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Provides recent information from the states on innovation and initiatives, legislative and service milestones, publications, and other information related to providing person-centered services.

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Managed by: Barbara Brent (bbrent@nasddds.org) of National Association of State Directors of Developmental Disabilities Services

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Books, Publications & Reports (printed and/or online) (8 Products)
Electronic Media (7 Products)


Books, Publications & Reports (printed and/or online)
A Survey of State Disability Policy, 2010
A report about state policy related to disabilities. Information in the report is from a national survey from 31 states. The purpose of the report is to provide policymakers with information on policies they can pursue in their own states.
Despite Reforms, Abuse Continues at Texas Institutions
Two news articles from the Texas Tribune about the poor conditions of Texas institutions and abuse that is occurring within them.
Family Support Services in the United States: 2008 (Policy Research Brief)
This brief is about family support Services for people with ID/DD. You can download it for free as a PDF file.
For Special-Care Residents, New York State Policy Means Leaving Home
This news story explains the concerns of families as institutions close and their loved ones seem forced into community settings.
How Managed Long-Term Services and Supports is Providing Coordination
This report looks at how different states are including care coordination in their managed care Long Term Services and Supports.
Living Well With CMS Funding: A Study of Mortality in Wyoming
A report on health and welfare of Wyoming citizens on Medicaid.
Minnesota Employment First Summit Reports
These reports summarize what various stakeholder groups are thinking about and doing to help people with disabilities to get good jobs.
Update: Easter Seals Project ACTION's biannual newsletter
This newsletter has the latest news involving transportation and people with disabilities. You can read it online or receive it in the mail.
Electronic Media (Videos, CDs, T.V., Radio, Websites, etc.)
Community Services Reporter
An online monthly periodical that features developmental disabilities services across the United States.
Dr. Noraís Blog
This blog covers disability and abuse issues. It is written by a clinical psychologist and Director of the Disability and Abuse Project of Spectrum Institute.
Families Fight To Care For Disabled Kids At Home
A news story from NPR. It is about people with disabilities losing the state funding they need for necessary care when they turn 21.
Justice Department Moves to Intervene in Texas Case to Enforce the Supreme Courtís Olmstead Decision
In June of 2011, the US Department of Justice sued the state of Texas. The reason was the high number of people with disabilities living in state institutions.
Rooted in Rights
On this website, youíll find news stories from around the web on the rights of people with disabilities. There are also original op-eds, videos, graphics, educational resources and more.
State Medicaid Integration Tracker
This webpage keeps track of the chsnges each state is planning for its Medicaid programs.
The Arc Legislative Action Center
Up-to-date information about federal and state legislation affecting people with developmental disabilities


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