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Parent’s Advocacy Guide

The Parent’s Advocacy Guide is now available in Spanish.

ASL Emergency Preparedness Videos

West Virginia Department of Health and Human Services, Center for Threat Preparedness has put together a list of emergency preparedness videos with American Sign Language (ASL) translations (wv.gov).

Research Study: Experience of Parenting a Child with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

Experience of Parenting a Child with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Hello, my name is Rebecca Glover and I am a graduate student at Washington State University in the psychology department. I am conducting research on the experiences of parenting a child with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) for my master’s thesis. I am inviting caregivers (e.g., biological parent, stepparent) of one child with ASD ages 4 to 10 years to participate. You may take part in this study if you have other children without ASD. Only one caregiver per household may complete the study. Participation in this research includes taking two online surveys. You will be asked to take one survey now and then a second survey in one year. Each survey will take approximately 1.5 – 2 hours, for a total of about 3 – 4 hours for the entire study. You will receive a $10.00 gift card from your choice of Walmart, Target, or Amazon for completing each part… Read More > Research Study: Experience of Parenting a Child with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

WV BHHF: Families Conference

Saturday, March 11, 2017 8 A.M. Lakeview Golf Resort & Spa One Lakeview Drive Morgantown, WV 26508 304-594-1111 For more information, contact Roxanne Chaney at the WVDHHR Bureau for Behavioral Health and Health Facilities at Roxanne.K.Chaney@wv.gov. (304) 356-4805.

FSN’s Winter 2017 Newsletter

FSN’s Winter 2017 Newsletter (pdf)

Huffington Post: Good News For Those With Hearing Loss

Good News For Those With Hearing Loss (huffingtonpost.com)

 

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SSA Ticket to Work: What Every Job Seeker Should Know – Part 2

What Every Job Seeker Should Know - Part 2 (choosework.net)

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National Work Incentives Seminar Event (WISE) Webinar

From the Social Security Administration:

National Work Incentives Seminar Event (WISE) Webinar
Make it Happen: The Ticket to Financial Freedom
Goal Setting, Work Incentives and Financial Independence
Wednesday, January 25, 2017
3:00 - 4:30 PM ET

If you are age 18 through 64, receive Social Security Disability benefits, and want to make more money through work, Ticket to Work can provide the support that you need!

Join us January 25, 2017 to learn from experts about financial independence. You will learn how Ticket to Work and other work incentives can help you reach your financial goals. Presenters will share tips, tools, and resources that can help you:

  • Gain basic financial knowledge such as budgeting and expense tracking
  • Understand tax benefits that may apply to you
  • Learn about asset building and how it can help you

Register online at www.choosework.net/wise or call 1-866-968-7842 (V) or 1-866-833-2967 (TTY).

You will receive a registration confirmation message with instructions on how to log in to the webinar. Please be sure to check your spam folder. Registration information will also be available online the day of the webinar.

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Name Change!

West Virginia Advocates, the federally mandated protection and advocacy system (P&A) in West Virginia for individuals with disabilities, is pleased to announce that beginning January 1, 2017, it will be doing business as Disability Rights of West Virginia (DRWV). 2017 will mark the 40th year of providing services to individuals with disabilities. DRWV is a private, non-profit agency dedicated to protecting and advocating for the legal rights of West Virginians with disabilities. DRWV serves individuals with developmental, intellectual, and physical disabilities, as well as traumatic brain injury and individuals with mental health diagnoses. DRWV’s Intake Department provides Information and Referral services to anyone who requests assistance. DRWV’s acceptance of direct advocacy and legal cases is determined by a variety of criteria including disability related eligibility criteria established by our funders, our current priorities and objectives, as well as available resources. DRWV’s Legal Department includes a Legal Director and three Staff Attorneys. DRWV also employs fifteen advocates that provide direct advocacy… Read More > Name Change!

SSA Ticket to Work: What Every Job Seeker Should Know – Part 1

What Every Job Seeker Should Know - Part 1 (choosework.net)

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