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President's Committee for People with Intellectual Disabilities Report on Managed Long-Term Services and Supports
The President's Committee on People with Intellectual Disabilities 2012 report on Managed Long Term Services and Supports provides 15 recommendations in the areas of disability stakeholder engagement, choice and self-determination, consumer protection and rights, and quality measurement, data collection, and research.
Today, a letter was sent to the Hill on behalf of more than 900 national, state, and local organizations, including AUCD, urging appropriators to reject the proposed 302b funding allocations. Read the letter to find out how health and human service programs would be affected.
On May 16, ten disability and veterans organizations presented a webinar on the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, why the treaty is important and what you can do to support it.
4 free webinars
Funded through the Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB), the MCHB/AUCD LEND Pediatric Audiology Training Program supports 10 LEND programs to increase the didactic content and clinical experience of trainees in pediatric audiology. This webinar series was created to provide a leadership opportunity for LEND trainees/fellows from these funded programs, allowing them to present their experiences in pediatric audiology within the LEND interdisciplinary setting. Each webinar features presentations by LEND pediatric audiology trainees.
The Keeping All Students Safe Act would prohibit the use of seclusion and the most dangerous types of restraint; require parental notification when restraint is used; and require training and certification of school personnel who implement physical restraint. 'Setting a federal floor of protections is essential to preventing abuse, especially for students with disabilities who experience the use of restraint and seclusion at disproportionately high rates,' said AUCD President Julie Fodor, PhD.
Five to ten states will be selected, and will receive technical assistance to support consortium development and systems change. Each state will be expected to participate in the ELC for 24 months, with an option to re-apply at the end of the 24-month period. Applications are due by May 31st.
People who are self-determined know what they want and how to get it. They choose and set goals, then work to reach them. They advocate on their own behalf, and are involved in solving problems and making decisions about their lives. View Issue 5: Self-Determination and Aging today.
The Institute on Disabilities at Temple University in Philadelphia is marking its 40th anniversary this year. Established in 1973, the Institute has reached people with disabilities, family members of people with disabilities, educators and other professionals in each of Pennsylvania's 67 counties. The Institute will celebrate with an anniversary party and awards program on Thursday, May 23, in Mitten Hall on the main campus of Temple University.
NASUAD has published the April 2013 Edition of the State Medicaid Integration Tracker. The report is updated each month with information on the following state actions: 1) Managed care for people who receive Medicaid-funded long-term services and supports (LTSS); 2) State Demonstrations to Integrate Care for Dual Eligible Individuals and other Medicare-Medicaid Coordination Initiatives; and 3) Other LTSS Reform Activities including Balancing Incentive Program (BIP), Medicaid State Plan amendments under 1915(i), Communities First Choice Option under 1915(k), and Medicaid Health Homes.
The new UCEDD Annual Report is currently being implemented in NIRS. Annual Reports for previous years will be preserved, but the new report will replace the old version for 2013. So the old-style report for FY 2013 will no longer be accessible. A webinar to present the new report will be announced and hosted soon.
Early Hearing Detection and Intervention-Pediatric Audiology Links to Services (EHDI-PALS) Directory
The EHDI-PALS Directory provides information about facilities that offer pediatric audiology services to young children who are younger than five years of age. All of the facilities included report that they have licensed audiologists and the right equipment and expertise to serve young children.
HHS Releases Blueprint to Advance Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services in Health and Health Care
The enhanced National CLAS standards are a blueprint to help organizations improve health care quality in serving our nation's diverse communities. They are grounded in a broad definition of culture, in which health is recognized as being influenced by factors ranging from race and ethnicity to language, spirituality, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and geography.
On April 23, 2013 the National Council on Disability heard testimony from the disability rights community regarding their work on the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
This new report provides national and state-level statistics spanning a twenty-year period. Its sources include several data sets that address the status of employment and economic self-sufficiency for individuals with ID/DD.
Applications Due May 31st
The AUCD Virtual Trainee will use leadership skills to build relationships and communications among trainees throughout the nationwide AUCD network of UCEDDs and LENDs.