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Showing posts from September 29, 2013

Resources for you

Each month, Family Voices Indiana provides the families we serve with a summary of the month’s hottest items. If you missed us on Facebook in September, here is the latest!

September Awareness: Child Obesity Awareness Month. You can find information about healthy eating in this fact sheet from Bright Futures.
Craniofacial Acceptance Month. In Wonder, R.J. Palacio tells the story of Auggie, a tough, sweet, 10-year-old boy with craniofacial differences.Read more about Wonder in this interview with the author from NPR:
Infant Mortality Awareness Month. Moms and moms-to-be text BABY (or BEBE) to 511411 for free health and safety tips by text.
National #Preparedness Month. Preparing for all kinds of emergencies, both natural and human-made, makes sense for everyone, including people with disabilities and special needs and those who care for them.  Here are some tips to help people with disabilities and caregivers …

Advocacy around ACA and govt shutdown

Family Voices Indiana shares the following announcement from #AUCD (Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD): Show Your Support for the Affordable Care:
The launch of the Health Insurance Marketplaces coincides with the end of the fiscal year and Congress has been unable to reach an agreement to continue funding the federal government, with the strongest disagreement over whether to defund or delay all or part of the ACA.  Send a message today to tell your member of Congress that you support the ACA and that they should pass a continuing resolution. TAKE ACTION: Call your Representative: Visit AUCD’s Action Center to find out the name of your Senators or Representative.Dial the Capitol Switchboard at 202-224-3121and ask for the office of your Senator or RepresentativeAsk to speak to the person working on Health issuesIdentify yourself as a constituent and the organization that you represent (if any)Give them your message, then pass this alert along to other stakeholders!Me…