Hope to see you there! I’ll be facilitating a workshop from 10:30 til noon.
Delaware House Bill No. 91, the People First Language Bill, will be heard in Committee next Wednesday, May 4th at 2:30 at Legislative Hall. We hope the disability community attends to support this bill, which was spnosored by Representative Heffernan. This and a second bill to come after the holiday break will bring People First and respectful language to the Delaware Code. If you are able to join us at Legislative Hall for this Committee meeting, please do so.
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
Committee Meeting Notice
Committee: House Administration
Room: House Majority Caucus Room
Date/Time: 05/04/2011 02:30:00 PM
HB 91 AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 29 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO THE USE OF RESPECTFUL LANGUAGE WHEN REFERRING TO PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES.
Sponsor : Heffernan
SB 35 AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 29 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO DEPENDENT HEALTH COVERAGE.
Sponsor : Peterson
The Developmental Disabilities Council (DDC) and the DNREC Division of Parks and Recreation are sponsoring a series of three Adventures in Recreation Information Fairs this spring. They will be held in one State Park in each county. The purpose of the fairs is to advertise recreational opportunities, both in Delaware’s State Parks and throughout the rest of the state, for people with disabilities. m. Please note that the free pass is only good at the parks and on the dates and times listed on the pass. Food will be available for purchase and entertainment will be provided. An informational brochure and a free pass to all three events can be found on the DDC web site at http://www.ddc.delaware.gov/
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Senator Coons to host job fair
WILMINGTON, Del. – U.S. Senator Chris Coons (D-Del.) will host a free job fair next Monday – April 11th – to help connect those looking for work with more than 40 employers ready to hire. A similar job fair hosted last year by Senator Kaufman drew 1,100 job seekers.
WHO: U.S. Senator Chris Coons and more than 40 employers
WHERE: Chase Center on the Riverfront, 815 Justison Street, Wilmington, Delaware
WHEN: Monday, April 11 from 9 am to 4 pm
9:30 am – Senator Coons briefly addresses attendees
10:00 am – Workshop on job-search skills hosted by Priscilla Turgon 11:00 am – Workshop on applying for federal jobs hosted by OPM 1:00 am – Workshop on strategies for changing times hosted by Joyce Dungee-Proctor
MEDIA: Media will be permitted to shoot and interview employers as they set up their booths starting at 7:30 am. Doors to the Chase Center will open to attendees at 9:00.
For more information or to pre-register, please call (302) 573-6345 or email email@example.com
To call in dial (Toll Free): 1-800-391-2548.
Participant code (PLEASE NOTE THE CHANGE): 20116545#
Please introduce yourself briefly. Parents will have the first option for time to speak.
Please try to share your concern in 10 minutes.
Delawareans with Special Health Needs:
Medicaid Managed Care Panel
NEW! All meetings are now in a phone conference format to accommodate family participation. See below for conference call information.
Who are we:
In the late 1990’s Delaware Medicaid went from a fee for service system to a Managed Care system. Many Families of children and young adults with special healthcare needs were told they
would no longer receive many home health services. A group of parents from the Partner’s in Policymaking met with state Medicaid officials and representatives from the Medicaid Managed
Care companies. Many brought their children to the meeting. This was the beginning of a long and respectful relationship.
What do we do:
We are a PARENT run group.
We give families a vehicle through which they can address concerns about service delivery for their child with special health care needs. Our families usually get results within a week or two of the
meeting. Many state partners choose to attend our meetings.
We have representatives from the following agencies:
Department of Education
Health Benefits Managers Office
The Children with Special Health Care Needs Director
Others as interested
When do we meet:
We meet on a phone conference quarterly currently scheduled for Tuesday: April 12, 2011
The phone line is available from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM.
All meetings are now in a phone conference format to accommodate family participation.
How to Participate on a Call:
For information on the next meeting, instructions on how to participate and to be added to our call reminder list please contact:
Ann Phillips firstname.lastname@example.org If you are having any concerns or issues about your child’s Medicaid/managed care coverage, please email me ahead of time if possible so that we can be better prepared to help you. The call will end by noon if no callers are present on the line.
Place ‘MCO Meeting request’ in the subject line.
Medicaid managed care panel. Please join us on our next Delawareans with Special Health Care
Needs Medicaid Managed Care Panel call.
Thank you! We thank the Delaware Department of Public Health / Children with Special Health Care Needs staff for providing the phone line for our calls.
Conference call number and passcode instructions:
Medicaid managed care panel. Please join us on our next Delawareans with Special Health Care Needs Medicaid Managed Care Panel call. Thank you! We thank the Delaware Department of Public Health / Children with Special Health Care Needs staff for providing the phone line for our calls.
Here are the calling instructions for your conference call:
1. Dial 1-800-391-2548 and follow the voice prompts.
2. At the voice prompt, enter your Participant Code 20116545 followed by the # key.
3. You will be connected to the conference if your Passcode is correct. Otherwise, you will be transferred to a conference operator for assistance.
4. Press *0 for the assistance of a conference operator during the conference.
5. If you are disconnected for any reason, you can dial in again and re-enter your passcode 20116545#.
Christina School District ‘s Special Services Transition to Adult Life Fair – April 12th at 5:30 p.m.
Students ~ Parents ~ Family Members ~ School Staff
Christina School District‘s Special Services Transition to Adult Life Fair
for students in Middle School to 21 years old receiving special education services
When: Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Where: Newark High School, 750 East Delaware Ave., Newark, DE
Time: 5:30pm to 8:30pm
RSVP: Contact Cathy Cowin to register. (302) 454-2047 extension 204 or email@example.com
Give names of parents and child, school child attends and phone number to be reached when registering.
Meet school district staff, community members and service providers who can help your child plan his/her FUTURE!
Please register by April 5, 2011 for a chance to win a door prize.
Walk-ins are welcome
Easter Seals Hosts 2nd Annual Caregiver Conference
Please be our guest at the “Take a Break! It’s Not Too Late! Caring for the Caregiver” Conference on April 30 from 8:15am to noon. Sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Delaware the conference is an informational session geared towards adults who oversee the care of another adult or who expect to someday provide care to another adult or family member. This conference will offer caregivers resources and access to information.
Take a Break! It’s Not Too Late
Caring for the Caregiver.
The conference is designed with the family caregiver in mind. The keynote speaker, sponsored by the MS Society, is Elissa Lewin, President of Nancy’s House Respite. Joining her are expert speakers on topics such as: Caring for the Caregiver, Putting Yourself First; Finding Help: Community Resources for Caregivers; Pressure to Preparation: How to Plan for the Future; and a Doctor Panel: Health Care Professionals Answer Your Questions.
When: Saturday, April 30
Time: 8:15am to noon
Where: Easter Seals
61 Corporate Circle
New Castle, DE 19720
Cost: $15, which includes admission for you and a guest, breakfast, free screenings and a chance to win a raffle prize
Registration: click here.
Registration REQUIRED, Limited to 75 attendees.