Draft Legislation for HCBS Introduced

Last Tuesday, March 16, members of Congress released draft legislation called the Home and Community-Based Services Access Act (HAA), increasing Medicaid to state funding for HCBS, making HCBS services portable across state lines, and providing other gains for people served under these guidelines. HCBS services allow assistance for those with disabilities to do functions such…


Disability Inclusion in Six Steps

During an Individualized Education Program meeting back in 2013, I was asked to talk about disability awareness to my daughter Jillian’s cerebral palsy diagnosis to her classmates. With the help of an inclusion specialist, we crafted a talk that can be replicated to suit other children’s needs. Step 1: The Icebreaker After Jillian’s class settled…