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Showing posts from June 7, 2020

Global study on children’s health, learning, wellbeing and protection during COVID-19 pandemic

The survey is available in English ( r/SC_COVID19_Eng_GenPublic ), French ( r/SC_COVID19_Fr_GenPublic? lang=fr ), Arabic ( r/SC_COVID19_Ar_GenPublic? lang=ar ), and Spanish ( r/SC_COVID19_Es_GenPublic? lang=es ). Invitation-For Disability Groups (1) by Family Voices Indiana on Scribd

Notre Dame SPARC Project

From the SPARC Team "To protect families and our staff, we’ve moved the program completely online so families can participate in the program virtually, without the need for any face-to-face meetings.  Families can still receive up to $370 for their participation, but they will participate via Zoom meetings and by reviewing some information on their own." More information included in the flyer below. You can click here to enroll: TeleSPARC Flyers by Family Voices Indiana on Scribd

Wellness Wednesdays

From Autism Society of Indiana May's Wellness Wednesday topics included a discussion with a behavior consultant, oral hygiene health, connections between health, food, and wellness, and parental self-care. Engagement with this series has increased as each segment had over 300 views plus numerous shares. We are excited to continue to engage the with our community in this way by providing various content. Thank you to behavior consultant Shanisha Bond, Dr. Elizabeth Simpson, DMD, workplace wellness expert Erica Ballard, and Tommy Parry, MEd,MS,BCBA,LBA for making May's Wellness Wednesday series a success . View Wellness Wednesdays

Trump Administration Encourages Reopening of Healthcare Facilities

From CMS News "The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released a guide for patients and beneficiaries as they consider their in-person care options. During the height of the pandemic, many healthcare systems and patients postponed non-emergency, in-person care in order to keep patients and providers safe and to ensure capacity to care for COVID-19 patients. As states and regions across the United States see a decline in cases of COVID-19, CMS is providing these recommendations to ensure that non-emergency healthcare resumes safely and that patients are receiving needed in-person treatment that may have been postponed due to the public health emergency." Covid What Patients Should Know About Seeking Health Care by Family Voices Indiana on Scribd

Special Olympics Indiana New Pandemic Ban Deadline: June 30th

Special Olympics Indiana New Pandemic Ban Deadline: June 30th People who were looking forward to getting back into Special Olympics are going to have to wait a little longer. Special Olympics International has "strongly advised" that all Special Olympics activities continue their suspension through the end of June, and Special Olympics Indiana has agreed. Although the decision wasn't easy, Special Olympics believes this is in their athletes' best interest, and has asked the everyone involved to be patient through their disappointment. Disability Matters ( Governor's Council for People with Disabilities electronic publication)

Indiana Disability Rights Needs Your Input

Your Input Needed!  Each year, Indiana Disability Rights (IDR) seeks input from the community to help determine the priorities and goals for the next year. Like most organizations, there are many important areas where our help is needed but we have limited funding and resources so we need your input to help us decide what areas to focus on in the coming year. Public comments may be provided by the online survey, email, mail, or in-person at the August IPAS Commission meeting.  Read our Fiscal Year 2021 Draft Priorities and Objectives here.   Submit your comments online here. Click here to email your comments to the Executive Director. You may also mail your comments to: Executive Director Indiana Disability Rights 4701 N. Keystone Ave., Suite 222 Indianapolis, IN 46205

IRS Announces October 15th Deadline for Non-Filers to Input Information for Stimulus Payments

The IRS announced yesterday that its non-filer tool , available for low-income people and others who are not required to file income tax returns for 2018 or 2019, and who have not already received a payment automatically, will only be available until October 15 . This means non-filers will not have until the end of the year to input their information to ensure that they receive economic impact payments in 2020 for themselves and/or their dependents.  From Justice in Aging