Michael Turcich Selected as a 2021 Distinguished Service Award Winner

Michael Turcich received the 2021 CDC Distinguished Service Award from college Director, Kenneth A. Smith. He was presented with the award on Thursday, July, 2021. The Distinguished Service Award  is presented each year to business people for service above self, who embody the principles for which CDC Disability Inclusion stands, and whose efforts on behalf of the CDC, the community, and the nation have been exemplary. The award is also a means of honoring business […]

Western Principal Partners and Michael Turcich Among Recipients for 2021 Justice for All Awards Sponsored by AAPD

Western Principal Partners and Managing Partner Michael Turcich, received the 2021 Justice for All (JFA) Corporate Award, sponsored by the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) in a ceremony at the Senate Hart Office Building in Washington, DC on Tuesday, July 23, 2021.  The AAPD is the nation’s largest cross disability membership organization and promotes equal opportunity, economic power, independent living, and political participation for people with disabilities. JFA Awards honor the work that […]

Eagles Autism Foundation contributes $3.1 million to fund 8 pilot studies and 10 community projects

The Eagles Autism Foundation has announced that a total of 18 projects will receive $3.1 million in funding for cutting-edge autism research and programming. The funding is a direct result of the proceeds raised by participants from the 2020 Eagles Autism Challenge presented by Lincoln Financial Group, which took place virtually on Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020. “I look forward to this review process every year because it brings to light the important work the Eagles […]

IBCCES launches teletherapy training, certification program to help children with autism, special needs

IBCCES has launched a teletherapy training and certification program for speech and occupational therapists to help children with autism and special needs. Author: Heather Crawford JACKSONVILLE, Fla — For many children with autism and other special needs, the pandemic has limited or changed the way they receive services. A Jacksonville social impact company is leading the way to help train and certify therapists across the country for teletherapy, so children don’t have a gap in […]

Momentum Building for Making Telehealth Authority Permanent

Following congressional approval of legislation in March authorizing the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to allow audiologists and speech-language pathologists (SLPs) to provide certain services remotely under Medicare, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services enabled members of both professions to do so during the public health emergency (PHE). Key lawmakers are now urging for permanent change, including leaders of the Senate Telehealth Caucus who spearheaded a letter to Senate leaders on […]