CMS Releases New Report on Medicaid Expenditures for Long-Term Services and Supports; Webinar Scheduled for July 31

Last week, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released the 2013 Medicaid Expenditures for Long-Term Services and Supports Report. This report documents progress the Medicaid program has made to promote community living for older adults and people with disabilities.  CMS and Truven Health will host a webinar to discuss the report findings Friday, July 31, from 3 – 4 p.m. (EDT).  To register, click here.

New Webinar On Emergency Management and Preparedness

The ADA National Network is hosting a new webinar at 2:30 pm EDT on April 9, 2015 titled: “Looking at Power Issues from 2 Perspectives: A Utility and the American Red Cross,” as part of an ongoing series, Emergency Management and Preparedness: Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities. Michael Edwards of the American Red Cross joins Paul Hernandez and Enrique Hernandez of the City of Los Angeles to discuss the issue of power loss during an emergency, and how it can be a complex threat for individuals with disabilities and others with access and functional needs. Register now.

Disability Policy Seminar Webinar 3/31/15

If you are a first-timer to the Disability Policy Seminar, you should register for the Association on University Centers on Disabilities’ (AUCD) webinar, “Know Before You Go: Preparing for the Disability Policy Seminar 2015.” Presented by AUCD’s Director of Public Policy, Kim Musheno, this hosting organization’s webinar offers an orientation to the current policy issues one can expect to learn about at the Disability Policy Seminar. The webinar covers the basics of how to make an appointment to meet with Congressional representatives, how to deliver a unified message about federally funded programs that benefit people with disabilities, and tips on preparing for and making hill visits. The webinar is scheduled for Tuesday, March 31, at 2:00 EDT.

Disability Policy Seminar Webinar 3/31/15

If you are a first-timer to the Disability Policy Seminar, you might want to register for the Association on University Centers on Disabilities’ (AUCD) webinar, “Know Before You Go: Preparing for the Disability Policy Seminar 2015.” Presented by AUCD’s Director of Public Policy, Kim Musheno, this hosting organization’s webinar offers an orientation to the current policy issues one can expect to learn about at the Disability Policy Seminar. The webinar covers the basics of how to make an appointment to meet with Congressional representatives, how to deliver a unified message about federally funded programs that benefit people with disabilities, and tips on preparing for and making visits to your Members of Congress on Capitol Hill.

Disability Policy Seminar – Webinar

If you are planning on attending the Disability Policy Seminar for the first time, you should register for the Association of University Centers on Disabilities’ (AUCD) webinar, “Know Before You Go: Preparing for the Disability Policy Seminar 2015.” Presented by AUCD’s Director of Public Policy Kim Musheno, this hosting organization’s webinar offers an orientation to the policy issues and current legislation one can expect to learn more about at the Policy Seminar. The webinar covers the basics of how to make an appointment to meet with Congressional representatives, how to deliver a unified message about federally funded programs that benefit people with disabilities, as well as provide tips on preparing for and making hill visits.

The ABLE National Resource Center Presents a FREE Webinar: Understanding ABLE

In collaboration with The Arc, National Disability Institute, Autism Speaks, National Down Syndrome Society, and the College Plan Savings Network, The ABLE National Resource Center will host a webinar titled “Understanding ABLE” on Thursday, March 26, 2015 at 2 PM EDT. The event will cover ABLE Act core components, as well as the status of implementation at both the federal and state levels. Marty Ford, Senior Executive Officer for Public Policy, The Arc is one of the featured speakers. Registration for this important event is now open and will be taken on a first come, first serve basis, Should you wish to join us, please sign up online.

Please note: Real time captioning will be provided for this webinar. For other accommodation requests, questions about the webinar, or the registration process, please contact James Thayer.

Department of Housing and Urban Development Releases Rule on National Housing Trust Fund; Webinar for State & Local Advocates

Last week, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) released regulations implementing the National Housing Trust Fund. In an effort to foster understanding among state and local housing advocates and providers, the National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC) will be hosting a webinar Thursday, February 5, 2015 from 1-2 pm (EST) on The National Housing Trust Fund: Getting to Know the Regulations. The webinar will review information advocates and providers need in order to maximize the NHTF dollars states will be receiving in early 2016. Sign up for the webinar.

Free Webinar Series Launched

A three part webinar series, hosted by nine national disability organizations, was launched in October.   This series is intended for anyone wanting to learn more about education policy and how it impacts students with disabilities.  Upcoming sessions are: 1) High Expectations, Assessments, Quality of Education on Nov 20, 2014 at 2:00 pm eastern time and 2) Graduation 101 on Dec 11, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. eastern time. Visit http://copaa.webex.com and select the “Upcoming” tab to register. Space is limited, but all webinars will be recorded and posted at www.higherexpectationsforall.org.

National Institutes of Health to Hold Webinars on Education and Employment for People with Disabilities

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced that they will be hosting a three-part Disability Employment Awareness Webcast Series to provide information on the employment and inclusion of people with disabilities. The first webinar in the series will take place on May 27, 2014 from 11am – 12:30pm EST. Learn more on the NIH website.