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2018 Together for Choice Conference

Slides and Videos

Keynote Address, Rob Johnson (CBS Chicago)

Welcoming Comments, Douglas O'Brien (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services)

Opening Statements, Sr. Rosemary Connelly (Misericordia Heart of Mercy) and Rahm Emanuel (Mayor of Chicago)

"CMS's Medicaid Home- and Community-Based Settings Regulations: How We Got Here and Where We're Headed," Phil Peisch (Brown & Peisch)  and Chris Lowther (Covington & Burling LLP)

"HCBS Regulation and Implementation," Melissa Harris (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services)

"Advocating in D.C.: Self- and Parent Advocate Experience"

"Protecting the ICF Entitlement: the Real Meaning of Olmstead," William Choslovsky (Ginsberg Jacobs, LLC)

"Defining Community: a Personal Choice," David Axelrod (CNN, University of Chicago, Former Chief Strategist and Senior Advisor to Pres. Barack Obama)

"America's Workforce: Empowering All - Updates from the Office of Disability Employment Policy," Rose Warner (ODEP, Department of Labor)

"The Trials and Unanswered Questions of the 14(c) Certificate," Rodney Biggert (Seneca Re-Ads Industries)

"The National Council on Severe Autism: What is an Essential Care Nonprofit?" Jill Escher (Autism Society San Francisco Bay Area)

Breakout Session on Housing

Summary of Breakout Sessions

Welcoming Statement, Rep. Peter Roskam (IL-6)

"The DSP Workforce Crisis: Finding Solutions," Paul Landers and Taylor Brose (Pathfinder Village)

"Where Do We Go from Here? Best Practices!" Crystal Makowski, Ed.D. (the Arc Jacksonville)

Housing Model Discussion, Molly Nocon (Noah Homes)

"Creating Sustainable Community Partners to Enhance Service Options," Michael Diaz (Misericordia Heart of Mercy)

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