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Presenters will outline how they assembled the team, challenges they faced along the way, how partnership led to better procedures, and how the collaborative created a unified voice to advocate with state partners, and work with its technology partner to improve service delivery. Attendees will walk away with a roadmap for implementing stronger collaborations. Collaborating to Promote Competitive Integrated Employment: Finally, they will lead a discussion on ways a national providers association can partner in collaboration with state entities to promote competitive, integrated employment in their communities.
Join us to learn about their experiences and, more importantly, how they can inform your organizations efforts to build relationships with integrated health care entities; develop and structure community-based networks; engage in strategic business planning to respond to performance-based payment methodologies; and to develop systems and processes to efficiently use resources and demonstrate value.
In addition, with the new CMS Waiver rules and programs needing to be more person centered and person controlled, homeownership will become the new service model of the future. Why can't people with disabilities own their own homes? Why doesn't supplemental income from Social Security qualify as earned income?
These are some of the questions we were facing with trying to meet one individuals goal of owning his own home and once we found the right mortgage specialist all these obstacles were knocked down and his dream became a reality. In addition the nation is facing a shortage of DSP's and when individuals become part of their communities it's easier for natural supports to take over in place of DSP's.
Not for the Faint of Heart Innovation Monday, 3: These crucial community supports need to be sustainable and funded for the lifetime of the people served. Coordination and collaboration between government, provider organizations, funders, and people with disabilities, is paramount. The issues of compliance with new laws and regulations tax the organization. In providing global leadership and advocacy in the world of intellectual disability, we all have the opportunity to help shape public policy, and to lead change through innovation and knowledge-sharing.
Presenters will share experiences from Russia, India, Azerbaijan, and Moldova, in a discussion addressing: Research, Policy and Practice Innovation Tuesday, 8: Using Data to Transform Lives: Connolly Has ALSand many other short films on disability-related topics. In andhe was named the national Photography Editor of the Year and has been a judge of the Pulitzer Prizes and the Best of Photojournalism.
Sunshine is a non-profit agency that serves individuals with developmental disabilities. Carrie has been in HR since and with Sunshine since Claire Benway has 15 years of experience working residential, vocational and clinical settings. She, training and technical assistance in the areas of competency based training, organizational design, person-centered practices, and workforce development.
Laura Brackin, CEO of Brackin and Associates, is a national disability expert with 30 years of experience in the field. With over 35 years of experience, he manages projects on employment support, transition, and state systems change including Access to Integrated Employment and the State Employment Leadership Network. Jeff and his wife Rebecca organized Developing Potential Inc. Jeff has worked with not-for-profits for the past 25 years.
Presently, Jeff is assisting states, counties, and organizations increase greater interoperability, increased transparency, and movement toward paperless provision of services. Kim Champney started consulting in November after 19 years in human services.
She had many roles in her years working for a DD service provider as well as involvement in statewide reform. Kim's current work is with stakeholders focused on enhancing the lives of people with developmental disabilities. Richard works across government agencies to align policy in support of competitive, integrated employment. He has primary responsibility for several Federal policy initiatives, including the Employment First State Leadership Mentoring Program.
Louis Arc in Her previous experience of 28 years was in Healthcare and Manufacturing.
She obtained her B. Donna Elbrecht has been in leadership positions for disability service organizations for more than 25 years. Her work in Iowa and Indiana has been focused on creating innovative community-based services and supports for people with disabilities.
She has provided training, consultation and presentations on managing change, program growth strategies, strategic planning, developing corporate partnerships, crisis management, and marketing vocational services. Josef Farkaschek is a consumer with UCP Seguin and saw his long term goal come true when he purchased his own home in the community he aspired to live in and is being supported with total natural supports.
Amanda Faulkner is the Executive Director of a nonprofit that provides services for individuals experiencing developmental disabilities in Alaska. Amanda has been in the special education field for over 16 years and involved with FCS since when she was hired as a Developmental Specialist for the Infant Learning Program. Genevieve Fitzgibbon has devoted her career to the community inclusion of people with disability. She has over two decades of experience in the development of innovative supports for people with intellectual disability, autism, and those who use mental health services.
Doug Golub, President of MediSked, LLC, has over 15 years of experience delivering innovative technology solutions to the human services industry. Through understanding what is possible with technology, Golub is constantly fostering ways to improve workflows, impacting quality of care and adapting to regulatory changes. John Graham has worked with agencies to design solutions made to meet their unique and complex needs for over 25 years.
Melissa has worked at Relias since and has been on the Product Management team since August Melissa combines her passion for IDD and Product Management to provide meaningful training, tools, and services for those who support people with disabilities. Nikki Jones leads employee training and engagement initiatives at the St. Nikki earned her masters degree from Ball State University in and demonstrates passion and enthusiasm in her work.
George Klauser is a proud father of an adult daughter with disabilities. Barb Kleist has 30 years of experience as a Direct Support Professional, policy advocate and mediator. Her work at the UofM includes workforce development, state and federal policy influencing person centered practices and positive behavior support, and community living. She holds a Masters of Education and Juris Doctorate. Patricia Lyons has 30 years of experience advocating on behalf of vulnerable populations. Lyons span of work has been committed to identification of disparities and equitable access to care.
She has served as CEO for over 45 years and developed FCC Statewide systems which provides a comprehensive array of services for children and adults with developmental disabilities. Ludmila Malcoci has over 20 years experience in the development and implementation of programs related to community development, the social protection and inclusion of vulnerable groups, inclusive education, and public health. She has worked in the field of providing supports and services to people with developmental disabilities for over 30 years.
Lisa Mathis has spent over a decade overseeing, improving and expanding employment, residential, adult day, and children services for a comprehensive provider in NW Arkansas. She has also written and coauthored several disability focused publications.
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Matthews has worked in the developmental disabilities field sincebeginning his career as a school psychologist. During his tenure with the NY Office of Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities, he directed the team responsible for the acquisition of all residential and day program sites to implement the deinstitutionalization of Willowbrook, Staten Island, Letchworth and Westchester Developmental Centers.
Joe Mengoni -VP of Residential Services, UCP Seguin of Greater Chicago has served three decades operating group homes, leading federal grant programs while offering financial support for organizations and individuals to purchase homes. Michele Meyer has a B.
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Rachel Miller worked in the nonprofit sector and in city government before joining the client services division at Foothold Technology. Sean Murray is a product manager at MediSked, LLC, with a passion for improving quality of services and systems through technology. She has over 25 years of supporting people with disabilities to live their best lives.
Precious uses her passion for promoting a workforce that understands their value in helping those dreams.
She has grown MB's community Assistance Pogram by leaps and bounds where she specializes in creative lending for persons with special needs.
Continues to keep people in their homes while secure funding for 1st time home buyers. Deb has worked for Sunshine for the past 33 years in a variety of positions. Currently, she oversees the program office including residential, vocational, clinical, admissions and nursing programs. Nancy Robertson has over 30 years as a professional in the disability field. During her tenure she developed numerous innovative and best practice programs.
IEMS manages the Partnership for Inclusive Disaster Strategies, a national coalition of state and territory affiliates that share a mission of accessibility, inclusion and resilience in disaster preparedness and response. Destree Rudolph has served in the field of disability services since For these societies, the fluidity and dynamism of deltas represented intolerable problems that had to be solved.
And the premier tool to resolve these problems was the one feature utterly absent in deltas: From the European standpoint, hard lines and orthogonal angles introduced order to disorder, civilization to wilderness, godliness to the heathen, and the power of the Crown to the cowering native.
These spatial concepts resonated with Spanish authorities in their aggressive New World colonization, producing hundreds of urban grids with central plazas fronted by institutions of church and state. Similar grand designs appeared in European cities during the s and s, and they spread as the Bourbon monarchy expanded its empire into Africa and the Americas. New Orleans came into the French colonial fold in the midst of this design era.
The city was conceived in by John Law's Company of the West later the Company of the Indiesa speculative venture granted a monopoly by the Crown to develop the problematic Louisiana claim with tobacco plantations and other risky projects.
So charged, the company's man in Louisiana, Jean-Baptiste Le Moyne, sieur de Bienville, selected in a riverbank roughly 95 miles upstream from the mouth of the Mississippi River for the foundation of New Orleans. The site took advantage of a portage route Bayou Road and inlet Bayou St. John that provided a convenient shortcut to the Gulf of Mexico via Lake Pontchartrain, thus avoiding a long contra-current river journey through the difficult-to-navigate mouth.
While Bienville's swampy and regularly inundated site appeared particularly precarious, its geographical situation-that is, how it connected with the rest of the seafaring world-seemed excellent.
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A city near the mouth of North America's greatest river perfectly positioned French colonials to exploit the unknown riches of the vast hinterland and to defend them from Spanish and English interests. Other potential sites were either more precarious or markedly less strategic. Should New Orleans be built on the safest site, despite its inconvenience?
Or should it exploit the most strategic situation, despite its hazards? Bienville opted for the latter, setting the stage for three centuries of economic and environmental blessings and curses.
Urban order did not ensue immediately; instead, haphazard development prevailed for three years until a hurricane wiped it away in New Orleans started afresh shortly thereafter, this time as a planned city, designed and surveyed professionally. It consisted of a nine-by-six-block grid that neatly took advantage of the higher, better-drained natural levee while positioning a corner bastion to confront approaching enemy ships.
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The front-center cell featured a place d'armes fronted by edifices of church and state in perfect Vitruvian symmetry, while Vaubanian fortifications surrounded the grid, their carefully angled flanks enabling clear firing lines in all conceivable directions.
By the mids, all streets and blocks were laid out and a few thousand colonists and slaves were settled in. Colonial New Orleans remained within that platted grid even after France ceded the colony to Spain in the s. The catastrophic Good Friday Fire ofwhich charred 80 percent of the old housing stock, finally pushed citizens to expand the urban footprint. At this point in New Orleans's urban developmental history, we see the inception of a pattern that would continue into the early twentieth century.
It entailed municipal expansion that was planned by surveyors on an intra-subdivision scale, but unplanned by authorities at a citywide scale, guided invisibly by a series of conditions and unwritten "rules. The nature and scale of pedestrian traffic and limited omnibus service encouraged new developments to be situated, quite literally, across the street from existing ones. Marie, New Orleans's first suburb, was laid out in immediately upriver from the original city, while the Faubourg Marigny was founded in directly below it.
Existing development, then, was a strong predictor of the location of future development-until new transportation systems altered spatial relationships. Roads, canals, streetcars, and railroads diminished the need for immediate adjacency, broadening the expansion rule to accessibility. Bayou Road, for example, had enabled a tiny agricultural community to thrive at Bayou St.
John, about two miles from the city, since early colonial times; but this area was not subdivided into Faubourg Pontchartrain Faubourg St. John, until the Carondelet Canal made it more accessible. Navigation canals also made distant Spanish Fort and West End into lakefront mini-ports and resorts in the early- to mids. The Pontchartrain Railroad turned Milneburg into a busy little lakefront port, while the New Orleans and Carrollton Railroad fueled the establishment of Lafayette, Jefferson, Carrollton, and other communities now comprising uptown, which were at the time otherwise unattached to the city proper.
With these new conveyances, New Orleanians could now live farther from the city center yet still partake of its attributes, and real estate developers were more than eager to accommodate them. In addition to adjacency and accessibility, land in New Orleans needed to be topographically elevated before the urban footprint could expand upon it. The natural levee crested at 10 to 15 feet above sea level near the riverfront the so-called front-of-town and sloped downward to uninhabited swamp and marshland that lay inches above sea level.
A terrain's expansiveness and adjacency to the more prosperous, amenity-rich, desirable section of town also drove development patterns. Because of the broad river meander, uptown's natural levee sprawled wider than that abutting the straight section of river flowing below the French Quarter.
Developers thus had more fine land to subdivide uptown than they did in the lower city.