This morning, CNN published "An Intimate View of the 'Super Parents' of Chronically Ill Children," a story about our Foundation's photography project that documents the lives of families who have children with disabilities or chronic medical conditions.
The mother of an adult son with autism reflects on the North Miami police shooting of a therapist who was trying to help a young man with autism. Law enforcement officers must be trained to protect the entire population, she says.
Diane Stonecipher’s son, now 24, is blind, quadriplegic, profoundly delayed, and has been in hospice twice. Yet he doesn’t qualify for nursing care at home. Stonecipher, herself a nurse, says it’s time to train a new kind of workforce for in-home and residential care.
"What's in it for me?" That was the tongue-in-cheek response from Wanda Davis when she was asked how she engages busy health care program managers and providers in collaborative efforts to improve care coordination across agencies serving children with special health care needs and their families. Davis and two other members of the California Community Care Coordination Collaborative recently presented their work at the Help Me Grow National Forum in Greenville, South Carolina.
Clarifying a landmark court decision, the California Department of Health Care Services has announced that all Medi-Cal recipients under age 21 who meet “medical necessity” criteria are eligible for home-based mental health services that were previously limited to youth in the foster care system.