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Medicaid: Possible Changes and Impact on Employment and Supports for People with Disabilities
Wednesday, March 8, 2017: 2:30-4:00 pm EST
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Ten million people in the United States rely on Medicaid, not only for health insurance, but also for a wide range of additional services and supports, including assistance in successfully finding and maintaining employment. Various proposals are being considered in Congress to make major changes in Medicaid. With over 40% of Medicaid going to supports for persons with disabilities, these changes could potentially have a major impact not only on individuals themselves, but the service providers and service systems individuals rely on for assistance. At this webinar, attendees will be provided an overview of Medicaid, and the importance of Medicaid in allowing individuals to live and work successfully in the community. This will include a focus on the role of Medicaid in employment success, including funding of employment supports. The webinar will then discuss proposals for capping the amount of Medicaid funding from the federal government through block grants or individual caps on benefits, and what the potential impact of this could be, including major cuts in services. Attendees will then learn about actions that can be taken to advocate and ensure sufficient funding of health care, services and supports for individuals with disabilities via Medicaid is maintained.
Presenter: David Hoff
David Hoff has an extensive background in working with public systems and community agencies to enhance employment outcomes for people with disabilities. He has done work across the United States and internationally, providing technical assistance and training on effective practices in human services and workforce development. David regularly presents on a range of employment-related topics to policymakers, practitioners, people with disabilities, and family members, at various forums. A primary focus of his work is on organizational and systems change to improve employment outcomes, with a particular emphasis on public policies and their impact on the lives of people with disabilities. Along with his work with public disability agencies, much of David’s work is focused on enhancing the ability of the general workforce development system to serve people with disabilities. David is a Past President of APSE, and current Co-Chair of the APSE Public Policy Committee.
APSE is proud to partner with The Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD), the National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities (NACDD), and the National Disability Rights Network (NDRN) to offer a series of FREE Employment First webinars.
Check back soon for information about the 4th webinar.
Listen to the first three webinars in the series:
June 2016 Webinar. Funding and Support for Competitive Integrated Employment
This third of five webinars focused on funding streams to support Employment First efforts and creating an infrastructure to provide competitive integrated employment opportunities for people with disabilities. The session focused on how Medicaid funding, state developmental disability services, and foundation and charitable funding can create and sustain competitive integrated employment opportunities. Participants heard directly from state developmental disability department personnel, providers, and foundation leaders who have and are continuing to work to create the opportunities for competitive integrated employment for people with disabilities. Click here to listen to the webinar.
March 2016 Webinar. Success Stories: What is Possible in the World of Employment First? This second of five webinars provided participants with three examples of Employment First practices from around the country. These rural, urban, and suburban examples will highlight programs that have helped people with a wide range of disabilities, from intellectual to mental health disabilities, from complex physical to sensory disabilities, to move from no work or limited work to competitive integrated employment. Participants heard directly from service providers, researchers, policy makers, and people with disabilities. Click here to listen to the webinar.
December 2015 Webinar. This session covered the history and context of the Employment First initiative and how it fits into the goals of people with disabilities and their families. Click here to listen to the webinar.
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