My intention with this article was to be a continuation of contributor Jason Hubal’s hope articles after his passing, but this year there was a seeming lack of interest. Jason passed away earlier this year. My hope for 2017 is for DisabilityVoice to help more people with disabilities and for DisabilityVoice website to grow in usability & number of users. If you missed the deadline for giving your hope, there is still time to give your hope for an article in the new year. Check out the inspirational quote for December 2016 at the end of this newsletter for some inspiration. People who don’t necessarily have a disability, but know people with disabilities are also invited to give your hope or inspiration. The new deadline is Thursday, January 19, 2017.
DisabilityVoice Newsletter #57 12-14-2016. We hope you enjoy the 5th DV Newsletter of 2016.
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.
Jennifer Malcore has been appointed to serve as the next Assistant Deputy Secretary at the Department of Health Services (DHS). Malcore replaces Bill Hanna, who recently announced he has accepted a position outside of state service.
“Bill has been a great asset to our team and we wish him the very best in his new endeavor,” DHS Secretary Linda Seemeyer said,…
Publication: Wisconsin Department of Health Services Date: 10-19-2016
Living Beyond Boundaries is holding a fundraiser so your organization can help people with disabilities live a meaningful life filled with happiness, experiences, and
opportunities. Living Beyond Boundaries, Inc is a not for profit Corporation and is tax exempt under
Section 501 (c) (3).
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Author: Timothy Carey Publication: DisabilityVoice Date: 10-21-2016
The National Disability Forum is an open conversation where members of the public, community leaders, and Social Security employees come together to talk about the disability programs.
Next National Disability Forum will Focus on Telehealth and Telemedicine
Telehealth includes a variety of ways to use video and other technology to enhance healthcare and related information delivery. Telemedicine involves clinical services provided by interactive communication, most commonly a video, between a patient and a practitioner at different locations.
Author: Social Security Blog Date: 10-11-2016Publication:
Sometimes life changes course quickly. Justin Vedder was only 37 when he was diagnosed with young-onset Parkinson’s, and his wife Ashley was eight months pregnant with their third child.
A former University of California, Berkeley quarterback, Justin was typically social and outgoing. But like many newly-diagnosed people with Parkinson’s, he bega
Author: Laura Amann Publication: Fox Feed blog Date: 10 -14-2016