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Are Wait lists Illegal? Learn How to File a Quality of Care Complaint

Are wait lists illegal?  How do you get the services your child needs? What if you are not getting a good service from provider? Watch the video. Here are the steps I would take: Contact your support coordinator and let them know you do not nave a service or the service is substandard. Contact your provider if you are concerned about the service or feel it is substandard.  Let the provider know that you are not happy and give them a chance to resolve the issue. If the provider or support coordinator are unable to resolve your issue in a timely manner make sure to file a quality of care complaint and/or contact DDD Customer Service, AHCCCS: Concerns About the Quality of Care Received-If you have a complaint about a provider or a concern about the quality of care or…
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SAVE A LIFE! BE SAFE Chandler

        Be Safe Interactive Screening SAVE A LIFE: STUDENTS LEARN HOW TO INTERACT WITH POLICE BE SAFE The Movie uses video modeling to show viewers how to interact with the police in everyday encounters. Positive models help viewers of all abilities learn what to do and say when meeting the police. Crucial safety skills are clearly demonstrated in 7 Episodes, ranging from following instructions to the right to remain silent. In each scene, real police interact with special needs individuals, giving BE SAFE true authenticity. BE SAFE is great for teens and adults with disabilities and EVERYONE else for that matter! Help prevent problems and improve outcomes in police encounters with these 7 Episodes. When: Saturday, February 10th, 2018 Time: 10:30 am – 12:30 pm Location: Chandler Police Department Main Station Community Room 250 East Chicago Street,…
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Wandering

Kevin and Avonte’s Law recently passed in the Senate and is the first federal legislation with a focus specifically on prevention of wandering by children with ASD and other developmental disabilities.  This legislation is an important first step, but it is modest in scope and resources.  Even this modest, but important piece of legislation was delayed indefinitely in Congress just last week.  As such, it is more essential than ever to gather data evaluating prevention strategies and the impact that wandering behavior has on household stress and quality of life for individuals with ASD and their families. Cohen Children’s Medical Center of New York is conducting a major national study about wandering, and we very much want you to participate. Wandering by children with ASD and other developmental disorders is a significant safety concern.  It is estimated that more than…
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