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Policy and Rights


HCBS Ruling Information and Resources


Scary or Not Scary: Understanding HCBS Settings Rule 

Summary of this Training:

Join APRIL and NASILC on Halloween Day for an intro to HCBS Settings Rule Guidance webinar and how the Independent Living network fits in. Hopefully these rules that once seemed complicated and scary will be demystified and you will have a better idea of how your CIL or SILC fits.

Commissioner Jill Jacobs and Director of the Office of Independent Living Programs, Erica Mcfadden will lead us off in this important discussion to better understand why and how this important work fits in the field of Independent Living, followed by nuts and bolts of the program from Kate Brady, Project Manager, NCAPPS & HCBS Engagement, and examples from peers in your field of how you might partner. Be sure to bring your questions for our Q&A section.



What is the ADA Legacy Project? by Mark Johnson

ADA 25


In 2015, ADA turns 25, what are the opportunities for your community? The ADA Legacy Tour starts this July-where is it stopping?  What ADA25 events are already planned?



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United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities



APRIL Annual Conference 2017 by Michael Richardson

Accessible Healthcare Rights and Responsibilities Under the ADA