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Use one of the many different tools available on this site to help you better understand and successfully navigate multiple systems. These tools will lead you to useful information resources and help you stay organized through your journey.
You may be worried about where you are going to live and how you are going to support yourself, among other things. There may be things you are not thinking about, but should be. This section to be better prepared for this next phase of your life.
On March 8, 2018 the Social Security Administration (SSA) published an updated version of its Program Operations Manual System (POMS) regarding the ABLE Act and ABLE accounts. POMS is based upon the law and is an operational policy reference used by SSA internal staff to conduct SSA business. Highlights include:
*Final IRS regulations have not been published therefore the IRS position could change when the regulations are finalized. If this happens, SSA ABLE policy will be updated accordingly.
The ABLE National Resource Center plans to post a more detailed summary of the POMS in the near future.
Dr. Howard Zucker, New York State Commissioner of Health and Greg Olsen, Acting Director of the New York State Office for the Aging, request your participation in a survey on barriers and gaps for New York’s long term care system. This information is the first step in creating a NYS strategy to help meet the needs of our ageing population now, and in the future.
A new funding opportunity from the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR) at ACL has been announced for an Rehabilitation Research and Training Center (RRTC) on community living and participation for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
The purpose of the RRTC program, which are funded through the Disability and Rehabilitation Research Projects and Centers Program, is to achieve the goals of, and improve the effectiveness of, services authorized under the Rehabilitation Act through well-designed research, training, technical assistance, and dissemination activities in important topic areas as specified by NIDILRR. These activities are designed to benefit rehabilitation service providers, individuals with disabilities, family members, and other stakeholders.
The purpose of this particular RRTC is to conduct research, training, and related activities to contribute to optimal community living and participation outcomes of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
This grant opportunity closes on June 4, 2018.
Family member perspective helps NY Alliance to make informed recommendations, craft effective strategies and most importantly, share meaningful resources in the field to best support people with intellectual/developmental disabilities.
Race equity refers to a circumstance in which race is a neutral factor in determining how one fares. For example, with race equity, we would be able to see similar graduation rates among youth of various races--disparities attributed to race would be minimal.
This upcoming webinar opportunity is intended to promote race equity in the development and implementation of policies, programs, and our own personal interactions. The mind sciences research and evidence-based practices have direct implications on daily work.
Resilience has been shown to protect against the harmful impact of stress. In recent years, researchers have identified strategies to bolster resilience in the face of challenges related to identity, particularly race and ethnicity. These strategies can be applied to navigate difficulty interpersonal dynamics, bolster self-concept in challenging environments, and overcome stereotyping. This webinar will be useful to professionals who work with diverse populations.