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For Families

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Staff and Family Consultation, Training and Advocacy Services

 Culturally tailored supports for families to best support their children across home, school, therapy and community environments.

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Department of Disabilities Association Approved Provider for Staff and Family Consultation Services, Washington State

Family Consultation and Advocacy services for ALL families including non-English speaking, refugee, immigrant, black, indigenous families. English and Spanish -language service delivery.

Basic and advanced instructional techniques

Help families understand home-based recommendations, instructional techniques or school-based recommendations, provision of culturally tailored supports for families to best support their children across home, school, therapy and community environments.

Positive Behavior Support

Help families understand Behavior Support Plans for challenging behavior and home-based accommodations that are culturally and environmentally relevant. Support school-to-home crossover.

 

Disability Information and Education

Better understand a diagnosis, speaking with family members about a diagnosis, accessing culturally tailored community resources, navigating the special education system, facilitating a healthy family -school partnership. Services include IEP and re-evaluation preparation, school meeting interpretations (Spanish/English), facilitating communications between home and school, IEP meeting accompaniment, school observations, FBA/BIP review.

 

Manos Unidas Staff and Family Consultation services are tailored for families who may be new to the community, children with recent disability diagnosis, or who are presenting challenging behaviors in the home and school environment.

Families and DDA Caseworkers please contact us for more information!

Private Family-Based Services 
  • IEP Review, preparation and meeting accompaniment

  • Request for evaluations, re-evaluations

  • School meeting interpretations (Spanish/English)

  • Family goal-setting

  • Facilitate communications between home and school

  • School observations 

  • Parent coaching 

  • Functional Behavior Assessment and Behavior Intervention Plan review and support across home and school environments

  • Community-Based resource connections

  • Sliding -scale fees

Partnership with Office of Education OMBUDS
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MUI partnered with OMBUDS Education of Washington state to develop a video curriculum series “ Rights of Families and children within the Special Education System” in Spanish to help families better navigate, advocate and actively participate with the education of their child. 

This digital animation series is expected to be published by September, 2023.

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Barriers to Access

Despite the fact that 27.18% of developmentally disabled children in the U.S. are Hispanic or Latino, very few service delivery and intervention approaches exist to meet the needs of Latinx children and their families (Thomas et al).

Of the service delivery and intervention approaches that do exist, almost all are difficult to access for Latinx families due to limited culturally-tailored resources, a lack of culturally-trained professionals, socio-economic status and legal status. 

These barriers result in late diagnosis for children with neurological disorders, loss of early intervention opportunities and challenging discrepancies between home, medical and educational settings, delaying developmental learning (Casillas et al. 2017; Liptak et al. 2008; Magaña et al. 2013, 2016).

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Organizational Partnerships

Manos unidas and project Ayllu partner with organizations serving the Latinx/Hispanic community across North, Central and South America who can benefit from the products and services we offer. 

 

Interested in learning how you can partner? Contact us!

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