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Employment for Persons with Brain Injuries

This report provides recommendations for persons with Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) or Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) to acquire and maintain employment in Oregon. Currently, the common program for people with TBI/ABI nationally is Vocational Rehabilitation. However, this report suggests expanding services by using a supported employment model with an interdisciplinary team. Major characteristics of this model include paid employment, integrated worksites and ongoing support.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/51567

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Issue Brief: A Survey of Medicaid Brain Injury Programs

In late 2007, the Center for State Health Policy surveyed 23 states that operate Medicaid waivers targeted to individuals with brain injuries. Data was obtained about the cost and number of individuals served by these waivers for the waiver years 2002 through 2006. Three states began waivers for those with brain injuries in 2002 or later, and 3 other states discontinued waivers in 2006. Every state except Arizona has multiple Medicaid 1915(c) home and community-based services (HCBS) waivers.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/51559

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Help Wanted: Getting a Job Training - Oregon

These trainings focus on the use of person-centered planning and connecting with community partners as a strategy for employment. The trainings were created for persons ages 16-24 with developmental disabilities and their families, transition specialists and other professional staff. Find the "Self-Directed Employment" Presentation and the "Getting a Job" Training, which includes an evaluation, materials list, copy of the presentation and other handouts.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/51556

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Round Table Discussion Report: Supported Employment for Persons with Developmental Disabilities - Oregon

In February 2006, a Round Table Discussion Meeting was held in Oregon to identify and analyze policies and strategies that maintain or increase the availability of supported employment services to persons with developmental disabilities. The meeting focused on how such services may be preserved and expanded in Oregon, but in addition, national perspectives on supported employment were discussed. The discussion report, evaluation and graphic facilitation of the Round Table are included.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/51555

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Comprehensive Employment Systems (CES) Work Products – North Dakota

This MIG project is focused on assisting individuals with disabilities to become gainfully employed. Included are work products from CES including: a resource mapping project on the availability of employment related services and supports, summaries of findings from focus groups regarding the rehabilitation needs of un-served and under-served populations, and a summary of input gathered from employer focus groups.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/51542

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Comprehensive Employment Systems Strategic Planning Documents – North Dakota

Find a variety of documents used in the strategic planning process for a Comprehensive Employment System in North Dakota. A diagram outlines the planning process and roles of individuals involved. A criteria sheet discusses elements that needed to be included in the final strategic plan. Two summaries provide information covered in regional planning meetings. Finally, an agenda and the minutes for the statewide planning meeting present an overview of the meeting’s accomplishments.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/51541

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Health Coverage for People with Disabilities - North Carolina

Find an abundance of information on Health Coverage for Workers with Disabilities (HCWD), a Medicaid expansion in North Carolina created under the authority of the Ticket to Work and Work Incentives Improvement Act. Included are: reports on cost and participation projections; a powerpoint presentation on information gathered from workgroups; brochures on the program; and a fact sheet about the shift from personal care services (PCS) to HCWD.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/51540

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Consumer Direction of Personal Assistance Services Programs in Medicaid: Insights from Enrollees in Four States

The Kaiser Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured supported this focus group project of adults with disabilities in 4 states, who are enrolled in Medicaid Consumer Directed Personal Assistance Services programs. This research was undertaken to learn about Medicaid enrollees’ experiences in the program and their opinions about key features of the program including recruitment issues and degree of responsibility over services. Ways to improve upon the programs were also identified.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/51535

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Consumer Direction of Personal Assistance Services in Medicaid: A Review of Four State Programs

Consumer direction of personal assistance services (CD-PAS) is one model of service delivery that gives Medicaid beneficiaries varying degrees of control over hiring, scheduling, training, and paying personal care attendants. Program administrators, experienced with the programmatic features of CD-PAS in their state, were interviewed. Eligibility criteria, participant support services, and method of financial management used by Medicaid beneficiaries to pay direct care workers are discussed.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/51533


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