Family Resources

Redwood takes pride in being a community resource for individuals with special needs and their families and other caregivers.  Here, you can access information for individuals attending Redwood, as well as learn more about special needs and other resources in the community.  There is information on the following items.:

This Month's Menu Available:

The November 2017 lunch menu is available for review.

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This year's holiday calendar

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STABLE Account information session

Kentucky State Treasurer Allison Ball visited Redwood to provide information about Kentucky's new Stable Accounts which are aimed at giving people with special needs more independence and financial security.  Video of the entire session can be viewed here.  Below are follow up questions and answers provided by the Treasurer's office.  For further information, please visit www.stablekentucky.com.

 

Can there be automated deposit into a STABLE Kentucky Account?

Yes, you can set up automatic contributions into your account – you can do it either monthly or quarterly.

 

Are contributions by parents tax deductible at the federal or state level?

Kentucky residents do not get a tax deduction at either level.

 

What is the deadline for 2016 contributions?

The deadline was December 31, 2016.   

 

What happens to the money when the account holder dies if they are not on Medicaid and there is not another person in the family that has a disability?

The process is similar to if the account holder was on Medicaid, there’s just no Medicaid payback.  The account would pass to that person’s estate and go through probate like any other property they own – Medicaid just wouldn’t get involved.  So the probate court would eventually distribute the money in the account to whomever estate assets are willed to (or if there’s no will, whoever the legal descendants are). 

 

Special Needs Toy Guide

If you've got some shopping to do for a child with disabilities, check our our Special Needs Toy Guide, which provides information on toys that will meet their needs while supporting ongoing development.

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Disability Resources

Transition One Stop is a resource for anyone going through, or helping someone with, a life change, including people with disabilities who may have additional needs during the times of transition we encounter across our life spans.

Social Security Income (SSI) and Social Security Disability (SSD) Processes provides information on the Social Security and Supplemental Security Income disability programs, the largest of several Federal programs that provide assistance to people with disabilities.

National Association for Child Development is a resource for helping children with and without disabilities achieve their innate potential.

Autism Speaks is the world's leading autism science and advocacy organization.  They provide numerous resources that address autism.

Down Syndrome Association of Greater Cincinnati is a resource that empowers individuals, educates families, and enhances communities in order to celebrate the extraordinary lives of people with Down syndrome.

United Cerebral Palsy is a resource that seeks to advance the independence, productivity, and full citizenship of people with cerebral palsy and other disabilities. 

Kentucky Disability Determination Services makes disability determinations in the Commonwealth of Kentucky using Federal regulations.

 

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