**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.
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.
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.
Legally Responsible Individuals (LRIs) Legally Responsible Individuals Rules Effective March 1, 2024 We understand that some clients were not able to attend the member training held by DMAS. Recordings of the DMAS member training sessions held on October 3rd and 4th can be viewed here. Please click the DMAS logo below to be directed to
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
The holiday season is a time of joy and celebration, but it can also present unique challenges for individuals with disabilities. From navigating crowded shopping malls to attending parties and social gatherings, the holidays can sometimes feel overwhelming and isolating. However, with the right mindset and a few simple strategies, it is possible to embrace
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
Childhood Cancer Awareness Month Childhood Cancer Awareness Month is celebrated in September.Thanks to contemporary medical therapies and excellent patient care, around 80% of children cancer cases can be effectively treated. Childhood cancer is the most prevalent type of cancer in children, and the most common type of cancer in children is acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL).