Contact Us – Seeking ABLE Services
PO Box 9757
Salt Lake City, Utah, 84109
- Flexible Program
- Phone Consultation
- School Contact
- Consult School Age Package
- Transition Services for Youth
- English application and release forms
- Español application and release forms
- E-mail / Follow Up
The goal of the ABLE-differently is to support families who have school age and preschool, early-intervention children with behavior and/or learning problems. Some families will be helped best by phone consultation with our team, leading to a referral to another health care and/or school provider who already knows the child. It may be beneficial for us to call the primary health care provider to suggest treatments or testing. Sometimes a family member will be the right person to go to for support. The link on the Home Page signifying Fast Track to Self Help and Web Use will help navigation. And is intended to be used by professionals and families to assist in the creation of teams of concerned people.
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The initial contact will start with a phone call where the parent and our service person will determine together the best course of action. Referrals to other agencies can be made be made even at this point. Call 801-520-7376 and leave a message or ask to speak to a team member who will call you back. In the meantime check on our website the following several source of information to decide if your efforst are to be realized for your child:
- Able Web Handout
- About us-introduction with accompanied brochure of services
- Reflection on Getting Ready
An information packet containing school related materials with symptom rating questionnaires can be downloaded or mailed to the parent. It asks questions about different aspects of the child’s life. ABLE-differently may review this completed information, but we may, with your permission, want to direct this information to a helper or provider already involved with your child who might take the lead as we will act with you in a more of a consultation role. Where a Team already exists we might be most helpful positioning ourselves this way for you child.
Given the complexity and seriousness of some problems (not all children need this service) we may want to start talking to you right away about the parent forming a group of helping persons so as to wraparound the family and child with lots of coordinated ideas effecting several parts of the child’s life. You may want to identify one other person from school and or your family and begin searching our web site especially materials related to Team Building and how to use our web information including a Collaborative Coordination and Team Building Handout well as the Guide to Community Conferencing Handout .
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Keeping with our flexibility and attempting to respond in timely ways, we may want to gather some of your helpers including the school on a “conference call” using either a speaker phone or a prearranged call where persons from various places call into a central number. You may wish to visit the Medical Home Portal at www.medicalhomeportal.org under Parents & Families and Education & Schools to help understand school services. The Form for Evaluation and Service Recommendations can be sent to your health care provider with a note about the meeting, date and place asking for his/her health related input on your child especially if they can not join in on the conference.
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An information packet containing school related materials with symptom rating questionnaires can be downloaded or mailed to the parent. It asks questions about different aspects of the child’s life. The ABLE-differently team may review this completed information, but we may, with your permission, want to direct this information to a helper or provider already involved with your child who might take the lead as we will act with you in a more of a consultation role. Where a Team already exists we might be most helpful positioning ourselves this way for helping your child.
You may want to propose and schedule a school phone conference under our guidance. See School Contact above as well as click on Parent Letter to help you shape the school conference goals you want for your child.
As the child reaches adulthood, we offer to help the child make effective transitions (from child to adult services in the community, etc.). For Children with Special Health Care Needs, we have a transition specialist, Lynn Pease, who can facilitate the child and family with these important changes in their lives. She can be reached by phone at (801) 584-8518.
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