Commonwealth Coordinated Care Plus (CCC Plus) is a new statewide Medicaid managed care program that will serve individuals with complex care needs currently receiving Medicaid. CCC Plus will include many people with disabilities on Medicaid, but not all. The CCC Plus managed care program will start in different parts of the state at different times; in the Richmond area, this will occur September 1, 2017. Qualifying individuals in the Richmond area received notification and information about this change at the beginning of August.
Swim Team is an award-winning feature documentary about a New Jersey YMCA-based, community swim team made up of kids on the autism spectrum. The film follows three of the team’s star athletes, boys on the cusp of adulthood. With their families, they navigate the transition to adulthood while also searching for a sense of belonging.
According to Rachel Reynolds with Commonwealth Autism, “One in 68 people have been diagnosed with Autism. In Virginia, that is more than 90,000 individuals.”
Join the Autism Society of Central Virginia on Friday, October 13, 2017 at 7:00 pm for a FREE workshop on Understanding and Supporting the Mental Health Needs of Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Waivers provide long-term services and supports in the home and community for eligible individuals. On July 1, 2017, the Commonwealth Coordinated Plus (CCC+) Waiver replaced the waivers formerly known as the Elderly or Disabled with Consumer Direction (EDCD) Waiver and the Technology (Tech) Waiver. This occurred for everyone statewide who was on an EDCD or Tech waiver.
Presenter: Adam T. Kaul, M.D.
Free and Open to the public.
Region IV REACH, in partnership with Autism Society Central Virginia, is proud to offer a training on Psychotropic Medications in Individuals who have Intellectual and / or Developmental Disabilities. The training will be conducted by Adam T. Kaul, M.D. and will cover information including commonly used psychotropic medications, paradoxical reactions, side effects, questions to ask during appointments or information you may be asked during a psychiatric evaluation. This training is perfect for family members, support coordinators, support professionals and anyone who is interested in learning more on the subject.
Over the past year there have been quite a few changes to the Virginia Medicaid Waiver program. Even before the changes many families caring for an individual with developmental, cognitive, and/or physical disabilities were unaware of the waiver programs and uncertain about how to apply. In June the Autism Society of Central Virginia will be offering two workshops to help explain the waivers and other Virginia programs that support the elderly and disabled.
Sycamore Square Shopping Center
1220 Sycamore Square Drive, Midlothian, VA 23113
This fun, free, and educational community event is being hosted by the Autism Society Central VA to provide an opportunity for individuals with autism, and other intellectual and developmental disabilities, and their families to meet and interact with first responders in a positive and encouraging environment. According to the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission Autism Study (published June 2009, pg. 161-173), individuals with autism are seven times more likely to have a police encounter than their typical peers. Many individuals with autism also have a lack of safety awareness and a tendency for elopement or wandering, putting them at a greater risk of dangerous situations. From the news media and firsthand accounts, the ASCV has seen how some of the behaviors individuals with autism display can be misunderstood or misinterpreted by the police, other first responders, and the public, leading to altercations, injuries, arrests, incarceration, and even fatalities. First responders, including Chesterfield Fire, Sheriff, Police, and K-9 Alert Search and Rescue will be on hand at this event to meet and interact with those in attendance. They will also be offering activities that help educate community members about safety and how to respond in an emergency, including a “fire house” where families can practice what to do in the event of a fire. Families will also learn about Project Lifesaver, Child ID Kits, and Address Flagging in the Chesterfield County Database System. Other fun activities families can enjoy at this community connection fair include: inflatables, carnival games, crafts, face painting, door prizes, and a visit from Chester the Chic-fil-A Fire Cow.