Research Study: An internet parenting education and support group for mothers with psychiatric disabilities

ImageThe Temple University Collaborative has launched an Internet-based parenting education and social support program, part of a national research study examining the effectiveness of an Internet parenting education and social support program for mothers with a psychiatric disability. Participants will be compensated up to $100 for their participation in this study.  For more information:

–        Visit the study website,

–        email,

–        or download the study flyer.

Learn how to maximize your insurance coverage for Autism!

Meet with the Insurance Experts
Learn How to Secure Insurance Coverage for ABA, Speech & Occupational Therapy Services for Your Child with Autism

Come learn about your children’s rights and how to maximize your insurance coverage. The insurance landscape is changing in California for children with autism (ASD). With the recent passage of SB 946 and the current insurance settlement agreements, more parents are accessing insurance coverage for their children’s treatment for ASD.

When: September 27, 2012
Time: 7:00-9:00pm
Where: Joseph A. Nelson Community Center, 611 Village Drive, Suisun City, CA 94585 (See Map)

Cost: FREE! (must RSVP to save a spot)

RSVP: Register on our website or call. | 1-855-824-5669

Presented by TBH and ACT

Featured Speaker

Feda Almaliti, Executive Director of Autism Health Advocates. They provide advocacy to families and help secure insurance funded services for children with autism. Ms. Almaliti is the proud mother of three beautiful boys, one of whom is a child with autism. Having a child with autism and successfully obtaining ABA, Speech, and Occupational Therapy Services gives her first-hand experience to the challenges faced by other parents with children with autism in regards to the complexities of obtaining services through various insurance companies. Ms. Almaliti was instrumental in the passage of SB 946 – CA Autism Insurance Mandate.


About us:

Trumpet Behavioral Health is a leading provider of behavioral health services. We specialize in the treatment of children and adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorders and related disorders using the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). At Trumpet, we strive to maximize the potential of our clients by creating lasting partnerships with children, parents, educators and healthcare professionals.

Autism Community Team (ACT) is a partnership of families and professionals in the Napa, Solano and Sonoma counties working together to improve services for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders.

Call or visit us online:
1-855-824-5669 |

Teen Mental Health/Suicide Prevention Resources

The Marin County Office of Education has developed a webpage of Teen Mental Health/Suicide Prevention Resources in collaboration with Marin Community Mental Health, Bay Area Community Resources, Family Service Agency of Marin, Teen Mental Health Board and many other local partners. The online resources include videos from a recent SOS! (“Signs of Suicide”) curriculum training for school staff and from a parent panel workshop, loss and bereavement materials for teachers and families, frequently asked questions about teen suicide prevention, action steps for students, and much more. Click here to learn more.

Schools’ New Mental Health Role

DRC Logo From Disability Rights California: For many years, California has provided school-related mental health services to special education students through county mental health agencies. This program is known as AB 3632 services, or in some counties, Chapter 26.5 or AB 2726 services. Last week, California passed a law that returns legal responsibility to school districts for providing school related mental health services to special education students. This does not change your children’s right to receive mental health services that they need to benefit from education.

The change in this law means that your school district will now be responsible for all of the services that used to be provided jointly by your school and your county department of mental health. School districts are receiving millions of dollars from the federal and state governments to provide these services to your children. The program for providing mental health services has NOT ended. Some school districts may enter into agreement with a county, so that the county mental health agency will continue to provide the services. Other school districts will provide the mental health services directly or contract with another agency to provide the service. Article continues here.