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2003 CMS Conference Presentations

The Living and Working in the Community 2003 conference, sponsored by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), was held March 4-5, 2003. Participants included Medicaid grantees, consumers, advocates, Federal and State representatives, providers, and academics. The link provide here will direct you to the presentations from this conference. Topics include: Quality assurance, nursing facility transition, mental health, single point of entry, workforce issues and housing issues.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/49707

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Model Communities: An Informal Discussion Among States

On July 16 and 17, 2003, representatives from a diverse assortment of states came together in Denver, Colorado, to share information, learn from one another and explore ways to help each other achieve an important, mutual goal: to build better and stronger communitiesin which people with disabilities are readily and routinely part of the fabric of everyday life. This is a report on that discussion.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/49687

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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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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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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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