April Tip of the Month
Did you know you can store important documents and pictures using the Album feature? Under your Individual Home Page tab, Select the individual that you would like to access. Once you have their home page pulled up, click on the Profile listing on the top left (just under their photo). As you scroll down the page, you will see the Go To box on the left hand side with the Album link listed there. You can create albums such as “Important documents” or “2017 photos” that you would like to store for the individual. Keep in mind though that this option does not allow you to search for documents. If you need to store several documents or documents that are consistently updated, you may want to use the document storage module instead. Hope everyone had a Happy Easter!
I am such a geek and therefore anticipating the Therap National Conference like a child on Christmas. I want to be on top of my game and I plan on devoting time to going over my modules providing relevant dialog about how my agency utilizes the system. My vocational program is also piloting the Employment/Volunteering History Module. I hope to be able to share our experience and learn more at the conference. If anyone is interested in how the use of the module is going for my agency email me @ firstname.lastname@example.org
We are pleased to announce our free Certified Trainer led webinar on the ways to use Therap to assist with internal communication which will be held on Aug 18, 2016 1 PM EDT. Certified Trainer, Tamela Rystrom, Executive Director of California Community Opportunities, will highlight tips that will allow administrators to keep their hands on the “pulse” on the overall health of the agency, review her agency processes for conducting internal investigations, and much more.
Click here to register.
HB 768, Georgia’s Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act, was passed by the Georgia General Assembly this session and signed into law by Governor Deal on May 3, 2016, thanks to the efforts of a coalition of more than 35 advocacy organizations led by All About Developmental Disabilities (AADD) with the assistance of Autism Speaks and the Georgia Council on Developmental Disabilities (GCDD).
The ABLE Act is a law passed by Congress in December 2014 with strong bipartisan support. It amends the Internal Revenue Code to allow for tax advantaged savings account like the 529 higher education savings accounts we have had in Georgia for many years. The primary purpose of an ABLE account is to allow people with serious disabilities to save for qualified disability expenses without violating the $2,000 asset limits that apply to eligibility for Medicaid, SSI (Supplemental Security Income) and other benefits programs. Thirty-six states have created the legal authority for ABLE account programs.
Reference: All About Developmental Disabilities, Disability Scoop
How do we monitor success in the services that we provide? We all enter a lot of data every day into Therap, but how are you using it? Do you look at health care reports to see if a person is gaining or losing weight? Do you monitor how many times the person has been to the doctor with the flu in the past few years? How does the data “speak to you” so that you are providing person centered services to the people you support? Just food for thought…Happy Therap-ing.