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SAVE A LIFE! BE SAFE Certification Training

        Be Safe Workshop SAVE A LIFE: TEACH STUDENTS HOW TO INTERACT WITH POLICE Get empowered!  This engaging full day interactive workshop empowers you to address safety needs of youth and adults with developmental disabilities.  Learn how to use the BE SAFE Movie and companion curriculum to teach essential safety skills for interacting with police in different encounters. This workshop also includes an Interactive Screening to see BE SAFE in action on the following day. This training is designed for educators, service providers, the police and others who wish to have direct training to use the BE SAFE materials. We would prefer professionals who work with teens or adults with developmental disabilities and our goal is to have people from all over the state.   November 3rd 2017 Sign in at 8:30 Workshop from 9-4:30 November 4th…
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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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Reporting Fraud and Quality of Care Complaints

Reporting Fraud and Quality of Care Complaints Is one of your providers committing fraud?  Are you not getting help from your support coordinator?  Problems with your provider?  Not getting a service you are approved for?  You have some options. Reporting Fraud – (From their website) Here is the link to our webpage on how to report Fraud.  It’s very easy to get to. We have a Fraud Prevention tab at the top of our home page and when you click on it Report Fraud pops right up. The phone number is easy to remember: 888-ITS-NOT-OK Reporting Quality of Care Complaints: AHCCCS Customer Service-If you would like to report a quality complaint or any other issue with respect to accessing services, you may call the AHCCCS Customer Service unit at: 602-364-4558 or 1-800-867-5808.  Below is the contact information for the…
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