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Being Thankful in All Things

The season of "Giving Thanks" is here and many of us are preparing to enjoy food, fun, family and friends.   For most it’s an opportunity to spend quality time with loved ones we see daily or those we haven’t seen in a while.  It’s a season that boasts gratitude.  Gratitude is learning to live your life…

Access and Availability create Opportunity and Inclusion

While presenting at the Grammys, Stevie Wonder took the opportunity to call attention to the needs of people with disabilities.  “I want to say, before I say the winner, that we need to make every single thing accessible to every single person with a disability,” Wonder said to rousing applause. Positive strides are being made as…

When Rights Meet Opportunity

While the United States Constitution doesn't guarantee the right to education for children with disabilities currently most states have that right protected in their constitutions. It's disheartening to know that these rights can vary based on geographical region in the US.  Individuals with disabilities have been   battling these challenges for years and many of the…

NC HIE EHR Developmental Disability

Connecting to NC HIE

Looks like smooth sailin' from here! In early January we introduced you to Navigating the Stormy Seas of Health IT via our blog announcement that OnTarget is nationally registered on the CMS Certified Health IT product List and certified by Drummond Group, Inc. to meet ONC Health IT 2014 Edition testing standards. NOW…………   Let us help…

Share your message of Hope

Whether you choose to cook corned beef and cabbage, make green eggs and ham, shamrock pancakes or minty milkshakes, this feast day of the patron Saint Patrick is a day to break-fast and enjoy a unique holiday with your community.  Will you wear green to be invisible to leprechauns, so you can capture and barter his…

Together We Can Make A Difference

In 1987 President Ronald Reagan passed a proclamation declaring March National Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month. The presidential proclamation states, “For many of these people with developmental disabilities there is now the prospect of a brighter future and greater opportunity. Americans are becoming increasingly aware that such disabilities need not keep individuals from realizing their full…

The SPORT of enhancing your full potential

The benefits of sports are universal for all children, including those with disabilities. The participation of children with disabilities in sports and recreational activities promotes inclusion, minimizes deconditioning, optimizes physical functioning, and enhances overall well-being.   It’s also a stepping stone to many opportunities in life……and according to those around Devon Berry it can be very…

At The Heart Of The Matter

With Valentine’s Day quickly approaching I’m reminded that it’s more than just a day of flowers and chocolates.  A New Leaf vocational training facility and the Tim Tebow Foundation are truly bringing to life a very unique prospective for Valentine’s Day……a prospective from the heart. At A New Leaf   Valentine’s Day is a special time…

Navigating the Stormy Seas of Health IT

Navigating the Stormy Seas of Health IT Chances are you have attended a workshop or conference recently and heard terms like “Meaningful Use Stage 2 Certified Electronic Health Record (EHR)” or “ONC Health IT 2014 Edition Testing Criteria” as requirements for your agency to continue billing Medicaid reimbursable services.  Some payers are imposing audits and…

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