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AUCD: Concurrent Sessions: Community-Based Services: the Critical Role of Competitive Employment for Individuals with Disabilities and Full Community Participation


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Mark Smith, M.S., Assistant Professor
Munroe-Meyer Institute of Genetics & Rehabilitation, UCEDD/LEND

Other Presenter(s)

Susan Richmond, M.Ed., Tampa, FL, FL - Florida Center for Inclusive Communities, UCEDD;
Brady Sellet, Cincinnati, OH, OH - University of Cincinnati UCE, UCEDD/LEND;
Brent Askvig, Ph.D., Minot, ND, ND - North Dakota Center for Persons with Disabilities, UCEDD;
Ilka Riddle, Ph.D., Cincinnati, OH, OH - University of Cincinnati UCE, UCEDD/LEND;


Unemployment for individuals with disabilities remains stubbornly high. Given the recent changes to the Center for Medicare and Medicaid's Home and Community-Based (HCBS) Waiver rules, they now emphasize competitive employment as the preferred option for individuals receiving HCBS services. This session features four UCEDDs from across the network that have initiated programs which serve to address this challenge.

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