HCBS Waiver

The Current Status of the HCBS Waiver

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The Final Home and Community-Based Services waiver (HCBS) was issued in January 2014. States currently have until March 2022 to be fully compliant with this rule. VOR and Together for Choice are two organizations that have been rallying for the scaling back of or altogether eliminating the HCBS Settings Rule in the name of “choice.”… read more

New England TASH Weighs in on Massachusetts’ Revised HCBS State Transition Plan

Guest Author: Lydia Brown, Co-President of New England TASH In keeping with TASH’s commitment to equity, inclusion, and opportunity for all people with disabilities (and particularly those with the most significant disabilities) — which means advocating for community access and meaningful integration, with appropriate supports — I have written and submitted the following comment on… read more

What Matters to Family Members when a Relative Transitions to Community Living

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https://media.blubrry.com/tashamplified/content.blubrry.com/tashamplified/TASH-Amplified-s1e8-12-May-2016-Jones-Gallus-Deinstitutionalization.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 40:46 — 56.0MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | RSS Season 1, Episode 8 — 12 May 2016 About this episode Professors Jennifer Jones and Kami Gallus discuss the results of their interviews with family members who initially opposed the transition out of an institution into community living for their… read more

Reflections on 40 Years of Agency Community Supports

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https://media.blubrry.com/tashamplified/content.blubrry.com/tashamplified/TASH-Amplified-s1e3-18-Mar-2016-Lyle-Romer.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 29:55 — 41.1MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | RSS Season 1, Episode 3 — 18 March 2016 About this episode Lyle Romer recently retired as Executive Director of the Seattle-area community living agency, Total Living Concept. In this episode he reflects on his 42 years of experience providing person-centered… read more

Lives Worth Living | Implementing the HCBS Waiver Settings Rule

Meet Marie from Maine! Marie is a 55 year old woman, who lives in her own home in Maine. In this picture, she is boating with friends on Big Narrows Lake where she spends time every summer near her hometown of Lincoln. Life wasn’t always this blissful! When Marie was only 11 years old she… read more