Who’s “At-Risk”? How to Determine and Address Risk of Institutional Placement to Achieve the New Core Service of Diversion

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About the Training

The new CIL core services for transition include services to assist people with disabilities at-risk of entering institutions to remain in the community. While CILs already do this work, determining exactly who is at-risk of institutional placement – and when – can be a real challenge. Several CILs in Texas have developed a very useful at-risk survey that adheres to IL principles and is very good at helping you and your consumers determine when someone is at risk of institutionalization. Join us to learn how they developed it and how you can use or adapt it for your Center for Independent Living (CIL).  


The registration fee is $75.00 per site (connection) and does not apply per participant. Registrants are encouraged to gather as many individuals as desired to participate by telephone or webinar. NCIL is facilitating registration for this webinar and you can register online. For webinar registration assistance, please contact NCIL at 202.207.0334, or visit their website at http://www.ncil.org.

Target Audience

Executive directors, program managers, and IL specialists who assist consumers to identify and address risk for institutional placement 

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this training, participants will have knowledge and resources that will enable them to: 

  • Identify emerging definitions and common factors of persons and populations deemed “at-risk” of institutional placement.
  • Describe approaches for identifying and assisting at-risk individuals to avoid institutional placement.
  • Identify strategies to divert consumers from institutional settings by utilizing the core and auxiliary services that CILs already provide.
  • Describe how to customize, utilize, and collect data from a standardized At-Risk Survey tool that assists consumers in identifying risk of institutional placement and developing an independent living plan (ILP).