All centers are required to provide what are called in the Rehabilitation Act and the regulations in 45 CFR 1329 (definitions) “core services”. Those services are: Independent living core services mean, for purposes of services that are supported under the
Answering the questions of the new CIL Executive Director
Do you remember your first day on the job? That flutter of excitement and apprehension? The navigation of new terms and new requirements that no one warned you about? We offer technical assistance to a new Executive Director in a
CARES Act and Transition from Congregate Living
If I had a say, I would say to CILs, “Use CARES Act for transition!” Never have residents of congregate living been more at risk! Cases and deaths in group living settings account for from one third to one half
Is your CIL providing services from behind closed doors?
I know that some of you have been working remotely for a week, some for as long as three weeks, and others are just entering social isolation as the COVID-19 moves and grows. We now have another 30 days of
How do we count services that happen in groups or electronically?
Note: while your Program Performance Reports (PPRs formerly 704 Reports) were submitted in December, you are continuing to collect data for the year we are in. In fact, you are over a quarter into the next year. Be sure to
Staff training clips from archives
You might find it helpful to utilize some of the on-line resources for your staff meetings and staff training. Some center approach training by doing a short segment during each staff meeting. I suggest up to 30 minutes each. Here
The growing role of Centers with Youth
All of our on-site training, with the IL-Net team, is amazing. As we get set for the new school year, I want to show you some of the ideas from one on youth. I was totally impressed at the energy
How do we count Information and Referral services?
Information and Referral is the one core service that you can provide without setting up a Consumer Service Record for the individual. That doesn’t mean that you won’t need to keep information and follow up with the person. The
Our duty to advocate
Lately I have had even more questions than usual around the difference between advocacy and lobbying. I will address lobbying more specifically next week, but before I do I want to talk about advocacy. Let’s start with what we must
Students with mental health disabilities — youth in transition?
The research team of the National Council on Disability (NCD) – a U.S. federal agency that provides advice to the President, Congress, and other federal agencies – has released the results of a national study on the experiences of students