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The Dangers of Summer Heat and How to Avoid Them

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Summertime is one of the best times of the year. You and your family can enjoy being outside as often as possible as well as plan fun outdoor events like visiting parks or playgrounds, having family picnics, going to the beach, and so much more. If you’re a caregiver for an elderly family member or […]

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Family Education

How We Support Foster Parents, Children, and Families

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It’s Foster Care Appreciation Month! At RISE Services, Inc. Idaho, we offer services and resources to support foster care parents, children, and families. There’s more to foster care than simply opening your home to a child who needs a safe and caring home environment. Many of these children have special needs of their own due […]

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Employment

How Our Summer Employment Program Prepares Teens for Work

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Are you looking for an opportunity to help your teenager living with a disability prepare for life after high school? The Summer Employment Program at RISE Services, Inc. of Idaho may be the solution you and your family need. This five-week work experience is geared specifically toward students aged 14 – 21 who have disabilities. […]

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Behavioral Health

Idaho Mandates Insurance Coverage for Treatment of Autism

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This story appeared in Disability Scoop. After officials in the last holdout state enacted a new rule, all 50 states and Washington, D.C. have mandates that require some level of insurance coverage for the treatment of autism. The Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance now requires all individual, small and large group insurance plans issued […]

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Nominations for Commitment to Community Awards Now Open!

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Now in its 8th year, the Commitment to Community Awards recognize and honor the significant accomplishments of our nominees. This event applauds their commitment and provides visibility and recognition for their leadership and vision. The Western Partnerships Conference seeks nominations to recognize individuals, organizations or businesses that demonstrate three or more of the following criteria: […]

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Behavioral Health

What Is Care Coordination?

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John Lennon and Paul McCartney once penned a famous tune containing the lyrics “I get by with a little help from my friends.” While the underlying roots of the song focus on human companionship, these lyrics also reference the main elements of one of the hottest buzzwords in the healthcare industry today: Care Coordination. But […]

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8 Pieces of Advice: Supporting Kids With Disabilities Through Art Therapy

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The presence of art can leave a meaningful impact on human lives. It affects our mood and our views of the world, reducing stress levels and alleviating anxiety episodes in most cases. Having these facts in mind, including art therapy in the process of guiding students with disabilities is a logical and natural decision that […]

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Developmental Disabilities

Idaho’s New Health and Welfare Director

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As Governor Little takes the reigns from former Governor Butch Otter he is making some changes in his cabinet. Little has named Dave Jeppesen as new director for the Idaho Department of Health & Welfare, the state’s single largest agency. Jeppesen has been with Blue Cross of Idaho for the past six and a half […]

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Behavioral Health

20 Ways To IMPROVE Attitudes

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“What can I do to IMPROVE my attitude?” This is one of the most asked questions I get. Being positive most of the time allows you to enjoy life more. Here are 20 practical ideas to help you get a positive attitude and keep it. Be Yourself – Do more of the things you love. […]

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Handle Difficult Conversations With Greater Impact And a Lot Less Stress!

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On October 26, 2018 I was fortunate enough to attend a class on Constructive Conversations presented by Abbey Louie and Steve Robertson of Louie Robertson Consulting during the Idaho Partnerships Conference on Human Services. Ms. Louie and MR. Robertson demonstrated true synergy during the presentation. As attendees, we learned to identify our own challenges to […]

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