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Paul V. Sherlock Center on Disabilities, 600 Mount Pleasant Avenue, Rhode Island College, Providence, RI 02908, 401-456-8072

News and Highlights

July 16, 2014

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Health Disparities Project Survey

Deadline: July 25, 2014
The Institute on Disability at the University of New Hampshire is seeking adults with disabilities to answer a brief health survey. The goal of the Health Disparities Project is to generate new knowledge about health access and health outcomes among sub-groups of people with disabilities and translate and disseminate the findings for researchers, policy makers, and others. This fall, the project will release its major findings in Washington, DC, at the annual Research-to-Policy Roundtable meeting sponsored by the Disability Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Disability Statistics and Demographics (StatsRRTC).

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ACL Releases Guidance on Person Centered Planning and Self-Direction

The Administration for Community Living (ACL) released guidance outlining standards for person centered planning and self-direction. ACL indicates that these principles will be embedded into all Health and Human Services (HHS)-funded home and community-based services and supports (HCBS), and presumably be used within other non-HHS HCBS and long-term supports and services (LTSS) programs. The release indicates that all HHS entities that provide funding for HCBS are expected to incorporate the paper's principles within their regulations, guidance, and/or the technical assistance they provide to states.

June 30, 2014

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Claire Rosenbaum recognized with Community Partner Award

Rhode Island Parent Information Network (www.ripin.org ) presented Claire Rosenbaum, coordinator of adult supports at the Sherlock Center, with the Community Partner Award at their annual meeting. The award is given to an organization or individual that has demonstrated a commitment to addressing the barriers faced by children, youth, and families with special health care needs.

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Jamie Moule Earns RI Early Intervention Certificate

The Executive Office of Health and Human Services and the Paul V. Sherlock Center on Disabilities would like to congratulate Jamie Moule as the second graduate from the RI Early Intervention Certificate Program. Jamie, a service coordinator with Hasbro Early Intervention, has worked in Early Intervention (EI) just under four years and recently completed the certificate process. The EI Certificate Program is designed to support the growth of EI professionals from Level 1 to Level 2 providers. Learn more...

June 23, 2014

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15 Years After Olmstead - Our Commitment to Community Living from The White House Blog
All indications are that we are heading in the right direction. We are working to address many of the most imposing barriers facing those who want to live on their own: finding affordable, accessible housing and improving access to quality support and services tailored to each person's goals.

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