The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid announced the CMS Health Equity Awards on January 31 to celebrate organizations "who are closing gaps in health care quality, access, and outcomes among minorities and other underserved populations."

Thu, 02/28/2019 - 14:37

You have been asked to participate in a research study. You must be age 21 or older to participate. The purpose of this study is to understand the satisfaction level in personal assistance services, and to compare the perceived importance of different personal assistance service areas among consumers with disabilities. The goal of this study is to provide additional information for personal assistance service providers and to enhance the quality of personal assistance services. This study involves online survey only have 10 questions and will take about 5 minutes to complete.

Thu, 03/07/2019 - 11:01

Every year the conference receives numerous requests for financial support so that participants and family members can attend our conference. This year is no exception.

In response to these requests, they are offering a “Sponsor a Participant” option where sponsorship will cover conference meals and provide a travel stipend for a participant or family member to attend the conference. Applied Self-Direction will waive the conference registration fee for participants and family members receiving the sponsorship.

Fri, 03/15/2019 - 13:34
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Apply for NCIL’s 2019 Summer Policy Internship Program by Monday, April 1!

Each semester, the National Council on Independent Living (NCIL) hosts up to 2 internship positions at our office in Washington, DC. The Policy Internship Program provides real Washington policy experience to participants at a highly respected national organization. Interns gain valuable experience in the nation’s capital and build skills necessary to be ideal candidates for positions at NCIL, CILs, and other advocacy organizations around the country.

Mon, 04/01/2019 - 14:40
Thu, 02/28/2019 - 09:55
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A new grant opportunity from the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR) at ACL has been announced under the Rehabilitation Engineering Research Centers (RERC) Program on Rehabilitation Strategies, Techniques, and Interventions.

Mon, 03/18/2019 - 09:50
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Do you want to make the most of your networking time at the Self-Direction Conference? Have you ever thought it would be helpful to just visit with program staff about self-direction? We are offering something new this year -- Food for Thought: Lunch with State Program Staff.

Fri, 03/01/2019 - 15:16
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ACL is pleased to announce an approximately $3 million investment to continue efforts to develop tools and infrastructure to support states in building the Adult Protective Services (APS) of tomorrow.  Over the next three years, ACL will undertake the following tasks:

Thu, 02/28/2019 - 09:36
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Falls and Fear of Falling in Adults who Require Wheelchairs for Locomotion Study

To participate you must be an adult who:

  • Is at least 18 years old
  • Has a neurological diagnosis (such as but not limited to post-polio syndrome, spinal cord injury, multiple sclerosis) for at least 6 months.
  • Use a wheelchair (manual or power) at least 75% of your mobility time inside your home and 100% of the time outside your home.
  • Has a computer with internet access.
Sun, 03/31/2019 - 15:16
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