NASDDDS Partners with Other Leading National Disability Organizations on Grant from ACL

The Administration on Community Living (ACL) announced that the National Association of States United for Aging and Disabilities (NASUAD) was awarded the Business Acumen for Disability Organizations Resource Center.  NASUAD partnered with NASDDDS and other leading national disability leaders in their application including the American Association on Health and Disabilities (AAHD), the American Network of Community Options and Resources (ANCOR), the Autistic Self-Advocacy Network (ASAN), the National Council on Independent Living (NCIL), the National Council on Aging (NCOA), the National Disability Rights Network (NDRN), the Community Living Policy Center at the University of California at San Francisco  (UCSF), and the Research and Training Center at University of Minnesota’s (UOM) Institute on Community Integration. Mercer Human Services Government Consulting will provide critical financial and business strategy expertise to support this effort.   

The new resource center will promote the development of business relationships between health plans and other integrated health services and community based disability organizations.  This 3-year grant will support training, technical assistance and a learning collaborative for disability organizations that want to cement their role in a changing Long Term Services and Supports delivery system.

 “We are excited to be a partner in this important work” said NASDDDS Executive Director Mary Lee Fay.  “This resource center will work to develop and promote person centered practices, focused on self-directed services that can be integrated with health and other long term services and supports.”