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The Center for Housing and New Community Economics (CHANCE) Website

The Center for Housing and New Community Economics (CHANCE) mission is to improve and increase access to integrated, affordable, and accessible housing coordinated with, but separate from, personal assistance and supportive services. CHANCE's purpose is to offer alternatives to approaches that segregate, congregate, and control people with disabilities.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/49782

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Workers Affected by Chronic Conditions

Workers are affected by chronic conditions in two critical ways — by their own conditions and by the need to care for family members with chronic conditions. Better health technology and disease management programs, as well as flexible work policies, are helping many people affected by chronic conditions function in the workplace. Changes in the workplace need not be expensive, and policies and programs that address the needs of workers are beneficial to employees and employers alike.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/49771

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CMS Letter: Public Input to Comprehensive 1115 Waivers, Home and Community-Based Service Waivers, and Managed Care Waivers

This CMS letter highlights the ways that states can include public input in the 1115 waiver, Home and Community-Based Service Waiver, and managed care waiver process. Some examples are provided including public forums and legislative hearings.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/49768

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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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Finding Common Ground: Creating Inclusive Communities Teleconference & Report

Sponsored by the Community Living Exchange Collaborative at ILRU this teleconference featured Real Choice Systems Change grantees describing their efforts to create inclusive communities in West Virginia. Presenters described how they engaged diverse stakeholders in a process of visioning & group action planning with the services of a graphic facilitator. The teleconference took place on Tuesday 06/29/04.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/49753

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ConsumerDirection.org website

This website is part of a national initiative funded by The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to increase opportunities for older consumers to direct their own care. Consumer Direction describes programs and services where people are given maximum choice and control over their care. When people say they want to be \"independent\" or they want \"autonomy\" or \"self-direction,\" they are talking about consumer direction. Access to the Consumer Direction newletter, \"Consumer Choice\" is available here.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/49751

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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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