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What You Need to Know; Supporting Individuals that are Employed and Receiving State/Federal Benefits

Please join IPMG for our February Informational Webinar: What You Need to Know; Supporting Individuals that are Employed and Receiving State/Federal Benefits. This webinar, presented by Lynzee Grooms, Certified Community Work Incentives Coordinator (CWIC) for the Northern and Central Indiana WIPA project, Aspire Indiana Works, is designed to provide answers to the many questions you, and the families you serve, have regarding how benefits will be impacted when an individual goes to work.  An overview will be provided of the types of Social Security and other entitlement programs, important numbers for 2021 and where to find updates.  In addition, participants will be provided a list of resources to assist them and those they serve in the employment journey, including a list of Federal (SSA), State, and local work incentives available to beneficiaries, plus some NEW resources!   Please register for IPMG Informational Webinar: What You Need to Know; Supporting Individuals that are Employ

Authorized Generic Drugs and Their Role in Mental Health Treatment

  From Mental Health America Friday, January 29, 2021 2:15 pm ET / 11:15 am PT Few health professionals are familiar with the concept of authorized generic (AG) drugs, and people receiving treatment are even less aware of this category of medications. That’s because most people have only heard of brand name medicines or their less expensive generic counterparts. But authorized generic medications represent a valuable option, especially for mental health conditions. Join this free, 60-minute webinar where we will discuss:  What AGs are and how they differ from other generic drugs Why AGs are important in mental health treatment How to talk to your doctor about taking AGs This webinar will be recorded and available to the public within 1 week. We do not offer CEUs but are happy to provide a certificate of attendance upon request. Meet the Presenters: Joe and Terry Graedon, Hosts of  The People’s Pharmacy The People's Pharmacy got its start in 1972 in Oaxaca, Mexico, where Terry Graed

Free Whole Genome Sequencing

  The Child Neurology Foundation is working to expand the use of genetic testing as a way to shorten the diagnostic journey for children living with a neurologic condition. They are currently taking applications from child neurologists for free whole genome sequencing  until February 7, 2021. Thanks to the generous support of  Illumina , they are able to provide whole genome sequencing at no cost (aside from possible routine venipuncture costs) to a limited number of patients — up to 5 medical sites and 20 children who have not previously received a molecular diagnosis in the US.  Please Note:  Applications will only be accepted from medical professionals.   Parents and caregivers in our community, please contact your medical provider if you are interested in applying.  Review medical site eligibility criteria and submit your application  on the website. Apply By Feb. 7th

OCR Seeks Information on Addressing Disability Discrimination in Health Care and Child Welfare (DDC)

  From Disability Matters by the Governor's Council for People with Disabilities The Office of Civil Rights (OCR) for the Department of Health and Human Services has issued a Request for Information (RFI) on disability discrimination in health care and child welfare contexts. To make sure that it's clear exactly what they're asking, here's the request as-is: In carrying out its enforcement activities under Section 504, OCR has become aware that significant discrimination on the basis of disability still exists in the nation's health care and child welfare systems. OCR has received reports of discriminatory practices from researchers, advocates, organizations of persons with disabilities and the agency's own enforcement, monitoring, and technical assistance activities.   OCR has undertaken a review of its existing disability nondiscrimination regulations, and is considering revising the regulations to address important and pressing issues that have been raised in

Ticket to Work: Choosing a Service Provider That's Right for You

  Wednesday, January 27, 2021 3 – 4:30 p.m. ET Join us for our next Work Incentive Seminar Event (WISE) webinar! Pursuing the path to financial independence through work? You don’t have to go it alone. With  free  services and support from a Ticket to Work service provider, you can get help as you make the decision to work, look for a job and successfully transition to the workplace. Join this month’s webinar to learn more about: The free services and supports available through Ticket to Work (Ticket) Program service providers How to choose a Ticket Program service provider that’s right for you How working and earning income will affect your Social Security disability benefits Register now Online: 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) Our  ASL  Guide can help individ

Ticket to /work: What's New in 2021?

  From SSA's Ticket to Work e-Newsletter If you’ve started your employment journey with Ticket to Work, you may know phrases like Trial Work Period and Substantial Gainful Activity, but how do they help you get on the road to financial independence? In today’s blog we look at these topics and how they’re changing in the new year. Read about the  latest updates  in today’s post.  

A New Video on How to File an OCR Complaint

The US Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights may seem intimidating, and filing a complaint can be daunting. To help, the OCR has released a new video detailing how to file a complaint. Don't let the process keep you and your child from getting the access they rightfully deserve; let the OCR guide you through. File a complaint with OCR online: Learn more about the OCR complaint process: OCR Case Processing Manual (August 2020): OCR OPEN Center: Send questions to: