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NCD: Creating Systems for Success at Home, at Work and in the Community

  • Published: 2015-02-24 : The National Council on Disability (NCD) (www.ncd.gov).
  • Synopsis: National Council on Disability Releases: Home and Community-Based Services: Creating Systems for Success at Home, at Work and in the Community.

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Quote: "The legal mandate shifting service delivery for people with disabilities away from institutions to home and community settings is unequivocal."

The National Council on Disability (NCD), an independent federal agency, in a cooperative agreement with the National Association of State Directors of Developmental Disabilities Services (NASDDDS), released "Home and Community-Based Services: Creating Systems for Success at Home, at Work and in the Community" online Tuesday, February 24, 2015.

The new report offers a number of recommendations for federal and state entities from a thorough review of the legal and regulatory home and community-based services framework outlined by the Americans with Disabilities Act and the new HCBS regulations.

The bearing of setting size and configuration on the quality of supports and services received by people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and individuals with mental health disabilities in home and community-based arrangements is the focus of the findings.

"The legal mandate shifting service delivery for people with disabilities away from institutions to home and community settings is unequivocal," said Joan Durocher, NCD's Director of Policy.

"Yet, transitioning from institutional to more individualized, person-centered settings integrating people with disabilities into the community continues to challenge policymakers, providers, and stakeholders alike. Ensuring that the size of, and type of, supports and services for people with disabilities are aligned with best practices is essential. 'Home and Community-Based Services: Creating Systems for Success at Home, at Work and in the Community' details factors that can make a crucial difference between meaningful integration or segregation in the delivery of HCBS."

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To read the full report, visit NCD online at: www.ncd.gov/publications/2015/02242015

Learn More About National Council on Disability (NCD)

First established as a small advisory Council within the Department of Education in 1978, NCD became an independent federal agency in 1984. In 1986, NCD recommended enactment of an Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and drafted the first version of the bill which was introduced in the House and Senate in 1988. Since the ADA became law in 1990, NCD has continued to play a leading role in crafting policy solutions, and in advising the President, Congress and other federal agencies on disability policies, programs, and practices.

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