Autism: Navigating the system and remembering the person P Episode 006


Episode summary introduction: Welcome to The Nursing Post podcast: all nursing, all the time with Ashley Moore and Rosa Horsley. In this last part of this series we will be helping you understand your patients or child's rights and how to get them the help that they deserve

Topic 1: Applying for SSI

We get into what qualifications are needed, disability for children, where to go and what benefits are available with SSI.

Topic 2: Department of Social Services

Virginia Dept of Health- Understanding benefits and why to apply for Medicaid waiver, filling out a UAI, CCCP Waivers. How to get caregiver support, nutritional supplements and OTC medications without breaking the bank

Topic 3:Navigating Schools

Why is it so hard to get schools on the same page as your providers after diagnosis of ASD? Money. We will explain why it is so hard and if you can do anything about it.

Topic 4: Transitioning to Adulthood

We will talk about setting your young adult up for success and how the bill just signed by President Trump will impact ASD over the next 5 years.

Additional Resources Mentioned:

  1. https://www.ssa.gov/benefits/disability/

  2. https://www.ssa.gov/pubs/EN-05-10026.pdf

  3. http://medicaidwaiver.org/state/virginia.html

  4. https://coverva.org/disabledchild/

  5. http://www.doe.virginia.gov/statistics_reports/supts_annual_report/2015_16/table15.pdf

  6. https://www.vml.org/wp-content/uploads/pdf/2017K-12_Fact_Sheet.pdf

  7. https://www.governing.com/gov-data/education-data/state-education-spending-per-pupil-data.html

  8. http://www.doe.virginia.gov/special_ed/

  9. http://www.doe.virginia.gov/special_ed/parents/parents_guide.pdf

  10. https://www.theatlantic.com/family/archive/2019/02/lack-services-adults-autism/582586/

  11. https://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/team-sesame-street-created-character-autism-180967218/

  12. http://vlas.org/special-programs/ask-advocating-for-special-kids/special-education/pre-school-through-12th-grade/ieps-and-504-plans/

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Local Resources:

Virginia Department of Social Services

https://www.dss.virginia.gov/

Virginia Department of Health

http://www.vdh.virginia.gov/

Lynchburg City Schools

https://www.lcsedu.net/departments/special-education

Virginia Legal Aid Society

http://vlas.org/

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