2015 APSE Annual Conference
Join your colleagues, businesses, individuals with disabilities and community leaders from around the world to network and discuss state-of-the-art strategies for ensuring equitable employment for people with disabilities.
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Consider making a contribution to our GoFundMe campaign to raise money to send up to 100 students to attend Students for APSE, a unique, one-day program for students with disabilities, held during the APSE National Conference.
APSE’s ED Talks Shop
Hear Allison Wohl, APSE’s ED talk Employment First, APSE, the APSE National Conference and more in this podcast with Cary Griffin of Griffin-Hammis Associates.
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- Thoughts on the National Conference
- APSE’s public testimony to the Advisory Committee on Increasing Competitive Integrated Employment for Individuals with Disabilities
- Are you #ABLEAct Ready?
- ALERT: Continuation of Services During HCBS Rule Implementation
- APSE Applauds Introduction of TIME Act of 2015
Webinar: WIOA: What it Means for Employment First
Tues, April 28, 2-4 PM ET
APSE National Conference
June 23-25, 2015, Philadelphia
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State Officials, Providers, and Disability and Aging Groups Issue Joint Statement Praising CMS’ Clarification About Continuity of Services During Implementation of its Home and Community Based Services Rule
January 15, 2015: Today APSE and other disability and aging groups, state officials, and providers issued a joint statement regarding guidance recently released by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS) services about its Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) rule. This guidance — Questions and Answers Regarding Home and Community-Based Settings — directly addresses a misunderstanding that people are at immediate risk of losing services as a result of the rule.
In January 2014, the CMS released a final rule establishing requirements for settings that are funded under Medicaid Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) programs. The rule requires HCBS settings to, among other things, provide opportunities for participants to engage in community life, have access the community, control their personal resources, and seek employment and work in competitive settings. The rule, which became effective in March 2014, allows states time to transition their HCBS programs into compliance with the new settings requirements. States are required to submit “transition plans” by March 17, 2015, and plans may be up to five years in length.