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National Voter Registration Day is September 26

Information courtesy of Indiana Disability Rights

The central idea of disability advocacy is “nothing about us without us.” This is the idea that representatives should not make decisions that impact a group without that group’s full and active participation in the decision making process. The first and perhaps most important step is voting.

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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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Voluntary Product Accessibility Templates – Webinar September 21

Information courtesy of PEATworks.org

On September 21, Partnership on Employment & Accessible Technology (PEAT) will present a discussion on Voluntary Product Accessibility Templates (VPAT). A VPAT is a table used to report a product’s compliance with government accessibility regulations for Information and Communication Technology. Learn about the business significance of VPATs and best practices for handling customer requests for this important information.

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A Techie Approach to Addressing Behavior – Webinar September 20

Information courtesy of AbleNet

Whether you are a teacher, a parent, a school administrator, or an education professional, successful behavior management is key to success in school and all other settings. Whether you prefer to manage (or self-manage) behavior through strategies and low-tech supports, or you are keen on going all digital, there is a tech tool for that! On September 20, join AbleNet to explore techie resources and strategies for addressing unwanted behavior for all age groups and all settings!

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Learn about the Medicaid request for approval process – Webinar September 15

Information courtesy of Indiana Professional Management Group (IPMG)

September 2017 IPMG Professional Development Workshop:
UNDERSTANDING THE MEDICAID WAIVER REQUEST FOR APPROVAL PROCESS

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