On July 26, Representatives Seth Moulton (D-MA) and Gregg Harper (R-MS) introduced the Healthcare Extension and Accessibility for Developmentally Disabled and Underserved Population (HEADs UP) Act of 2018. This bill would declare people with DD a medically underserved population (MUP). People with DD face a shortage of primary care providers, as well as higher infant mortality rates, higher poverty rates, and shorter life expectancy than the general population. The MUP designation comes with increased access to resources from 25 different government programs including Federally Qualified Health Centers, Community Health Centers, loan repayment and training programs under Health Resources and Services Administration Workforce Development and Training Programs, and preference in research within agencies such as the National Institutes of Health. The Arc supports this bill.
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Thursday's Tip To A Better IEP
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Making an IEP binder is a great way to keep information organized and at the ready when you need it. An IEP binder can help you prepare for IEP meetings and stay up to date on your child’s progress. This powerful tool can also help you communicate and collaborate with teachers and your child’s IEP team. Here’s what you need to get started:
A three-ring binder
Six tabbed section dividers
A three-hole punch
For more information visit: https://www.understood.org/en/school-learning/special-services/ieps/how-to-organize-your-childs-iep-binder
Wear it Wednesday!
We wore our jeans with a purpose to raise money to help support the quality of life for individuals affected by 22q11.2 Syndrome and donated to The International 22q11.2 Foundation Inc.
In honor of Ava Desiderato
Each month The Arc of New Jersey Family Institute spotlights a different developmental disability to help build awareness and educate others about the disability. Learn more HERE.