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Want to work from home? Learn how Ticket to Work can help!

  Working from Home with Ticket to Work Wednesday, May 26, 2021 3 – 4:30 p.m. ET Join us on May 26 for our next Work Incentive Seminar Event (WISE) webinar! This month, we’re presenting information on how to succeed while working from home and how Social Security’s Ticket to Work (Ticket) Program and other Work Incentives can help you on your path to work. 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. Questions?  Contact us . Use our Share button to send this information to your family and friends! 

2021 Indiana School Health Network Virtual Conference

  June 22 - 23, 2021 The theme of the  2021 Indiana School Health Network Virtual Conference  of "Building Resilience" is especially relevant as schools and communities operate in a post-COVID-19 era. You will have the opportunity to build resilience in yourself and the children with whom you work. Virtually visit great exhibits and get the latest news and updates from school health professionals from all around the state. In addition to our featured speakers, choose from among 22 breakout sessions organized by five learning tracks: Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child (WSCC); Health & Behavioral Health; Administration & School-Based Health Centers; Outreach & Enrollment and Policy & Advocacy. Sample of sessions: Advancing Equity & Inclusion in School Health The Science & Power of Hope Indiana Schools Lessons Learned from COVID Pandemic Empowering Adolescents with Skills to Manage Mental Health How Schools Can Aid in Preventing Child Abuse and Ne

CNF's 2021 Transitions of Care Summit!

From  Child Neurology Foundation Newsletter This year, we are launching our inaugural  Transitions of Care Patient Advocacy Summit , bringing stories and expert insights covering all stages of the transition process from pediatric to adult care. Join us June 15th-24th for multiple events focused on ensuring that young adults living with a neurologic condition and those who support them have the knowledge, tools, and confidence to be able to make the process a success. The summit will include  7 live talks and 3 pre-recorded videos  released to registrants at the start of the event.   Here is a sneak peak at the line-up:   During The Summit ... When you attend the 2021 Transitions Of Care Summit, you will:  Learn how to share your story and advocate through the transitions of care process. Learn about building a community and advocating for equitable environments. Connect with experts with multiple perspectives in the child neurology community. Register Now Thank you to our 2021 partne

Online Payment Options Available for SSI/SSDI Overpayments

Original found  here If you no longer receive Social Security disability benefits (SSDI/SSI), but need to pay back an overpayment, you have a new option for making payments.  An overpayment happens when you receive a higher benefit payment from Social Security than what you were due for that month. It is the difference between the benefit payment you received and the amount you were due.  You can now make payments online. You can make full or partial payments using a credit card, debit card or bank account transfer. Your billing notices now include the new  direct payment option and a new 10-character alphanumeric Remittance ID that you will use instead of your Social Security number when making a payment online. There will be a unique Remittance ID with each monthly bill. You can easily make payments online at . You can also access the site by visiting  and searching for "SSA" or "Social Security." It's as

Registration open – Enhancing Person Centered Outcomes through the LifeCourse Framework

Beginning in June, the Bureau of Developmental Disabilities Services is resuming its three-part webinar training series providing information and techniques to aid in the development of meaningful outcomes through the Person-Centered Individualized Support Plan by utilizing LifeCourse principles and tools. With each session, we will explore and demonstrate how practicing the thinking and using the tools will result in a plan that is meaningful, appropriate, and supports the individual in living their best life. This training is open to individuals, families, case managers and waiver service providers. All attendees can expect to learn more about their valued role as a member of the Individualized Support Team and how they influence the development and success of a plan that is strength based, person centered and utilizes integrated supports. The training series includes three webinars which are held on the first three Friday mornings of each month from 10 a.m. to noon EDT. Registration

CNF: Let's Talk Behavior Therapy

  From  Child Neurology Foundation 's Weekly Opportunities and Announcements Newsletter 5.11.2021 Parenting is hard as it is. And we know that children with neurologic conditions may have more challenging behaviors. When it comes to behavioral therapy to address some of these behaviors, Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) is often the first to spring to mind. That's because it's the go-to option offered in the United States, and it's used by both early-intervention programs and schools. But there are alternatives to ABA. There are also new ways to approach ABA. And these options may be more effective for your child. In our latest Insights article " We Know It Is Difficult—But Let’s Talk Behavioral Therapy ," we cover information about behavior management and the different types of therapies that can help - including ABA and other alternatives.   Quick Recap: What is ABA Therapy? ABA is a learning and behavior management therapy. It focuses on two things:  Reinfo

First Steps Conference-Family Track

First Steps is holding its annual statewide conference on June 10-11.   For the first time, there is a family track!   We are thrilled to be able to offer sessions throughout the conference that were created with families in mind. Session topics include: procedural safeguards and family rights, life after First Steps, high expectations, typical development, understanding behavior, confidentiality and more!   This conference is FREE for families of children with disabilities!  All they need to do is email Joy Jones at  and request a promo code before registration closes on May 31 Family Flier for FS2021 Conference FREE by Family Voices Indiana on Scribd

NEW WEBINAR: Mental Health Awareness Month and the Power of ABLE Accounts

From  ABLE National Resource Center   Wednesday, May 26, 2021 2:00-3:00 PM ET Join our ABLE National Resource Center (ABLE NRC) Ambassadors as they discuss ABLE accounts as a wellness tool for people who have a mental health diagnosis (psychiatric disabilities). Our panelists will share how ABLE accounts empower them to build economic resilience while promoting better mental health outcomes. Learn how ABLE account owners have successfully saved and invested with ABLE. The Ambassadors will share saving strategies, goals they have met and their dreams for the future. In addition to ABLE-eligible individuals and their family members, this webinar is essential for the mental health community, including providers and peer counselors. It will provide information to share with those you serve who have a mental health diagnosis and are interested in taking steps towards improving their quality of life and building financial resilience. Presenter/Facilitator:  Miranda Kennedy,  Director, ABLE N

Mental Health Monday-Taking Time for Yourself

May is Mental Health Month.  Mental health is essential to everyone’s overall health and well-being, and mental illnesses are common and treatable.  Each Monday in May, we are going to share topics and tips from  Mental Health America . Taking Time for Yourself by Family Voices Indiana on Scribd