IN*SOURCE Webinar: Transition to Adult Services

Planning for a student’s transition from school to adult life can be complex.  It may include post-secondary education or training and/or community employment, community living and leisure opportunities with family and friends.

IN*SOURCE is hosting a webinar on Monday, March 30, from 7-8:30 p.m. for parents of transition-age youth. This webinar will help parents understand some of the issues addressed in the transition planning process, including: the transition IEP; the roles of the student and family; accessing adult services and supports; the importance of the Rehabilitation Act to transition-age students.

  • When: Monday, March 30, 7-8:30 p.m.
  • Where: Online/ Webinar
  • Registration: Register online by Friday, March 27
  • Please note: Space is limited; registration will be capped. Alternately, if fewer than 3 registrations are received, this webinar may be cancelled.

Presented by Cathy Boswell,  IN*SOURCE Regional Program Specialist. For more information, please contact her at (219) 552-1992 or cboswell@insource.org.

 

Medicaid Coverage Available to Foster Youth through 26 years old

Did you know: the Affordable Care Act includes Medicaid coverage for youth who “aged out” of foster care, up to age 26?

According to this report:
“Effective January 1, 2014, all states must extend Medicaid coverage to age 26 for all youth who are enrolled in Medicaid and in foster care on their 18th birthday, or enrolled in Medicaid when they aged out of foster care if over age 18.
Youth who aged out in the past several years and are not yet age 26 are covered immediately, and youth currently in foster care are covered when they age out. This provision is intended to ensure these young people can have health insurance without interruption until they are age 26, and parallels the provision currently available to many youth of coverage to age 26 on a parent or guardian’s health plan.”

Mark Davy Joins WFYI “No Limits” Panel

If you missed today’s episode of No Limits on WFYI, don’t worry! It’s available online to listen to anytime.

The guests did a wonderful job explaining the challenges that foster youth face, as well as the types of supports that are most helpful.