Student Services personnel provide a home-school connection by coordinating treatment with students’ families and outside agencies. In particular, direct support is offered to families as they navigate a variety of legal and medical issues affecting their child, including guardianship and the transition into adult services at the age of 22.
Student Services at The Guild
Student Services coordinators meet with students regularly; participate in service planning reviews and discharge planning meetings; work with colleagues to assure service implementation; and connect with appropriate community resources to provide needed services.
Student Services coordinators also serve as a liaison between collateral agencies such as the Social Security Administration and state agencies like the Department of Developmental Services and the Department of Mental Health. This allows students and families to connect to the entities that will support their individual needs.
Students Services facilitates a highly successful Parents Group that provides a supportive, open forum in which parents/guardians may discuss their children’s achievements and challenges with peers. Past topics have included self-care, coping skills, child advocacy, crisis intervention, guardianship and adult service programs.