Nov 072017
 
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… more than 66 million Americans will see a 2.0 percent increase in their Social Security and SSI benefits in 2018. …

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Author:  Publication: Social Security blog  Date: 10-13-2017 

Truth, Lies and Tracheostomies

 Posted by on February 11, 2017 at 6:30 PM  Awareness, Care
Feb 112017
 
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When neuromuscular disease weakens the muscles used for breathing, many people benefit greatly from noninvasive ventilation (NIV), which can add years of breathing support.

But when a tracheostomy and ventilator are suggested for better breathing, some people see NIV as “enough” and a trach and vent as somehow “too much.”

When a person’s overall quality of life is no longer acceptable, that’s certainly a valid choice. But a trach and vent shouldn’t be ruled out if quality of life problems are due in large part to respiratory problems.

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Author: Diane Huberty Publication: MDA Quest Magazine Date: 06-30-2007

Jan 272017
 
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The Able Act allows many people with disabilities to save money for unexpected or needed items that make their lives better. Items must be from an approved Category. For instance, assistive technology and transportation are two categories, but there are more categories. l People with disabilities can sign on to able act programs from out of their state where available. This Webinar will talk about the 4 newest states to start Able Act Programs KY, MI, OR, and VA.

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January 31, 2017

2:00 PM-3:30 PM

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Nov 022016
 
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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 

Oct 262016
 
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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,…

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Publication: Wisconsin Department of Health Services  Date: 10-19-2016 

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Oct 212016
 
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Engaging in social situations in a virtual environment may significantly improve real-world interactions for young people with autism, new research suggests.

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Author: Shaun Heasley  Publication: Disability Scoop  Date: 09-27-2016

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