Our mission is to ensure that the nation’s disability community has access to the medically necessary services and supports they need to reach their highest potential, delivered within their homes and communities.
Our focus is on three target groups: children with disabilities between the ages of birth and 20 already enrolled in Medicaid; children with disabilities not enrolled in Medicaid who may qualify for one of their state’s Medicaid “waiver” programs, where eligibility is determined by the individual’s, not the family’s, income and assets; and individuals with disabilities over the age of 21 who need additional Medicaid services to remain in their homes and/or communities.
Our primary focus is on children for two reasons. First, the earlier that necessary therapy and medical services are received, the greater opportunity each child has to reach their best possible functional level.
Second, according to a comprehensive but informal survey of parents and caregivers initiated in 2011, almost 60% of respondents reported that Medicaid had denied or reduced services prescribed by their doctor. Twenty-two percent of respondents did not even know that Medicaid would provide their children with diapers. While the sample size was small (75) and there was an inherent bias (respondents were likely searching the internet for services available to their children with disabilities), the results were still indicative of a significant lack of education as well as execution of the federal Medicaid mandate for children.
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