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Navigating Life as we Know It

Navigating Life as we Know It

Navigating Live as we Know It seeks to build an educational and entertaining way to help the people around those with Special Needs better find the way to live their best, most self-determined life possible, and how to manage the challenges of the systems

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46. The Many Flavors of Medicaid Waivers 301 - Children's Waivers & Independent Facilitation

Nov. 18, 2021

When you have a child with a developmental or intellectual disability your life gets complex. Often it becomes overwhelming. Navigating a path to find the right resources is essential. Today's episode is about two Medicai…

45. The Many Flavors of Medicaid Waivers 201

Nov. 10, 2021

Imagine yourself on a vacation to a country where your native language is not spoken. Let's say Portugal. You do not know how to speak or read Portuguese, but you are given a map to help you get around.... but the map (of co…

44. The Many Flavors of Medicaid Waivers

Nov. 3, 2021

Our show today is “The Different Flavors of Medicaid Waivers” …. but you are also going to hear a lot of discussion about person-centered-planning (PCP) and the proper use of two assessment tools associated with person cente…

43. Navigating The Risks/Rewards of Relationships

Oct. 27, 2021

Growing up can be hard. Especially the teenage years. And even more so if the teenager in question has social skill deficits. As humans we are all "hard wired" for relationships with other humans. Individuals living with aut…

Being Here Now, an introduction to NLAWKI's Mindful Moments

Sept. 29, 2021

I'm probably showing my age...but some of you might remember the routine of "defragging" your computer to allow it to work more quickly and efficiently. It was once described to be as allowing your computer to take some time…

42. The Right Place To Land - Finding the Best Nest

Sept. 22, 2021

"There's no place like home!" In the Wizard of Oz Dorothy said these words and clicked the heels of her ruby slippers three times. Instantly she was transported back to her farm home in Kansas. This makes for an enduring sto…