Understanding Medicaid

Understanding Medicaid Signed into law in 1965, Medicaid and CHIP (Children’s Health Insurance Program) are joint federal-state programs designed to provide health insurance to low-income families and individuals. Though Medicaid began as a means of providing health coverage to government welfare recipients, it has grown to cover not only low-income citizens but certain sectors of the elderly and disabled populations. …

Coping with stress when caring for a loved one with special needs

Every parent’s job is hard. Raising kids is no easy task and challenges arise at every age. But for the parents of special needs children, the job is a bit different. The challenges sometimes don’t go away and instead of the stress of parenthood coming and going, there is no ebb and flow. Stress becomes ever-present for these parents, as …

Caregiver Burnout: Causes, Signs and Ways to Cope

Caregiver burnout is one of the most challenging aspects of becoming a caregiver. People who are caregivers want to help others. When they assume this role they may neglect their own needs at great personal cost. Feelings of helplessness, anger, sadness, and fatigue can emerge. Caregivers can help alleviate these emotions and prevent caregiver burnout by creating realistic expectations for …

How to adapt special education to remote learning

Handling the coronavirus pandemic hasn’t been easy on anyone. People had to learn how to work from home and get accustomed to spending more time in the house. For some, this was a much-welcome change, but there were certain ​aspects of COVID-19 that were quite stressful​. One of those aspects is remote learning, as most kids had to stay at …

6 best sites for job seekers with disabilities

Job websites list employment openings and other opportunities to help people find work. These websites centralize thousands of listings along with additional resources like career coaching, resume tailoring, and blog posts full of helpful tips, making them among the best and most efficient ways to search for job opportunities.  These services are even more vital for job seekers with disabilities, …

Making Volunteer Opportunities Inclusive

When volunteer opportunities are inclusive, it is easier for people of all abilities to volunteer throughout their lifespans and you make your organization more effective because you have diverse perspectives and talents to pursue your mission. Disability can be experienced by anyone at any time and it is experienced differently by everyone. By learning to recognize barriers to participation and …

Service Animals: A legal overview

What rights do service animals have? Under the ADA, State and local governments, businesses, and nonprofit organizations that serve the public generally must allow service animals to accompany people with disabilities in all areas of the facility where the public is normally allowed to go. Read more.

Myride2 can help you get where you need to go

myride2 is a one-call, one-click mobility management service developed by the Area Agency on Aging 1-B that provides one central location to offer alltransportation resources in Macomb, Oakland, Washtenaw and Wayne counties via a toll-free, multilingual phone line. Read more.