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Thursday, December 3 • 3:20pm - 4:10pm
Using New Federal Policies to Drive Change in Your State FULL

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New federal policies have created unprecedented opportunities to transform systems to support real inclusion and integration -- people living in their own homes and working in typical workplaces with real pay -- and to move away from models that congregate people together in residential and day programs where they have little autonomy, choice, and interaction with the broader community. These policies include new rules defining "community" for Medicaid home and community based programs, Olmstead enforcement, and the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act. This presentation will focus on how you can use these policies to advocate for change in your state.. OBJECTIVES:* Understand the new HCBS settings rule, the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act, and recent Olmstead enforcement activities * Learn about advocacy efforts and changes occurring in states across the country * Identify advocacy opportunities in their home states

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Alison Barkoff

Director of Advocacy, Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law
Alison Barkoff is the Director of Advocacy at the Bazelon Center.  She works on policy and litigation related to community integration and inclusion of people with disabilities, including Olmstead, Medicaid, employment, housing, and education.  She is an appointed member of the... Read More →
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James Toews

Senior Advisor, Administration for Community Living, US Department of Health and Human Services
For  27 years Mr. Toews  worked in the Oregon Department of Human Services administering several of its systems for long term services and support (LTSS),  first as the Director of the Office of Developmental Disability Services, and then for 10 years as the Director of the Seniors... Read More →

Thursday December 3, 2015 3:20pm - 4:10pm PST
Meadowlark 1401 SW Naito Parkway Portland, OR 97201

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