Developmental/Intellectual Disabilities

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Arkansas Department of Human Services Homepage

This site provides links and information on services available in the state including: Aging, Blind, Children, Childcare, Development Disabilities, Employment Search, Family Services, Juvenile Offenders, Mental Illness, Nursing Home Residents, Rehabilitation, Transportation, Volunteers. Users can also determine if they are eligible for DHS services.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/49622

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Consumer Roles in Monitoring Community Services for People with Developmental Disabilities

This issue paper explores how consumers can be involved in monitoring community services for people with disabilities. It explores the challenges of finding real roles for people with disabilities as well as other barries, but concludes that goal is worthy of the struggles.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/49614

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Community Transition: The Role of Individual Assessment

This paper was developed to consider possible approaches to interpreting the concept of individual assessments as provided in the Olmstead Decision. While the process of carrying out an assessment raises basic issues that are integral to a public determination of whether an individual qualifies for a good, benefit, or status, there appear to be two types of assessments that states need to consider. This paper identifies the two classes of assessments issues for consideration in both cases.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/49605

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Improving Quality in Community-Based Care Conference: \"Risk Planning Systems\"

These materials are from the national conference sponsored by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and held in Nashville on May 2-3, 2002. The goal of the conference was to provide an opportunity for information exchange among decision-makers in the design and implementation of quality management/improvement. This conference was designed to facilitate communication around quality management among state staff, federal agency staff, providers, and consumers/advocates.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/49537

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Improving Quality in Community-Based Care Conference: \"Insuring Quality in Consumer-Directed Delivery Models\"

These materials are from the national conference sponsored by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and held in Nashville on May 2-3, 2002. The goal of the conference was to provide an opportunity for information exchange among decision-makers in the design and implementation of quality management/improvement. This conference was designed to facilitate communication around quality management among state staff, federal agency staff, providers, and consumers/advocates.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/49535

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Promising Practices in HCBS: Pennsylvania- Resource Counseling and Financial Assitance for Informal Caregivers

This report describes the State of Pennsylvania’s Family Caregiver Support Program (FCSP), administered by the Department of Aging, that offers a comprehensive service package with specific funding and services for family caregivers. FCSP uses state & recently available federal funds to allow the caregiver to choose the services needed to help care for an older relative at home and provide financial assistance with out-of-pocket expenses. Early program evaluation found the services effective.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/49522

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Alabama Developmental Disabilities Council--Website

The Alabama Council for Developmental Disabilities oversees activities in advocacy, capacity building, and systems change. These initiatives contribute to a coordinated comprehensive system of community services that are directed by people with developmental disabilities and/or their families. The Council is a membership organization. Check out the website for more specific information.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/49517

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Pennsylvania: Independent Monitoring for Quality (IM4Q)

The Promising Practices Bulletin highlights Independent Monitoring for Quality (IM4Q), one of Pennsylvania’s quality management strategies in its Developmental Disability programs. IM4Q consists of of an independent review team that is composed of individuals with disabilities, family members, and other concerned citizens who are independent of the services being reviewed.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/49515

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