Balancing Rules and Regulations with Individualized Supports: A Work in Progress

Town Hall participants will explore how to find the balance between rules, regulations, and requirements with providing individualized supports to people who are finding their way for a fulfilling life. The purpose of this town hall session is to work on finding common ground, understanding and opening up discussions about these two perspectives on supporting people with developmental disabilities.

Session Moderator: Angela Amado, Institute on Community Integration, University of Minnesota.

Topic 1: How will HCBS Waiver regulations be implemented to ensure they live up to the promise of the Olmstead decision? Gail Fanjoy, KFI Friends (ME) and Scott Shepard, Avenues (CA).

Topic 2: How can support recipients, families, and their allies be best supported by state agencies to get what they need to live the lives that they want? Jeff Strully, Jay Nolan Community Services (CA) and Lyle Romer, Total Living Concept (WA).

Topic 3: Abuse, neglect and fraud: are these concerns overpowering good practice? Pat Fratangelo, Onondaga Community Living (NY) and Joe Wykowski, Community Vision (OR).

Federal Panelists:

Sharon Lewis, Principal Deputy Administrator, Administration for Community Living

Eve Hill, Senior Counselor to the Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Civil Rights Representative (TBD), Division of Long Term Services and Supports, CMS

Sue Swenson, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services

Ralph Lollar, Director, Long Term Services and Supports, Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services