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“One of the many reasons that I wanted to join the APSE national team just over a year ago is that I realized that there were a number of distinct and strong movements that were developing that seemed to be converging at a national level.  A perfect storm of opportunity to fully achieve competitive integrated employment was clearly on the horizon…

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Legislative News

HCBS Settings Rules – What You Should Know!

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,...

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HCBS Settings Advocacy Abridged

Home and community based services (HCBS) provide opportunities for Medicaid participants to receive services in their own home and in the broader community. These programs provide services to a variety of populations, including people with mental illnesses,...

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HCBS Setting Rules Setting Advocacy

The process for states to come into compliance with the new Medicaid home and community based services (HCBS) settings rules is ongoing, and involvement from advocates remains important. The HCBS rules require all HCBS settings (residential and non-residential)...

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HCBS Regulations Q&A Heightened Scrutiny

This Q&A provides an overview of the requirements of 2014 federal rules that any setting receiving Medicaid home and community based services (HCBS) funding must have certain community qualities and not be institutional in nature. It also covers when a setting...

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WIOA State Plan Status

Under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), states are required to submit a plan to the US Department of Labor by April 1, 2016. (This date has been extended from the original due date of March 3, 2016.) Each state is required to issue a draft plan for...

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WIOA Plan Review Guide

By David Hoff Institute for Community Inclusion, UMass Boston   Overview The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) was passed by the United States Congress and signed into law by President Obama in July 2014. WIOA is the legislation that authorizes six...

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National HSBC Rule Letter: Joining In Support

APSE joins with ANCOR and other national disability groups to convey our support for the goals of the final Home and Community Based Settings (HCBS) rule issued by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) in January 2014. Read and/or download the letter...

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ABLE Letter to Senator Burr State Residency Amendment

APSE signed on with other national disability groups to an amendment that would have allowed ABLE account holders to open an account in any state (as with traditional 529 plans), rather than the state in which the designated beneficiary resides. The amendment was...

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