The Institute for Pure and Applied Knowledge (IPAK) has invited me to participate in their conference in Pittsburgh, PA from June 15-17. I participated in a conference call with the founder of the organization, Dr. James Lyons-Weiler on March 30th. The Pittsburgh conference in June will bring medical doctors and other scientists together for what promises to be a groundbreaking event that will lead to … Continue reading I’ve Been Invited to The Institute for Pure and Applied Knowledge (IPAK) Conference in June
The February 2017, Fry v. Napoleon Community Schools Supreme Court ruling appears to indicate that if a child is prescribed a Behavioral Health Rehabilitation Service (TSS, MT or BSC in Pennsylvania) by a licensed practitioner of the healing arts in any State which is funded by the EPSDT mandate of the Medicaid Act, then the parents of that child can bring a suit in Federal court, … Continue reading Supreme Court Rules in Landmark Case with Implications for In-School Treatment Providers
Understand EPSDT funding to help children with behavior challenges, in less than 5 minutes, here. Pass it on! Steve My apologies when WordPress inserts advertising in my posts. I am not endorsing, selling or promoting any of the products in the ads that WordPress inserts in my posts. Continue reading Understand How EPSDT Funds Mental Health Treatment for Children in 5 Minutes
The National Academy of Sciences (NAS), chartered by the US Congress more than 150 years ago to advise Congress on matters of science, published the results of an exhaustive study of the behavioral treatment needs of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder symptoms in 2001. In that study, they revealed that children who didn’t receive at least twenty-five hours of year-round “intensive, individualized treatment” did not … Continue reading A Necessary Addition to the New BHRS: IBHS Regulations
I recently saw something on the internet that begs a response. Buddha is reported to have said: “Believe nothing. No matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if I have said it, unless it agrees with your own reason and your own common sense.” Whether or not Buddha said it many, many years ago, it’s bad advice now, especially for people … Continue reading A Saying Attributed to Buddha Now Circulating on the Internet Calls for a Response
Today I had a very productive meeting with several members of the PA Department of Human Services regarding plans to transition from BHRS (sometimes referred to as “wraparound” services in Pennsylvania) services to “Intensive Behavioral Health Services” (IBHS) over the next year or so. I was reassured that the new license that will be required for BHRS providers to become eligible providers of IBHS will … Continue reading Has a New Era of Openness and Responsiveness Dawned at Pennsylvania DHS?
In 2009 I created The Issachar Project to provide parents, advocates, attorneys and practitioners with a source of information about Medicaid, the Early Period Screening, Diagnostic and Treatment (EPSDT) benefit and successful behavioral intervention strategies for treating children in their homes, schools and communities. Now, the Issachar Project is moving into high gear with the publication of my book The Issachar Project set for a May … Continue reading Welcome to The Issachar Project