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The ADA Collection website

A new website, the ADA Collection, offers visitors over 3,000 documents pertaining to the Americans with Disabilites Act. This new one-stop, one-shop ADA source is online at http://www.adaportal.org. The website offers in-depth information about a variety of topics, but also includes general and easy-to-understand information about the ADA. Document categories include employment, state & local government, private business, facility access, transporation, communication, and enforcement.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/50069

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One Stop Toolkit

This website provides accessible and comprehensive tools and information to grantees who provide services that help individuals with disabilities find and keep good jobs. The resources help grantees widen the array and integration of services available at One-stop centers. This site is targeted toward state and local One-Stop service providers, but individuals with disabilities, advocates, parents, counselors and other professionals will find a rich source of information here.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/50068

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Arkansas SAHELLO Teleconference

Transcript of 10/10/2003 audio teleconference addressing Arkansas SAHELLO Web based information project. The SAHELLO project covers two very rural counties in the Southwest Arkansas. The purpose of the SAHELLO project is to develop and implement an integrated model of healthcare and social services delivery system for consumers and to make that a system consumer driven model.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/50065

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Violence Against People with Disabilities: Experiences, Barriers, and Strategies Web cast

This webcast focused on forms of abuse/violence/sexual assault against women and men with disabilities, barriers that get in the way of reporting abuse, and strategies that women and men with disabilities believe are important for enhancing their safety. Survey information, gathered directly from individuals with physical and cognitive disabilities as well as victims of domestic violence, disability organizations and criminal justice agencies, was shared with participants.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/50063

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Participant Experience Survey (PES) Tools

The Participant Experience Surveys (PES) is an interview tool developed by MEDSTAT under a contract from CMS. The surveys capture data that can be used to calculate indicators for monitoring quality within the waiver prograns. Two versions of the PES are included, one for frail elderly and adults with physical disabilities and another for adults with MR/DD. A Users' Guide accompanies each PES. Each survey can be conducted in a face-to-face interview in 30 minutes or less.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/50060

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Texas Community Care--Community Based Alternatives Website

This program provides home- and community-based services to people who are elderly and to adults with disabilities as a cost-effective alternative to living in a nursing home. DHS employees provide case management services. Services are available across the state; however, the average length of time on the interest list varies by where you live.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/50017

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Personal Assistance Services PAS website

The University of California & San Francisco’s Center for Personal Assistance Services provides research, training, dissemination & technical assistance. The center, which was created with the help of a grant from the National Institute for Disability and Rehabilitation Research, toffers number of useful resources, including materials about the direct-care workforce and a well-stocked library of publications on issues relating to personal assistance services.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/50010

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Rhode Island-Commission on Disabilities Website

This website offers information on services and concerns of people with disabilities living in Rhode Island. The Commission’s objective is to ensure that all people with disabilities are afforded the opportunities to exercise all the rights and responsibilities accorded to citizens of this state and each person with a disability is able to reach his/her maximum potential in independence, human development, productivity and self-sufficiency.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/50001

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