About the iBudget DD Waiver and Waitlist

What is the iBudget DD waiver?   The Florida Medicaid Developmental Disabilities Individual Budgeting (iBudget) Home and Community-Based services (HCBS) waiver is authorized under section 1915(c) of the Social Security Act and governed by Title 42, Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Parts 440 and 441.  The iBudget Waiver provides home and community-based supports and services to eligible persons with developmental disabilities (DD) living at home or in a home-like setting.  The iBudget Waiver program is […]


Statistics Method Shows Networks Differ in Epileptic Brains

A novel statistical approach to analyzing patients with epilepsy has revealed details about their brains’ internal networks. The findings may lead to better understanding and treatment of the disease, according to Rice University researchers. Rice statistician Marina Vannucci and lead author Sharon Chiang, an M.D./Ph.D. student at Rice and Baylor College of Medicine, and their co-authors detailed their technique to analyze brain activity data from patients with epilepsy and control groups to see how distinct […]



Man with Asperger syndrome invents educational board game that encourages wholesome family interaction. It may be the ultimate irony that Anthony Tinervia Jr.’s new educational board game, Keys to the Capitals, keeps players entertained and interacting with one another for hours. That’s because Tinervia struggles with Asperger syndrome (an autism spectrum disorder). Such social interactions don’t come easily for him. So, it’s a huge victory for him to see families setting aside their electronic devices […]



   This week, the long-awaited ACA replacement plan from congressional Republicans was introduced in the House. We have posted a blog entry entitled “What the AHCA Would Mean for People with Disabilities.” In the blog, we review the American Health Care Act (AHCA) against the eight principles we outlined in our NDNRC statement entitled “Preserve the Protections Provided by the Affordable Care Act.” To read the blog post on the AHCA, click here. The NDNRC […]