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Self-Advocacy Leadership Series Sponsored by Massachusetts Developmental Disabilities Council September 9 to November 4, 2015, at North Shore Community College

Self-Advocacy Leadership Series Sponsored by Massachusetts Developmental Disabilities Council September 9 to November 4, 2015, at North Shore Community College

Please note the Self-Advocacy Leadership Fall Series that is sponsored by the Massachusetts Developmental Disabilities Council and will be held from September 8 through November 4 on Wednesday evenings from 6 P.M. to 8 P.M. at North Shore Community College in Lynn, MA.The SALS is a 9 week leadership series to provide education, training, support, and mentoring to individuals with developmental and/or intellectual disabilities to practice self-advocacy and leadership skills, to expand your social circles, and to be part of a team. Class topics will include leaning about Self including Communication, Feelings and Values, Team Building, Taking Political Action, Leadership, How to Give a Speech, and will culminate with a Graduation. To be an applicant for this SALS Fall Series you must be a person with a disability and you must be willing to attend and participant in all classes. Please note that 12 applicants will be selected based on their answers to the application questions and on meeting the deadline due date for the application which is August 24, 2015. For more detailed information regarding this SALS Fall Series please note the following links for printable versions: For the SALS introduction letter please click the following link - SALS Introduction Letter For a flyer about the SALS Fall Series, please click on the following link - SALS Fall Series Flyer For a Self-Advocacy Leadership Series Application, please click on the following link - SALS Fall Series Application

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.

NILP Headquarters Based in Lawrence, MA – Call us at (978) 687-4288 or by email at help@nilp.org

NILP Headquarters Based in Lawrence, MA – Call us at (978) 687-4288 or by email at help@nilp.org

Save The Date! NILP’s 35th Annual Meeting & Celebration Takes Place on October 16, 2015!

We are very excited at NILP as this October, 2015, represents a very significant milestone for The Northeast Independent Living Program, Inc. (NILP), it is our 35th year and anniversary in providing services and programs to help all people with disabilities live independently in the community in the greater Northeast Massachusetts area! In conjunction with this, we are proud and happy to announce our 35th Anniversary Annual Meeting & Celebration that will take place on Friday, October 16, 2015, at the Wyndham Boston Andover Hotel in Andover, MA. Save the date! Watch our website and our facebook page for more exciting information regarding this event coming your way soon!