Amy Reamer, the founder of Heart & Mind, shares her reason for starting this center: ”I wanted to start my own agency to expand the resources available to families and children who may be struggling with past traumas, adoption issues or developmental/learning disabilities – too many of these issues are misdiagnosed or mislabeled and trained practitioners can be difficult to find. Trauma is not born out of words- it occurs through experiences – and to heal those wounds, words alone are often not enough. So I started a group practice to bring together professionals trained in many different therapy models which are helpful in healing, with and without words.
Information from Toddlers to Grandparents
If you have a child with disabilities whom is 17, turning 18 soon, you need to apply for disability before he/she turns 18. Your child is currently enrolled on Medicaid as a child (under the age of 18) who is receiving waiver services. The age limit for this type of Medicaid is 18 years of age. When the child turns 18, Medicaid will
automatically be cancelled unless there is a disability determination from youlocal Department of Social Services (Medicaid Disability Determination) or Social Security Administration.
What do I do?
You can file an SSI application on the child’s behalf the month after he/she turned 18. Or if you do not want to apply for SSI benefits, you contact your local DDS and request a determination from them.
How do I apply for SSI?
Complete the online disability application to get the process started. AND…. schedule an appointment with a Social Security representative to complete the process. To make an appointment, call 1-800- 772-1213 (TTY 1-800- 325-0778). You can call between 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday or contact your local Social Security office. Take the first available appointment. Don’t delay because of scheduling conflicts. Make it work in your schedule. It is extremely important to make an appointment and don’t just show up at your local SSA office. Let the guard know at the office that you have an appointment so you will be sent to the front of the line. Make sure to bring all relevant medical records. The SSA will not process your application unless you have set up a representative payee account so benefits can be deposited electronically. Open a representative payee bank account before your appointment. Bring the name/address of the bank, routing number, and account number to your appointment or have your bank complete a direct deposit form that you can present at your appointment. If your child has any assets, bring current bank/brokerage statements, copies of savings bonds, and any other proof of the current value of the assets. If you say that your child has assets but don’t bring proof of their value, the SSA will hold off on processing your application until you provide proof. Remember that a Medicaid recipient can have “no more than $2,000 of assets in his or her name.”
Are you looking for a fun party venue?
SwimRVA not only offers swim lessons and camps, it also offers party package for kids of all ages. The party package includes the following:
Three facilities recognized for their efforts to support a breastfeeding-friendly environment for patients
The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) has recognized three Bon Secours Richmond hospitals with a Virginia Maternity Center Breastfeeding-Friendly Designation for their efforts in implementing policies and practices that support a breastfeeding-friendly environment for patients. Bon Secours St. Mary’s Hospital and Bon Secours Memorial Regional Medical Center were the only two hospitals on the list designated with four stars. Bon Secours St. Francis Medical Center was designated with three stars.
Every day a mom or dad leaves their home with their special needs child to venture out for the day.
Maybe they are going to the supermarket, maybe the park or maybe off to another doctor appointment.
One thing is for sure, this parent ( often me) is taking a deep breath and hoping that;
1. their child does not become a focal point due to a meltdown or “off” behavior and
2. that they can find the strength to get through it all.
With August almost here, we found a few websites that offer educational ways to keep our kids learning and having fun.
Many of these sites are geared for kids with special needs. I have used a few with our son, but learned of some other great options while looking into this, please feel free to share any feedback or sites that we may have overlooked.
WHAT IS MEDICAL HOME PLUS?
Medical Home Plus (MHP) is a nonprofit organization created in 2003 that works to help children with special needs and their families find the support they need by helping parents successfully navigate the system of care and find the opportunities available to them on behalf of their children.
He was asked to “write down 5 things you see at the grocery store ”
He did just that.
Such a literal mind.
Healing Sounds Music Therapy has a new clinic in Midlothian! Healing Sounds is so excited to have their very own space to provide individual music therapy, music therapy social skills groups, and adaptive lessons for their clients.
They will be accepting new clients in this new space starting on Monday, July 31st.