Social Work Corner, Medically Fragile/SID PID

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    Dear Parents,

    Welcome to Oakland Meadow School! I am grateful to serve as your school social worker. My role here at Oakland is one of support. I am available to meet with you one on one to discuss Medicaid, Medicaid waivers, funding resources in the community, self-care, and the transition to adult life once your child graduates from Oakland. My primary goal is to prepare you and your student to have a meaningful and thriving post-secondary life. Additionally, I work with families to ensure that their students have access to what they need in order to come to school where they can continue to learn and grow as individuals.

    I serve as the parent liaison between classroom and home, always working to empower our parents as an invaluable member of their child's IEP team. I also serve as the committee chair for our Care Team and Oakland Life Celebration. I am the contact person for Oakland's Alumni Association.

    Aside from one on one meetings, our Transitioning Parent Network is a great opportunity to learn from other parents how to best transition to life after school. All our high school, 12+ students, and Transition class families are welcome to attend. We typically have group discussions centered around guardianship, waiver access, and community resources.  We also have speakers present about various topics several times per year. If you would like more information about our Transitioning Parent Network, give me a call or email me! Our next two meetings are Thursday, 2/28 at 5:30 pm and Thursday, 4/18 at 5:30 pm.

    I can be reached at (770) 513-6831 or christina.a.mahoney@gcpsk12.org

     

    Social Worker Corner, North Metro Program 

     

    Dear Parents,

    Welcome to North Metro Program at Oakland Meadow School. We are the school social workers who serve the North Metro GNETS Program. Our role is to maintain active communication with families, provide direct individual and group therapeutic support to students, and assist in identifying specific resources to enable students to learn and address their mental health related needs. Upon enrollment, we complete a comprehensive social and developmental history for each student. Throughout the school year, we assist teachers in implementing the ASPIRE program, a program that builds self-determination in students with disabilities. As an IEP team member, we advocate for community/school services to meet the needs of students and families. Our hope is to bridge the gap between home and school, while empowering parents to continue to be their child’s best advocate.  We are here to support you!  

    Best, 

    Kasey and Europe  

    We can be reached at: 

    Kasey Vermilya: 678-226-7644 or kasey.a.vermilya@gcpsk12.org  

    Europe McNeely: 978-226-7641 or europe.mcneely@gcpsk12.org