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State Strategic Planning for Employment First

This strategic planning manual helps states develop a strategic process to increase Competitive Integrated Employment (CIE) for people with disabilities. This manual is designed as a guide for state leadership teams and facilitators working to create a statewide cross-systems Employment First strategic plan. It is intended to help states strategically align their policy and programs to further CIE as the first priority for all individuals with disabilities.

Short URL: http://www.nasuad.org/node/71430

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CAHPS Home and Community-Based Services Survey: Two Technical Assistance Guides Available for Users

These two resources produced by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) are for users of the CAHPS® Home and Community-Based Services Survey (also known as the HCBS CAHPS Survey). These resources are intended to support states, managed care organizations, survey administrators, and data analysts.

Short URL: http://www.nasuad.org/node/70266

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Building Complex Care Programs: A Road Map for States

Building Complex Care Programs: A Road Map for States is a guide for state leaders in establishing and advancing complex care programs. This guide from the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices (NGA Center) Health Division includes lessons learned from their work with states and effective practices gleaned from multiple pioneering state and local complex care initiatives.

Short URL: http://www.nasuad.org/node/69997

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AIRS Standards and Quality Indicators for Professional Information and Referral- 8th Edition

The Alliance of Information and Referral Systems published the 8th edition of their Standards manual. The purpose of the AIRS Standards is to establish reference points that define expected practices within the field of Information and Referral (I&R) that can be used to measure the extent to which individual organizations are in compliance with those requirements. AIRS Standards provide essential guidelines that can be used to develop an I&R program to meet the needs of community.

Short URL: http://www.nasuad.org/node/67628

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ADA Update: A Primer for State and Local Governments

This technical assistance document aims to help State and local government offices understand how Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) applies to their programs, activities, and services. The illustrated guide outlines general nondiscrimination requirements, like provisions regarding communication with people with disabilities or service animals. The guide also tells how the 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design apply to the built environment.

Short URL: http://www.nasuad.org/node/66498

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2015 Red Book

The Red Book serves as a general reference source about the employment-related provisions of Social Security Disability Insurance and the Supplemental Security Income Programs for educators, advocates, rehabilitation professionals, and counselors who serve people with disabilities.The book is a guide to Work Incentives and other disability-related policies and programs, like Ticket to Work.

Short URL: http://www.nasuad.org/node/66163

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Recruiting, Hiring, Retaining, and Promoting People with Disabilities: A Resource Guide for Employers

This guide for employers compiles key federal and federally-funded resources related to the employment of people with disabilities. The guide outlines best practices for recruitment, retention, promotion, and provision of accommodations for employees with disabilities. The guide also includes an explanation of the legal framework of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.

Short URL: http://www.nasuad.org/node/66135

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Beyond Driving with Dignity: Program & Workbook

This training and certification program has been designed to arm certain professionals with tools necessary to help older drivers and their families work through the complicated issue of age-related diminishing driving skills. The training and certification program supplements your current professional skills and life experiences with a very pro-active, targeted program that will help older drivers and their loved ones work through a retirement from driving.

Short URL: http://www.nasuad.org/node/65409

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Adult Service Agencies’ Summaries - Utah

How has Utah used it's MIG grant to better serve its disabled population? The Mission of the Division of Services for People with Disabilities (DSPD) is to provide long-term supports and services. This handout summaries the agencies' goals, application requirements, services, eligibility and includes a separate section geared specifically to the blind and visually impaired. Written for potential clients, it can also provide a detailed outline of how any state could structure their own program.

Short URL: http://www.nasuad.org/node/52336

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