Upcoming Events


See some of our upcoming events!

October 13, 2018

FREE Conference for Asian Families with Special Needs Children under 18-years old.

Dr Fessel and Cherly Theis from DREDF will present "Finding Help for Your Child's Behavior". The presentation will explore how to get help with your child's behavior from your school, Regional Center, Medi-Cal and insurance.
Time: 12:15-1:15
Location: Regional Center of the East Bay, San Leandro
more details here

November 7-9, 2018

Semi-Annual Conference of the IECA (Independent Educational Consultant Association)
Dr Fessel will present "By Parent Request: Helping Families Obtain Health Insurance Funding for Mental Health Placements."

Details: Final regulations to Federal Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act require a broad spectrum of treatments be available through health insurance to treat mental illness and substance abuse, including residential treatment, and indirectly, wilderness. This talk will summarize what therapeutic IECs and mental health facilities need to know when working with insurance. We will discuss steps that IECs need to take with clients, including assessing appropriateness of in-network placements, contacting health plans, and explaining client needs. We will review what health plans consider medically necessary, obtaining approvals, responding to health plan denials, and where real justice occurs.

More details on the conference can be found here.

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