Families and individuals need to update contact info with Medicaid; their cases will begin to be terminated if determined to be no longer eligible starting July 16, 2022.
There is a significant risk of children and adults losing their Medicaid coverage. DHS is going to start reaching out to update patients' contact information
DHS Call Center:
844-872-2660 only to update phone/address/email (Spanish available) (no Marshallese language support yet); the center will be calling people, but families can call them to go ahead and update their contact info
855-372-1084 the ongoing contact number for coverage questions (Spanish available)
Loretta Alexander email@example.com
CaSandra Glover firstname.lastname@example.org
ACCES Arkansas Call Center--1-855-372-1084 or 1800-482-8988
AFMC Service Center line 888-987-1200
Connect Care 800-275-1131
Arkansas Medicaid Resolution Center--1-888-482-8988
Beneficiaries receiving PASSE services should also ensure that they are Tier 2 or Tier 3. If they are not and need to appeal a Tier 1 decision, they will need to contact OPTUM @ 844-809-9538. Their Care Coordinators can also assist with getting them scheduled for their assessments/ reassessments.
Partners for Inclusive Communities is offering the following upcoming training. Speech to text (Typewell) services will be provided, but if you need additional accommodations to participate in these trainings, please email email@example.com.
Sexual Violence 101: Among People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
April 13th from 10:30 AM – 12:00 AM CT via Zoom
The presenters are Julie Petty and Kiah Hall
The purpose of this training is to discuss the prevalence and signs of sexual violence among people with disabilities and will discuss recommendations of how organizations and advocates can reduce sexual violence. This training is designed for Direct Support Professionals serving people with disabilities but is open to anyone who wants to attend.
Sign up here for Sexual Assault 101
Coffee Time with Allies
April 15th from 1:00PM – 2:00 PM CT via Zoom
The speakers Julie Petty, Roberta Sick, Nancy Ward, and Jeryldine Schutte-Pogue.
We will be talking about good examples of being an Ally. The discussion will include personal examples of ally ship, practicing the pause, and question/answer time.
Sign up here for Coffee Time with Allies
Allies Supporting Choices
April 20th from 10:30 AM – 12:00 AM CT via Zoom
The presenters is Donnie Denome from Autistic Self Advocacy Network.
We will be discussing ways people give consent in their everyday lives and how important it is to learn how to communicate choices. We will go over everyday examples of consent and how it is really important for people with disabilities (outside of relationships or intimacy). Consent is something that already happens all the time, it's not just something for relationships. So let’s talk about it!
Sign up here for Allies Supporting Choices
These are sponsored by the Safety and Sexual Violence Prevention Project and the Assisting Crime Victims with Disabilities Project.
Email Kiah (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Julie (email@example.com) with any questions.
Staff of the Family Support Program (including original content as well as curated links to various authors around the web.)