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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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Working Options for Parents with Disabled Children

For children with developmental disabilities, intellectual disabilities, etc. it can be difficult for parents to find working options that suit that lifestyle and allows them the flexibility they need to be both a great parent and worker. What are the best options for these parents? Here are some of our top suggestions. Top Working Solutions

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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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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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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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Life Changing Experience with Ability Unlimited

Ability Unlimited changed our son’s life. Our son, Giovanni, is a non-verbal 4 year old who has Trisomy-21, Down syndrome. Giovanni applied for the assistive technology device for his communication needs through the Medicaid waiver. Ability Unlimited was instrumental in helping our family with our needs and helping us apply. Because of their help, Giovanni was approved for

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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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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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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 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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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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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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