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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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Medicare Hearing Aid Coverage Act

Information courtesy of Hear Indiana, HealthyHearing.com, WebMD.com, and the Better Hearing Institute

A new bill in the House would add coverage for hearing aids to Medicare. A third of people age 65 to 74 have some level of hearing loss. Hearing aids can cost from $1,000 to $4,000 and more for a single device, and many users need a pair. In addition to making it easier to communicate, studies have shown the benefits of hearing aids to include reduced mental fatigue, decreased feelings of social isolation and depression, and improved memory.

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Speak out about public transportation in Indiana! Transportation needs survey

Information courtesy of the Indiana Governor’s Council for People with Disabilities, The Indianapolis Metropolitan Planning Office, and Central Indiana Regional Transit Authority

The Indianapolis Metropolitan Planning Office and Central Indiana Regional Transit Authority (CIRTA) want to hear from you about your transportation needs. Responses will be used to help update the Regional Public Transit–Human Services Transportation Plan. If you would like to help, and have eight minutes to spare, please complete the brief survey here.

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