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AMERIGROUP – Supports Self-Advocacy  

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Want to learn how to speak up for yourself? Learn about keeping a job? Know more about your rights as a person with disabilities? There are organizations in Iowa that coach people with disabilities on how to live a full, independent life. Amerigroup offers their eligible members some money every year to use to attend a conference or event sponsored by:

  • Iowans with Disabilities in Action
  • NAMI-Iowa
  • Area Agencies on Aging
  • Autism Society of Iowa

You can also get a yearly membership in one of these advocacy groups:

  • National Council on Independent Living
  • TASH
  • Self-Advocates Becoming Empowered

Who is eligible?

Amerigroup members in one of these waiver programs, with approval from your care manager:

  • Brain injury
  • Health and disability
  • Intellectual disability
  • Physical disability

 

How to get your self-advocacy membership:

Call Member Services and ask to join the group you want: 800-600-4441. 

 

Look for information from Iowa Total Care about their programs coming in the next issue.