NASDDDS MYC Plenary Panel: Supporting Families as an Essential Component of Medicaid Funded Supports & Services

Tennessee leaders will discuss the outreach efforts and targeted strategies identified and implemented to solicit family and individual input to ensure supports to families are a key component of service provision in the new 1115 managed care waiver expansion to support people with developmental disabilities.

Washington leaders will present their experience with development and implementation strategies for the Community First Choice state plan amendment rolling out in their state.  Specifically, how it will provide opportunities for new people to receive services and focuses on the LifeCourse framework.

A Missouri researcher will discuss the current results from a research-based perspective of the Missouri Partnership for Home 1915 (c) waiver implemented in 2010, which provides a capped benefit to individuals who live primarily in a family setting.  Specifically, how the waiver has helped families that are providing significant support to their family members, but are often not able to meet all of their loved one’s needs.

Rachel is the Media & Design Specialist on the Family to Family team at the UMKC-Institute for Human Development, UCEDD. She completed her Master's in Public Administration with an emphasis in nonprofit management at UMKC. She is proud to say she is a second generation AmeriCorps member! Her passion is where social justice and technology meet. Her specialty is making projects, programs, and organizations look good.

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