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Roles Involved in Virginia Medicaid Waivers

When it comes to Consumer Directed (CD) waiver services, there are a lot of different roles involved in waivers to consider. Having different roles built-in to waivers allows the individuals to have an easier time accessing as well as maintaining the services available to them. So what do all of the different roles mean? What

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Developmental Disabilities

Early Intervention: A Guide

If you are interested in learning more about early intervention, either on a local or federal level, you have come to the right place. Early intervention is a vitally important service that is offered everywhere in the United States and it is crucial to know if you have a child with developmental disabilities or delays.

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Virginia Medicaid Waivers
Medicaid Waivers

A Guide to Medicaid Waivers

For those of you with children that have developmental disabilities, or those of you who have them yourself, it’s extremely important to know what options you have in regards to Medicaid waivers, additional services and support. So, how can Medicaid waivers help you? What do they do for you? Here’s our full guide on how

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Development Disabilities Awareness Month
Development Disabilities Awareness Month

Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month

March is Learning Disabilities Awareness Month and is also commonly referred to as Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month. What can you do this month to be a part of it? How did it originate and grow over the years? Here’s everything you need to know about Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month. What is Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month?

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Inclusive Education

Why Inclusive Education is So Important

Everywhere, around the globe, you can see how any difference will set a child apart from their peers. Whether it’s language, disability, etc. it’s important to recognize these differences and find a way to bring them together for general inclusiveness, social, and learning purposes in an inclusive education environment. So, how does this happen? Let’s

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2022 BUDGET RELEASED – GENERAL ASSEMBLY 2020

2020 Budget is scheduled for Vote this Thursday, March 12 As a follow up to our urgent request for emails and phone calls to Senators and Delegates for the Virginia Budget, we’d like to thank the advocates who met with their General Assembly members and wrote, emailed, made phones, and much more. We’re very grateful

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Action Needed

Be Counted Because You Count! Census 2020

Census 2020   On April 1, 2020, it is important that people with disabilities and their families are ready to be counted. Every 10 years, the census counts everyone in the United States. The gathered census data affects many key things. So it’s vital that everyone be counted. The Census 2020 data determines how much 

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Action Needed

Virginians with Developmental Disabilities Need YOUR Immediate Assistance!

Call and email Virginia Budget Conferees now! The Senators and Delegates below have been appointed and are charged with negotiating Virginia’s Final Budget. We need ‘all hands on deck’ to help make sure that those with disabilities, and their families/caregivers, have their voices heard and have the necessary funds allotted for maintaining and improving their quality of

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Occupational Therapy and Special Needs

Why You Should Consider Occupational Therapy for Your Child with Special Needs For those who have a child with special needs, you may be interested in looking into occupational therapy to assist you with certain challenges. However, it can be overwhelming trying to navigate the logistics of where to begin.  Both occupational therapy and physical

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A Child with ADHD Can Be Frustrated by Homework

If your child has ADHD, you may feel a sense of dread or frustration at the mere mention of homework. Most likely, this is a challenging time in your household and you may not be sure why or how to handle it.  Here’s why homework can be incredibly frustrating for children with ADHD, and how

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COVID Flexibilities Scheduled to End Soon

We hope this communication finds you and your family safe and well during this unprecedented time. We wanted to provide you with an update on our plans going forward. DMAS has allowed us flexibilities with our visits, enabling us to visit with you virtually during this emergency. We are so grateful as it has enabled us to “see” your faces, visit with you, and still maintain social distancing while doing our part to slow the spread.

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Sensory-Friendly Halloween Tips

For many, Halloween is a time of eerie fun. This year, due to COVID-19, some people may have reservations regarding the holidays. However, Halloween can certainly cause sensory and social challenges for many of our loved ones, for any given year due to minimal sensory-friendly options.

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