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Family Cohort 4 - Shared screen with speaker view
Erin Crites
12:57
My apologies for being late - phone connection issues
Darla Gundler ECPC
14:07
@Erin we are glad that you are here, we are sharing one thing to celebrate
Darla Gundler ECPC
23:35
https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/osers/bios/v-willams-bio.html
Michelle J
43:28
In VT, It is dependent upon income, unless it's Katie Beckett
Michelle J
45:05
Medicaid and state benefits can be so critical to families. So, we want their input, but how do we "thank them" for their time without hurting them. That is certainly a position I find myself in, professionally AND personally
Kate Marchese
49:11
It can impact any income-driven programs - like Childcare assistance, or early intervention services. In our county there is a sliding fee scale for EI services based on taxable income.
Kate Marchese
49:30
*In our county and the whole state of VA
Jennifer Jenkins
49:38
Good points Michele and Kate!
Michelle J
50:31
Agreed, Kate. I am in that boat as well.
Michelle J
51:18
Some stipends are considered tax free, and there is no 1099 received. I don't know the differences, because they also require a W9 for their paper trail purposes. It gets very confusing quickly...
Kate Marchese
01:12:58
Brb
KathleenTrellaNewland
01:21:47
👍🏻Looks really good. I look forward to reading it.
Marisol Rose, Early Steps State Office
01:22:10
Me too!!!
Erin Crites
01:27:08
This looks amazing! As a parent who is getting more involved in the state, I need this on a personal level!
Erin Crites
01:33:41
Thank you Kathleen! I’ve been having these conversations with other families because my daughter has SPD, and it’s often seen as misbehavior and lack of discipline
Kate Marchese
01:39:12
I think it's always good to ask families/kids the language they like to use.
Erin Crites
01:40:13
Agreed Kate
KathleenTrellaNewland
01:42:58
👍🏻
Kate Marchese
01:43:58
It seems like a nuance but it's someone's identity so it's worth it to take the time for individuals. The hardest time I have is when I'm giving presentations or trainings and doing case scenarios. If I'm giving a real world example I use the language that family uses, but when it's made up it's harder to choose.
KathleenTrellaNewland
01:45:48
Yes! Would love to know more about this.
Erin Crites
01:46:07
Yes Marisol, would love to dive into this more!
Sadia Batool
01:46:20
I would love to more about that too.
Michelle G she/hers
01:50:11
I would love to know morw
Erin Crites
01:51:03
Yes Kathleen - I’ve told like two mom friends that there’s a grieving process that every parent goes through. I think it’s very important to share that (if comfortable) so other families going through this don’t feel like they’re “bad” to have these feelings. Also, so many families are concerned about their children being “labeled”, so this is definitely a conversation that’s going to be had
Michelle G she/hers
01:55:00
Agree, we are from an Indian culture on husband side
Michelle G she/hers
01:55:08
And there’s so much sweeping under rug
Marisol Rose, Early Steps State Office
01:57:23
Kathleen, I agree 100% that visibility is a huge piece to normalizing, but that alone isn't enough to change attitudes, misconceptions, biases. Disabilities have historically and are still seen in media in a biased light. All I'm saying is that is why the work we do is so important.
Marisol Rose, Early Steps State Office
01:58:22
Love the conversations! Thank you!!!!
KathleenTrellaNewland
01:59:38
It was the first time that I heard “person first”. Thank You! Jennifer appreciate the feedback.
Erin Crites
02:00:00
Thanks everyone!!!