APRIL understands that across the country youth and young adults is the hot topic. Many Centers for Independent Living and Statewide Independent Living Councils are unsure how to get youth involved.  This year we have asked our youth expert mentors to present on topics that could assist your goals of starting a program or growing the existing youth involvement you may already have. 

Wed, 12/05/2018 - 21:49

About the Webinar

ACL's Office of Nutrition and Health Promotion Programs (ONHPP), in collaboration with consultant Tim McNeill, invites you to a business acumen webinar on The role of National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) accreditation as part of a broader business development strategy for CBOs.

Join the webinar on Wednesday, 15 November, from 1:00 – 2:30 pm ET.

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Blog Post August 31, 2017

People are coming together to help survivors of Hurricane Harvey in many ways. This support shows the positive side of people helping other people. Our networks are working hard to take care of each other.

Americans are supporting those who are in need – they are doing so selflessly and with good intentions. First responders, the military, and regular citizens are working tirelessly to help our aging and disability communities with their needs.

Fri, 09/29/2017 - 13:14
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Blog Post June 21, 2017

The words people and organizations use demonstrate their perspectives and provide references for discussions. Community-based organizations (CBOs) looking to work with new integrated care or health service systems, such as Managed Long-Term Services and Supports (MLTSS) need to understand the common terminology used in those systems. This webinar will help with learning about how using common terms can further efforts to develop collaborative relationships with health plans and systems while continuing to further the mission of CBOs.

Mon, 07/31/2017 - 14:21

Blog Post June 22, 2017

Eighteen years ago today, the Supreme Court issued a landmark ruling in the case Olmstead v. L.C. The court ruled that under the Americans with Disabilities Act, people with disabilities cannot be unnecessarily segregated and must receive services in the most integrated setting possible.

In other words, if someone is able to live in the community with appropriate services and supports, they should have the choice to do so.

Mon, 07/31/2017 - 14:00
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The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) recently announced the formation of a new federal interagency initiative to better address serious mental illness across the nation. The Interdepartmental Serious Mental Illness Coordinating Committee (ISMICC) was created under the 21st Century Cures Act to foster coordination of all federal efforts related to serious mental illness. SAMHSA is responsible for managing the ISMICC.

Sat, 06/03/2017 - 18:59