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Parent Survey on Physical Therapy Services For Children with Developmental Disabilities

Information courtesy of Riley Child Development Center and Indiana University

The Riley Child Development Center and Indiana University are researching the perceived value and access to physical therapy services for children with Developmental Disabilities. If you would like to help, you can contribute to their research by completing a brief survey.  The survey should take about fifteen minutes to complete. Your responses will help researchers better understand the challenges that people with Developmental Disabilities face related to physical therapy, and any barriers that may need to be addressed in order to improve access and family satisfaction of physical therapy services.

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Vanderbilt University Residential Placement and Respite Care Survey

Information courtesy of Vanderbilt University

Vanderbilt University is researching factors associated with different types of residential placements and respite care services for adults with disabilities. If you would like to help, you can contribute to their research by completing a brief survey.  The survey will take less than 30 minutes to complete and responses are confidential. Responses will help determining issues and supports related to residential and respite care services. Completing the survey also enters you into a raffle for one of ten $25 gift cards.

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Empower Care Act Would Extend Money Follows the Person for Five Years

Information courtesy of the Arc of Indiana, Medicaid.gov

The Money Follows the Person (MFP) program has helped over 75,000 people with chronic conditions and disabilities transition from nursing homes and institutions back into the community. MFP was designed to increase the use of home and community-based services and reduce the use of institutionally-based services. MFP expired in 2016. However, a bill has been introduced in Congress that would fund MFP for the next five years.

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STOP Suicide Toolkits Provide Valuable Mental Health Information

Information courtesy of Mental Health America of Northeast Indiana and STOP Suicide Northeast Indiana

STOP Suicide Northeast Indiana and Mental Health America of Northeast Indiana have developed two toolkits to help people affected by suicide. The Finding Hope toolkit provides information on suicide prevention and coping after a suicide attempt. The Help & Hope toolkit provides supportive information to loved ones following a suicide loss.

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Parenting with a Disability Toolkit

Information courtesy of the National Council on Disability and the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation

The National Council on Disability (NCD) and the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation have released “Parenting with a Disability: Know Your Rights Toolkit”. This toolkit provides a summary of disability laws that protect families’ rights. Learn about adoption, custody, visitation, family law, and the child welfare system.

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