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150 families needed for new research project

Want to be part of a research project designed to improve programs for all LOGAN families? Now’s your chance. We’re looking for 150 families in the greater Michiana area, including southwest Michigan, northern Indiana and even Fort Wayne, to participate in the Supporting Parent-Adolescent Relationships and Communication project. The study will evaluate the effectiveness of an intervention program for families with an individual with intellectual or developmental disabilities. Over the course of several months, families will receive information about communication, conflict resolution...

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NIH awards $3.5 million to Shaw Center for Children and Families

By Brittany Collins Kaufman University of Notre Dame The National Institutes of Health awarded a new $3.5 million grant to the University of Notre Dame’s William J. Shaw Center for Children and Families in support of a project for families that include a child with intellectual or developmental disabilities. The project is a collaboration out of the Shaw Center between Mark Cummings, Notre Dame Endowed Chair in Psychology, and Joshua John Diehl, chief strategy officer for autism services at LOGAN Community Resources Inc. in South Bend. The new Supporting Parent-Adolescent Relationships and Communication...

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INvestABLE Indiana gives families the ability to save

LOGAN had the honor August 22 to be a host launch site for INvestABLE, the Indiana ABLE Act savings plan for Hoosiers with disabilities. The Achieving a Better Life Experience Act (ABLE) allows individuals with disabilities and their families to save for many daily, disability-related expenses on a tax-deferred basis. Most important, these savings do not limit their ability to benefit from Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Medicaid and other federal programs. A summary of the plan highlights follows: Tax advantages Earnings may compound federally on a tax-deferred basis Withdrawals are tax-free,...

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New savings accounts protect disability benefits

by Joseph Dits South Bend Tribune SOUTH BEND (August 23, 2017) — Indiana officials have launched a new savings program that will save people with disabilities from an old issue: Losing out on Medicaid and Social Security benefits once they accumulate more than about $2,000 in their accounts. The new INvestABLE account was born out of federal law created under President Barack Obama, then adopted last year under former Gov. Mike Pence. It allows those who qualify to deposit up to $14,000 per year, with a maximum balance of $450,000. Also, savings under $100,000 aren’t considered as part of...

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Planning ahead brings parents “peace of mind”

Emily and Josh Carroll know firsthand how vigilant parents must be to secure the best future possible for their children. Their youngest child, Asher Reed,  was born with a chromosome deletion causing multiple medical and developmental issues, including hearing loss and autism. Asher attends LOGAN’s Sonya Ansari Autism Learning Center at Granger, where he has surpassed every goal set for him so far. “He is working hard day after day towards the best life possible for himself; you better bet I plan to also do the same for him,” Emily said. Emily reviewed the INvestABLE Indiana...

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LOGAN All-Stars play ball with the SB Cubs

The only thing better than (or at least as good as) hitting a home run is hanging out with the players who do. The LOGAN All-Stars played an exhibition game with the South Bend Cubs at Four Winds Field August 15. The event is something South Bend Cubs Manager Jimmy Gonzalez says is important to the entire organization. “We’re blessed to be able to be in a community like South Bend and just to give back is an awesome opportunity,” Gonzalez said. Matt Harrington, LOGAN president and CEO, said the All-Stars look forward all year to playing with the South Bend Cubs. “We started the LOGAN...

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LOGAN All-Stars to take on South Bend Cubs

Annual matchup is Tuesday, August 15 at Four Winds Field SOUTH BEND, Indiana (August 14, 2017) – A team of athletes at LOGAN known as the LOGAN All-Stars will take on the South Bend Cubs in an exhibition game Tuesday, August 15 at 3:45 p.m. LOGAN staff and volunteers will be on hand to support the LOGAN team at the game which takes place just prior to the South Bend Cubs matchup against the Fort Wayne TinCaps. The exhibition game is part of LOGAN’s Friends and Family Night at Four Winds Field—an annual outing for clients, family and supporters of the regional non-profit. “This is a game...

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LOGAN Act presents Wizard of Oz

They’ve studied their lines and learned all their cues, and now the cast of Wizard of Oz is ready to walk you down the yellow brick road to share their adventures. Join LOGAN Act for a fun, family-friendly performance at 4 p.m. Saturday, August 19 at Battell Center, Mishawaka. Admission is free, but you must have a ticket. Please call LOGAN at 574-289-4831 to receive yours. Some tickets will be available at the door, but seating is limited, so please don’t wait. LOGAN clients and staff have worked all summer on the play, perfecting roles and creating stage props and costumes. They received...

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LOGAN reports and contains potential data security incident

Notification to those who may have been affected LOGAN Community Resources has become aware of a potential data security incident that may have resulted in the inadvertent exposure of some patients’ personal and health information. Although at this time there is no evidence that patient information was actually accessed or viewed, or any indication of actual misuse of anyone’s information, we have taken steps to notify any patients who may have been affected by this incident. On May 12, 2017, we discovered suspicious activity in one of our employee’s email accounts, which prompted an...

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Schedule for this weekend’s LOGAN’s Run

SOUTH BEND, Indiana (August 3, 2017) – The 14th annual LOGAN’s Run takes place this Saturday, August 5. More than 1,500 runners and walkers are expected to take part in the event to raise awareness, advocacy and support for children, adults and families living with the challenges of intellectual and developmental disabilities. The race features chip-timed 10k and 5k runs and a 1-mile Fun Walk, all on a trail weaving through the northern edge of the Notre Dame campus. Packet pickup takes place Friday night from 4 – 7 p.m. at LOGAN Center, 2505 E. Jefferson Blvd. Schedule for LOGAN’s Run...

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