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The ability for families to get services for children with developmental disabilities may increase if a new rule proposed under the Affordable Care Act becomes final.
In this "Kids News Extra" segment Dr. T reviews the article, "Proposed Rule Mandates Coverage of Habilitation" from the ASHA Leader about proposed mandate to cover habilitative services.
"Habilitation" is intervention to help a child build skills in which they are delayed or disordered. It's similar to the more familiar term of "rehabilitation" whereby an individual receives intervention to regain skills that are lost second to an accident, a disease, or the like.
The ASHA Leader is a publication of the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association which provides information for the public and governs the professions of speech-language pathology and audiology.
This proposed rule goes beyond speech-language and hearing services and regards global developmental issues. We hope it's helpful.
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I have a child with a developmental disability.. where will they live without me?
Rachael has worked with individuals with developmental disabilities for approximately 7 years. Most recently, she was an Assistant Manager for The Center for Disability Services for a group home with 7 adults. Rachael is currently a full time MSW student at SUNY Albany.
When a family has a child with a developmental disability, their future is often uncertain. Individuals with developmental disabilities are often somewhat, if not completely, dependent on their caretakers. Group homes are often an option for families to consider as their child continues to grow and parents become older and less able to care for their child.
Where do we go in Washington state to get connected when it comes to helping individuals living with autism? What services are accessible from the state? How do we plug in? How do we navigate the often confusing and complex systems maze?
Good information leads to better choices and decisions for people on the autism spectrum or with other developmental disabilities and differences, yet survey data shows many families say they do not get enough information to effectively participate in planning services for their family members.
This is of concern to Autism Empowerment and other advocacy and support organizations that believe clear, concise information from trusted sources is critical to every family’s ability to access resources and care for individuals on the autism spectrum.
Listen in today as Autism Empowerment Radio interviews Eva Rooks, Communication and Planning Manager for the Washington State Developmental Disabilities Council.
We will talk about current priorities for the DDC and we'll learn how to plug into and navigate the WA state Informing Families, Building Trust website, blog and informational outreach.
Sponsored by the Washington State Developmental Disabilities Council, in collaboration with the Division of Developmental Disabilities and others, the IFBT goal is to provide information about issues, services and supports that make a difference in the lives of individuals with developmental disabilities and their families.
Interested in Autism and Developmental Disabilities Advocacy in Washington? So is Autism Empowerment!
Tune in as John interviews Autism Empowerment Executive Director, Karen Krejcha as she talks about her recent weekend in Olympia. As part of a year long Disabilities Leadership Development Program, she traveled to Olympia with other self-advocates, parents and professionals. She had the opportunity to receive training, network with other advocates and no-profits, tour the State Capitol, share lunch with local legislators, learn about the legislative process and practice advocacy skills and testifying before Congress.
We will chat about a variety of topics of interest that came up during the training including Seclusion / Aversion rooms in Washington schools, the No Paid Services Caseload, Respite Care, Companion Homes, Vocational Traning and help for individuals experiencing cultural communication barriers.
Even if you don't live in Washington, you will likely find this show valuable in terms of understanding more about what kind of services our government provides versus what is provided through the private sector.
Vicki Windman will be discussing iPad Apps that she has found useful for students with Developmental Disabilities.
This energetic and innovative group has been long tome workers involved in building relationships with right minded people based on our following the lesderdhip of Imam Warith D. Mohammed (ra). We have been involved and are currently building common interests and values with interfaith, education, cultural, govermental, business, civic and community developmental groups. We have learned to assess ourselves first, take care of our immediate family concerns followed by our concerns for the local, county and state Muslim communities as well as for all other himan concerns.
“Diane Dickson is co-founder and executive director of a local volunteer organization known as Peace Growers. The mission of Peace Growers is to promote and support local agriculture and other socially responsible projects by organizing volunteers and other resources, educating the community and especially by including people of all abilities, ethnicities and backgrounds.
As a Board Certified Health Coach supporting adults with intellectual disabilities, Diane is keenly aware of the impact healthy living has on optimum brain functioning as well as overall quality of life. Peace Growers developed out of her dedication to increasing opportunities for people of all abilities to live as the highest versions of themselves.”
Veterans and Adult Learners/Students Ask Dr. Applewhite (aka Professor Applewhite), about why many Religious Teachers do not address the real issues surrounding pain, suffering, and disability. Hear real issues and stories shared about self-perception, relationships, and feelings will inspire and motivate you!
Dr. Ann Williamson theologian and adjunct college instructor shares a fresh perspective on our topic with Dr. Danita Applewhite and other guests as they address questions like “Why did GOD make me this way?” or “What did I do wrong?”, or “Why can’t I think, talk, walk….. like other students?”. How does a teacher answer these questions and what are the boundaries? What are the issues surrounding students with disabilities and their perception of self. A special look at the role religion plays in the success of students and how African-American families deal with a child in special education. Join Dr. Applewhite and guests as they examine these questions and discuss how teachers can answer these philosophical and religious issues.This show is a rerun of Students and Veterans Discuss Religious Teachings and Disability that aired previously on March 2012,
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