Moms in Motion Commemorates Five Years of Service

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Virginia disability advocate celebrates five-year run of connecting families with health services.

Currently, the organization serves Virginia statewide with over 60 team members and over 1,500 clients.

Moms in Motion, a Service Facilitation provider for Medicaid CD-PAS (EDCD, ID & DD Waivers) enrollees and a Case Management provider for DD Waiver enrollees, recently commemorated its five year anniversary. Currently, the organization serves Virginia statewide with over 70 team members and almost 2,000 clients.

One in 68 children in the U.S. has been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (autism), a 30% increase from two years ago, according to studies by the Centers for Disease Control (http://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2014/p0327-autism-spectrum-disorder.html). Autism is a lifelong developmental disorder, and the need for services begins at diagnosis. Applied behavioral analysis (ABA) is a highly effective evidence-based intervention for individuals with autism. One major hurdle families face in securing this much needed intervention for their children is the high cost of ABA (upwards of $100/hour) and limited coverage of such services by private insurance providers. With the help of Moms In Motion, clients can access information to these services that can lighten the financial burden of medical expenses.

“Often our clients are unaware that these services exist,” says Keri Ayres, founder of Moms In Motion. “Our biggest goal is to inform our clients and ensure they get the medical attention they deserve without the financial struggle.”

For those individuals who have been diagnosed with a mental and/or physical disability, such as autism, services and resources can be applied for via Virginia Medicaid Waivers including the Elderly or Disabled Consumer Direction (EDCD) Waiver. Individuals of any age with a disability are potentially eligible for the EDCD waiver. A recent development for children eligible for the EDCD waiver is that applied behavioral analysis (ABA) is now a covered service for them. Moms In Motion works diligently to ensure these resources are readily available to clients when they need them.

About Moms In Motion:
In response to the challenges of finding high-quality assistance for loved ones, Moms in Motion was founded in Warren County, VA in 2009 by Ms. Keri Ayres. Ms. Ayres is the mother of two sons, one of which has autism. Keri’s son was approved for the EDCD waiver in 2008. Because this waiver provided enormous benefits to her family and she saw that many families were unaware of the resources available to them, Ms. Ayres began spreading the word about the waivers, ultimately creating Moms In Motion. Through her organization, Ms. Ayres has been able to devote time to assisting other families to find the help that they need. Keri and her colleagues continue to enhance the outcome for all clients and their families, by using person-centered practices while providing superior service, sharing resources, continually expanding their knowledge, and networking.

Through continued education and outreach, Moms In Motion will be able to reach its goal of serving clients young and aging, regardless of disability, receive personalized care or support. To learn more about the EDCD waiver and other disability related topics, visit the website at http://www.MomsInMotion.Net

To learn more about Moms In Motion, please contact:

Keri Ayres, CEO
Office: (800) 417-0908 ext. 0
Fax: (703) 468-4958
Info(at)MomsInMotion(dot)net

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