents and teachers support students who struggle with word math problems. Schema-based instruction, which teaches students to focus on the underlying structure of math word problems, improves learning for students of all levels. Click Here to Read More . . .

Military-Connected Children News
MIC3: Know your Military Child's Rights
3 Free Webinar Sessions
(We received clarification this Webinar is open to all military families.)

What exactly is the Military Interstate Compact for Military Connected Children and how does it support your child? Join us as we discuss the nuances of the MIC3. Learn how The Compact's rues on enrollment, eligibility and graduation can benefit your military-connected child. We will walk you through the key provisions outlined in The Compact and discuss resources and support options available for military families. Register Here . . .

Early Childhood Inclusion
Division for Early Childhood (DEC) has produced a series of resources that will help parents and professionals learn about definitions, research findings and access examples relating to inclusion practices. This issue of Resources within Reason: Designing for Each Child, provides valuable information regarding Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and focuses on creating accessible environments in preschools. Another resource in this series Powerful Perspectives provides a brief summary and links to four key joint policy statements from the US Departments of Education, and Health and Human Services on Inclusion, Dual Language Learners, Expulsion and Suspension and Family Engagement. These materials may be used to raise awareness, support planning, offer strategies, and hopefully, change attitudes…”

PEP Webinars
These webinars allow you to take a short break to get the information you need without leaving your home or work. Click the links below to get a description and register for these amazing webinars.
- Presented by Nevada PEP
Bullies, Targets, and Bystanders: Responses that Work
Wednesday, 12 July 2017, 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Making the Most Out of Your Baby’s Early Intervention Services
Wednesday, 19 July 2017, 1:30pm - 2:30pm

Guidepost for Success
A good learning environment and career development programs for students can make a positive difference in their lives. The National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability (NCWD) has a guide that can help with school experiences, work-based learning programs, and help with connecting activities in the community. The Guidepost for Success can be used as a helpful tool when families and students with disabilities are developing the Individualized Education Program (IEP) and discussing an Individualized Plan for Employment (IPE) with Vocational Rehabilitation.

ESSA
Get answers to your questions about Every Student Succeeds Act(ESSA),the new Federal Law for K-12. Education Week answers questions like: How does it differ from No Child Left Behind; Do my kids still have to be tested? and more, on this quick 3 minute YouTube Video . . .

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National Network Information, Guidance, and Training on the Americans with Disabilities Act
The ADA National Network provides information, guidance and training on how to implement the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) in order to support the mission of the ADA to “assure equality of opportunity, full participation, independent living, and economic self-sufficiency for individuals with disabilities.” Check out the Frequently Asked Questions to learn more about the ADA. Each Regional ADA Center focuses on its region’s unique needs. This regional focus is critical to ensuring that ADA National Network services meet the needs of a diversity of populations and stakeholders throughout the country Pacific ADA Center (Region IX)Serving Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada & the Pacific Basin

The purpose of the Pacific ADA Center is to build a partnership between the disability and business communities and to promote full and unrestricted participation in society for persons with disabilities through education and technical assistance. As the center for Nevada, they do the following:










Provide information, problem solving assistance, and referrals for implementing the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Accessible Electronic and Information Technology (E&IT).
Conduct community outreach and region-wide dissemination of newsletters and materials.
Coordinate and conduct regional conferences, individual state training workshops, local trainings, and presentations.
Provide hotline technical assistance for the ADA.
Coordinate the provision of on-site technical assistance.
Maintain an accessible Web site at http://www.adapacific.org.

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Webinar on Workplace Technology
Let’s learn how to "plug-into" a more independent workplace. Partnership on Employment and Accessible Technology will have a webinar, “Neurodiversity & Workplace Technology” on July 20, 2pm ET. This webinar will discuss why technology is one source of independence and why this is changing employment opportunities for people with disabilities. To learn more and register Click Here . . .

Neuroimaging Technique May Help Predict Autism Among High-Risk Infants
Functional connectivity magnetic resonance imaging (fcMRI) may predict which high-risk, six-month old infants will develop autism spectrum disorder by age two years, according to a study funded by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development and the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), two components of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The study is published in the June 7, 2017 issue of Science Translational Medicine.
Science Update . . .

Quickstats: Percentage Of Children And Teens Aged 4-17 Years Ever Diagnosed With ADHD, By Sex And Urbanization Of County Of Residence
During 2013−2015, the percentage of children and teens aged four to 17 years who had ever received a diagnosis of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) was significantly higher among boys than among girls within all urbanization levels. Among boys, those living in small metro and non-metro micropolitan areas were more likely to have received a diagnosis of ADHD than were those living in large central and large fringe metropolitan areas. Among girls, those living in large central areas were less likely to have received a diagnosis of ADHD than those living in each of the other five types of urban/rural areas.
Learn More . . .

Operation Prevention: New Resources For Educators
Operation Prevention, an initiative from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration and Discovery Education, aims to combat the growing epidemic of prescription opioid misuse and heroin use by educating students about the science behind addiction and its impacts on the brain and body. The newest Operation Prevention resources include the Science of Addiction Student Learning Module which allows students to investigate the impacts of heroin and prescription opioids on the brain and body through a self-paced scientific exploration; the Elementary School Lesson which explains how medications work in our bodies and why it is important to use them responsibly; the Extended Parent Toolkit with discussion starters for elementary age students; and resources in Spanish.
Prevention Resources . . .


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Family Members of Children with Special Needs/ Behavioral Healthcare Needs
Your unique parenting experience combined with your passion to help other families navigate the maze of programs and services for their children, makes you an ideal candidate for a rewarding position with Nevada PEP. Apply Here . . .


Volunteer!
We need your help statewide. If you are interested in making a positive difference in the lives of others and yourself at the same time, we highly suggest that you volunteer at Nevada PEP.
Click Here . . .


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www.nvpep.org Las Vegas, NV 89117 Reno, NV 89502
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