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News from the Caregiver Front: Reduction in Nursing Hours Upheld by Appeals Court

Thursday, 13 September 2018 08:38

girl with glassesIf you or a loved one relies upon Medicaid to pay for private duty nursing, a significant case has happened in the past two weeks which may affect your care.  You already know that over the past few years, Ohio has been eliminating or cutting back on Medicaid funded nursing.

 

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Giving Up Custody to Save Your Child

Monday, 24 July 2017 11:58

 

ParentsCan you imagine being left with no choice but to surrender custody of your own child in order to get him help?  Consider a hypothetical family of four: mom, dad, one typical child, and one child with extreme and violent behaviors, all living together under one roof.  They’ve tried everything: school-based interventions, private therapy, brief periods of hospitalization, medication.  Still, the behaviors persist.  They can’t get a waiver and they can’t afford a private boarding facility.  So they lock their bedroom doors at night, or even send the typical child to live with other family members to ensure her safety.  They are scared.  They’ve been physically injured.  The police know them and have had to intervene many times.  While this is a pure hypothetical, situations like this do happen. 

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Avoiding Guardianship Fights Over Your Adult Child with Disabilities

Friday, 02 June 2017 11:22

Guardianship Article PhotoLike many older parents of adult children with disabilities, you are probably concerned about what will happen to your child after you are gone. You may have also done extensive planning to make sure your child’s needs are met. You are comfortable that there is a good team in place when needed. So can you rest easily? Unfortunately, not always.

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What's Happening to Services in the DD System?

Friday, 09 December 2016 10:57

Couple 2016The past three years have seen developments which are leading to sweeping, radical changes to the system of services for persons with developmental disabilities (DD). Many families have become confused and anxious about these changes. While we cannot remove anxiety about how the system will evolve over the next few years, we can offer some clarity about why the changes are happening.

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