SKI-HI Training for professionals serving deaf or hard of hearing children

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The Bright School will host a SKI-HI Training for Early Interventionists of deaf or hard of hearing children at the LSUHSC Human Development Center. This training is designed to provide Early Intervention providers and family flexibility to address the needs of each individual family/child and give the child full access to language, which lays a foundation that will help ensure a bright future.

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Family Caregiving Strategy Available!!!

Are you a family member of somebody with a disability or somebody who wants to age in place? The Administration on Community Living (ACL) has released the 2022 National Strategy to Support Caregivers. The strategy provides a roadmap for a variety of entities, including individuals, to recognize, include, and support family caregivers more effectively.

Strengthening the HCBS Settings Rule: Getting The Services You Need from the Waiver

The Administration for Community Living (ACL) is hosting a webinar in their series about advocacy in the Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) Settings Rule entitled Getting the Services You Need from the Waiver. The webinar will focus on influencing the services included in the waiver application. It will pay special attention to Appendix C, the section on Services, and how the application available in each state may differ.

Time: Wednesday, December 14, 2022, 11:30 AM-1:30 PM CDT

The Importance of Relationship Building in Early Intervention

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The Louisiana DeafBlind Project for Children and Youth (LADBP) presents two professional development opportunities on Friday, November 18th from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm.

This event is free, but registration is required!

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Remembering Disability Advocate Lois Curtis, the “L.C.” in the Olmstead Decision

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Lois Curtis
Lois Curtis smiles during a “micro-board” meeting.

HDC joins the disability community across the United States in mourning the loss of Lois Curtis. Lois Curtis is remembered as the “L.C.” in Olmstead v. L.C., the Supreme Court decision that protects the right of people with disabilities to live in their own homes and receive services in their own communities. Read the Administration for Community Living’s statement on the passing of Lois Curtis here.

Create a STAR Plan with PAY Check

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STAR Plans help our PAY Check participants set goals for themselves in adulthood and realize the steps needed for success. Follow along with Transition Specialist Michael Curry to create a STAR Plan for yourself!

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LADBP launches DeafBlind Intervener Training pilot

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The Louisiana DeafBlind Project for Children and Youth (LADBP) launch a Deaf-Blind Intervener Training Pilot, aiming to encourage school districts and educators across the state to invest in skilled interveners. LADBP’s Rose Angelocci, Ph.D. and Nicky Gillies, MSNIC are currently working with a paraprofessional in St. Bernard Parish to trial this new training program.

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New school year update with HDC’s Early Childhood Initiatives

The Early Childhood (EC) initiatives at the Human Development Center are hard at work bringing quality, inclusive education to early learning centers in New Orleans. Here’s a quick update from the three EC projects:

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HDC Spotlight: Germaine Collins, BA

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Germaine Collins is a teacher in the Human Development Center’s Early Learning Center (ELC). Located on the first floor of the Human Development Center (HDC) building, the ELC provides high-quality, inclusive early care and education for infants and toddlers. Our teachers are highly qualified professionals who are trained to implement a developmentally appropriate, evidence-based curriculum for infants and toddlers, including those with disabilities and special health care needs.

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Medicare or Medicaid Coverage and the Path to Employment

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Wednesday, October 26, 2022

3–4:30 PM ET (2–3:30 PM CT)

Join us on October 26 for our next Work Incentive Seminar Event (WISE) webinar!

This month, we’ll address myths about receiving Medicare and Medicaid while working. In addition, we’ll also highlight Ticket to Work (Ticket) Program resources that can help Ticketholders as they make the decision to work, search for jobs and transition to the workplace.

Specifically, the webinar will cover:

  • How employment and earnings affect Medicare or Medicaid.
  • Work Incentives related to Medicare and Medicaid.
  • Benefits counseling and Ticket Program services and supports.