Resource eBlast December 2017
Sharing Resources for Families of Children with Special Healthcare Needs

The 2017 Family Voices Family Leadership conference, held November 15th- 17th in DC, was an enormous success thanks to the sponsors whose support made this conference possible and to all of the conference participants for their  contributions to this dynamic and meaningful event.  Click here to learn more about the event and to find speaker handouts and PowerPoints.

The holidays are right around the corner. This blog post from a special needs mom and advocate may give you some gifting ideas or inspiration.
Toy Gifts for All Abilities: More Ideas!
Want a toy for your child that "is-not-a-therapy-tool-but-a-toy-but-is therapeutic"? Short on cash? Feeling creative?

Exceptional Parent Magazine article:  Connecting the Financial Dots  
With our National Young Adult Transition Advisory Group, Got Transition has created a  Youth Health Care Transition Quiz for youth and young adults to find out how ready they are to transition to adult care. The quiz asks about major issues important during transition years. It also gives tips and resources to address many health care transition questions, including how to add their medical information to their smartphone, what legal changes happen at 18, and how to sign up for health insurance.

Exceptional Parent Magazine article: 
Written by Lauren Agoratus of the Statewide Parent Advocacy Network (Family Voices NJ state affiliate), this article encourages early discussions and steps to build this literacy skill early in transition. 

Women with disabilities are just as likely to get breast cancer as women in the general population, yet, women with disabilities often face physical, cultural and attitudinal barriers when they seek breast health care services. 
The American Association on Health and Disability (AAHD) and Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU) request participation from women with disabilities in a quick and confidential online survey to learn more about these barriers.  

December 1 is
World AIDS day, Kicks Off National HIV/Aids Awareness Month.
Did you know that there are 1.4 million Americans of all ages, races, ethnicities and socio-economic classes living with AIDS in the U.S. today, with 50,000 newly infected individuals daily??
Youth living with HIV are the least likely to be linked to health care. Take time to educate yourself and make sure you are doing all you can to end HIV/AIDS.