ADvancing States-sponsored

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Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) Conference

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The national Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) Conference is hosted annually by ADvancing States. This event highlights best practices from across the country in home and community-based services. The conference includes federal, state, and local policymakers as well as those who administer, manage, and deliver waiver and other HCBS programs. This year's conference takes place at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront in Baltimore, Maryland.

Growth and Development: Capitalize on New Business Opportunities

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Many organizations want to expand their businesses and work with new partners or payers. To do so, an organization must first understand its current financial health, understand the true cost of services and use that information to prepare for contract discussions. Preparing for a contract with a managed care organization is a unique scenario that requires additional consideration and preparation.

Assistive Technology Act Programs: Improving Access to AT for People of All Ages

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Assistive Technology Act Programs increase access to, and acquisition of, assistive technology (AT) devices and services for individuals with disabilities and older adults. Programs support a continuum of AT services, from public awareness and information and assistance to loans and reuse programs. Join this webinar to learn more about the Assistive Technology Act, state programs and services, and ways that AT can be useful to individuals across the lifespan. 

Area Plans: Build Accountability Into the Process

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J. Blake Lanier, from the Georgia Department of Human Services Division of Aging Services, will present a step-by-step approach to manage a AAA network with a focus on goals, outcomes, and accountability. The state collaborates closely with its AAAs on Area Plans to build synergy, trust and results. You will learn how to:
• Adopt tools and methods to build a great working relationship with your AAAs. 
• Apply quality management principles to generate continuous improvement. 

An Introduction to the Independent Living Movement

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Independent Living is a program, a movement, and a culture. Join this webinar to gain a greater understanding of these aspects of Independent Living. Presented by the National Council on Independent Living, this webinar will review the roots of Independent Living, describe the role and services provided by Centers for Independent Living (CILs) and Statewide Independent Living Councils (SILCs), and share guiding principles that promote independence and community living for people with disabilities. 

Status and Trends in Public Financing of Supports and Services for People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

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Financial and programmatic spending on long-term supports and services are compelling indicators of the strength of a nation’s investment in the inclusion of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) in their communities. The State of the States in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Project analyzes nearly 40 years’ worth of public financial investments in IDD services and supports, offering a comparative nationwide longitudinal look at financial and programmatic trends in institutional and community-based services for people with IDD in the US.


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