Onslow Commission for Persons with Disabilities

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Lean In and Learn: A Virtual Conference for Behavior Technicians
10/11/2021
Lean In and Learn: A Virtual Conference for Behavior Technicians

Lean In and Learn: A Virtual Conference for Behavior Technicians

This is an online conference aimed at supporting some of the hardest working and valuable folks in behavior analysis - behavior technicians! No matter the title you go by: paraprofessional, behavior technician, direct service professional, or others - YOU are a cornerstone of being able to reach ind...

10/06/2021

Join Disability Rights North Carolina Friday afternoons from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. to find out more about the NC HOPE Program and how to access the rental assistance help you need. These sessions are open to tenants and landlords. You will be paired with a dedicated volunteer to answer your questions and provide support.

Registration is required at bit.ly/DRNCPEP or call 919-227-3952.

More information:
https://disabilityrightsnc.org/current-campaigns/eviction-prevention-project

https://www.rebuild.nc.gov/hope-program

10/06/2021
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Point NC DMHDDSAS and DHB Update for NC Providers

Thursday, October 7, 2021 3:00 p.m.


Participant Log-In Information
Participant Log-In Information (see panelist log-in below):
Please register for Joint DMH/DHB Monthly Provider Call on Oct 7, 2021 3:00 PM EDT at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/276578169911774990

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Closed Captioning: https://www.captionedtext.com/client/event.aspx?EventID=4915579&Customer...

Please feel free to share with other providers in your network or catchment area
During this call there will be a presentation and discussion of the (i) Option. Panelists will present policy updates from DMHDDSAS and DHB representatives followed by an open Q&A session. In addition to DMHDDSAS and DHB subject matter experts we will also have a representative from DHSR on the call to answer questions you might have. In consideration of the limited time we have on the call, we ask that you review the guidance links (below) on the DHHS website and FAQs on the NC Medicaid site to see if an answer to your question has already been provided. These calls will be held monthly on the first Thursday of each month.

https://medicaid.ncdhhs.gov/transformation
https://medicaid.ncdhhs.gov/transformation/proposed-program-design
https://medicaid.ncdhhs.gov/providers/provider-playbook-medicaid-managed-care
https://medicaid.ncdhhs.gov/transformation/tailored-care-management
https://medicaid.ncdhhs.gov/providers/programs-and-services/behavioral-health-idd/behavioral-health-idd-tailored-plan

The Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities and Substance Abuse Services is working to centralize questions coming in so that we can ensure that questions are answered in a timely manner by the appropriate subject matter experts. In order to do this we have two portals for incoming questions which are an email [email protected] or web portal https://tinyurl.com/386hpk6h. Please help us better our response time by using these avenues for submitting questions.

09/30/2021
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Onslow Brain Injury Group
We have students in Recreation Therapy from Western Carolina and students in neuroscience/pre-med from Duke University joining us for these meetings in Oct, Nov and Dec. to learn more about brain injury. Can you help educate the students. They may have questions for you or fun activities to share. They may want to learn from you. Please save these dates on your calendar.
Tuesday Oct. 5
Tuesday Nov.2
Tuesday Dec. 7
Susan Fewell is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: Onslow County Brain Injury Zoom Meeting
Time: October 5....(first Tuesday) at 6:00-7:30 pm

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For those who are not familiar with Del Mar Behavioral Health Center, Dr. Becca, director, psychologist, and BCBA (there...
09/30/2021
Lean In and Learn: A Virtual Conference for Behavior Technicians

For those who are not familiar with Del Mar Behavioral Health Center, Dr. Becca, director, psychologist, and BCBA (there is many other titles as well), has always been dedicated to providing what is needed for our community. We know the struggle with finding direct support staff and resources for our TAs and paraprofessionals in the school setting.....now an opportunity is coming to learn and build skills needed to strengthen these very important positions! Please consider providing feeding back so it can be shaped based on the needs you see needing to be address! This is an amazing opportunity!

This is an online conference aimed at supporting some of the hardest working and valuable folks in behavior analysis - behavior technicians! No matter the title you go by: paraprofessional, behavior technician, direct service professional, or others - YOU are a cornerstone of being able to reach ind...

Military Families! Make sure you head on over to the ECAC Military Connection page to be up-to-date on all the resources...
09/29/2021

Military Families! Make sure you head on over to the ECAC Military Connection page to be up-to-date on all the resources and opportunities for support through various programs for military! Let them help you navigate the systems and find what you need for your family! Here is the link to the group and a great workshop opportunity to learn about all that EFMP can offer!
https://www.facebook.com/groups/155829766180425

Coming up in just a couple of days - a hands on workshop to learn about the Exceptional Family Member Program.
If you missed our first "Here to Help" workshop, we are bringing back another one to give insights and tips on the EFMP.
Join us on Wednesday to learn more about the program and meet others with firsthand experience. #militaryfamilies #specialneedschild #navynews #militaryfamily
Registration link: https://bit.ly/39qSZTd

Military Families! Make sure you head on over to the ECAC Military Connection page to be up-to-date on all the resources and opportunities for support through various programs for military! Let them help you navigate the systems and find what you need for your family! Here is the link to the group and a great workshop opportunity to learn about all that EFMP can offer!
https://www.facebook.com/groups/155829766180425

Coming up in just a couple of days - a hands on workshop to learn about the Exceptional Family Member Program.
If you missed our first "Here to Help" workshop, we are bringing back another one to give insights and tips on the EFMP.
Join us on Wednesday to learn more about the program and meet others with firsthand experience. #militaryfamilies #specialneedschild #navynews #militaryfamily
Registration link: https://bit.ly/39qSZTd

09/21/2021

Wednesday, Sept. 29 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Do you have concerns about how much you receive from Social Security? Do you have questions about your benefits? Are you wondering if you can receive SSI and work at the same time?

Join DRNC for a special virtual presentation by Mike Shay, board-certified social security disability attorney. A live Q&A will follow this presentation.

Register at https://disabilityrightsnc.org/events/social-security-benefits-qa

Language Matters!
09/21/2021

Language Matters!

#deafawarenessmonth

09/20/2021

"Comprehensive s*x ed must include information on healthy s*x and s*xuality for people with disabilities. S*x ed should discuss intellectual and physical accommodations for people with disabilities, affirm that people with disabilities are s*xual beings – since people with disabilities are so often seen or portrayed
as des*xualized or hypers*xualized – and affirm that people with disabilities can also be at risk for s*xually transmitted infections (STIs) and unintended pregnancy." From Access, Autonomy, and Dignity: Comprehensive S*xuality Education for People with Disabilities:

https://www.nationalpartnership.org/our-work/resources/repro/repro-disability-s*xed.pdf -SR

[image: Screenshot from the new guide Access, Autonomy, and Dignity: Comprehensive S*xuality Education for People with Disabilities, featuring a smiling couple. The person on the left has long curling dark brown hair and olive skin. The person on the right has short black hair and a trimmed beard, and olive skin. Both have Down syndrome.]

Please share and help the agencies that give so much for our community! A share is easy and you never know who you will ...
09/20/2021

Please share and help the agencies that give so much for our community! A share is easy and you never know who you will inspire to help!

We are looking to add to our amazing team! We have 2 SLP positions, one FT BCBA position, and 1 FT RBT position available!

COVID-19 Is Exposing The Caregiving Crisis, Leaving Disabled People And Their Families Desperate
09/19/2021
COVID-19 Is Exposing The Caregiving Crisis, Leaving Disabled People And Their Families Desperate

COVID-19 Is Exposing The Caregiving Crisis, Leaving Disabled People And Their Families Desperate

For the last 50 years, people with developmental disabilities have had the right to live the same kind of lives as people without disabilities. But when the pandemic hit, this support system fell apart, leaving many families desperate for help. And it exposed a caregiving crisis that is only expecte...

The impact of a $5.4 million dollar budget cut will effect our county. It can effect how many hours of State Funded and ...
09/19/2021
Representation - North Carolina General Assembly

The impact of a $5.4 million dollar budget cut will effect our county. It can effect how many hours of State Funded and B3 Funded services you could possible get. Respite care, personal assistance, and developmental therapy......all could be reduced or not even covered due to the cut.

The other challenge is many forget Trillium manages funding not just for those with ASD under IDD services, but mental health and substance abuse. All three mental health, substance abuse, and IDD will be advocating why their area needs to have the least amount of cuts. We need those in the IDD community and yes ASD falls under IDD medicaid funded service defition.....to make your voice known for why IDD needs every penny they get!

The opportunities from the Choose Independence Grant, Future Planning Grant, Victory Junction, Angel Sense, and exercise equipment.....ALL those were provided because Trillium used their own money out of savings to support families, especially during the pandemic. These will not get funded like they were!

Please email your Commissioners, Senate, House, Congress, Governor, DHHS, and anyone else who will listen for why our IDD services need to be funded!

Please take the time to get on the Registry of Unmet needs. You need a psychological report that is less than 3 years old and a simple form that you submit on line! We need to see how many still need help and we need to show the numbers are here!

Please reach out if you have questions. Give feedback to Cindy Ehlers with the email provided!

Working on an advocacy workshop/class in other groups!

This needs action NOW!!

All residents of North Carolina are represented in the United States Senate by both Senators Richard Burr and Thom Tillis. Representation in the NC House, the NC Senate, and the US House is determined by district. Each resident of the state has one representative in each of those legislative bodies,...

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09/16/2021

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09/13/2021

Food Bank Day! 🥗🍓

We will start the distribution at roughly 10:30am- 1:00pm (Or till supply runs out)

@1210 Hargett Street Jacksonville NC 28546

This is a drive through line so getting out of your cars will not be necessary. 🚘🚙

Masks Required for the safety of our volunteers 😷

09/12/2021
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ONSLOW COMMUNITY COLLABORATIVE
September's OCC Meeting
Monday, September 13th
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

To Join by Phone:
Dial: 415.655.0001
Access Code: 246 222 34507 #

To Join by Virtual Meeting/Computer click the link:
https://room.webex.com/webappng/sites/room/meeting/info/15cad3abdc0b4572b8b8a70f54b93004?siteurl=room&MTID=m576a3aa2e13d1967041a8eaf119ab3a8

The Onslow Community Collaborative is the opportunity to for families to learn about the local system of care and how to best utilize the services and agencies in our county. The System of Care is an ideology that families of children ages 5-21 need to be connected to their community and given opportunities to ask question, seek advices, and offer comments, concerns, and insights of the needs of our community. Onslow Community Collaborative is meant for families, parents, and caregivers to interact with various parts of the system of care: Trillium-our local LME, Department of Social Services, Department of Juvenile Justice, Onslow County Schools, Health Department, and various other agencies within our community who serve families ages 5-21! The collaborative is suppose to be just that....an opportunity for everyone to see that our community coming together is way stronger than each entity trying to tackle all the challenges alone! Please share with others and encourage families to join. Without the perspective of those being served, those who are in need of help, or those who have faced challenges.....it is simply departments and agencies perspective only!

09/08/2021

We are back in full force!! Please come out and volunteer if you are available.

09/05/2021

Hiring FT BCBA at least 2 years post certification and 2 SLP positions!

"The Housing Opportunities and Prevention of Evictions Program (HOPE) provides rent and utility assistance to low-income...
09/01/2021
HOPE Program | ReBuild NC

"The Housing Opportunities and Prevention of Evictions Program (HOPE) provides rent and utility assistance to low-income renters that are experiencing financial hardship due to the economic impacts of COVID-19. The program helps prevent evictions and utility disconnections to promote housing stability during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic."

https://www.rebuild.nc.gov/hope-program

Rent and utility assistance for renters impacted by COVID-19.

https://www.mylearningcampus.org
08/28/2021
https://www.mylearningcampus.org

https://www.mylearningcampus.org

My Learning Campus shares free, online trainings and tip sheets for anyone to access. Trillium helps our communities build the necessary foundations to help improve well-being, provide solutions, and recognize the potential we all offer. Courses cover a wide range of topics including: • Updates to...

It is with the deepest of sympathy and gratitude, we extend our thoughts and prayers to our service members! Our communi...
08/27/2021

It is with the deepest of sympathy and gratitude, we extend our thoughts and prayers to our service members! Our community is forever in your debt for the sacrifices and service you and your family selflessly endure! There are resources in our community available to support you through these challenging times! 🇺🇸

It is with the deepest of sympathy and gratitude, we extend our thoughts and prayers to our service members! Our community is forever in your debt for the sacrifices and service you and your family selflessly endure! There are resources in our community available to support you through these challenging times! 🇺🇸

Looking for engaging virtual activities?  Check out the Thriving Survivor page from The Brain Injury Association of Nort...
08/26/2021
Thriving Survivor – Brain Injury Association of North Carolina

Looking for engaging virtual activities? Check out the Thriving Survivor page from The Brain Injury Association of North Carolina!

"Welcome to The Brain Injury Association of North Carolina Thriving Survivor Page! We have content for everyone impacted by brain injury to address consistent needs identified in NC including access to services, reducing isolation, as well as opportunities for recreation and employment."

We hope to be able to enrich your day with something new, offering coping strategies, and building skills to help further rehabilitation and potential for employment. Individuals, groups, day programs, residential facilities, and others are welcome to join!
https://www.bianc.net/learning-center/thrivingsurvivor/

THRIVING SURVIVOR VIRTUAL PROGRAMMING Welcome to The Brain Injury Association of North Carolina Thriving Survivor Page! We have content for everyone impacted by brain injury to address consistent needs identified in NC including access to services, reducing isolation, as well as opportunities for re...

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