NCIL / NCD Survey: CIL Impact in Discharge Planning

The National Council on Independent Living (NCIL), in collaboration with the National Council on Disability (NCD) is surveying to determine how many Centers for Independent Living are currently contracting or working with hospitals or Managed Care Organizations (MCOs) in discharge planning by utilizing Center staff with preventing institutionalization, re-institutionalization, and repeat hospitalizations. Please take this quick survey: This information will be used to determine further planning and strategizing on behalf of the network of Centers for Independent Living.

After Wolf veto thwarts bid to delay plan, DHS moves forward with proposal to hire statewide vendor to assist with direct care worker arrangements.

Capitolwire: After Wolf veto thwarts bid to delay plan, DHS moves forward with proposal to hire statewide vendor to assist with direct care worker arrangements. By John Finnerty Bureau Chief HARRISBURG (July 15) – The Department of Human Services released a request for applications Thursday for a controversial plan to hire a statewide vendor to administer a program to help people deal with the paperwork associated with hiring direct care workers for senior citizens and individuals with disabilities. The Wolf administration has described the proposal as Agency with Choice. The move comes a week after Gov. Tom Wolf vetoed House Bill 1420, which …

Podcast: Barrier Free Futures

Bob kicks off Disability Pride Month and the 32nd anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act with a conversation about the limitations of guardianship/conservatorship with guests Dr. Ronald Bassman, Executive Director of MindFreedom International, and Misty Dion, CEO of Roads to Freedom for Independent Living of North Central Pennsylvania. Listen to the podcast or read a transcript here.


Urgent: Protecting Your Choice

Pennsylvania is once again trying to limit your choices for your homecare with a flawed Agency with Choice model that will allow only one vendor Agency statewide.  Our concerns and potential solutions are: Insufficient Comment Period  An Extended period for at least another 30 days.  Request public input at an upcoming MLTSS Sub-MAAC & other LTC meetings  Don’t Limit Consumer Choice  Like ODP Agency with Choice options, OLTL must have at least 6 Agency with Choice vendors in each CHC/MLTSS service region, not one choice statewide, • Inform and educate Consumers on AWC and available choices.  Does Not Guarantee Improved …

Cerebral Palsy Guide

The Cerebral Palsy Guide provides free educational materials, financial options, and emotional support for those affected by cerebral palsy. Visit the guide now.

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Job Opportunities

Liberty Resources is hiring for the following positions in the Philadelphia area. More information and to apply on Liberty Resources website: Accounting Manager: Under general direction from the CFO, the Accounting Manager oversees the accounting activities of Liberty Resources Inc. The Accounting Manager is responsible for monitoring all tasks necessary to accomplish the organization’s accounting processing objectives. This position requires an extremely detail orientated person with significant knowledge of finance administration, including state and federal regulations. Certified Nursing Assistant: This position requires a current, unencumbered state certification to practice as a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA).  Must be willing to travel throughout …


A resource for our Veteran Friends

Medicare is a federal program that provides health coverage for older adults and some younger adults with disabilities. If you have VA benefits due to your military service, you may be wondering if it’s worth signing up for Medicare when you already have access to care at VA facilities. For many veterans, enrolling in Medicare offers an extra level of protection against high out-of-pocket medical costs. Medicare coverage can also give you more flexibility when it comes to choosing the doctors and hospitals that provide your care. The following guide explains how Medicare works with your VA benefits. For more …

Williamsport City Hall For ALL!!

WILLIAMSPORT – The city of Williamsport has agreed to make modifications to City Hall to settle a federal lawsuit that accused it of violating the Americans with Disabilities Act. City Council in a special meeting Wednesday night approved a consent decree with the Center for Independent Living of North Central Pennsylvania, the local chapter of ADAPT and four individuals. ADAPT describes itself as a community that organizes disability rights activists. The cost of making the necessary structural improvements to City Hall that would include full compliance with all ADA requirements has been estimated at between $3 million and $8 million. …


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