In her May 19, 2017, New Path blog post, Dana Childress talked about what good early intervention looks like and how you can know if your service provider is using the best early intervention practices. Families want and need to know if what’s happening during an early intervention visit is what’s supposed to be happening. Service providers, their supervisors and local and state program leaders also want and need to know the same thing. That’s why Virginia will start using
In a statewide improvement program entitled the Virginia Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) Early Intervention (EI) Collaborative, Virginia hospitals, New Path, the Infant & Toddler Program of Virginia and Early Intervention are working together to enhance access to care and support services for infant children and their parents and families. Because of the benefits to early support, the Collaborative is focusing on infants or toddlers who have had a stay in a Virginia hospi
For many parents, working with an early interventionist is a new experience, and it’s one that you don’t often have a frame of reference for. It’s not like taking your child to the doctor, and it’s not really like when you’ve seen a physical therapist following an injury of your own. You want to make sure your child is getting the best services, so you need to know what good early intervention (or EI) looks like. You might wonder…how does this EI thing work? What am I suppose
This week, The Arc of the United States released a video featuring a family from Fairfax, Virginia, that illustrates how Congress’ proposed changes to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and Medicaid would negatively impact Americans with disabilities and their families. The video features an interview with Toby, Lindsay, and Calvin, who has Bilateral Fronto-Parietal Polymicrogyria and Cerebral Palsy and relies on multiple insurance plans to cover his medical and therapeutic treatm
On May 2, The Arc Virginia sent a strong letter to the state’s Congressional delegation opposing the American Health Care Act (AHCA) and expressing grave concern about the Medicaid per capita cap proposals. The News Virginian published The Arc of Virginia’s letter in today’s newspaper, which can be accessed here.
“These proposals would cause harm to thousands of Virginians with developmental disabilities who rely on Medicaid for home and community based care and would imped