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Distance Learning: Champions for Children: Financial & Resource Assistance Program

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Teresa Heard, BSN, RN
Champions for Children Coordinator
Easter Seals Southern Georgia Intake Coordinator

Session Description:
Teresa Heard, BSN, RN will present educational content regarding the Champions for Children Program that is dedicated to provide financial and resource assistance to the community families who have children diagnosed with a disability and/or special need. Ms. Heard will provide general information about Easter Seals affiliates and their services.

She will also address the following frequently asked questions:

  • What is Champions for Children?
  • How is Champions for Children funded?
  • What is the Katie Beckett waiver?
  • What are the eligibility requirements for the Katie Beckett waiver?
  • How do I apply for the Katie Beckett waiver?
  • What are the desired outcomes for Champions for Children?
  • Who is eligible for Champions for Children?
  • Who provides Champions for Children services?
  • How do I access Champions for Children services?
  • Are the services ever discontinued?

Session Objectives:
Session participants will be able to:

  1. Provided information about Easter Seals Southern Georgia and the services they provide.
  2. Provide information about the Champions for Children Program and the application process.
  3. Provide information about the Katie Beckett Waiver and how to apply.
  4. Provide resources for families who have children with a disability and /or special needs.

SOWEGA Autism Resources, Inc.

Technology Requirements:
Participants registering for programs should have access to the following technology for best viewing and participation:

  • Personal computer with Macintosh or Windows with 512 MB of RAM
  • Broadband internet connection such as an office LAN, DSL, or cable modem
  • Phone next to personal computer (or speaker phone if multiple people are viewing)
  • Computer speakers (built-in or attached)
  • Latest version of Adobe Flash which can be downloaded for free at