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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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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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Caregiver

How to Combat Caregiver Burnout

With the extra stress we are all experiencing due to COVID-19 on top of the challenges associated with caring for a loved one with special needs, caregiver burnout is definitely a thing.

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DMAS Important Updates

Updated as of 03/01/2024 Legally Responsible Individuals (LRIs) Memo LRI – Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s) What changes for LRIs will go into effect on March 1? On March 1st, all current legally responsible individuals may continue to provide services and be reimbursed for up to 40 hours per work week. If there is a paid

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Return to Learn: What to Expect

Return to Learn: What to Expect With school boards scrambling to make decisions about returning to learning at districts across the country, parents and education leaders alike fear that students have struggled with virtual learning and potentially fallen behind in their learning. There is normally, a “summer slide” to be expected each year. The “summer

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Developmental Disabilities

Summer Plans for Special Needs Children at Home

With the summer in full swing, you may be wondering what options your special needs child has for staying engaged. It can be challenging, but there are easy, affordable ways to stay home and stay entertained. Not sure where to get started? We have some suggestions. Fun Summer Plan Ideas for Special Needs Children Stuck

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Deafness

Special Education: A Guide

There’s a lot to learn about special education, from its humble beginnings and long history to the resources available to you. Here is our full guide to special education in the United States and the benefits that it offers to you and others who need it. The History of Special Education So, how did special

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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 a person 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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How To Navigate Disabled Adult Child Benefits

Adult children who receive Social Security benefits might obtain financial assistance through disabled adult child benefits. A person may be eligible for Social Security payments if their disabilities started before the age of 22. Because these benefits are paid on the parent’s earnings record, the SSA refers to them as “child” benefits. Each person receives

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Rare Disease Awareness: Shining a Light on the Unseen Battles

Rare Disease Day is an annual event that aims to raise awareness about rare diseases and the challenges faced by those affected. In this blog post, we will explore the history of Rare Disease Day and delve into its significance in creating a more inclusive and supportive world for individuals with rare diseases. What is

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Saving Lives One Donation at a Time

Understanding the Importance of Blood Donation and How You Can Make a Difference Blood Donor Awareness Month is an annual campaign held in January to raise awareness about the critical need for blood donations and to recognize the selfless individuals who donate their blood to save lives. This month-long observance aims to educate the public

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National Book Month for Special Needs Children​

Every October is National Book Month. The month-long celebration emphasizes the value of reading, writing, and literature.  How Reading Can Help Special Needs Children Reading aloud to young children is an excellent approach to engage them while also fostering language development and early literacy skills. When it comes to reading to special needs children, it

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