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Fifth Freedom – Empowering people with disabilities to make positive change

They say, give a man a fish, feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, feed him for a lifetime. That’s the idea behind Fifth Freedom. Fifth Freedom gives people with disabilities the tools to organize themselves and tackle common problems. Maybe some buildings aren’t physically accessible. Or local public transportation needs to be improved. Or perhaps, legislators need to hear what 20% of their constituents think about how they spend their tax money. Whatever the case, we are here to empower people with disabilities to remove the barriers that thwart their potential. So if you’re the self-reliant type, contact us. We’re assembling a cast of thousands statewide who are willing to invest a little time to make a big difference.

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Seizure in Autism Spectrum Disorder – Webinar June 4

On June 4, tune in to an informative webinar from the National Autism Association about the connection between Autism Spectrum Disorder and seizures and epilepsy.

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Fall Prevention – May 27

Information courtesy of Shield Healthcare

Every year, one out of every three adults age 65 or older falls. Falls among older adults can cause serious injury or disability, and they are the leading cause of injury death among those 65 and older. Many of these falls are caused by lifestyle factors and common hazards in the home.

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Assistive Technology for People who are Deaf-Blind – Indianapolis and online

On May 22, the INDATA Project from Easter Seals Crossroads is offering a day of training on using assistive technology (AT) to help people who are Deaf-Blind. Vocational Rehabilitation counselors, assistive technology specialists, rehabilitation specialists, social workers, parents, educators, students,professionals and health care providers can all benefit from this informative training.

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Office of Medicaid Policy & Planning Quality Strategy Plan – Comments due May 26

Information courtesy of the Office of Medicaid Policy & Planning

Indiana’s Office of Medicaid Policy & Planning (OMPP) has released the Quality Strategy Plan for public comments. The Quality Strategy Plan outlines Indiana’s goals for improvements in health care and monitoring efforts for continuous quality improvement. The Plan includes the Hoosier Healthwise, HIP, Care Select, and Hoosier Care Connect. If you would like to share your thoughts, comments on the plan may be made until May 26.

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Scholarships Available at Camp Red Cedar for Children with Disabilities

Information courtesy of Camp Red Cedar and the AWS Foundation

Camp Red Cedar is a 57-acre summer camp and horseback riding facility just north of Fort Wayne. Thanks to a grant from the AWS Foundation, Camp Red Cedar has funds available to allow eligible children with disabilities to attend a week of summer day camp, free of charge.  These funds are for children with disabilities who are do not receive waiver funding or receive group home services.

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