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The 24th Anniversary of the ADA Being Signed into Law is July 26th, 2014

The 24th Anniversary of the ADA Being Signed into Law is July 26th, 2014

The Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) was signed into law on July 26th, 1990. This July 26th is the 24th Anniversary of the ADA. In honor and celebration of this year's Anniversary of the ADA, here are 10 Things You May Not Know About the ADA by clicking on the following link: 10 Things You May Not Know About the ADA

The FCC Has Approved New Rules That Will Require Closed Captioning of Video Clips That Are Posted Online

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has approved new rules that will require closed captioning of all video clips that are posted online to ensure accessibility for all people who are in the Deaf and hard of hearing community. For more in depth information on this news, please click on the following link: FCC New Rules for Deaf and hard of hearing community

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. *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.

MASILC Invites You and Your Family to the Annual Celebration & Picnic!

MASILC Invites You and Your Family to the Annual ADA Celebration & Picnic!

The Massachusetts Statewide Independent Living Council (MASILC) cordially invites you and your family to the Annual Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) Celebration and Picnic on Friday, July 25th, at Dunn Pond State Park in Gardener, MA, from 11 A.M. to 3 P.M. Come and celebrate the gains that the ADA has made!

NILP Program Spotlight of the Month: Northeast Recovery Learning Community (NERLC)

NILP's Northeast Recovery Learning Community (NERLC) works as a hub of resources and support for young people and adults who have "Lived Experience" with a psychiatric disability and is 100% staffed by peers. Wellness Recovery Action Planning (WRAP) Trainings are held in several areas. WRAP Trainings are evidenced based and have been a tremendous source in the area. The NERLC conducts Peer Support Groups, Peer Counseling, and Peer Facilitator's Training. The NERLC also serves as "Peer Bridgers" to help patients from Tewksbury Hospital in Massachusetts transition back into the community. For more information regarding the NERLC, please click on the tab and drop-down menu for NERLC on the NILP homepage.