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Category Archives: Community Services and Supports

Community services and supports, with adequate public funding, are vital to enabling people with disabilities to participate in society. Other category archives, along with past entries sorted by date and tag, can be accessed via the sitemap.

Joint Letter to Gov. Gregoire Urging Against Appealing M.R. v. Dreyfus to the Supreme Court

August 28, 2012  Dear Governor Gregoire: On behalf of the undersigned national disability rights and aging organizations  representing millions of Americans with disabilities, we strongly urge you not to file a petition  for certiorari to the U.S. Supreme Court in the case of M.R. v. Dreyfus. 1 Filing a petition for...

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ASAN Public Comment on Defining Home and Community Based Services

We urge CMS to consider the following recommendations to bring the proposed rule in compliance with the spirit, purpose and intent of the HCBS program....

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ASAN Public Comment on DSM-5 ASD Criteria

Today is the last day to provide public comment to the American Psychiatric Association (APA) regarding the definition of ASD within the DSM-5, the manual used by physicians and many policymakers to define autism and other disability diagnoses. You can find information regarding how to comment on our website,...

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ASAN Policy Brief: How Will DSM-5 Impact Services?

Over the course of the last several months, a lot of questions have been raised about how upcoming changes to the DSM-5 definition of the autism spectrum will impact people’s lives. Many people are concerned that changes in the diagnostic criteria may make it more difficult for them to...

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ASAN Statement Applauding New Administration on Community Living

The Autistic Self Advocacy Network applauds Secretary Sebelius and the leadership of the Department of Health and Human Services for the creation of the new Administration on Community Living. By bringing together the HHS Office on Disability, the Administration on Developmental Disabilities and the Administration on Aging under one...

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95 Disability Rights Groups Call on CMS to Issue HCBS Regulations

Regulations are needed to ensure that Home and Community Based Services are not delivered on the grounds of an institution, in a housing complex designed expressly around an individual’s diagnosis or disability, or in a setting that has the characteristics of an institution....

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ACTION ALERT: What Does Community Mean To You? Let Medicaid Know!

Public Comments Needed on Home and Community Based Services. Proposed rules will ensure that Medicaid community living funds go toward keeping people in the community and not in institutions. Your comments will help make this happen....

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ASAN’s Comments on Proposed Rulemaking on Home and Community Based Services

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services are developing minimum standards for home and community based services settings. ASAN has prepared comments on the proposed rulemaking....

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Joint Report Issued on Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) Standards

New Report on Home and Community Based Services Funding: Community living is the topic of a new report by ASAN and two other leading self-advocacy organizations, Self Advocates Becoming Empowered (SABE), and the National Youth Leadership Network (NYLN). The report is intended to guide the Centers for Medicare and...

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New Federal Funds for Community Living

Community Living Funds Increased: The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services has announced that significant new federal support will be provided for community-based alternatives to institutional long-term care for Medicaid recipients....

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