ABLE NH Public Action Meeting
November 10, 7 PM: Join ABLE NH as they invite members, allies, public officials and concerned citizens to an evening focused on proposals to uphold our values and chart a course for action in the public arena.
Best Western Executive Court, 13500 South Willow Street - Manchester, NH 03103 http://us2.campaign-archive1.com/?u=e135e600801f1a28b6628d42e&id=9de87c7666&e=7003a742ad
DHHS Commissioner Toumpas abandons Behavioral Health Prepaid Ambulatory Health plan to restructure
The Commissioner sent this letter to stakeholders announcing his decision to stop work on the PAHP – Prepaid Ambulatory Health Project and instead fold behavioral health Medicaid restructuring into the SB 147 Medicaid Managed Care process.
Here is a column by Tom Fahey, Union Leader, on this issue:
Sparring to heat up over managed care
New Hampshire Public Television airs “Lives Worth Living”
"A look at the Disability Rights Movement focuses on one man's struggle after a spinal cord injury.” Broadcast times are October 28-31. Notice there are one year rights for teachers to tape.
Two articles about the settlement of a lawsuit against Cheshire Medical Center:
Hospital Settles Lawsuit
Cheshire Medical Center has agreed to put in place a system for providing interpreters for Deaf patients. http://sentinelsource.com/news/local/hospital-settles-lawsuit/article_5673faa3-8b20-5c8d-a0e4-d65e8d021d48.html
“Keene med center settles 2nd deaf discrimination suit”
From Compliance to Adherence to Service Engagement
From the Center on Adherence and Self Determination, a discussion of the concept of ‘service engagement’ as an alternative to ‘compliance’ or ‘adherence,’ asking what influences the individual’s choice to engage with or disengage from services. http://www.adherenceandselfdetermination.org/images/stories/CASD_RPB_No_3.pdf
Trauma-informed care training
“Trauma-informed care is an approach to engaging people with histories of trauma that recognizes the presence of trauma symptoms and acknowledges the role that trauma has played in their lives.” Brought to you by the Moore Center October 31 in Bedford. http://moorecenter.org/training/
Trauma-Informed Interventions for People Who Self-Injure: A compilation from experts around the nation
Professor's response to a stutterer: Don't speak
16-year-old college student has a lot to say but his condition makes talking difficult
Men With Disabilities At ‘Heightened Risk’ Of Sex Abuse
“Men with disabilities are nearly four times more likely to experience sexual abuse than their typically developing peers, according to a study published online Tuesday in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.” http://www.disabilityscoop.com/2011/10/11/men-sex-abuse/14219/
Hearing Voices Network
The Hearing Voices Network (HVN) USA is one of over 20 nationally-based networks around the world joined by shared goals and values, incorporating a fundamental belief that there are many ways to understand the experience of hearing voices and other unusual or extreme experiences.
Community-based approaches for supporting positive development in youth and young adults with serious mental health conditions
This recent publication is from the Research & Training Center for Pathways to Positive Futures, Portland State University. http://www.pathwaysrtc.pdx.edu/pdf/pbCmtyBasedApproaches09-2011.pdf
Crime Odds Nearly Double for People with Disabilities
Crime Against Persons With Disabilities, 2008-2010 - Statistical Tables
From the Bureau of Justice Statistics: http://www.bjs.gov/index.cfm?ty=pbdetail&iid=2238
Oops! Wrong link in the last DRCNH News. Here is the correct link
Work, Assistive Technology and Transition-Aged Youth:
Funding of Work Related Assistive Technology Through Special Education Programs, State Vocational Rehabilitation Agencies, Medicaid, Medicare and SSI’s Plan for Achieving Self Support- a manual. http://www.nls.org/Work%20AT%20and%20TAY.pdf