What new information was gained that you were not familiar?

To increase your awareness of organizations that provide services to families and children, research organizations/agencies specific to your community that provide services for children with special needs.

Upon your research, respond by providing the name of the agency, its mission, and how it specifically focuses on the needs of children (what services the agency provides). Also discuss potential alternatives (if available) if this agency did not exist. Why is it important to have this agency? How is it funded?

Post this to the discussion (initial post due by Wednesday – remember you may receive more points by posting earlier in the week). You will also need to respond to at least one other classmate’s posting by Sunday at midnight. (What new information was gained that you were not familiar? Are there other similar agencies?)

Example: Iowa State School for the Deaf in Council Bluffs, Iowa. The agency provides
sign language for Iowa residents who have a hearing impairment, and are between the ages of birth to 21. Individuals must be a hearing-impaired Iowa resident referred for educational programming. (Make sure your posting is more substantial; this is just an example.)
with one reply to a classmate discussion after you give me the post