The Business Impact of Authentic Person-Centered Planning

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The Business Impact of Authentic Person-Centered Planning

This is sixth and final part in ANCOR and TASH’s Summer 2015 series, Stepping Up to the Promise and the Spirit of the Home and Community Based Waiver: Person-Centered Planning, Thinking, and Doing.


1:00-2:00 PM Eastern, Wednesday, 22 July 2015

About this presentation

Pat Fratangelo will explain in layman’s terms what the HCBS Waiver is all about and its impact to the people whose lives we support and the agencies that support them. She will also talk about how the meaning is often misconstrued. She will then discuss programmatic designs that can change and be incorporated to come into the spirit of what people with disabilities ask in keeping with the tenant of the HCBS Waiver. You will walk away with a deeper understanding of the upcoming changes while feeling more mobilized to be creative in your work.

Learning Objectives

As a result of this presentation, participants will be able to:

  • The presentation will teach the learner the goals of the HCBS waiver. The presentation will also challenge the learner to think beyond their current programs.
  • After the session the learner will be equipped with easy to understand terminology and will be better able to access the meaning of the settings requirements as it relates to the services they currently provide.
  • As the result of the presentation the learner will be able to recognize changes that needed to be made under their supervision.
Who should attend

This presentation will help agency directors, state officials, board member, families, agency administrators, brokers and coordinating staff.

About the presenter

Presenter Patricia Fratangelo, a woman with tight curly hair in a brown, collared jacket, in front of some knit artPatricia Fratangelo has been the Executive Director of Onondaga Community Living for 25 years. She brought the agency through a transition from group homes to personalized supports. Pat has two Governor’s appointments. One to the Office for People with Developmental Disabilities Advisory Council for the Commissioner of New York State, the other to the Most Integrated Setting Coordinating Council which is the New York state council that oversees the Olmstead transition. Pat has worked with governments, agencies, self advocates and families both nationally and internationally on issues related to organizational change and person directed services.

How to attend

This is a live webinar that will be streamed over the web. The 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. Individual sessions are $65 for ANCOR and TASH members and $130 for non-members. To receive the discount, at checkout TASH and ANCOR members must enter the discount code they received via the promotional e-mail. For more information, including the member discount code, contact Donald Taylor at

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