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Mississippi ADRC Focus Group Report

The Institute for Disability Studies (IDS) conducted three focus groups in the Central Mississippi Planning & Development District/AAA service area. The groups gathered information from individuals with disabilities and older individuals concerning the status of HCBS programs and independent living related services. Discussion was facilitated by IDS and focused on AoA factors impacting successful ADRC implementation: visibility and trust, ease of access, responsiveness, and effectiveness.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/51987

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Nursing Home Diversion Project Narrative and Work Plan – Connecticut

Planning documents show how Connecticut will use a Cash & Counseling model to provide flexible service choices to keep people out of institutions. The narrative gives details such as the state’s current rebalancing status, goals and objectives, approach, challenges, service options, training and eligibility. The work plan details “Choices at Home” key tasks, lead person and time frame associated with each major objective.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/51956

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Online Caregiver Training – Connecticut

Through this interactive training, family caregivers can learn about available resources and train themselves on how to deal with common challenges. Some of the resources featured are links to agencies and senior centers, care locator tools, and descriptions of helpful programs. Trainings cover how to recognize and prevent stress, improve communications with family members and service providers, and address conflicts.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/51955

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Access for All Customers: Universal Strategies for One-Stop Career Centers

One-Stop Career Centers serve a diverse range of customers. These include individuals with a variety of educational and work backgrounds, as well as individuals with a wide range of disabilities and support needs. An effective way to serve this broad customer pool is to provide One-Stop services according to the principles of what is known as “universal design,” using common strategies that benefit many groups. This brief discusses the benefits of One-Stop services in detail.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/51920

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Going To Work: A Guide to Social Security Benefits and Employment for Young People with Disabilities (2009 Edition)

Young people and their families are in the best position to make choices about working when they have good information about the impact of work on benefits. The Social Security and Medicaid/MassHealth programs have work incentives that can help young people give work a try, and provide a “safety net” in case the job does not work out. The purpose of this booklet is to give families and professionals working with young people some practical, hands-on information about work incentives.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/51919

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National Center for Benefits Outreach and Enrollment

Finding and enrolling older adults and adults with disabilities into benefit programs for which they may be eligible represents an enormous challenge to the agencies that serve them. This website provides tools and resources to these local, state and national agencies to assist them in helping their clients access benefit programs, along with information on best practices and cost-effective strategies for outreach and enrollment.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/51905

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