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Community Living Brief: Achieving Independence and Interdependence Through Assistive Technology Applications

Assistive technology often makes a critical difference in the lives of individuals with disabilities and chronic illnesses, yet it remains underutilized and poorly understood. This paper discusses the concept of assistive technology and offers suggestions for finding resources to assist individuals to make better use of assistive technology to achieve independence.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/49741

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Participant Experience Survey and Workbook for Improving Quality Conference Call

This audio conference was organized specifically to meet the needs of grantees who expressed interest in hearing more about two CMS-sponsored tools designed to help states develop and refine their quality assurance and quality improvement systems. The two tools are the Participant Experience Survey and Workbook.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/49693

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Systems Change Grants for Community Living: Compendium Second Edition

The Compendium contains basic information about each of the Systems Change Grantees. Each section is alphabetical by state. Information for each state includes: the name of the grantee organization, the title of the grant, the type of grant, the amount awarded and fiscal year awarded, the primary contacts for each grant, the target populations to be served under the grant, the primary goals and activities of each grant project, and a brief description of the grant activities.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/49678

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Promising Practices In HCBS: Arkansas – Cash Allowances and Support Services for People with Disabilities

Arkansas is part of a demonstration project to measure the impact of substituting a cash allowance for Medicaid services from provider agencies. This report describes how the participants were randomly assigned to two groups, one that received Medicaid personal care through a provider agency and one that received a monthly cash allowance and services to help them effectively use the allowance, and their respective outcomes.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/49624

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State Long-Term Care: Recent Developments and Policy Decisions, 2002 & 2003

In these reports, the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) traces the budget issues that states confronted in 2002 & 2003 and examines how they addressed those issues. The report also describes long-term care legislation enacted in 2002 & 2003 and long-term care planning work that is under way in many states.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/49556

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