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A Twenty-First Century Map for Healthy Communities and Families

Community associations ranging from Bible study groups to block clubs may hold the key to social reform and revival in the 21st century, according to IPR's director of community studies, John McKnight . In this new report, McKnight unveils a revised \"social map\" that pushes large bureaucratic service systems to the fringes of the community and replaces them with newly empowered associations as the primary support for families.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/49764

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When the Americans with Disabilities Act Goes Online

This paper analyzes and answers the critical question: Does the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) apply to commercial and other private sector Web sites, and if so, what does it require. Much discussion of this question seems to be conducted without careful attention to the case law and other authorities that have already built-up around this question.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/49758

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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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