Policy/Service

Opportunity Insights

Source: Opportunity Insights The Opportunity Atlas: Mapping the Childhood Roots of Social Mobility The Opportunity Atlas Which neighborhoods in America offer children the best chance to rise out of poverty? The Opportunity Atlas answers this question using anonymous data following 20 million Americans from childhood to their mid-30s. Now you can trace the roots of …

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State Employment First Policies: Research to Practice State

This brief is the first in a series focusing on Employment First implementation as it relates to one of the seven elements within the High-Performing States in Integrated Employment model1. It examines the background of circumstances under which Employment First efforts began in seven states, and introduces each state’s values, mission, and goals around increasing …

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Compare Proposals to Replace The Affordable Care Act | The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

President Donald Trump and Republicans in Congress have committed to repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act (ACA). How do their replacement proposals compare to the ACA? How do they compare to each other?Plans available for comparison:The American Health Care Act as introduced by the House Republican leadership, March 6, 2017 (PDF)The Affordable Care Act, …

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International Summit Consensus Statement: Intellectual Disability Inclusion in National Dementia Plans

Karen Watchman, PhD1, Matthew P. Janicki, PhD2, Michael Splaine, MA3, Frode K. Larsen4, Tiziano Gomiero, PhD5 and Ronald Lucchino, PhD6 1 University of Stirling, Scotland, UK 2 University of Illinois at Chicago, USA 3 Splaine Consulting, Columbia, Maryland USA 4 Norwegian National Advisory Unit on Ageing and Health, Oslo, Norway 5 ANFFAS Trentino Onlus, Trento, …

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National Rehabilitation Information Center | Information for Independence

People with disabilities may have more complex healthcare needs than people without disabilities. Receiving regular healthcare can help people with disabilities avoid preventable health problems, but they may have difficulty getting necessary medical or dental care. Their health insurance may not cover all of their needs, or they may encounter other barriers such as a …

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Civic Engagement Toolbox For Self-Advocates | Autistic Self Advocacy Network

Right now, many people are getting involved in political advocacy for the first time. People are going to town hall meetings and making phone calls to their members of Congress. They’re writing letters and using social media to organize advocacy groups.This new wave of political advocacy is incredible. And people with disabilities need to be …

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Federal Register: Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, President’s Committee for People With Intellectual Disabilities

Source: Federal Register: Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, President’s Committee for People With Intellectual Disabilities AGENCY: Administration for Community Living, HHS. ACTION: Notice. DATES: Thursday, March 23, 2017 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; and Friday, March 24, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. These meetings will be open to the general public.

Conference | DDNA

Source: Conference | DDNA “Celebrating our Past, Shaping our Future” 2017 Conference Overview The 2017 conference theme is “Celebrating our Past, Shaping our Future!”  As the premiere resource for practicing I/DD nurses, DDNA is committed to providing quality education programs that include cutting edge content with practical application. CONFERENCE PROGRAM STRUCTURE – It’s all about the …

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