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Apply by Dec 15 for #ACA Coverage on Jan 1

December 15 is the deadline for purchasing a health plan that will provide coverage as of January 1. Beginning on December 16, consumers already enrolled in a Marketplace plan may be automatically re-enrolled in the same or a similar plan. Consumers are strongly encouraged to shop around for plans, as there is a strong likelihood that their current plan may not be the most affordableafter tax credits and cost reductions are taken into account.  Open enrollment continues through January 31 for health plans providing coverage as of February 1 (if purchased on or before January 15) or March 1 (if purchased from January 16-31).

Parent Survey about #ASD Support Groups

Dear parents,
If you are the parent of a child with Autism Spectrum Disorder, please consider completing the following survey. The survey contains 9 questions and should take 2-5 minutes to complete. Your responses will provide valuable information regarding parents' perspectives on Support Groups.  This survey is part of a research project through the Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND) program at the Riley Child Development Center. Please contact Caitlin Martin if you have any questions.

English https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/TQJ78LJ
Thank you for your time,
Caitlin Martin, MS, CF-SLP Speech-Language Pathology Fellow Indiana LEND Program Riley Child Development Center caitmart@iupui.edu (317) 944-8167

ENCUESTA PARA LA CREACION DE UN GRUPO DE APOYO PARA PADRES CON NINOS CON EL ESPECTRO DEL DESORDEN DE AUTISMO. (ASD)
Si usted es padre de un nino diagnosticado con el Espectro del Desorden de Autismo, solicitamos su participacion llenando la sigui…

#Waiverwise: Community Integration and Habilitation Waiver Eligibility

Effective September 1, 2012, entering the Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) waiver program known as the Community Integration and Habilitation Waiver (CIH Waiver) requires the individual to meet and be approved for certain federally approved priority criteria known as reserved waiver capacity categories within the CIH Waiver. 

 To move onto the needs-based CIH Waiver, an individual must meet and be approved for the specific priority criteria of at least one of the following categories: 
 Eligible individuals transitioning to the community from a nursing facility (NF), Extensive Support Needs Home (ESN), or a State-Operated Facility (SOF) 
 Eligible individuals determined to no longer need/receive active treatment in Supervised Group Living (SGL) 
 Eligible individuals transitioning from 100% State-funded services 
 Eligible individuals aging out of Department of Education (DOE), Department of Child Services (DCS), or SGL 
 Eligible individuals choosing to leave an ICF/IID 
 Eli…

#Waiverwise: Understanding the Waiting List for Family Supports

The DDRS/BDDS policy states individuals may be placed on a single statewide waiting list after applying for waiver services and meeting specified criteria. Individuals are responsible for maintaining current collateral and contact information with their local DDRS/BDDS office. 

Initial Placement on the Single, Statewide Home and Community-Based Services Waiver Waiting List 

For initial placement on the single, statewide HCBS waiver waiting list, the following requirements must be met: 
 Individuals or their legal representative must complete an application and submit the application to their local DDRS/BDDS office to apply for HCBS waiver services. 

 The individual is expected to participate in the completion of the following: 
 Application 
 Collateral information, including the following: 
 Level of Care screening tool DDRS 
 Supporting documents: o Diagnostic evaluations o Functional evaluations o Psychological reports o Individualized Education Program from schools o School records …