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Find, Choose, and Keep Great Direct Support Professionals – Toolkit

These kits provide strategic guidance and tools such as checklists and worksheets to help people recruit and retain quality direct support professionals. One version is designed for individuals with disabilities and the other is for their families and support team members. A hard copy with interactive CD is available at the Illinois Direct Support Professional Workforce Initiative website.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/51595

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Mental Health Supported Employment: Training and Calculations - Oregon

As an evidence-based practice, supported employment provides people with mental health diagnoses a mainstream job paying at least minimum wage in a setting which provides ongoing support and includes other people who are not disabled. Find a training for professionals embarking on conversion from day treatment to supported employment for persons with mental health issues and baseline calculations by which to begin measuring the effectiveness of this conversion.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/51558

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Affordable Assisted Living and Community Based Care: An Interactive Feasibility Tool

Use this step-by-step feasibility analysis guide and spreadsheet model to determine the financial viability of proposed assisted living facilities. This tool provides an integrated framework to analyze a myriad of co-located services is built in to linked development and operation worksheets, automatically populates cells and provides information on financial feasibility of facility development.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/51549

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1915(c) Waiver Application - The web-based application

Launched on November 17, 2006, this website assists states in applying for their waiver. The site offers training materials, a migration protocol, a copy of the application, and a technical guide. Many questions can be answered in the FAQ section. The application can be downloaded as an html file in order to save your work. States can also allow CMS to view a draft before submitting a final copy.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/51510

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Peer Support Training Manual - Ohio Advocates for Mental Health

This collection of materials comprises a short course for consumers to further peer support among individuals, to gain skills for use as Peer Support Specialists, to advance the use of warm lines and partnering activities, and to form and sustain peer support groups. The expectation is that people giving and taking this course will have heightened awareness of effective communication skills and resources to assist them as they provide peer support.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/51488

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Since You Care: Hiring An Independent Caregiver

This consumer guide from MetLife is one in a series of guides called "Since You Care" done in cooperation with the National Alliance for Caregiving. It provides information for family caregivers about locating potential home care aides, screening applications, conducting interviews, running background checks and administering payroll, including social security and other taxes. It also provides helpful resources, including books, publications, websites and a sample contract.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/51483

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Funding Sources Successfully Used by States to Support Development of Integrated, Affordable, and Accessible Community Housing

This guide offers a quick reference on housing resources that can be used to create integrated, affordable, and accessible housing and basic information on how to use these resources. Including community strategies that increase the amount of integrated, affordable, and accessible housing units that usually fall into three general categories: development of housing units; access to existing housing units; and asset development.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/51458

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A Guide to Applying for New Mexico Waiver Programs Application Handbooks

For many families and individuals with disabilities, the process of applying for Waivers can seem complex and overwhelming. Developed by Parents Reaching Out this series brings together accurate information and advice from families, advocates, case managers and agencies, to provide a “road map” of sorts. Titles include a Comparison Guide for HCBS Waivers, a DD Waiver Application Handbook, Guidebook to Supplemental Security Income and the Book of Acronyms. Titles are also available in Spanish.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/51452

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