Values-Based Leadership in Supported Living: Stepping Up to the Promise and the Spirit of the Home and Community Based Waiver

Fall 2009, volume 35, number 4, Connections cover

When: Values-Based Leadership in Supported Living: Stepping Up to the Promise and the Spirit of the Home and Community Based Waiver is a seven part web series airing every Tuesday from 4:00-5:00 PM Eastern from 30 September – 18 November 2014 (some times vary)

About the series: The 2014 Home and Community-Based Services Waivers (HCBS) regulations hold enormous potential for the way support services are provided to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. These new regulations mark one step closer to the promise of the Olmstead Decision — upholding the “most integrated setting possible” standard of Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act!

This can’t miss webinar series offers state agency leaders, adult service providers, family members, and service beneficiaries grounding in the meaning of the new Waiver regulations and a comprehensive review of WHY and how to implement them. Webinar presenters, many of whom are internationally renowned thought-leaders and trainers, will cover big questions and lessons learned from decades in the field such as grounding practices in strong values; the meaning of “person-centered”; the ethics of supporting vulnerable people; empowering the community to support its citizens; supporting risk-taking and much more. Many great examples of adults living productive, valued roles in their communities will be shared along with descriptive of the supports that make thriving possible.

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Schedule of presentations

3:30-4:30 PM Eastern, Tuesday, 30 September 2014 — Please note the earlier time from the rest of the schedule

The Promise and Intent of HCBS Regulations and Settings Requirements

Alison Barkoff, Director of Advocacy, Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law

Rachel Patterson, Policy Manager, Association of University Centers on Disabilities

4:00-5:00 PM Eastern, Monday, 6 October 2014 — Please note the change from the regular schedule

Person-Centered Planning — What Does this Really Mean?

John O’Brien is a thinker and writer working to foster inclusiveness

4:00-5:00 PM Eastern, Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Authentic Person Centered Planning — the Role of Community

Tom Kohler, Coordinator and Executive Director, Chatham-Savannah Citizen Advocacy

4:00-5:00 PM Eastern, Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Supporting Genuine Choice

Hope Dittmeier, Founder, Realizations, LLC

4:00-5:00 PM Eastern, Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Great Stories – How “Person-Centered” Plays out in Real Life

Scott Shepard, Executive Director, Avenues, Inc.

Gail Fanjoy, Executive Director, Katahdin Friends, Inc.

4:00-5:00 PM Eastern, Tuesday, 4 November 2014

Truth Telling: Bringing Consistency to the Practice of Supporting People

Jeff Strully, Executive Director, Jay Nolan Community Services

Lyle Romer, Executive Director, Total Living Concept

This series will take a one week hiatus as Tuesday, 11 November is Veterans’ Day

4:00-5:00 PM Eastern, Tuesday, 18 November 2014

The Business Impact of Authentic Person-Centered Planning

Michael Kendrick, Kendrick Consulting, International

Pat Fratangelo, Executive Director, Onondaga Community Living

How to participate: Attendees can register on a per session basis or for the entire series. Each session is $25 for members and $40 for non-members. Participants registering for the complete series will receive a 20 percent discount from the individual session price, so Values-Based Leadership in Supported Living is $140 for members and $224 for non-members.

All the presentation will be recorded and available for purchase in the TASH Training Resource Library, or available without additional charge to Premium Members.

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