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The Arc Family and Individual Needs for Disability Supports (FINDS) Survey - Closes 4/30

The Arc is inviting people to participate in the 2017 FINDS survey. The goal of the survey is to learn more about the experiences of parents and family members who provide support to a family member with an intellectual or developmental disability.


Arc of Massachusetts Webinar : What's Out There? - 5/4

Starting time: 7:00 pm, Eastern Daylight Time (New York, GMT-04:00) Duration: 1 hour Presenters: The Arc of Massachusetts Description: Many services and supports are available to families that include a child or children with developmental disabilities and special health care needs.


*** Reminder ***Autism Insurance Resource Center Webinar - The Insurer said “No” - What Happens Now? Insurance Denials and Appeals - 4/13

Guest Presenter: Clare McGorrian, Senior Staff Attorney and Director of Commercial Insurance Appeals Program Health Law Advocates Date: Thursday, April 13, 2017 Time: Noon - 1:30 PM Webinar Description: The webinar will give an overview, based on the presenter’s extensive experience appealing denials of autism treatments. Topics to be covered include: • Insurance Denials • How to appeal • Common issues with autism claims • Resources for providers and families There will be time for Q&A. After sending in your email to register (Audrey.Huntley@umassmed.edu) you will receive a confirmation email by Wednesday, April 12th containing information about how to join the webinar. Autism Insurance Resource Cehter:  http://ow.ly/jdrN30apjH8


Autism & Insurance Event at Bierman ABA - Randolph MA 3/28

Randolph, Bierman ABA Autism Center, March 28th, 2017. Free. Speaker Amy Weinstock is the Director of the Autism Insurance Resource Center at UMass Medical School, and an instrumental person in moving forward the An Act Relative to Insurance Coverage for Autism law (ARICA) in Massachusetts.


Autism Insurance Resource Center: Join us for a Webinar 3/9

Title: Autism Insurance in Massachusetts Date: Thursday, March 9, 2017 Time: Noon - 1:00 PM Presenter: Amy Weinstock, Director of the Autism Insurance Resource Center The webinar will discuss Autism Insurance in Massachusetts including: • ARICA • MassHealth and the Autism Omnibus Bill • How to figure out what coverage you need, and eligibility • Premium Assistance • The Health Connector • Covered Treatments and How to Access Them • Frequently asked questions, and where to get assistance Space is limited. To reserve your space contact, Audrey.Huntley@umassmed.edu (if you require accommodations, please let us know at least 1 week prior to the date the webinar is scheduled) After sending in your email to register (Audrey.Huntley@umassmed.edu) you will receive a confirmation email by Wednesday, March 8th containing information about how to join the webinar. Amy K. Weinstock Director Autism Insurance Resource Center


Autism and Insurance: What Parents Need to Know - Watertown MA 3/1

Wednesday March 1, 2017 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM EST Advances Learning Center 51 Water Street Ste.


Autism & Insurance What Your Family Needs to Know Presentation by Amy Weinstock - Randolph MA 3/28

Tuesday March 28 - 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Bierman ABA Randolph 15 Pacella Parkway #210 Randolph, MA 02368 A Free Presentation with Amy Weinstock, hosted by Bierman ABA Autism Center will answer questions you may have on topics including (but not limited to): • How to find out if your child has coverage for ABA and other necessary therapies • How to get coverage if you don’t have it in Massachusetts • What types of services are covered • Private and public health insurance plans Childcare and Refreshments will be provided to attendees. Amy Weinstock is the Director of Autism Insurance Resource Center at the University of Massachusetts Medical School’s Eunice Kennedy Shriver Center, and is an instructor in the medical school’s Department of Psychiatry. She has an extensive background on insurance issues related to autism and has played a key role in passing several significant pieces of autism insurance legislation in Massachusetts, including the groundbreaking 2010 law requiring health insurance to cover medically necessary treatment for autism. Amy serves as a Commissioner on the state’s Autism Commission and has received the Margaret L Bauman Award for Excellence, the Massachusett’s ARC’s Distinguished Citizens Award, the Doug Flutie Jr. Foundation Essential piece award and the Northeast ARC’s Edward C. O’Keefe Memorial Award. Registration & info: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/autism-and-insurance-what-your-family-needs-to-know-with-amy-weinstock-tickets-32169105661?utm-medium=discovery&utm-campaign=social&utm-content=attendeeshare&aff=escb&utm-source=cp&utm-term=listing


27th Annual Autism Conference - Holyoke MA 4/11

Autism Connections 27th Annual Autism Conference April 11, 2017 The Log Cabin, Holyoke, MA 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. During Autism Awareness Month in April, over 400 parents, educators and professionals gather together to build knowledge around the most current information on Autism.


*** Register Now *** Health Insurance for Adults with Autism - AIRC Webinar 2/15

Health Insurance for Adults with Autism Date: Wednesday, February 15, 2017 Time: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Presenter: Amy Weinstock, Director of the Autism Insurance Resource Center The topic of this webinar is Health Insurance for Adults with Autism.


Health Insurance for Adults with Autism - AIRC Webinar 2/15

Health Insurance for Adults with Autism Date: Wednesday, February 15, 2017 Time: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Presenter: Amy Weinstock, Director of the Autism Insurance Resource Center The topic of this webinar is Health Insurance for Adults with Autism.


*** CANCELLED *** Autism and Insurance: What Parents Need to Know- Watertown MA Tonight *** CANCELLED ***

Tonight's workshop has been cancelled because of snow. It has been re-scheduled for Wednesday 2/8. Tue, February 8 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM EST Advances Learning Center 51 Water Street Ste.


Autism and Insurance: What Parents Need to Know- Watertown MA 1/31

Tue, January 31, 2017 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM EST Advances Learning Center 51 Water Street Ste.


*** Last Chance to register*** Asperger Syndrome & Adult Life Conference - Newton MA 2/4

Navigating the Massachusetts Public and Private Supports and Service Systems Last chance to register!


*** Register Now *** Autism Insurance Resource Center Webinar - Autism Insurance in Massachusetts 1/24

Autism Insurance in Massachusetts Date: Tuesday, January 24, 2017 Time: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM Presenter: Amy Weinstock, Director of the Autism Insurance Resource Center The webinar will discuss Autism Insurance in Massachusetts including: • ARICA • MassHealth and the Autism Omnibus Bill • How to figure out what coverage you need, and eligibility • Premium Assistance • The Health Connector • Covered Treatments and How to Access Them • Frequently asked questions, and where to get assistance After sending in your email to register (Audrey.Huntley@umassmed.edu) you will receive a confirmation email by Monday, January 23rd containing information about how to join the webinar. Amy K. Weinstock Director Autism Insurance Resource Center Website: https://www.disabilityinfo.org/arica/


Autism Speaks iPad Grant Application is Open!

Autism Speaks is thrilled to announce that this year, 685 iPad Airs will be awarded to financially disadvantaged people with autism. The application is now open!


Family Voice Forums

Beginning in October, Community Service Agencies across the state will host Family Voice Forums. These meetings are an opportunity to hear from caregivers of younger children and young adults regarding their experiences with the Masshealth children’s behavioral healthcare system.


(MFOFC) Family Leadership Series

  The Massachusetts Families Organizing for Change (MFOFC) Family Leadership Series focuses on supporting families and individuals to live in their communities as naturally and typically as desired.