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New Resource on Health Coverage Options now available

This guide was created for parents and professionals who need to understand health coverage options for the treatment of autism and other developmental disabilities.  It describes different types of health coverage plans, what federal and state laws apply to these types of plans, how those laws affect what benefits are covered, and it provides tips on accessing benefits.

Ensuring that children receive the full range of intervention available through their health coverage is a collaborative effort between parents and professionals.

Speak Up! Take Action! Create Change! Conference

Speak Up! Take Action! Create Change! logoWe hope to see you on Saturday, May 6th at the National Conference Center in East Windsor for the SPAN Parent Leadership and Advocacy Conference Speak Up! Take Action! Create Change!

The conference will focus on enhancing meaningful Parent Leadership across New Jersey's early childhood, education, health, mental health, family support, human services and child welfare systems.

Hurry, the Early Bird discount is ending April 2nd!  Visit us at  www.createchange2017.eventbrite.com to register.  Exhibitors/sponsors can register at www.2017createchangesponsorexhibit.eventbrite.com

Town Hall Meetings - Your Opportunity to Educate Congress

Town Hall meetings are going on across the U.S. during Congress' February recess. Check out this state-by-state list.  Share this information with families in your networks.  Plan to attend, share your stories and opinions and make sure that family voices heard on health care, education, jobs, the environment and all of the issues affecting our children and families.

New Resources on Inclusion

Source:  FPG Center at UNC-Charlotte

Did you ever have someone ask you for a definition of inclusion? Or did you ever wish you could quickly access the research that documents the benefits of inclusion for young children with and without disabilities? If you answered yes, you may find this issue of Resources within Reason useful. It features resources that will help you quickly pull up and share definitions, research findings, and access essential examples of the evidence for inclusion.

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