LifeCourse Thinking and DD Council Strategic Planning

LifeCourse Thinking and DD Council Strategic Planning

On June 30, 2015, Sheli Reynolds, Co-Director of the National Community of Practice on Supporting Families, presented “LifeCourse Thinking and DD Council Strategic Planning.” The purpose...

The Community of Practice and the New CMS Home & Community Based Services Rules

The Community of Practice and the New CMS Home & Community Based Services Rules

In January of 2014, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) made new rules for Home & Community Based Services. These new rules affect how states may provide...

Aging & Disability Resource Centers/No Wrong Door Pilot Collaboration

Aging & Disability Resource Centers/No Wrong Door Pilot Collaboration

The Community of Practice has begun working on a pilot collaboration with Aging & Disability Resource Centers and the No Wrong Door initiative. The No...

May Missouri Update: Sharing the LifeCourse across the State

May Missouri Update: Sharing the LifeCourse across the State

LifeCourse Family Series The Missouri state CoP team has been developing a curriculum called the LifeCourse Family Series. The series is comprised of six weekly sessions...

May Washington state Update: Partnering to Support Families

May Washington state Update: Partnering to Support Families

Partnering to Share the LifeCourse Washington state organizations that serve families, including the Developmental Disabilities Administration, The Arc of Snohomish County, and Snohomish County Disability...

May Oklahoma Update: LifeCourse Tools in Action

May Oklahoma Update: LifeCourse Tools in Action

LifeCourse Framework for All Families The Oklahoma Community of Practice team was successful in piloting LifeCourse tools with a new target population.  Members of the...

May Tennessee Update: Navigating Life in Tennessee

May Tennessee Update: Navigating Life in Tennessee

“Siblings are often overlooked and sometimes even forgotten even in the mix of families…Especially as… often siblings do provide an important support role throughout the life...

May DC update: Partnering across systems to enhance supports to families

May DC update: Partnering across systems to enhance supports to families

Changing Planning with LifeCourse Thinking As a result of its involvement in the Community of Practice, the District of Columbia Department on Disability Services (DDS)...

May Connecticut update: Integrating Supports through Technology & Eligibility-Specific Supports

May Connecticut update: Integrating Supports through Technology & Eligibility-Specific Supports

Focus on Technology Connecticut began a pilot project with TYZE in April of 2015. TYZE is an online tool that helps people create groups of...

April Washington state Update

April Washington state Update

Focus on Aging Washington state has focused on conducting a survey addressing the needs of senior families. The survey was sent to families who have...