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December 22, 2023
In this webinar, ACL and the USAging Business Institute will discuss opportunities for our network to engage in the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Innovation Center's new dementia care initiative, known as the Guiding an Improved Dementia Experience (GUIDE) model.
December 21, 2023
ACL is announcing an opportunity for the public to comment on the data collection requirements for the ACL Evidence-Based Falls Prevention Program Information Collection. Feedback is due Monday, February 12, 2024.
December 20, 2023
This webinar will explore educational programs utilized when training providers of aging and I/DD services and how Ohio began to build systems to support individuals, families, and providers within local communities. Lessons learned, impact findings from educational sessions, accessible and replicable resources, and information on the overall system changes will be shared.
December 19, 2023
As the new year begins, join the Disability Employment Technical Assistance Center (DETAC) and the National Center on Advancing Person-Centered Practices and Systems (NCAPPS) for a webinar focused on strengthening the connection between person-centered planning and advancing competitive, integrated employment.
December 18, 2023
The Link Center’s Policy Academy will assist as many as five state, territory, or tribal teams in creating resources and standard operating strategies that support an inclusive, accessible 988/Lifeline and crisis response system. The Academy will train teams to develop critical in-state, cross-systems strategies that support children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD), brain injury (BI), and other cognitive and/or communication disabilities or differences who need 988 or other crisis response services.
December 15, 2023
This webinar will highlight the successes of two Self-Direction Learning Collaborative teams: Colorado and Ohio. The webinar will also introduce a new publicly available NCAPPS resource, A Guide for Developing Strategic Objectives to Expand Self-Direction, which offers a road map for public managers and advocacy organizations looking to make self-direction more available and accessible in their own states.
December 14, 2023
ACL’s disability network, people with disabilities, and advocates have until January 29, 2024, to submit comments on the FDA Workshop to Enhance Clinical Study Diversity, which included a session focused on inclusion of people with disabilities (with a focus on people with intellectual and developmental disabilities).
December 13, 2023
On November 20, a second round of ordering opened, allowing each household to place a second order to receive four more free tests. Households that have not yet placed an order can place two orders now, to receive a total of eight tests.
December 13, 2023
At the White House event, Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra announced that the department, through CMS, is providing additional tools that will help improve access for millions who receive Medicaid HCBS. CMS issued new guidance focused on building and maintaining worker registries so more individuals receiving Medicaid-covered services can receive care in a setting of their choice.
December 12, 2023
The course is designed for all personnel involved in disaster operations. It provides an introductory overview of information and strategies on how to include people with disabilities during mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery efforts.

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