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2019 Parent Leadership Conference #TheTimeIsNow

 

New Jersey Institute of Technology | Campus Center  

154 Summit Street | Newark, NJ 07102

Saturday, March 23, 2019 from 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM (EDT)

                                                                                                                                                                    Click here for more information 

SPAN Co-Director Receives 2018 FFCMH Reclaiming Children Award

Diana Autin, Executive Co-Director of the SPAN Parent Advocacy Network (SPAN), received the 2018 Reclaiming Children Award from the National Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health at their Annual Conference in Houston, Texas.  The Reclaiming Children Award recognizes “outstanding efforts at the local and state level on behalf of children experiencing behavioral health challenges and their families,” and is awarded to “an exceptional individual who has made significant contributions to enhancing the lives of children and their families.”

Her nomination notes, “Shortly after

News from Washington about Affordable Care Act

Source: National Family Voices

The big news this week is the election. Bottom line:  In the next Congress, which begins on January 3, Democrats will hold a majority in the House, and Republicans will hold a majority in the Senate. This means that Congress will not be able to repeal the Affordable Care Act or fundamentally change the Medicaid program, if all House Democrats oppose such measures. In three states, voters approved Medicaid expansion, and in four other states, the governors-elect support Medicaid expansion while their opponents did not. More details below.

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Statewide Parent to Parent Support

The DCF Commissioner recently announced support for a Mom 2 Mom Program, a call center for families of children with disabilities experiencing stress and mental health concerns.  The role of Mom 2 Mom is to assess mental health risks and then connect families of children with developmental disabilities to mental health and other service providers.  This will meet an important need of families who have children with disabilities.  The services available through Mom 2 Mom will not include advocacy to help families access the services and supports their child and family need.

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