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My Plan – Online Person Centered Planning Tool

Are you looking to develop an online person centered planning tool? Check out this one created to help people with disabilities think about their strengths, needs, wants and dreams, and put them in a plan to use to make decisions about their life. The plan is separated into four categories (Home, Community, Health & Work) and is created completely online. It also includes information on looking for services on TheDesk.info (Medicaid Reference Desk).

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/52664

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Aging Well in Communities: A Toolkit for Planning, Engagement & Action

Find a user-friendly toolkit outlining a community-based planning process to promote healthy aging. The guide includes an overview with key elements of an aging well planning process, step-by-step guides for data gathering activities, case studies of communities addressing these needs, and a resource list of web sites and organizations offering information. Also attached is a related article co-authored by the Center for Civic Partnerships staff.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/52652

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Permanent Supportive Housing Toolkit

SAMHSA provides toolkits to promote the use of evidence-based practices in mental health. This set focuses on Permanent Supportive Housing defined as decent, safe, and affordable community-based housing that provides residents the rights of tenancy under state and local landlord-tenant laws. The housing is linked to voluntary and flexible support and services designed to meet tenants’ needs and preferences.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/52614

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Map Your Neighborhood (MYN) - Building and Strengthening Disaster Readiness Among Neighbors - Oregon

Find an example of an emergency preparedness handout created for Oregon residents. In a disaster, your most immediate source of help are the neighbors living around you. This document describes steps to take immediately following a disaster, illustrates how to create a neighborhood map and identifies skills and equipment that are useful in an effective disaster response.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/52613

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HCBS Case Management Manual - Missouri

Explore how this state deals with Assessments, Level of Care, Money Follows the Person and other policies through their comprehensive online HCBS Case Management Manual. Included are detailed information on services, units and rates, and forms. Find an online index to the manual, where each link loads a separate Word document with detailed information on the item.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/52598

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Participant Direction During Difficult Budget Times: A Toolkit for State Policymakers and Advocates

Find useful tools to help you advocate for participant-directed services. This toolkit offers a “Budget Myths Chart” highlighting common myths, counter-arguments, and important facts to make your case, and other helpful tools including personal stories, reports on involving program participants, and tips and examples of opinion articles suggested by policymakers and advocates.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/52585

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Covering Health Reform Between Now and 2014 - Toolkit

Explore this toolkit, which identifies some of the best reform timelines, resources to help explain temporary high-risk pools, Medicaid and Medicare changes, reform’s impact on private coverage, provisions for small businesses, and the important state role in implementing reform. Included are an extensive listing of experts, contact information, and websites. The toolkit was based on a briefing for journalists, and a link to a webcast of this briefing is included.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/52580

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Veterans Independence Program Resources – Southern Maine

Are you looking to develop resources for a Veteran-directed HCBS program? Find materials developed for Southern Maine’s program, including a marketing brochure, a detailed guidebook defining concepts such as self-direction and financial services, forms and instructions for emergency backup, safety and prevention strategies, care plan development and budget worksheets, and detailed information and forms to help veterans in their role as an employer.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/52579

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A Toolkit for Serving Diverse Communities

AoA has released a toolkit that provides the Aging Network and its partners with a replicable and easy-to-use method for providing services for any diverse community. The toolkit consists of a four-step process and a questionnaire that assists professionals, volunteers and advocates with every stage of program planning, implementation and service delivery for older adult communities, their families and caregivers.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/52564

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Self-Advocate Leadership Network – Website

Looking for an organization that provides training and resources for self-advocates? This network’s goal is to prepare self-advocates for leadership roles in guiding developmental disabilities systems change in ways that promote self-determination, community integration and participant-driven supports. The organization developed “My Voice, My Choice,” a curriculum described in detail on the website, which also includes toolkits, training opportunities and more.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/52549

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