37.40.1427 HOME AND COMMUNITY-BASED SERVICES FOR ELDERLY AND PHYSICALLY DISABLED PERSONS: FAMILY TRAINING AND SUPPORT, REQUIREMENTS
(1) Family training and support is defined in ARM 37.40.1402. Services include:
(a) general orientation about the child's disability; and
(b) training specific to the needs of the child and his or her family on how to best meet the child's needs.
(2) Providers of this service may:
(a) serve as consultants to families in terms of developmental stages and teaching activities that families can engage in with their child that help in the developmental process;
(b) collaborate with case managers and families to develop strategies for environmental modifications or adaptations that would be beneficial to the child;
(c) periodically assess the child, including conducting developmental assessments, in order to discover unmet needs, determine progress or lack of progress, and identify areas of strength that can be emphasized;
(d) provide emotional support to families, including active listening, problem solving;
(e) recommend resources within the community that could offer support;
(f) advocate for the family; and
(g) assist the family with transition and referral to special education.
(3) The provider of this service must be an employee of a Child and Family Services provider under contract with the Developmental Services Division.
History: 53-2-201, 53-6-101, 53-6-111, 53-6-113, 53-6-402, MCA; IMP, 53-2-201, 53-6-101, 53-6-111, 53-6-402, MCA; NEW, 2011 MAR p. 1722, Eff. 8/26/11.