NEWS AND EVENTS

Information listed below is a simple listing of events happening around the area that may be of interest to our community.

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COUNCIL & MEMBER AGENCY EVENTS

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IDD Council Events

May 26, 2020

Caregiver Education and Networking Lunchtime - TWCVRS-supports available for people with IDD

WEBINAR FORMAT

The IDD Council invites you to network with other families and agencies that provide services to individuals with IDD. 

Noon - 1:30 p.m.

Presentation Topic:

"TWCVRS-supports available for people with IDD"

We welcome Billy Belz, Business Relations Coordinator at Texas Workforce Commission Vocational Rehabilitation Services, as he shares information on supports available for people with IDD.  Topics covered will include:  General eligibility requirements, how to apply for services or special programs, upcoming programs and things families may not know that VRS can assist with.

 

Upon completion of the presentation, remain online for a Caregiver chat and networking period.

Noon - 1 p.m. - presentation

1 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. - Network with other families and caregivers. Ask questions and get to know each other

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Abused and Betrayed (A special series on the hidden epidemic of sexual violence faced by people with IDD)

A National Public Radio Series | January 2018

FDA Grants 'Breakthrough Therapy' Status To Potential Autism Drug

Disability Scoop | January 30, 2018

CDC Says Developmental Disabilities Are On The Rise

by Shaun Heasley | November 29, 2017

Tarrant Cares is an online information service for individuals, families, caregivers and agencies. This one resource can provide countless solutions for issues your family may be facing. You can also create personal health records, join blogs, and see events in the area on the Community Calendar.

Medicaid Waiver Programs / Interest Lists

Waivers let states use Medicaid funds for long-term home and community-based services for people with disabilities or special health-care needs and the elderly.  There are seven waiver programs in Texas.  Because some of these programs have lengthy waits, some even 10+ years, you should call immediately to be placed on the "interest list"!  You do not have to qualify to be added to the interest list. Our partners at MHMR have provided a handy call list with numbers and more information on each waiver service.  Download your copy.

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