On September 12, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced grants awarded for the Federally-Facilitated Exchange Navigator Program. Total funding has been reduced to $10 million which is down from $63 million in 2016 and $36 million in 2017. Navigators are charged with assisting consumers in choosing health plans. The administration is also eliminating a requirement that grantees have a physical presence in the area in which they operate. The Administration is also encouraging navigators to inform consumers about association health plans and short-term limited duration health plans, which do not have the protections of the Affordable Care Act. To find the navigator grantees in your state visit this list.
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Thursday's Tip To A Better IEP
What is an IEP?
An Individualized Education Plan is a written document that describes the education plan for a student with an intellectual and/or a developmental disability. The IEP is the foundation for a child's education. The IEP lists the special education an individual will receive based upon their needs. It's important that student's and their family members understand what's written in the IEP and that they take an active role in developing this document.
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The parent-teacher conference is a good time to take the pulse of your child’s progress. But you can also check in regularly to make sure your child’s IEP is being followed. Share any concerns based on what you’re seeing at home. If your child spends most of his time in the general education classroom, his teacher will know if he’s being pulled out of class to work with special educators as promised in his IEP.
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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.