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These rules are an important step forward in federal policy, supporting inclusion and integration of people with disabilities in the community. They build on decades of disability policy, including major federal legislation such as the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Rehabilitation Act, Developmental Disabilities Act, and Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and Executive Branch programs such as the New Freedom Initiative and Year of Community Living. The fact that these policies are now in federal regulation provides a significant impetus to move state systems closer to the reality of person-centered practices, full inclusion, and integration into the community.

HCBS Settings Rules -What You Should Know!