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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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Bathing a Child with Sensory Processing Disorder

As parents and attendants, you most likely know what a challenge bathing a child with Sensory Processing Disorder or SPC can be for everyone involved. The various factors that go into a bath, the different sounds, activities, and textures can therefore, be rather taxing for both the adult and child. The following tips will assist

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Assistive Technology: ‘BIG Blue’-Tooth Keyboard

One of our goals is to highlight assistive technology that may be useful to those with special needs. Today, we present RJ Cooper’s ‘BIG Blue’-Tooth Keyboard. This keyboard is wireless to protect against cord-tugging and accommodate restlessness, and has big 1″ keys for easy discovery and use (keys available in either colored rows or yellow). It

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Moms In Motion Case Study: Christopher Jors

Let me preface this by stating that we are a success story. I have come to realize that things happen for a reason and sometimes, by luck and chance, you stumble upon something or someone who can offer you help. Not when you are looking but when you desperately need it, even when you don’t

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Find Temporary Respite Care at Jill’s House

Any parent and caretaker of a child or children with disabilities would say that caring for them is, first and foremost, a labor of love. But that doesn’t mean that the emotional, psychological, and physical strains don’t happen. And if other children—with or without disabilities—are involved, the strains are that much greater. Always, there is

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All Waivers Reminder

Reminder: If you have stayed in a hospital, rehabilitation center/nursing, psychiatric facility for more than 30 days or an in-patient for 1 or more days – Let your Service Facilitator know!Your community-based approvals have been interrupted (you are still eligible, no screening required) and need to be restarted – an immediate visit with your Service

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Appendix K Flexibilities Extended

**UPDATE** 3/2/21: We are aware that the extended appendix K date of 3/11/21 is fast approaching. DMAS has tentatively extended that date to May 1 , 2021 for telehealth (virtual visits). Additionally, pending CMS approval, they intend to extend parents being paid attendants to August 1, 2021. We will posts updates as they are received. 

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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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