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TEST 2

2019-12-19T10:01:21-05:00

TEST 2 Sometimes you can do it alone; sometimes you need guidance and expertise in order to get the job done right. Filing your child’s Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP) or transitioning to an Individual Education Plan (IEP) is a process that may require professional assistance. Negotiating the best educational plan for

Enrichment & Education – Adulthood

2019-11-19T11:51:48-05:00Tags: |

ENRICHMENT & EDUCATION Recreation and leisure activities are critical dimensions of the quality of life for all people. They serve as a vehicle to have fun, meet new friends and develop skills. Enrolling in a recreational activity can be beneficial in teaching critical life-long socialization skills. There are many ways to enjoy

Health Services – Adulthood

2019-11-19T11:52:50-05:00Tags: |

HEALTH SERVICES Making sure you have regular checkups and are receiving the appropriate medical treatment is very important. Some people with disabilities may be at increased risk for chronic physical, developmental, behavioral or emotional conditions, and may require extra health and related services. Access to a quality practitioner that provides the best

Transportation – Adulthood

2019-11-19T12:05:56-05:00Tags: |

TRANSPORTATION Transportation is helpful in maintaining employment, education, healthcare and community life. Transportation services will allow you to live independently within the community. If you do not drive, there are generally two options: public transit and paratransit. Public transit includes fixed route public transportation by bus, subway and light rail. Paratransit includes

Housing – Adulthood

2019-11-19T12:00:55-05:00Tags: |

HOUSING A home of one’s own, either rented or owned, is the cornerstone of independence for any individual. Many people with disabilities face tremendous difficulties in getting and keeping adequate housing. They face obstacles like discrimination, inaccessible construction and unaffordable housing. There are many government supports for home ownership and rental housing

Advocacy – Adulthood

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ADVOCACY Disability advocates provide assistance and support to ensure that: Your rights are upheld You are an active participate in the decision-making processes Your needs and views are presented to government, service providers and the broader community However, it is very important to advocate for yourself. Even though there are numerous experts

Respite – Adulthood

2019-12-11T17:59:20-05:00

RESPITE Respite can give temporary relief for you and your caregiver from the everyday stresses of life. This can be in-home or out-of-home, temporary or non-medical care. Most respite programs offer services to families on a sliding fee scale with hourly and/or daily rates. Respite services can range from a few hours

Support Services – Adulthood

2019-11-19T12:04:55-05:00Tags: , |

SUPPORT SERVICES As members of the community, you can access a range of general services including community health, sports and recreation, employment and maternal and child healthcare services. You can request disability supports if: You have an intellectual, physical, sensory or neurological disability or an acquired brain injury The disability impacts your

Legal Services – Adulthood

2019-11-19T11:56:50-05:00

LEGAL RESOURCES There are a multitude of legal resources in each state, which sets its own guidelines. You should check with your state agencies for guidance. Legal Resources to Consider: Health Insurance Medicaid health benefits are available for individuals who qualify for Supplemental Security Income (SSI). Medicaid provides government-funded

Financial Resources – Adulthood

2019-12-11T17:58:29-05:00Tags: |

FINANCIAL RESOURCES & BENEFITS Proper financial planning is very important – it is never too early to plan ahead! Creating a financial plan requires you, and your support system, to consider your vision for life when you get older. First, ask yourself these questions: What supports will need to be in place