Events at Apex Social

Join us as Cindy Kaplan shares her experience raising three children, including one daughter with special needs over the last 20 years.
As a parent, you have many priorities to juggle. Cindy will share with us how she has learned to show up for herself, her kids, her spouse, and her care team creating a life of joy, purpose, and meaning. 
 

Apex Social and The Rad Lab have partnered to help California families, Demystify the Self-Determination Program (SDP).

Speakers Cathy Gott, President of The Rad Lab and Julie LaRose, COO of The Rad Lab, Independent Facilitator are both proud mother’s of neurodiverse children and experts on navigating the funding processes for this community in California. The webinar will entail:

  • A Step-by-Step Overview of the Self-Determination Program
  • Their personal experiences
  • Q&A
  • Resources and checklists will be made available
 
Visit the event page here or register now. 
Thank you Stephanie Bohn, Kelley Coleman & Mark Woodsmall, Esq. 
for sharing your insights during the webinar. 
Here is a summary of the information that was shared and some additional links and resources: 
 

– Summary – 

Apex Social Group hosted a virtual meeting with three wonderful California host parents with children with special needs, who shared their experience, how they successfully secured funding for 2022 for their 

live-in developmental childcare (and more) via the new SDP

 

 
One of the three parents is Attorney Mark Woodsmall, Esq. who is passionate and dedicated to protecting the rights of children and adults with disabilities for over 20 years. He volunteered to answer any of your questions. 
 
To receive a summary of the webinar via Email click here.
To download the material directly click here.
 

Nicole will share with you:

  1. Why Apex Social Group was founded. 
  2. Why our families love their Care Professionals.
  3. How does hiring a live-in Care Professional with Apex Social Group work? 
  4. What is the Apex Individualized Care Plan? 
  5. Insights in to make a Live-In Child Care situation work. 

Director of Strategic Partnerships & Family Advising, Apex Social Group
https://www.linkedin.com/in/nicoleknicely/

 

Premiered Sep 20, 2022 

apexINSPIRE – SETTING THE GOLD STANDARD IN CHILD CARE: INDIVIDUALIZED CARE APPROACH – Amanda Narra, BCBA, Clinical Director of Educational and Therapeutic Resources, Apex Social Group

About Amanda Narra, BCBA: 
Amanda is a licensed and internationally Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA, LBA). She is a certified elementary education and special education teacher and has earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education and a Master of Science degree in Special Education. She is currently working towards a doctorate in public administration. Combined, she has over 20 years of experience in educational, clinical and administrative practice. Amanda is an active member of local and international professional associations and enjoys presenting at conferences and disseminating ABA. In her personal life, Amanda is passionate about horses, hiking and boating. Amanda and her husband, along with their children reside in Sarasota, FL after recently relocating from Long Island, NY.

To learn more about the AICP:

https://apex-social.com/apex-individualized-care-plan/

 

“It’s very hard if one of us is traveling and the other one is working. But, having an au pair allows us to have somebody be the glue, so there is always somebody home,” said Kevin, a host dad from Ohio who hired Christina, a pediatric nurse from Germany to care for his two children, ages one and five.

 

“I really needed someone who loves babies!” said host mom Uli, who runs her own business out of her home in Connecticut and has two children under the age of two years old. Uli and her husband found peace of mind with Alex, a pediatric nurse from Germany.

Three year-old Eric is a smart, curious little boy who loves to explore. Eric’s au pair, Ina, an educator and pre-school and kindergarten teacher from Germany, frequently takes Eric to the museum and to other cultural outings. Host mom Nada appreciates Ina’s understanding of Eric’s developmental milestones and the reliable support she provides to the family for now almost two years.

Three year-old Eric is a smart, curious little boy who loves to explore. Eric’s au pair, Ina, an educator and pre-school and kindergarten teacher from Germany, frequently takes Eric to the museum and to other cultural outings. Host mom Nada appreciates Ina’s understanding of Eric’s developmental milestones and the reliable support she provides to the family for now almost two years.

Luisella, a host mom from Maryland, is a vocal advocate for autism education. Her son Mikey was diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder when he was about a year old. Since that time, the family has hosted multiple professional au pairs, all occupational therapists. Their au pairs have provided much needed support, not only for Mikey, but also for his older sister Ellie.

After Anja, Luisella hired Julia, also a German OT and we visited them again. See how Mikey is making great progress and Luisella has the peace of mind to work and take care of everything her family needs. 

Want to learn more if an Apex Care Professional is right for our family? 

Register and schedule your complimentary consultation here.  

 

 

Luisella, a host mom from Maryland, is a vocal advocate for autism education. Her son Mikey was diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder when he was about a year old. Since that time, the family has hosted multiple professional au pairs, all occupational therapists. Their au pairs have provided much needed support, not only for Mikey, but also for his older sister Ellie.

After Anja, Luisella hired Julia, also a German OT and we visited them again. See how Mikey is making great progress and Luisella has the peace of mind to work and take care of everything her family needs. 

Want to learn more if an Apex Care Professional is right for our family? 

Register and schedule your complimentary consultation here.  

Cindy and Mark, host parents from Massachusetts have two sons and a daughter, Mira, who has cerebral palsy. In addition to outside therapy and support, the family hired Laura, a Care Professional and physiotherapist from Germany, to live with the family and provide home-based support. Cindy and Mark can see that Mira adores Laura and appreciate the strong bond that has developed between them. Get Started for Free and Search Care professionals that join your family as Care Professionals (previously called Professional Au Pairs)

Want to learn more if an Apex Care Professional is right for our family? 

Register and schedule your complimentary consultation here.  

Amy and Bill, host parents from Massachusetts, have three children: six-year-old twin girls and an 11-year-old boy, Devon, who has a chromosomal abnormality that affects his development. The family recently hired Nicole, a Care Professional or Professional Au Pair) and occupational therapist from Germany. Nicole’s background, expertise and history of working with children with special needs has had a huge impact on Devon as well as his sisters.

Want to learn more if an Apex Care Professional is right for our family? 

Register and schedule your complimentary consultation here.  

“We are longtime customers and I can say without hesitation that we wouldn’t survive without them. Each of our caregivers has been phenomenal, and a beloved member of our family. They are making our children’s lives dramatically better and we hope they are part of our lives forever. We love the APEX team and deeply grateful for all they do.” Stephanie Bohn, Host Mom in Los Angeles

Demystify the Self-Determination Program (SDP) Live webinar on Friday, October 28th @11am pdt

Apex Social and The Rad Lab have partnered to help California families, Demystify the Self-Determination Program (SDP).

Speakers Cathy and Julie are both proud mother’s of neurodiverse children and experts on navigating the funding processes for this community in California. The webinar will entail:

  • A Step-by-Step Overview of the Self-Determination Program
  • Their personal experiences
  • Open Discussion for Q&A
  • Resources and checklists will be made available

Apex Social Parent Seminar with Cindy Kaplan November 9th, 11 am PST / 2pm EST

Apex Social and The Rad Lab have partnered to help California families, Demystify the Self-Determination Program (SDP).

Speakers Cathy and Julie are both proud mother’s of neurodiverse children and experts on navigating the funding processes for this community in California. The webinar will entail:

  • A Step-by-Step Overview of the Self-Determination Program
  • Their personal experiences
  • Open Discussion for Q&A
  • Resources and checklists will be made available

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