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AMCHP Endorses President’s Call for Stronger Maternity Leave and Family Friendly Policies

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Jan. 21, 2015, Washington, DC – Today, the Association of Maternal & Child Health Programs (AMCHP) enthusiastically endorsed the actions President Obama highlighted in his State of the Union address last night to ensure federal employees have access to at least six weeks of paid parental leave when a new child arrives, along with a proposal that Congress offer six weeks of paid administrative leave as well.  Read more>

A wordle of insurance terms


What the insurance jargon means for families

Although many families may have had their Marketplace health insurance coverage for a year, many parents are confused about what language like co-pays, coinsurance, and deductibles mean.  Also, families should know what to look for before they pay a bill to make sure the information is correct.  All families should know that the insurance “jargon” means, and how it affects them, especially since medical debt is the leading cause of bankruptcy (source:  Families USA). Read more>

Sara DiRienzo, WIND, selected for national Diversity and Inclusion Fellowship

Sara Dirienzo, the information specialist at WIND.

Sara DiRienzo, Wyoming Institute for Disabilities’ Information Specialist, was selected from among a pool of applicants to be awarded a part-time Diversity and Inclusion Fellowship with the Association of University Centers on Developmental Disabilities (AUCD). Read more>

 




The winner of the Keith A. Miller Award stands with a WIND staff member and Dr. Miller at the MEGA Conference.

Keith A. Miller Award 2014 Recipient – Donna Shipp

Donna Shipp, an occupational therapist at a developmental preschool in Saratoga, Wyoming, is the 2014 recipient of the Wyoming Institute for Disabilities (WIND) Keith A. Miller Award. Every year, since 2005, it has been awarded to someone who is making a difference in the lives of people with disabilities in Wyoming. Read more>





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