Stepping Up to the Promise and the Spirit of the Home and Community Based Waiver

Person-Centered Planning, Thinking and Doing

Co-Presented by TASH and ANCOR

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Stepping Up to the Promise and the Spirit of the Home and Community Based Waiver — Person-Centered Planning, Thinking and Doing is a six part web series co-presented by ANCOR and TASH.

When: Six parts, Wednesdays from 1:00-2:00 PM Eastern time, from June 10th to July 22nd 2015 (includes a one week break).

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

1:00-2:00 PM Eastern, Wednesday, June 10th 2015

Person-Centered Planning — What Does this Really Mean?

John O’Brien is a thinker and writer working to imagine better lives for people with disabilities

1:00-2:00 PM Eastern, Wednesday, June 17th 2015

Authentic Person Centered Planning — the Role of Community

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

There will be no episode the week of June 24th; the series will resume in one week

1:00-2:00 PM Eastern, Wednesday, July 1st 2015

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

Scott Shepard, Executive Director, Avenues, Inc.

1:00-2:00 PM Eastern, Wednesday, July 8th 2015

Supporting Genuine Choice

Hope Dittmeier, Director of Service Innovation, The Mattingly Center

1:00-2:00 PM Eastern, Wednesday, July 15th 2015

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

1:00-2:00 PM Eastern, Tuesday, July 22nd 2015

The Business Impact of Authentic Person-Centered Planning

Michael Kendrick, Kendrick Consulting, International

Pat Fratangelo, Executive Director, Onondaga Community Living

How to participate: This series of live webinars will be streamed over the web. Each presentation will be about fifty minutes, followed by ten minutes for Q&A. Registered participants will receive an e-mail with instructions and the link to join the webinar on the day of the event.

Attendees can register for individual sessions or for the entire series. Individual sessions are $65 for ANCOR and TASH members and $130 for non-members. Participants registering for the complete series will receive a quarter off the individual session price, so Stepping Up to the Promise and the Spirit of the Home and Community Based Waiver is $292.50 for members and $585 for non-members.

All the presentations will be recorded and available after the event for purchase in the TASH Training Resource Library.

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If you have any questions, you can contact Donald Taylor at