RCPA - Rehabilitation and Community Providers Association


IDD Update
May 14, 2014

New Facility Director
The Office of Developmental Programs has announced that the new Ebensburg Center facility director is Nicole Ferrebee-Phillips. She has over 18 years of experience in education, human services, mental health, and administration in Texas and Pennsylvania.

National Council on Disability
President Obama has appointed several new members to the National Council on Disability. These include Benro Ogunyipe, accessibility, Illinois Department of Human Services; Dr. Katherine Seelman, associate dean and professor of rehabilitation sciences and technology, University of Pittsburgh; and Royal Walker, executive director, Institute for Disability Studies, University of Southern Mississippi.

ACCSES is a national association; RCPA as a member. Its mission is to promote and enhance community-based solutions for individuals with disabilities to maximize employment and independent living opportunities. June 22 – 25 is it’s annual conference in Washington, DC.

SSA Updated Publications
The Social Security Administration (SSA) has updated the following publications:

HCBS Final Rule Resource
The National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities, National Disability Rights Network, and Association of University Centers on Disabilities has released a new resource regarding the Home and Community-based Services waiver final rule changes. The web site, HCBS Advocacy, has state and federal resources regarding states efforts to comply.
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