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Key Coalition of Alaska educates legislators about the importance of sustaining community-based services for people with disabilities and Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD) through their annual statewide Key Campaign advocacy efforts.
Each year, the Key Coalition organization sends members and advocates to Juneau to speak with legislators about public policy issues affecting people who experience a disability.
See the 2019 Key Campaign Priorities
Kids With Disabilities Can Be At Risk Of Bullying By Adults
Earlier this month, a Kentucky teacher was charged with assault after a video showed her dragging a 9-year-old boy with autism through school hallways. Studies show that kids with disabilities are three times more likely to be bullied than their peers, and an increasing number of parents are speaking about their kids' experiences with abusive adults.
Among them are Lauren Robert-Demolaize and Virginia Scudder, whose autistic children, they say, have been targeted by adults. They join Here & Now's Robin Young to talk about their experiences.
This segment aired on January 29, 2019.
Check out the link below to a public radio "Here & Now" article on the complexity of navigating senior health care decisions. Navigating Senior's Health Decisions Can Be Complex...
ILC is an ADRC, Aging and Disability Resource Center. Part of our ADRC program is to provide options counseling to seniors regarding services and finding adequate care. We provide a screening interview called a PCI (Person Centered Intake) that is required by the State of Alaska for Medicaid Waiver services. Medicaid waivers are one mechanism that senior and disability care needs can be funded. This can be complex processes to navigate so our ADRC staff can talk with individuals about their unique circumstances and develop options. For more information link to our ADRC page and or contact an ILC office in your community.
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The Alaska State Independent Living Council
Needs Assessment Survey
Community Access equal Integration and Inclusion of Alaskans with disabilities.
Take the SILC Survey
The survey will be combined with focus group results, interviews, and data collected for secondary sources to determine the areas/topics that will be specifically targeted by the Independent Living Network during the years of 2020-2022. The survey will take about 10-15 minutes to complete. Your responses will be confidential. Please share this survey with others that are interested in improving the lives of Alaskans with disabilities. All responses are appreciated! Also, you can enter for a chance to win one of two $50 gift cards (the gift card can be from one of several national companies, such as Amazon, Fred Meyers, Costco, Safeway, etc.). Thank you for your time! If you have any questions or comments on the survey, please contact Heidi Frost (email and address below). The survey needs to be completed no later than November 1, 2018.
There is now an Senior and Disability Services (SDS) info sharing session for all stakeholders up on You Tube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HTkYPfCg02U&feature=youtu.be
‘New Community First Choice (CFC), Individual Supports Waivers (ISW) and Targeted Case Management (TCM)’ is a 1hr:38 min video.
Neurodevelopmental screenings and diagnoses are delivered by Pediatric Neurodevelopmental Specialists from the Children’s Hospital and Medical Center in Seattle and the University of Virginia Children’s Hospital. These specialists offer screenings, evaluations, diagnoses, follow up referrals, recommendations for treatment and care, and information on early intervention and education programs, as needed. Sponsored by the State of Alaska, the providers and their teams travel annually to communities across Alaska. They are able to evaluate children from 12 months to 12 years old, and support local providers in meeting the developmental special health needs of infants and children in rural Alaska.
Following is the 2018-19 schedule:
For more information about state-sponsored Neurodevelopmental Outreach Clinics, please contact:
Alaska Division of Public Health
Women's, Children's and Family Health
3601 C Street, Suite 322
Anchorage, Alaska 99503
Kenai Peninsula Votes (KPV) is a Non-Partisan Group with a focus on encouraging voting. Their goal is to make the voting process easier and encourage voter turn out from all. They are based in Homer and have some volunteers that can help with transportation to the poles if planned in advanced. For more information see the flyer below or call 907-299-2517.