Mothers on a Mission, Inc. - Company Message
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Madres en una Mision, Inc.
Community Parent Resource Center located in Berwyn
708-357-4117 office 

Mothers on a Mission, Inc. is a 501(c)3 dedicated to providing families or children with a with support and resources as they navigate their way through the Special System. 
Our mission is to address the concerns and needs of the family member with a disability .  We will attend IEP with the parent or guardian, if necessary, to provide support and advocacy.  
We are available for consultations.
We will provide resources.

West Suburban Special Recreation Association !



Specialized Child Care offered by West Suburban Special Recreation Association !

Location: The Town of Cicero Community Center - Room 106 & 107
2250 S. 49th Avenue in Cicero, IL
Date: Monday, November 20th, 2014 
Time: Meeting will start PROMPTLY @ 6:00 p.m.until 7:45 p.m.

Guest Speaker: Alexandra Bedard

Topic: Growing up with Autism

For information/or to reserve your spot, call: 708-357-4117

To Families and Friends,
The Internal Revenue Service has announced a new policy that will exempt parents of adult individuals in the Illinois Home-Based Program from payment of taxes on income the parents receive for providing care.  It's quite a major development. This morning I spoke with The principal author of this notice  Victoria J. Driscoll of the Office of Associate Chief Counsel ( & Accounting). She informed me that the is working on questions and answers regarding this notice and will be posting to their website very soon.The Family Support Network is sharing this information with you for Informational purposes only – we are not tax experts! If you have questions about this new policy, you should consult a lawyer or financial adviser and watch for updates.

I have attached copy of this notice.  Click on the following link to read the notice:
This is a Big Deal! In order to help us to understand what this means – I have reached out to Brian Rubin, a parent of a Special needs adult, a Former IRS Agent and Former IRS Attorney. Please read below Mr. Rubin’s observation of this notice: 

Notice 2014-7, 2014-4 IRB, 01/03/2014, IRC Sec(s). 131

1.   The notice is stating that the IRS is reversing its long standing position on these payments by “stretching” (for lack of a better term) the language in IRS Code Section 131 which relates to “foster care” payments to Medicaid waiver payments. The notice concludes that if the services are provided in the home of the care provider, it doesn’t matter if the care provider is related or not related to the individual.  The notice also stretches to reach the conclusion that the notice would what is commonly referred to as the “agency model” where, as an example; the parent is the care provider.
2.   Be aware that just because the IRS excludes the payments from “federal” Income Tax does not preclude the State from electing to include them, tax them for State Income Tax.  Since the Illinois starts with the Federal Adjusted Gross Income (AGI), it would have to be “added back”, as other federal not taxable income, but state taxable income, are already done.  I believe this would require Illinois legislation.
3.   If the payments are subject to FICA (Social Security Tax) and/or FUTA (Federal Unemployment Tax) was specificallynot addressed in the notice. The notice states: “This notice does not address whether qualified Medicaid payments excluded from income under this notice may be subject to tax under the Federal Insurance Contributions Act (FICA) or the Federal Unemployment Tax Act (FUTA) in certain circumstances”. Further, the notice obviously does not address or State Unemployment Tax.
4.   While the notice is “effective” for payments received after January 3, 2014, the notice specifically provides that “taxpayers may apply this notice in taxable years for which the period of limitation on claims for credit or refund under IRS Section 6511 has not expires.”  That is generally three years.
Brian Rubin
Rubin Law, a professional corporation \ Special Needs Legal & Future Planning
President, The Arc of Illinois
Member of the Board of Directors of Pact, Inc. and Clearbrook
Commissioner, State of Illinois Guardianship and Advocacy Commission
Chairman, State of Illinois Autism Task Force
Member of the Board of Directors of the Special Needs Alliance
 \ \ 847.279.7999 \ toll free (867.8246) \ fax 847.279.0090
1110 West Lake Cook Road, Buffalo Grove, Illinois 60089-1997
Stay tuned – we are following this closely and will keep you updated!

You can see pictures on our face book page!
BOO at the Bowling Alley
Saturday, October 26th, 2013
Striker Lanes


You can now pick up a copy of Chicago Parent or Chicago Special Parent at our office!
Letter of Support:
May 4, 2012
Dear Mothers on a Mission: 
Just want to say thank you for sending an advocate to my son's rescue.  My son is 19 years old and has ++++++ .  As you very well know, how hard it is to navigate a through his school .  I have found it even more difficult just trying to keep my son in school according to his legal right to the day before his 22nd birthday.   
On May 1, 2012 my son had his annual review meeting.  Mothers on a Mission sent me an angel named Jean C even though I discussed with you I MIGHT have another advocate there.  I explained that I did not know if this other advocate would be there and regardless you had Jean there for me, just in case there was a chance I might be attending alone.   During troubled times with the staff at our high school during my sons  meeting Jean remained professional and NEVER once raised her voice. Even though the staff who attended the meeting (my son's so called support team) yelled, screamed, made childish noises when Jean would speak and roll their eyes.  Jean remained calm, obtained all information that would be pertinent to my son's case and walked away with her integrity and never once batted her eyes at the disgusting behavior the school demonstrated.
  The next day I received a phone call from the director of my son's therapeutic day school (who also was in attendance at my son's iep) and was asked for the names and contact information of F**** advocates. She stated that she was impressed with the way they represented F**** and kept their cool. She also stated they were great advocates and they really demonstrated that they know what they were doing. She wanted to add their names to her list she has that she gives other parents who need help navigating the special system.
  Mothers on a Mission, you not only help save the child you also help save the parents. 
Thank you for being there.
 Robin D
      Boo at the Bowling Alley 
Thank you to everyone
who helped to make this a
wonderful and fun event!

Please enjoy this beautiful video from the day that The City of Berwyn, North Berwyn Park District, Hundreds of Berwyn Citizens and children & Blue Cross/BlueShield of Illinois, Mothers on a Mission, and KaBOOM! and 375 to build a great new place for ALL kids to play!  We accomplished this project in less than 6 hours on October 8th and had our grand opening on October 22nd.  Look what a community accomplished in one day!!!!
Produced by Alkaye Media: (630) 971-8700 -
Did you all see our playground 
highlighted on tonight’s ABC 7 broadcast!?! Just in case, here is the link:  I can’t wait to see our recruitment numbers jump after that spotlight! Thank you to Jeanne Crenshaw and Anne Garza for coming over to be featured in this story too!!
Check out the video from our last KaBOOM! playground build!
Mothers on a Mission, Inc. Participates in Ribbon Cutting at
Office Depot in Berwyn!
Mothers on a Mission, Inc. was honored to be a part of the ribbon cutting ceremony at the new location of Office Depot in Berwyn.  The Office Depot Foundation donated $100.00 and 100 book bags with school supplies to Mothers on a Mission, Inc., YMCA, and Pillars on Thursday, April 28th, 2011.  Our deepest appreciation to the Office Depot Foundation, Office Depot in Berwyn and the Berwyn Development Corporation
6515 Stanley Avenue
Office 2
Berwyn, IL   6040

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