January 2019
Events and Resources from Family Voices of MN
Resources, information and other parents who understand what you are going through
Disability-Based Medical Assistance
Get the Facts!
Often families in Minnesota who have children and youth with disabilities and/or special health care needs fall through the cracks trying to get on the Medicaid/Medical Assistance (MA) program.

Sometimes parents are told: Your income is too high to get Medicaid/MA so your child doesn't qualify.

  • The truth is your child may qualify based on their disability or special health care need through the TEFRA Waiver program.

  • TEFRA is a program for children who have a qualifying disability to access the Medicaid/MA program even if their family makes too much money.

Sometimes parents are told: The only way to qualify for disability-based Medicaid/MA is to get a disability determination through the Social Security Administration.

All the staff and volunteers with Family Voices of Minnesota's Connected Parent to Parent peer support program are parents of children with disabilities or special health care needs.

We know how complicated these systems are and can help you learn how to apply for Medicaid/Medical Assistance for you child. We would love to talk with you!

Call: 866-334-8444 extension 0, or email: Connected@familyvoicesmn.org
Upcoming Webinar: Friday, January 24 at noon!
Emergency Planning for Children and Youth With Special Health Care Needs

Friday, January 24th
12:00 - 1:00 pm

How can we be proactive in planning for acute illness and emergencies for our children and youth with special health care needs? Learn how to partner with providers to build a contingency plan and complete an Emergency Information Form (EIF). Build strong communication between doctors and clinics to streamline care in emergency situations. 

Listen to our recorded webinar:

An Overview of Social Services for Children with Disabilities: Medical Assistance, Waivers, and Other Programs

Attorney Bud Rosenfield from the Minnesota Disability Law Center presents information about Medical Assistance and Waiver programs in Minnesota for children who have disabilities and/or special health care needs. Bud presents the basics about the Medical Assistance program, the types of Waiver programs available in Minnesota and how to access them.

We welcome 2019 with our latest Blog: a vision for a bright future for our children and youth with special health care needs.

Check out this great blog post on writing vision statements.
Did You Know?
FAMILY VOICES of Minnesota
is the state affiliate of
Family Voices National.

Family Voices is national network of family-run non-profit organizations that are dedicated to providing information and resources to families of children and youth with special health care needs (CYSHCN).
The CONNECTED Parent-to-Parent peer support program is the state alliance member of Parent to Parent USA.

This is a national network of parent to parent peer support programs who provide emotional and informational support to families of children who have disabilities and/or special health care needs.
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