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  • Input Needed: RAISE Family Caregiving Advisory Council

    Topics: Announcements, Federal News,

    The Administration for Community Living is seeking input on the challenges faced by family caregivers from individuals and organizations that capture the breadth of the family caregiving experience.

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  • National Core Indicators (NCI)™ Partners Recognized With Policy Award

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    The American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (AAIDD) announced on Tuesday honorees who have been selected to receive awards from the Association in 2020. 

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  • NASDDDS Board of Directors Update

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    NASDDDS is pleased to announce that, effective January 8, 2020, Mark A. Thomas of Louisiana began serving as the association’s President.

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  • ODEP Launches New TA Program for Employers

    Topics: Announcements, Federal News,

    The National Expansion of Employment Opportunities Network (NEON) is a new initiative of the Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP) within the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL). NEON has been established to provide National Provider Organizations (NPOs) with technical support in developing strategic plans to effectively increase competitive integrated employment opportunities for the individuals they serve, including those with significant disabilities and mental health disabilities who have faced barriers to employment.

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  • Federal Legislation Would Allow Payment for Direct Support Professionals During Hospital Stays

    Topics: Announcements, Federal News,

    NASDDDS is pleased to announce that United States Representatives Mary Gay Scanlon (D-PA) and Tom Emmer (R-MN) have introduced legislation to help people with disabilities exercise greater control during inpatient hospital stays. The bill would allow the option for people receiving community-based supports to continue services from familiar Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) during a period of hospitalization. The Isaiah Baker and Margie Harris-Austin Act would authorize states to reimburse, if they so choose, DSPs’ time supporting individuals during short-term hospital stays under 1915 (c) waiver programs.

     

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