June 11, 2021

Does joint employment under the Fair Labor Standards Act keep you up at night? During this session, Kate “Not an Attorney” Murray analyzed the latest federal guidance related to labor issues and joint employment and then answered questions about... Read more

June 4, 2021

As an integral part of our Self-Direction Virtual Conference Series, vendors demonstrated their products during our showcase. Applied Self-Direction does not endorse any particular showcase vendor or product. 

Engaging self-... Read more

June 3, 2021

There is a significant body of research literature examining the impact and efficacy of self-direction programs, but as many researchers and practitioners will agree, there remain many unanswered questions. Research findings that corroborate our... Read more

June 2, 2021

During this session, the US Department of Veterans Affairs described effective person-centered practices for Veteran-Directed Care (VDC) including the development of spending plans, monthly service reports, and monitoring expectations. The... Read more

May 28, 2021

Paying family caregivers has been an option for decades, but it has taken on new prominence during the pandemic. This panel looked back at how paying family caregivers has always been an important part of self-direction, including research dating... Read more

May 28, 2021

Self-direction programs vary widely nationwide, but all are guided by a basic belief that people should have the right to make decisions about their own services and supports. Participants and state leaders in Colorado have taken this philosophy... Read more

May 21, 2021

During this session, the US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) discussed the outlook and goals for the Veteran-Directed Care (VDC) program in Fiscal Year 2021 and beyond. This session highlighted recent research, initiatives, and other factors... Read more

May 20, 2021

Alison Barkoff, Acting Administrator for the Administration for Community Living (ACL), presented the keynote session for our Self-Direction Virtual Conference Series. Alison’s session, ACL's Priorities for 2021 and Beyond, focused on her vision... Read more

May 17, 2021

In 2019, HSRI and Applied Self-Direction hosted an international learning exchange on self-direction and mental health. During this presentation, presenters from HSRI and Applied Self-Direction describe what they learned from the exchange and... Read more

May 7, 2021

How is self-direction defined and implemented in the UK, Australia, New Zealand, and other countries? During this session, Lynn Breedlove discussed how self-direction is working around the world including how other countries perceive the... Read more


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