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Friday, 06 August, 2010

NDI Director Michael Morris to Speak at Reinventing Quality Conference

Michael will be speaking on the Reinventing Quality 2010 panel titled "Funding Crisis: Opportunities for System Reform: CREATIVE AND SUCCESSFUL APPROACHES IN THE FACE OF THE ECONOMIC DOWNTURN — PART TWO"

Speakers will discuss innovative practice that utilizes Medicaid within a "self-directed" HCBS waiver inWisconsin. In addition, means are described for helping people with disabilities build assets or wealth, including through the use of "Individual Development Accounts."

Opportunities for individuals to contribute to their communities through service in Americorps, VISTA or Learn to Serve will also be 7discussed.

SPEAKERS: Dennis Harkins, A SimplerWay; Michael Morris, National Disability Institute; Paula Sotnik, Institute for Community Inclusion

MODERATOR: Steve Eidelman, National Leadership Consortium on Developmental Disabilities, University of Delaware

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