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.
Topics Include: Smart Living Project, Tips for IEPs, Including Technology in educational goals, Summer Health Tips.
Topics Include: Special Olympics’ Unified School Programs, Stories of Individual & Family Services, Update on the No Paid Services Caseload, and Summer resources.
Topics Include: Preparing for emergencies, closing the tech gap, assistive technology resources, and announcing new LifeCourse materials for adults.
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.
Topics Include: Person-centered practices, a parent’s approach to summer challenges, smart living, and more.
Topics Include: Ideas from parents on creating community connections; Announcement of open enrollment in Individual & Family Services waiver; Caregiver support.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.