Community Integration: A Holistic Approach to the New Core Services for Transition & Diversion (9 Hours)

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Atlanta, GA
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About the Training

This training addresses 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. Originally organized as an interactive workshop to help figure it all out together – as a community, the presenters provide a great deal of information and real-world guidance, and address some of the solutions and approaches to the new core services of transition and diversion across the country.

Learning Objectives

This highly interactive event provided participants both an opportunity to learn and to share what their CIL was thinking about in 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.

Target Audience

CIL administrators, IL and transition specialists, and others concerned with increasing successful diversion and transition outcomes will most benefit.

Video/Training Materials/Resources

Below are the links to the recorded sessions, the PowerPoint presentations, text transcript of the presentation, and a link to additional resources on transition and diversion. To view individual presentations, follow the links below.  To view a catalog of presentations from this training visit:

Module 1: Background on the New Core Services: The Power of CILs

Module 2: What the Law and Final Regulations Say

Module 3: Diversion as an Outcome as Opposed to a Service

Module 4: Group Discussion: The Law and Definitions of the and Transition and "at risk"

Module 5: Target Populations: Who is intended for, what programs / funding does your CIL, State have?

Module 6: Types of Institutions and What it Means to be At-risk and Avoid Non-Community Living

Module 7: Group Discussion Determining Who is At-Risk & Day 1 Wrap-Up

Module 8: Differences and Similarities between Transition & Diversion

Module 9: Approaches for Identifying and Assisting At-Risk Individuals

Module 10: Implementation Strategies for Diversion and Transition

Module 11: Strategies for Tracking and Reporting Services to Support Transition and Diversion

Module 12: Action Plan and Group Activity

Module 13: Funding and Expansion of Diversion Services

Other Resources on Institutional Transition & Diversion