More than any other health program, self-direction fosters joint advocacy between provider agencies, consumers, and workers. Over the past two years, CDPAANYS and Hand-In-Hand have worked together as part of the New York Caring Majority to build... Read more
Beginning, in FY2022, VA has a rapid plan for nationwide expansion of VDC expected from Federal Fiscal Year 2022 – 2026. In addition, other Federal Initiatives and pending legislation, including the Elizabeth Dole Home Care Act, emphasize the... Read more
During the 2022 National Self-Direction Conference, Mary Sowers, the Executive Director of the National Association of State Directors of Developmental Disabilities Services (NASDDDS), presented the major trends impacting self-direction in the... Read more
States vary widely in their approaches to structuring and paying for information and assistance (I&A) in self-direction. Whether delivered by a support broker or a case manager, I&A services are available to help people learn to manage... Read more
Led by and for multiply-marginalized and non-speaking disabled people, The Alliance for Citizen Directed Supports was founded in 2016 to support people with disabilities to create life journeys of their own making. Throughout the past six years,... Read more
Have you ever wondered why Fiscal/Employer Agents (F/EAs) use certain tax forms? Have you ever seen a form and thought, “this form is perfect for F/EAs, should we use it?” Well, if you haven’t, Applied Self-Direction's Laura Mauldin has!
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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.
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Getting started in a self-direction program can sometimes be daunting. With more choice and control comes more responsibilities and considerations. The new tasks associated with directing your own care shouldn’t be a barrier to enjoying the... Read more
There has been a long-standing interest in including people with disabilities in community and agency outreach, training, and development projects. While there are many people with disabilities who are enthusiastic about public speaking and... Read more
Many self-direction programs allow people to hire their own family members to provide the support they need to be independent. In fact, more states than ever have started to allow individuals to hire family during the pandemic. To the uninformed... Read more