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School-to-Career Transition Self-Paced Modules

Transitioning from school to work for youth with disabilities can be a complicated process. Sponsored by TransCen and the Johnson Scholarship Foundation, these online modules are designed to provide an overview for these young adults in transition, with a focus on work-based experiences, empowerment, health and social service linkage, family supports and interagency collaboration.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/51941

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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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Funding Sources for Direct Service Workforce Initiatives

This website offers information on the range of funding sources available to State Medicaid and other agencies and stakeholders to support the development of a high quality direct service labor force. It breaks the information down into 5 categories including current, federal, state, foundation and other types of funding and includes examples of sources and strategies for funding future DSW initiatives.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/51904

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Information and Assistance Training Video and Manual - NY Connects Choices for Long-Term Care

This curriculum, "Choices for Long-Term Care" was developed by the New York State Office for the Aging in partnership with Albany area institutions. These materials serve as a tool for NY Connects professionals to better understand the philosophy and definition of information and assistance, enhance their communication skills, and become familiar with the call map to better assist callers.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/51886

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National Center on Senior Transportation Website

This website is designed to increase transportation options for older adults and enhance their ability to live more independently within their communities throughout the United States. It features the development, collection and distribution of information and resources for use by communities, transportation providers, state and local governments, aging and human service providers, and older adults and their caregivers.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/51885

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2009 CMS Money Follows the Person Conference Materials

March 2-4, 2009 state program staff, CMS staff, and technical assistance providers met in Baltimore to discuss Money Follows the Person and other strategies for helping people move out of nursing homes. Speakers presented on topics ranging from service integration, housing finance strategies, mentoring, quality, and many others.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/51879

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Senate Committee on Aging Hearing on Health Care Reform in an Aging America

Program administrators, advocates, and researchers advise the Senate on ways to improve wellbeing and cost outcomes of long-term care by increasing access to HCBS. They speak on national demographics, successful HCBS programs of the past and present, state programs in Wisconsin and Florida, integrating acute and long-term care for dual eligibles, and program finance models. See “Video Contents Index” for time stamps and information on each testimony.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/51877

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Long-Term Services and Supports: Consumers in Charge – Consumer Direction and Money Follows the Person

View the forum session presentations to learn how Arkansas, Texas, and Virginia have created consumer-directed options. They discuss demographics, program details and histories, costs, challenges, and the future. The final presentation goes over Money Follows the Person and Cash and Counseling from the federal level, examining policy, demographics, and outcomes.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/51873

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