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Haverhill, MA, Meeting on Bringing Together People with Disabilities and Local Emergency Preparedness Professionals on March 25th, 2015

Haverhill, MA, Meeting on Bringing Together People with Disabilities and Local Emergency Professionals on March 25th, 2015

NILP would like you to know that the Massachusetts Office on Disability (MOD), in partnership with the Haverhill, MA, Commission on Disability Issues, is hosting a meeting to bring together people with disabilities and local emergency preparedness professionals. This meeting will take place on Wednesday, March 25th, 2015, from 10:00 A.M. to 11:30 A.M., at the Training Room of the Police Station located at 40 Bailey Boulevard in Haverhill, MA. The purpose of this meeting is to explore how to endure that people with disabilities have the assistance they need in times of emergency. If you would like to attend, please RSVP by March 13th, 2015, to the email to the Commission on Disabilities email at: or contact Fran Hogan, Commission Member, at (978) 521-4380 for more information. In addition, please click on the following link for the detailed invite: Haverhill Meeting Invite and also click on this following link for registration to this event: Haverhill Meeting Registration

TLC Leads The Way in Disability Sensitivity Awareness Training!

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The Training and Learning Collaborative (TLC) is the Education Division of The Northeast Independent Living Program, Inc. (NILP). TLC is geared towards educating all organizations in a customized curriculum that provides disability sensitivity awareness and cultural competence training and consulting to all people who are connected in working with all consumers, clients, and/or employees who have a disability. TLC has unparalleled and exceptional expertise that cannot be duplicated anywhere else as its' pool of TLC trainers and consultants are comprised of people who are living with a disability and/or work with individuals who have a disability. TLC has a unique shared perspective and has proven effectiveness with all of the clients it has worked with. Why TLC? It is good for business! To find out more, please view the TLC video and click on the TLC tab on the menu.

Massachusetts One Care Initiative for Non-elderly Dual Eligibles

Massachusetts One Care Initiative for Non-elderly Dual Eligibles

The Massachusetts Medicaid Policy Institute (*MMPI) is pleased to release a fact sheet and infographic on One Care Massachusetts' demonstration project for adults with disabilities between the ages of 21 and 64 who are dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid. The demonstration launched on October 1, 2013, and is slated to run through December 31, 2016. The Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) have jointly contracted with three health plans to provide all medical, behavioral health, dental, pharmacy, and long-term support services covered by Medicare and Medicaid. The fact sheet provides a comprehensive description of One Care including an overview of key features of the program. The infographic provides information on enrollment in One Care by health plan, rating category, and geography. MMPI plans to update the enrollment infographic on a regular basis as new information becomes available. These publications draw from the materials MassHealth has made available though its' One Care website pulling together information from a wide variety of material into a single fact sheet. In addition, One Care has some great stories for you! In a series of videos, you can hear members explain why One Care works for them. To view these videos, please click on the following link: One Care Videos *Please note that MMPI is a program of the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Foundtaion. MMPI is an independent and nonpartisan source of information and analysis about the Massachusetts Medicaid program (often referred to as "MassHealth"). MMPI's mission is to promote the development of effective Medicaid policy solutions through research and policy analysis and a rigorous and thoughtful public discussion of the program's successes and the challenges ahead.

Save The Date! June 12th, 2015! NILP 12th Annual Golf Tournament for Independence!

Save The Date! June 12th, 2015! NILP 12th Annual Golf Tournament for Independence!

Please make sure that you save the date of Friday, June 12th, 2015, as that is when the NILP 12th Annual Golf Tournament for Independence will take place at the beautiful golf course of the Merrimack Valley Golf Club in Methuen, MA. This is a beautifully designed golf course by Golf Digest award winner, George F. Sargent, Jr., a legacy Donald Ross designer, that is a par-70 course with an excellent mix of holes. Watch for more updates coming your way soon as far as registering for this popular annual NILP event as well as sponsorship information as all proceeds from this event go to benefit NILP's services and programs for all people with disabilities who wish to live independently in the community in the 52 cities and towns that NILP serves in Northeast Massachusetts. In the meantime, for more information about the Merrimack Valley Golf Club where this year's exciting event will take place, please visit their website by clicking in the following link: Merrimack Valley Golf Club

Come and Celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the ADA on Boston Common!

Make plans to come to Boston Common on Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015, to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of one of the most comprehensive civil rights bills in the history of this country, the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA)! Join us as we mark this milestone event with speakers, activities, and fun! It is a better world today thanks to the ADA. For more information regarding this important event, please visit the Boston ADA 25th Anniversary website by clicking on the following link: 25th ADA Boston Celebration and for sponsorships and donations for this special event, please click on the following link where you can donate online as an individual or as an organization: Donate to 25th ADA Boston Celebration Make your plans now to join with us at this milestone celebration in Boston of the 25th Anniversary of the ADA!