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An Advocate Guide to Community HealthChoices in Pennsylvania

This comprehensive, easy-to-understand handbook was prepared by the Center for Advocacy for the Rights and Interests of the Elderly (CARIE) to provide advocates with a resource for understanding Community HealthChoices and contact information to CARIE and other organizations for when issues or concerns arise.

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Support Needed for HR 5658: Workplace Choice and Flexibility for Individuals with Disabilities Act

This bill will restore common sense to the definition of competitive integrated employment and provide increased employment opportunities for people with disabilities.

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New Jersey Council on Developmental Disabilities Announces New Executive Director

Mercedes Witowsky will lead the daily work of the NJCDD in its mission to advocate for individuals with intellectual and other developmental disabilities

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Second Site for AHN/Highmark Health Plan to Build Micro-Hospitals A Step Closer to Approval

Supervisor Bob Exler calls a proposed micro-hospital for his town a “godsend:” “We have a lot of elderly people in Harmar. It will be a lot closer to get to than maybe St. Margaret’s. When you’re in dire need — and I found out when I had a heart attack — that five or 10 minutes traveling time makes a big difference.”

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It’s Back… HHGM Looms Again

The controversial overhaul to the Medicare payment system known as the Home Health Groupings Model is in the short-term budget plan from Congressional Republicans

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DOJ Rolls Back ADA Guidance

Attorney General Jeff Sessions rattled disability advocates by announcing he’s rescinding ten guidance documents that clarify the implications of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

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JP Morgan Chase Advertorial is a Tutorial on Promoting Professionals With Disabilities

“Full assimilation requires a leadership team with the will, commitment and attitude to identify, train and groom professionals with disabilities for leadership positions at the firm as we do with mainstream employees.”

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Outreach to inform about PA’s Community HealthChoices leads to anxiety and confusion

It’s difficult for a vulnerable constituency of sometimes-limited mental abilities to easily grasp its bureaucratic terms, new conditions and sweeping concepts.

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For AT&T, disability hiring is about ‘putting the right person in the right job’

Large corporations sometimes miss or dismiss the potential offered by people with disabilities. Not so at AT&T, as outlined in the Dallas Business Journal. The telecommunications giant’s 5-year-old effort to employ disabled workers has not only brought an often-disregarded population into competitive employment, but has benefited the […]

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Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom New Partner in Jobs Program for Youth With Disabilities

Real World Lehigh Valley, a 6-week summer program run by the Center for Independent Living’s School-2-Life group, aims to help families discover that the transition from school and adulthood for those with disabilities doesn’t need to be so intimidating.

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