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Family Voices of Indiana – Website and Yahoo Group

Share advocacy opportunities and updated information on issues that impact Indiana families of children with disabilities or special needs. Family Voices of Indiana advocates for disability services that are family-centered, community-based, comprehensive, coordinated and culturally competent for all children and youth with disabilities. Consider the idea of using social marketing for your F2F center or join this group to share information, collaborate and advocate through their Yahoo site.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/52458

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Youth Leadership Toolkit: A Guidebook

The purpose of this toolkit (consisting of a DVD and guidebook) is to illustrate the importance of the perspectives that youth and young adults bring and to provide information and tools that help to effectively include them in addressing the challenges of transitioning to adulthood and increased independence. The DVD provides human stories regarding key components of living independently in the community. The Guidebook provides discussion questions by topic for each of the target audiences.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/51981

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Making ‘Cents’ of Health Care Financing: Training Curriculum on MassHealth

This power point presentation and associated brochure helps Massachusetts families with children and youth with special health needs understand MassHealth, the MA Medicaid program. This program is an umbrella for many different types of public health care. Learn about eligibility, standards, criteria, and premiums. This work is part of the 2004 RCSC CMS Grantees for Health Care Information and Education Centers.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/51461

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Massachusetts Family-to-Family Health Care Program Brochures & Website

What programs do the MA F2F Information and Education Center offer? Review their brochure about the services and supports. This parent-run center provides free technical assistance about health care, public benefits and other health care financing options. The pamphlet is available in English, Portuguese and Spanish. Additional information can be found on their website. The MA Family-to-Family Health Care Information and Education Center is a 2004 RSCS CMS Grantee.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/51460

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A Guide to Applying for New Mexico Waiver Programs Application Handbooks

For many families and individuals with disabilities, the process of applying for Waivers can seem complex and overwhelming. Developed by Parents Reaching Out this series brings together accurate information and advice from families, advocates, case managers and agencies, to provide a “road map” of sorts. Titles include a Comparison Guide for HCBS Waivers, a DD Waiver Application Handbook, Guidebook to Supplemental Security Income and the Book of Acronyms. Titles are also available in Spanish.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/51452

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Family Health Care Tips & Fact Sheets – New Mexico

The New Mexico Family to Family grantees, Parents Reaching Out, have put together over a dozen tips sheets. Topics include Advocating for Yourself, Teen Scene: Communication with Health Care Providers, Preparing for Doctors Visits, Waivers, Navigating Medicaid, SSI, Preventing Medical Errors, Transitioning Health Care, HIPAA, and FAQ sabot Mi Via and EPSDT. Also includes is a brochure called Telling Your Story, Tips for Sharing your Experiences. All the fact sheets are also available in Spanish.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/51451

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