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What is a Good Life? Part II from Oklahoma #showmethegoodlife

What is a Good Life? Part II from Oklahoma #showmethegoodlife

In 2014, Oklahoma recorded the original What is a Good Life? video after asking individuals and families their network to submit videos sharing what the...

NASDDDS MYC Plenary Panel: Life Sharing

NASDDDS MYC Plenary Panel: Life Sharing

Noal Presley, from Resources for Human Development-Missouri (RHD-MO), along with an individual supported by RHD, will represent the provider perspective and highlight the importance of...

Reframing Policies and Practices to Support Families: NASDDDS 2016 Mid-Year Conference

Reframing Policies and Practices to Support Families: NASDDDS 2016 Mid-Year Conference

Registration for the 2016 Director’s Forum and Mid-Year Conference is now open! June 8 – 10, 2016 The Westin Kansas City of Crown Center 1...

Washington State: Smart Living: Technology @ Home & Community

Washington State: Smart Living: Technology @ Home & Community

The Washington state CoP team recently kicked off the Smart Living Project and is recruiting participants. The aim of the project is to explore how technology...

Leveling the Playing Field: Improving Technology Access and Design for People with Intellectual Disabilities

Leveling the Playing Field: Improving Technology Access and Design for People with Intellectual Disabilities

Yesterday, the President’s Committee for People with Intellectual Disabilities (PCPID) published its 2015 Report to the President titled Leveling the Playing Field: Improving Technology Access...

SMART Living in Washington state

SMART Living in Washington state

The CoP team in Washington state is excited to be kicking off a pilot project to explore how technolgoy can be used to help individuals...

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...

Providing Supports Across the Lifespan

Providing Supports Across the Lifespan

Decisions made at a very early age can have a profound influence on that person’s life later on. If we’re hoping that an individual with...

Sharon Lewis speaks at Connecticut CoP’s second annual event

Sharon Lewis speaks at Connecticut CoP’s second annual event

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Sharon Lewis, Principal Deputy Administrator at the Administration of Community Living (ACL) recently presented to Department...

Building Community Relationships – May: Supporting TN Families of People with Disabilities Vol. 3

Building Community Relationships – May: Supporting TN Families of People with Disabilities Vol. 3

Check out Tennessee’s latest update about their state team’s work around building families, which focuses on building community relationships and re-imagining supports for individuals and...