2023 On-Demand Webinars
Understanding the YES Program
On March 14 we held our monthly statewide training with special guest Michelle Batten from FYI Idaho - Understanding the YES Program. We covered the various types of supports the program provides, as well as how to access it, and held a Q & A session following the main training.
Parents as Paid Caregivers and Power of a Personal Story Special Event
On March 1 we hosted a joint zoom/facebook live discussion and training regarding the ending of the Parents as Paid Caregivers execption, with information on what you can do to work towards keeping it. This is hosted on our Facebook, which is where this link will take you.
Here's a link to the Padlet we created with the documents
Here's a link to the videos discussed in the event shared on Powerindepenednetliving.org
Here's a link to a Google drive with Federal and State contacts
Working on a permanent 1915(c) paid family caregiver waiver program through CMS is the long term goal. Section 1135 Waivers have provided these allowances during the pandemic. Section 1135, allowed homecare agencies to hire parents and spouses of individuals with disabilities as caregivers for their loved ones under Home & Community Based Services (HCBS).
Developing Strength-Based IEP's
This On-Demand Webinar was recorded live, and has had both English and Spanish captions professionally added