According to The American Diabetes Association
, 26 million children and adults
in the United States have diabetes;
another 79 million Americans have pre diabetes
and are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes
What are the risk factors involved with diabetes?... Learn More
The Association of Behavioral Specialists
Members from the Southeastern Behavioral Specialist Forum have currently been spear-heading the development of an
independent association for clinicians who provide Behavioral Support Services
to the adult intellectual disability
throughout Pennsylvania. The Association of Behavioral Specialists is currently seeking clinicians
may desire to become a part of this newly developing association. Interested parties are asked to contact the Association
of Behavioral Specialists
directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
Do you support someone or have a family member who receives services through the Consolidated
or Person Family Directed-Support Waivers
DID YOU KNOW???
Did you know that a Current Annual Physical
and a Level of Care Assessment
must be completed in order to determine continued waiver program eligibility?
Annual physicals are a way to maintain one’s health. Information learned and shared during an annual physical can help identify
changes in a person’s overall well-being
, including changes affecting both physical
and mental health
conditions such as new diagnoses.
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PCHC currently offers training for individuals that are dually diagnosed with Intellectual Disabilities(ID) and Mental Health
Challenges(MCH). The training covers recognizing and understanding the signs and symptoms of mental health challenges, how to
get help and the possibility of recovery.
PCHC staff and two women who have ID/MHC have facilitated 11 groups in the SE Region on Understanding Mental Illness. The
program has been very useful to individuals in an effort to help them understand and cope with their mental health challenges.
We are hoping to continue to provide this innovative training in our Region. If your agency or self advocacy group would be
interested in hosting this training at your location for individuals that you support, please
CLICK HERE for more information.
The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (OMHSAS) and the Office of
Developmental Programs (ODP) have undertaken a joint initiative to address the needs of people who have an intellectual
disability as well as mental health challenges.
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