The Many Flavors of Medicaid Waivers 301: Children’s Waivers & Independent Facilitation [Part 3]
Season 2 Episode 14 #46
November 17, 2021
Podcast Link: The Many Flavors of Medicaid Waivers 301: Children’s Waivers & Independent Facilitation [Part 3]
When you have a child with a developmental or intellectual disability your life gets complex. Often it becomes overwhelming. Navigating a path to find the right resources is essential. Today’s episode is about two Medicaid Waivers that provide valuable supports, The Michigan Waiver for Children and the Michigan Waiver for Children with Serious Emotional Disorders (SED). We also cover the basics of Michigan’s Children’s Special Health Care program. If you don’t live in Michigan, your home state will have very similar programs available. We also will discuss the value of using an Independent Facilitator for Person Centered Planning. Everything starts with a good plan, and the trained professionals who facilitate the person centered planning process guides that will help you make the most of the resources available for your child to enjoy a full life to the greatest extent possible! I hope you enjoy our show! Please reach out to us with your comments, questions and suggestions by emailing us at contact@NLAWKI.com.
Jan Lampman has worked with individuals with Intellectual and developmental disabilities since 1985. Starting as a direct support professional in her last year at Saginaw Valley State University, Jan developed a passion for inclusion and community for all citizens. Upon graduation from SVSU, Jan continued her work with people with I/DD as a group home manager, opening 5 homes to allow individuals to leave a state institution. Jan then moved on to The Arc of Midland, where she worked for 27 years, developing new initiatives, and helping to create a culture in her community that supports, values, and includes people with I/DD. After working with a team in Midland to establish opportunities for people with I/DD to live in homes of their own, Jan was a founding member and faculty of the Michigan Academy for Self Determination. Jan was also a consultant for the Center For Self Determination. With the Michigan Academy and the Center for Self Determination, Jan taught people all over the country about the principles of Self Determination. Jan is currently the owner of Community Drive, a consulting and training organization dedicated to promoting Self Determination, Person Centered Planning, Community, positive change and thriving. Jan is the mother of two young men, one adopted out of the foster care system.
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