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Announcements

September 21, 2016
Corrected Registration Link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2474588731428768513 Wednesday, September 21, 2016 1pm-2pm EST Join the Amputee Coalition for a webinar to discuss various topics affecting high-level amputees including:
September 21, 2016
Last month, ACL hosted a staff professional development workshop to learn about an example of a long-term services and supports system embracing person-centered thinking, planning, and practices.  The District of Columbia's No Wrong Door system has incorporated the approach throughout all aspects of home and community-based services for older adults and people with disabilities, including independent living and behavioral health services.
September 19, 2016
Last week, the Advisory Committee on Increasing Competitive Integrated Employment for Individuals with Disabilities (ACICIEID) sent its final report to the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Labor.
September 15, 2016
ACL is excited to announce the first-ever grant to establish a National Resource Center for Self-Advocacy (NRCSA) to empower people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) for enhancing their voice on issues important to their well-being and daily life. Self Advocates Becoming Empowered (SABE) will lead the effort in partnership with several organizations.
September 15, 2016
ACL’s Administration on Aging announced the release of $1,050,000 to the nationally-recognized senior advocacy organization Justice in Aging to create a new National Center on Law and Elder Rights (NCLER). The NCLER will support ACL’s ongoing efforts to protect the rights, financial security, and independence of older adults.
September 9, 2016
ACL recently awarded grants to eight states to support lifespan respite care programs with the goal of improving the delivery and quality of respite services available to families across the age and disability spectrum. Maryland and Mississippi were awarded new state grants totaling $400,000 for three-year projects. The funding will be used to plan, establish, and expand lifespan respite care systems that provide new and planned emergency respite services, train and recruit respite workers and volunteers, and assist caregivers with accessing needed services.
September 6, 2016
Thursday, September 22, 2016 3:00-4:00 pm ET The National Alzheimer’s and Dementia Resource Center will present a webinar on grantee experiences bringing evidence-based dementia interventions into the community on September 22, 2016. Participants will learn about the successes and barriers associated with implementing evidence-based interventions and the experiences of programs in Maine and Nevada. Learn more and register for this webinar.
September 1, 2016
The NIDILRR-funded Pacific ADA Regional Center will host a webinar, FEMA Promising Practices: Fire Preparedness and Post-Disaster Accessibility Issues in the Home, September 8th, 2:30-4pm ET. This webinar will have two presentations that look at preparedness and accessibility issues in the home, including selecting and installing smoke alarms and alert systems that meet the needs of people with disabilities.
September 1, 2016
CMS is seeking input on Medicare Physician Fee Schedule proposals. With this rule, CMS aims to improve how Medicare pays for primary care for people with multiple chronic conditions, cognitive impairment, and mobility-related impairments. More specifically, CMS is proposing:
September 1, 2016
UCEDD Fall 2016 Diversity Grants AIDD awarded FY2016 National Training Initiative funding totaling over $1 Million to 22 UCEDDs. The grants seek to build cultural competence capacity within and increase the diversity of leadership, staff, and governing bodies across the DD network. They also seek to increase the number of people from underrepresented communities who benefit from AIDD-supported programs and to improve the recruitment and employment of people from underrepresented communities within the UCEDD network.

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