The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released the Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) Final Rule. For additional information and resources on the rule, you can visit the CMS HCBS Final Rule web page. As we continue to analyze the final rule and ensure our members are prepared and informed, we will sharing webinar and public policy call opportunities offered by affiliated organizations covering key information related to the HCBS final rule.
ANCOR will present a free webinar on customized employment for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities on February 6 hosted by Gold Partner Relias Learning and Griffin-Hammis Associates. Click here for additional details and registration information.
The National Alliance for Direct Support Professionals (NADSP) and the Research and Training Center (RTC) at the University of Minnesota's Institute on Community Integration are seeking nominations for the 2014 Moving Mountains Award. The purpose of this award is to recognize organizations using best practice in direct support staff workforce development that result in improved outcomes for the people being supported. Organizations applying will be able to illustrate how their direct support workforce practices and philosophy aligns with the goals of the National Alliance for Direct Support Professionals. Nominated programs/initiatives can be small (a single program) or large (statewide) in scope and can involve few or many direct support professionals. This year's award winners will be honored at the 2014 Reinventing Quality Conference.