Staff from PAVE’s Parent Training and Information (PTI) program provided a workshop as part of the statewide virtual conference hosted by NAMI Washington October 16, 2021.
This recorded training provides a general overview of student rights in education. Some information is specific to students impacted by mental health conditions.
The formal content begins about four minutes into the video and ends at about 46 minutes.
Here are a few examples of topics addressed:
- Does my student have the right to be evaluated for special education if they refuse to go to school because of anxiety?
- What accommodations are reasonable to ask for?
- What services might be possible for my student who struggles with emotional regulation?
- Can counseling be a related service?
- Are there protections for a student because of suicidal thoughts or attempts?
- What support is available for a student with a disability condition who isn’t prepared for adulthood because high school got interrupted by the pandemic?
Additional information about mental health education and services at school, the overall layout of youth behavioral health in Washington State, and where to find family support is included in a PAVE article: Mental Health Education and Support at School can be Critical.
To seek education, training, and support from the National Alliance on Mental illness, look for a virtual training or information about a local affiliate near you, listed on the NAMI WA website.
One place to access behavioral health services for children and youth anywhere in Washington is through the Seattle Children’s Hospital Mental Health Referral Service: 833-303-5437, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Families and young people can reach out for individualized assistance from PAVE’s Parent Training and Information (PTI) staff at PAVE. Click Get Help or call 800-572-7368.
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