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Ticket to Work: Support on Your Journey to Employment

Ticket to Work: Support on Your Journey to Employment  Wednesday, April 22, 2020 3 – 4:30 p.m. ET Join us on April 22 for our next WISE webinar! Looking for work and have questions about disability employment opportunities? Find free resources that can help you throughout your employment journey. This month, we’ll discuss how Ticket to Work can support you on your path to work. Join the webinar to learn more about: How the Ticket program can help you as you look for workFree job search resourcesHow to connect with service providers who offer employment supportRegister now Online: choosework.ssa.gov/wise By Phone: 1-866-968-7842 or 1-866-833-2967 (TTY) You will receive a registration confirmation message with instructions on how to log in to the webinar. Please be sure to check your spam folder. WISE in American Sign Language (ASL)

Ideas for the Kiddos Part 4-More Free Resources

More FREE Resources
TIME for Kids: Time says that for the first time, it will provide parents at home with a free version of "TIME for Kids," its 25-year-old school-based publication. The package includes the entire TIME Kids digital library.   Free Subscriptions from Education Companies! Here is the entire list of education companies offering free subscriptions due to school closings.
Originally from Family Voices Resource eBlast on 4/8/20

Report Explores Intersect of Income Loss and Coverage Eligibility

From Covering Kids & Families of Indiana

With a reported 16 million workers who have lost their jobs due to the pandemic, a new data note from the Kaiser Family Foundation examines how job loss and changes in income may impact access to health coverage through employers, the Affordable Care Act Marketplaces or Medicaid and Medicaid expansion programs.
The data note walks through various scenarios for families in different circumstances to highlight their coverage options, including how state and federal policies may affect their eligibility. The findings are children in families experiencing unemployment are likely to be eligible for Medicaid or the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) wherever they live, while parental income loss due to unemployment may also make them newly eligible for Medicaid in expansion states. Those who lose employer sponsored coverage may also qualify for a Special Enrollment Period (SEP) in the Affordable Care Act marketplaces in every state and, de…

End of Life and Loss-A Webinar from American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD)

In these challenging times, illness and death are topics of daily conversation among individuals and in the media.  People with intellectual disability are experiencing loss through the closure of their normal daily activities (school, work, day programs) and disruption of their social connections.  Many people with intellectual disability will need support to understand and cope with these issues.
International researchers Professor Roger Stancliffe (Australia) and Professor Sue Read (England) have led multiple research projects on end-of-life issues, bereavement, and loss for people with intellectual disability and their caregivers. 
In this webinar, Roger and Sue will address these issues and what can be done about them, by:
1. Describing major research findings about understanding and planning for end of life by people with intellectual disability.
2. Introducing and demonstrating a major, free online resource Talking End of Life (TEL) …with people with intellectual disability  ht…

Ideas for Kiddos Part 3-Draw

DRAW! Turn the teaching over to a famous illustrator for drawing lessons:
Mo Willems: 1 pm EST (and archived on website) from the Kennedy Center
Wendy MacNaughton: 1 pm EST on Instagram Live (past lessons on youtube)
Rob Biddulph: Live and on website

Ideas for Kiddos Part 2-Read

READ! Whatever stage of distance learning you find yourself in, explore the world of audiobooks. The pandemic is calling on us all to be patient, flexible, and creative—maybe your kids are not receiving instruction or therapy as they should. Although a good story is not the only answer…it sure is a good option!
Storytime with famous actors
Storytime from NASA astronauts in space!
Amazon Audible: For as long as schools are closed, kids everywhere can instantly stream an incredible collection of stories, including titles across six different languages, that will help them continue dreaming, learning, and just being kids. All stories are FREE to stream on your desktop, laptop, phone, or tablet.