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Wolf Administration Discusses Negative Impact of Proposed Cuts to Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Funding House Bill 218 would devastate funding to combat the heroin and opioid epidemic. Harrisburg, PA – Today, the Department of Human Services’ (DHS) Deputy Secretary for the Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (OMHSAS) Dr. Dale Adair was joined by county agencies, providers, and other advocates at the Rehabilitation and Community Providers Association to discuss the $9 million in cuts to mental &hellip read more

WASHINGTON, DC – The American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) is pleased to announce the Summer Internship Program Class of 2017. AAPD’s Summer Internship Program provides the opportunity for students with disabilities to gain hands-on professional experience to help advance their career goals. Through the Summer Internship Program, AAPD seeks to give a class of students with disabilities the skills, resources, and networks they need in order to not only become employed, but to be employed in meaningful and high-level &hellip read more

Disability Rights Pennsylvania Opposes the United States Senate Better Care Reconciliation Act As a leader in the advancement of the civil rights of people with disabilities for forty years (40), Disability Rights Pennsylvania (DRP) is opposed to the Better Care Reconciliation Act introduced today by the United States Senate (Senate).  We are deeply concerned about the direction Congress is headed and the impact this legislation will have on rights, independence, and health of individuals with disabilities.  Today, on the eighteenth &hellip read more

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Informational Bulletin The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has released an informational bulletin noting that states will have an additional three years (until 2022) to comply with the home and community-based settings rule. The informational bulletin notes that “…states should continue progress in assessing existing operations and identifying milestones for compliance that result in final Statewide Transition Plan approval by March 17, 2019. However, in light of the difficult and complex &hellip read more