Informing Families quarterly print newsletters provide information and resources for individuals not currently receiving paid services through DDA. Please print or share links to our previous issues.

Winter 2018
Topics Include: Earned Income Tax Credit, Thinking Outside the Box, Tools for Inclusion: Transit Training, Winter Health Tips.

Fall 2017
Topics Include:
Employment Funding for H.S. Grads, Able to Save and Invest (A comparison of ABLE and the DD Endowment Trust Fund), My Life Plan, Supported Decision Making, Fall Health Tips.

Summer 2017
Topics Include: Smart Living Project, Tips for IEPs, Including Technology in educational goals, Summer Health Tips.

Spring 2017
Topics Include: Special Olympics’ Unified School Programs, Stories of Individual & Family Services, Update on the No Paid Services Caseload, and Summer resources.

Winter 2017
Topics Include: Preparing for emergencies, closing the tech gap, assistive technology resources, and announcing new LifeCourse materials for adults.

Fall 2016
Topics Include: New services included in the Individual & Family Services waiver, planning for life after school, ideas for learning and growing at any age, the benefits of self-advocacy, technology resources, winter weather preparedness.

Summer 2016
Topics Include: Person-centered practices, a parent’s approach to summer challenges, smart living, and more.

Spring 2016
Topics Include: Ideas from parents on creating community connections; Announcement of open enrollment in Individual & Family Services waiver; Caregiver support.

Winter 2016
Topics include: How to ask for services when you’re not sure what to say; Community First Choice, Community of Practice: Living a Good Life; Get Organized for Life.

Fall 2015
Topics include: Updates on the new Individual & Family Services waiver and Community First Choice; New employment funding for High School Transition Graduates; Tech Tips: Emergency Personal Response Systems.

Summer 2015
Topics include: Getting connected for summer with free and low-cost resources; SSP: A cash benefit alternative to Individual & Family Services; The Many Paths to Inclusion (by Betsy McAlister).

Spring 2015
Topics include: Enrollments to open in DDA programs; How to get in line for the services your family member needs; Side by side comparison of the DD Endowment Trust and ABLE Accounts.

Winter 2015
Topics include: Free new online app for planning at every stage of life; Friendship: Expecting the Best, Preparing for the Challenges (by Susan Atkins); Tools for Inclusion: Travel Training.

Fall 2014
Topics include: IFS Waiver and SSP in Lieu of SSP; Community First Choice; Making the Most of High School Transition (by Carrie Morehouse); Transition Planning; Planning for the Future.



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