Considerations for Non-Profits in the Post-COVD 19 environment: Only one thing about COVID-19 seems certain: uncertainty. Over the past year, the nonprofit sector has navigated a range of unanticipated changes due to the pandemic, from remote work to the absence of large gatherings, reduced travel, etc. This article discusses some of the challenges facing nonprofits now and in the future.
Guide to hiring and managing remote teams: This guide to hiring and managing remote teams offers tips and insights to lead successful virtual work. Learn how to conduct effective virtual interviews, onboard new hires online, and keep remote teams connected in our latest guide.
Transition to Adulthood
- Telehealth Toolkit; New toolkit for joint telehealth visit with pediatric and adult healthcare clinicians and transferring youth adults: This tip sheet offers pediatric and adult clinicians sample content that can be used to facilitate a “warm handoff” to adult care as well as a sample resource for the transferring young adult that explains the telehealth visit.
- Center for Youth Wellness Resources: The Center for Youth Wellness has some good information and resources on adverse childhood experiences and toxic stress.
- Determining Special Education Eligibility of English Language Learners: REL Northeast & Islands Practitioners Brief, Feb 2021. Describes how four districts are using key practices to meet the needs of their English learners. Find the Brief here.
- USDA Issues Pandemic Flexibilities for Schools and Day Care Facilities through June 2022 to Support Safe Reopening and Healthy, Nutritious Meals: Nutrition standards return with options and resources to support safety and social distancing. Read more.
- Working with Adult Allies | Webinar from the Autistic Self-Advocacy Network (ASAN) explores how youth self-advocates and adult allies can collaborate effectively
- Sharing Your Story for a Public Policy Purpose | Webinar from the Autistic Self-Advocacy Network (ASAN) explains how to use personal stories for advocacy in different situations
- Participating in Advisory Groups | Webinar from the Autistic Self-Advocacy Network (ASAN) on what youth self-advocates need to know in order to serve on boards and other groups
- Leadership is a Journey: A Series for Youth Self-Advocates | Webinar series from National Center for Family/Professional Partnerships (NCFPP) in collaboration with the Autistic Self-Advocacy Network, Kids As Self-Advocates, and Youth MOVE supports the identification of leadership as a journey and support understanding and learning in key leadership development area
- Starting and Sustaining a Youth Advisory Board Series | Webinar series for organizations that seek to develop a youth advisory board
Public Participation Flexibilities
The U.S. Department of Education has highlighted flexibilities with regard to hearings for meeting the IDEA public participation requirements. I have attached two Topic Briefs addressing permissible flexibilities with regard to the public participation requirements at 34 C.F.R. § 300.165 (Part B) and 34 C.F.R. § 303.208 and in section 441(b)(7) of GEPA (20 U.S.C. 1232d(b)(7) (Part C). Please the documents below.