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Colorado’s State Plan on Aging FY 2012-2015

This document describes the State of Colorado’s plan on aging in accordance to Older Americans Act requirements. The plan describes the mission and strategies of the Colorado Division of Aging and Adult Services and how it plans to coordinate supportive services given funding restrictions. Amongst some of the goals for FY12-15 is access to meaningful and rewarding work, disease prevention, access to transportation, and diversion from institutional settings.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/53196

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Community First Choice Option Section 1915(K)

This fact sheet describes “Community First Choice Option” – one of the rules that the CMS recently released to expand access to home and community based services (HCBS) for people with disabilities. States that elect the Community First Choice option are eligible for a 6 percentage point increase in their federal medical assistance percentage. Individuals who require an institutional level of care are eligible for the services, which will be offered in community-based settings.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/53142

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Framework for Designing and Implementing Accessible Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Strategic Plans

As technology continues to transform the workplace, demand is growing for the development, purchase, maintenance and use of information and communication technology (ICT) that is accessible to and usable by all applicants and employees, including individuals with disabilities. This paper provides a framework that can be used to develop technical assistance tools to help employers design, purchase, lease, maintain and use ICT that is accessible to & usable by people with disabilities and others.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/53110

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American Foundation for the Blind - Website

The American Foundation for the Blind (AFB), the national nonprofit that expands possibilities for people with vision loss, has launched a redesign of its main website. The new site offers a more interactive, engaging experience, making it easier for visitors to locate information on the topics that interest them. Like the former AFB website, the new afb.org is fully accessible to people with vision loss. Visitors can change colors, font, and font size to increase content readability.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/53079

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National Core Indicators Website

NCI is a voluntary effort by public developmental disabilities agencies to measure and track their own performance. The core indicators are standard measures used across states to assess the outcomes of services provided to individuals and families. Indicators address key areas of concern including employment, rights, service planning, community inclusion, choice, and health and safety.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/53051

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People with Disabilities and Medicaid Managed Care: Key Issues to Consider

This issue brief looks at issues related to the development and implementation of managed care programs with the capacity to serve Medicaid beneficiaries with disabilities. Drawing on existing research on Medicaid managed care and people with disabilities, the brief highlights policy considerations related to setting plan payment rates, developing adequate provider networks and delivery systems, and ensuring sufficient beneficiary protections and plan oversight.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/53050

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Money Follows the Person Demonstration: Overview of State Grantee Progress, January to June 2011

Enrollment in MFP continued to grow steadily with 15,818 cumulative transitions to the community as of June 30, 2011, a 33 percent increase from the end of 2010. The states reported 3,722 new transitions during the six-month period from January to June 2011, 9 percent more than in the previous six-month period. The report provides an overview of state MFP grantee progress on key performance indicators and challenges states reported when implementing their transition programs.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/53029

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LGBT Train the Trainer Curriculum

PHI, in partnership with Services and Advocacy for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Elders (SAGE) created a “train the trainer” curriculum for long term care providers and other aging organizations. These trainings are available through the National Resource Center on LGBT Aging. These trainings assist organizations in creating an inclusive and welcoming environment for their elders who are LGBT and provide best practices and knowledge of LGBT elder issues, concerns, and fears.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/53028

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Aging in Place: A State Survey of Livability Policies and Practices

This report examines state policies that are needed to help older adults age in place. These policies include integrating land use, housing and transportation; efficiently delivering services in the home; providing more transportation choices, particularly for older adults who no longer drive; and improving affordable, accessible housing to prevent social isolation.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/53022

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TAC Resource Center on Supportive Housing

This site is a one stop resource to help expand integrated supportive housing approaches for people with disabilities. It highlights innovative new options within the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) Section 811 Supportive Housing for Persons with Disabilities program, & provides information & resources targeted to states & other supportive housing stakeholders as they face new challenges & opportunities for ensuring community living for non elderly people with disabilities.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/53002

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