CAP IDD Waiver Changes Delayed Again

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CAP IDD Waiver Changes Delayed Again

  The Autism Society of North Carolina previously provided an update  about major changes that were expected to take place November 1, 2011 for people currently receiving CAP IDD (MRDD) Waiver services. It is our understanding that the Division of Medical Assistance and Division of MHDDSAS have requested another extension of the current waiver until April…

Structured Strategies During the Holiday Season – by Kathleen Dolbee

  With the holiday season comes both excitement and stress. Changes in schedule, time off from work and school, travel, parties, visiting relatives, special foods, special clothes, shopping and decorations are just some of the reasons that this time of year can be especially difficult for kids with autism and their parents. How did your…

Are We Having Fun Yet?

By Kathleen Dolbee, ASNC Parent Advocate Parents of kids with ASD often become experts on the subject of autism. Back when my son was first diagnosed, I was starving for information. I read every book I could get my hands on. I was less concerned with academic progress and most interested in addressing his social…

CAP IDD Waiver Changes Delayed

For people currently receiving CAP IDD (MRDD) Waiver services the Autism Society of North Carolina previously provided an update here  about major changes that were expected to take place November 1, 2011.  It is our understanding that the Division of Medical Assistance and Division of MHDDSAS have requested an extension of the current waiver until January…

Highlight on Health Concerns: Weight Management

This blog post was submitted by the ASPIRE Research Team at the UNC School of Medicine. Approved treatments for autism Although most readers of this blog will already know, it is still important to note that autism is now considered common. Recent estimates indicate a prevalence of between 1 in every 110 to 1 in…

Teaching Social Skills Frontwards, by Dan Coulter

Why do we tend to teach social skills backwards? Instead of consistently teaching our kids manners, many of us wait until they do something wrong and then correct them. Imagine using this approach in a driver’s education class. They’d put you in a manual transmission car with no training. Then they’d turn on the engine…

CAP I/DD Waiver Changes Part 2

The Community Alternatives Program for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (CAP I/DD, formerly known as CAP MR/DD) is expected to change beginning November 1st, 2011. Changes to the program still need to be approved by the Federal Government, however approval is expected and the Division of Medical Assistance which operates the CAP I/DD in…

Combating Autism Reauthorization Act and other Federal Policy Updates

Good News! The Combating Autism Reauthorization Act, S. 1094  and H. 2005 are moving forward. Two weeks ago the Senate bill was approved by the U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee; North Carolina Senators Burr and Hagan both attended the meeting. And today, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor announced that the House Combating Autism…

Changes to CAP I/DD (MR/DD) Waiver

The Community Alternatives Program for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (CAP I/DD, formerly known as CAP MR/DD) is expected to change beginning November 1st, 2011. Changes to the program still need to be approved by the Federal Government, however approval is expected and the Division of Medicaid Assistance which operates the CAP I/DD in…