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Disability Resource Spotlight: Communication Supports Toolkit

The Autistic Self Advocacy Network (ASAN) recently released “Everybody Communicates: Toolkit for Accessing Communication Assessments, Funding, and Accommodations.” In the toolkit, you’ll learn: how to find the communication supports you or a loved one need; how to get them paid for; how … Continue reading

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Disability Resource Spotlight – Recorded Webinar from The Arc on Aging and I/DD: Planning for Growing Older

The Arc’s Center for Future Planning recently hosted a webinar during which Dr. Kathie Bishop reviewed the aging process and discuss what successful aging looks like for people with I/DD. She addressed planning and skill-building to support people with complex medical … Continue reading

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SLN Videos Provide Insight into Family Support and Sibling Perspectives

Please check out these great videos that were supported through the Family Support Resource and Training Center (FSRTC) www.fsrtc.ahslabs.uic.edu Family Supports: Voices of People with Disabilities Improving Family Support: Ideas from People with Disabilities Gaining Insights: Amira’s Story Liz’s Sibling Stance

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Disability Resource Spotlight: Long-Distance Caregiving

For siblings who do not live near each other, there are still many ways to be a caregiver. The National Institute on Aging offers guidance on providing long-distance caregiving. Bookmark this resource and share with people who may benefit from … Continue reading

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Two Different Types of Special Needs Trusts

Reprinted with permission of the Special Needs Alliance – www.specialneedsalliance.org. The Voice is the e-mail newsletter of The Special Needs Alliance. This installment of The Voice was written by Special Needs Alliance member Carol Battaglia. Carol has been working in the area … Continue reading

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