Scott issues Emergency Rules for Nursing Homes - Industry has Concerns

Gov. Rick Scott announced Saturday he was directing two state agencies to implement emergency rules for all 685 nursing homes and 3,109 assisted living facilities in the state requiring them to obtain generators and fuel that could sustain operations for at least 96 hours after a power outage.

Florida’s nursing home industry expressed support for Scott’s emergency rule, but it has concerns about the practicality of implementing it -- especially in time for the end of this hurricane season, says Mary Ellen Klas of The Times/Herald Tallahassee Bureau.

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HCBS and Medicaid Waivers

 

A few States are asking CMS to favor new Medicaid Waivers as well as revising existing Medicaid Waivers that conceivably undercut;

  1. the Supreme Court's Olmstead choice
  2. the government direction's  “most integrated setting” order
  3. the DOJ's Statement of the Department of Justice on Enforcement of the Integration Mandate of Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act and Olmstead v. L.C.

 

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Assistive Technology in the Classroom

School is starting around the country, and students are being introduced into a brand new environment. This can be scary for most, but especially so when that student has a disability. They are exposed to new sights, sounds, and heaps of new stimuli. Teachers are thrown into the mix without the knowledge or tools to assist these new students. There are resources available to help, but here is a short list that may give you some ideas in the classroom.

First of all, 

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Join us for a webinar on Assistive Technology and Schools

Join us for a Webinar on October 10th and 12th to provide information to the parents, guardians, and all other interested parties on assistive technology as it relates to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 2004 (IDEA 2004) 

This Training will be sponsored by the Florida Alliance for Assistive Services and Technology (FAAST) and will take place on both days for your convenience. 

 

Remember, we are #here2help!

 

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FAAST Access Sign-up!

 

Join the FAAST Access Network as we build a larger, stronger movement of people with disabilities, parents, siblings, and allies.

Be a part of the FAAST Access Network and get information about public policy issues impacting assistive technology, and know when to take timely action. Receive information about what’s going on with FAAST throughout the year including our e-newsletter, event updates and opportunities to support FAAST.

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