Community Integration: A Holistic Approach to the New Core Services for Transition & Diversion

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Atlanta, GA
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About the Training

This training addressed the new core services for centers for independent living as a natural extension of the Independent Living philosophy. Assisting people to move out of institutions – or staying out of them in the first place – is some of the most important and impactful work that CILs do. But understanding the language of the law and helping to implement these services – and report them correctly - can be a real challenge. The CIL-NET organized this interactive workshop in Atlanta to help figure it all out together – as a community. The presenters provided a great deal of information and real-world guidance, and addressed some of the solutions and approaches to the new core services of transition and diversion across the country.

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Purpose and Target Audience

This interactive event provided CILs with a forum for learning and sharing elements for implementing the new core services for transition and diversion. CIL administrators, IL and transition specialists, and others concerned with increasing successful diversion and transition outcomes will most benefit.


This highly interactive event provides both an opportunity to learn and to share what your CIL is thinking about the following areas:

  • What the law and final regulations say about institutional transition and diversion.
  • What falls under the new core services and what doesn’t.
  • The components of IL services that support both transition and diversion.
  • The differences and similarities between services that accomplish a transition or diversion goal.
  • Emerging definitions of "at risk."
  • Variations in types of institutions and the implications for CILs.
  • Some of the effective existing practices and emerging practices in CILs.
  • How you can prepare for an early intervention with rehabilitation facilities as a diversion activity.
  • Key collaborations.
  • How to get to the right tables on long-term services and supports, Medicaid, housing, and more.
  • Strategies for developing relationships with community resources.
  • How to use the power of the Olmstead Decision and the ADA to have impact.
  • How to provide both transition and diversion outcomes through the existing core services and programs.