Trump Signs Law to Support Family Caregivers

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Jan 302018

The president has signed into law an AARP-backed bill that requires the federal government to develop a strategy to support the 40 million Americans who care for a loved one.

The measure — the Recognize, Assist, Include, Support and Engage (RAISE) Family Caregivers Act — directs the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to create …

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Author: Brittany Hackett Publication: AARP  Date: 01-24-2018 

Nov 022016

The ABLE National Resource Center, managed by National Disability Institute (NDI), is excited to congratulate the State of Michigan on the launch of its “MiABLE” program. MiABLE is a national program, offering enrollment to qualified individuals with disabilities both in Michigan and throughout the country.

MiABLE allows qualified individuals with disabilities to save up to $14,000 a year in an ABLE account without jeopardizing their eligibility for federally-funded means tested benefits, such as Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Medicaid. The funds in the account can be used for disability-related expenses that assist the beneficiary in increasing and/or maintaining his or her health, independence or quality of life.

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Webinar: ABLE Funds: Understanding the Investment Side of ABLE November 15, 2016. REGISTER 
Author: Publication:  Able National Resource Center Date: 11-02-2016 

Jan 092016

There is a webinar being held by the Michael J Fox Foundation on Thursday, January 21 2016 – 12:00 PM-1:00 PM ET.

This January webinar will focus on dyskinesia, involuntary movements that arise with levodopa use as Parkinson’s progresses. Panelists discuss the current management of dyskinesia and new therapies in development.

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Publication: Michael J Fox Foundation Published Date: 01-08-2016

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Oct 182015

There are two focus groups being held regarding Health Care for people with disabilities in the area. These groups are being held at the end of October in Appleton, WI. People who sign up for this focus group will receive cash money.

See the invitation below or click the link for the document in another window.

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Sep 282015

Support Groups at Options for Independent Living in Green Bay Wisconsin

Options for Independent Living Website

Multiple Sclerosis group: Monthly 4th Tuesday – 6:30 pm- 8:0 PM
Contact: Lisa Van Donsel – 920-621-0949 –

Adults with Autism Spectrum group: Monthly 2nd & 4th Friday – 6:00 PM-8:00 PM
Contact: mortongbay@aol .com or

Epilepsy group: Monthly 1st Wednesday – 6:30 P-8:00 PM
Contact: Ann Hubbard – 1-800-693-2287 –

ALS group: Monthly 2nd Wednesday – 6:00 PM-8:00 PM
Contact: Carolynne Younk ALS Care Coordinator – 920-288-7095

Tourette Syndrome Group: Monthly 2nd Saturday – noon-2:00 PM
Contact: Patti Bani – 920-217-0032 –

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Aug 052015

Going on Vacation with your Special Needs Child?  You’re going to have a fabulous time! Vacations can be rewarding for everyone involved and if you have a special needs child, it can offer a tremendous opportunity for growth and . . .

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Author: Ilana Danneman  Publication:  Friendship Circle Blog   Date: 08-03-2015

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