The HoPE Parent Partnership Program℠ Releases June 2012 Orientation Training Dates!
May 2012 marked the launch of the HoPE Parent Partnership Program, which is a new family support program that promotes informed choice for families navigating the early hearing detection and intervention process in Texas! The program is designed to assist families in the early stages of learning that their infant or toddler has a hearing loss. Trained parents serving as Parent Partners are available to help families understand their child’s diagnosis and provide support to families in accessing medical, audiological, early intervention and family support services to promote their child’s development.
A series of orientation webinars were held during the month of May to kick off the program. Providers from Abilene, Cypress, Fort Worth, Houston, Hurst and San Antonio were represented in the kick off series. These enthusiastic providers, now considered “partners,” are able to refer families directly to the HoPE Parent Partnership Program℠! We invite all providers who are serving families in outpatient hearing screening (hospitals, pediatric/primary care, otolaryngology and audiology practices) and diagnostic audiology settings to “partner” with us in June for one of the following webinars:
June 13, 2012 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
June 14, 2012 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
June 15, 2012 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
June 19, 2012 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
June 21, 2012 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
The HoPE Parent Partnership Program℠ will serve to assist outpatient and diagnostic audiology practices in providing much needed direct and individualized care coordination services to families. This training will detail how outpatient hearing screening providers and audiologists are able to make a referral and the services the program provides. Program referrals are HIPAA, FERPA and IDEA-Part C compliant.
All orientation training sessions will be held in webinar format. The content is the same regardless of which webinar you attend. Please email Alicia Favila (firstname.lastname@example.org) with your contact information as well as the date and time you wish to register. Registered participants will receive email confirmation, materials and directions to participate the day before the selected webinar. As a token of our appreciation, referring providers will receive a complimentary copy of the Community Partner Texas EHDI Public Service Announcement.
Please be sure to join us in June! We look forward to expanding partnerships statewide on behalf of families navigating the early hearing detection and intervention process in Texas!
To download the HoPE Parent Partnership Program℠ brochure click here
Please note: Informational webinars will be held for the greater Texas EHDI community during the summer of 2012.
The HoPE Support NetworkSM is an endorsed activity of Texas EHDI. Funding and oversight of the HoPE Support NetworkSM is provided by Region 10 Education Service Center through the Texas Continuous Improvement Process.