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Letter from APSE to CMS HCBS – October 22, 2015 – identifying a number of observations and recommendations to consider as states return the next round of statewide transition plans to CMS for your review.
Liz interviews Sharon Lewis (Principal Deputy Administrator of the Administration for Community Living) on the new Home and Community Based setting rule, as well as her daughter, Zoe Lewis on her experience of starting her freshman year of college.
Watch the interview of Sharon and Zoe
Kevin Fech, board chair of Wisconsin Board for People with Developmental Disabilities; Cindy Bentley, director of People First of Wisconsin; and Laura Owens, executive director of the Association of People Supporting Employment First penned this opinion piece for the Milwaukee Wisconsin Journal Sentinel.
“Imagine living in a home where you didn’t choose who lived with you. You don’t even have your own key; you have to wait for someone to let you in. You can’t choose what you eat, watch on TV or when you go to bed. You can’t have visitors when you want, and some people aren’t allowed to visit you. Read more on the Journal Sentinel website.
Center for Disabilities Studies Director Beth Mineo brought clarity to complex new federal Medicaid rule in an interview on News Raio 1410 WDOV and 1450 WILM in Delaware. The rule will increase community living and employment opportunities for people with disabilities.
Listen to the audio of Dr. Mineo’s interview.
Read a transcript of the interview.
More than a hundred people gathered at the Embassy Suites in Newark Monday morning to discuss a new federal rule that could dramatically change options in housing, employment and other basics for people with disabilities.
The new rule is meant to signal the government’s intention to support the rights of people with disabilities to live and work in the least-restrictive environment and discourage any vestige of institutional warehousing. It comes with real teeth, because it will regulate the kinds of services the government will pay for. Continue Reading …