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You Are Invited: Virtual Celebration of the 30th Anniversary of the ADA

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We are so excited to celebrate, with you, the 30th Anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The Americans with Disabilities Act became law in 1990. The ADA is a civil rights law that prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities in all areas of public life, including jobs, schools, transportation, and all public and private places that are open to the general public.

UP-DATE: Access Center extends remote work due to COVID

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The Access Center will continue remote work until August 1st, as a tentative date. This date is flexible and a result of the recent increase in COVID cases, reported by Gov. DeWine, for Montgomery County. ACIL staff are tentatively scheduled to return to the office, at that time, working an adjusted office schedule. It is undetermined, at this time, when the ACIL offices will be open to the public. Any public events, that were previously scheduled, are canceled until further notice.

Southwest Ohio Utilities Conference Call

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Hello! Thank you to those who participated in the weekly educational calls regarding utilities during the current state of emergency. At this time, I am going to resume the monthly conference call. However, I will continue to offer educational calls as utilities continue to change during this current situation.

Please find the attached agenda for the May Southwest Ohio Conference Call on Tuesday, May 6 from 9:00-9:30 a.m.

COVID-19 and the provisions of HCBS services and supports

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On behalf of Director Corcoran, thank you for bringing forward timely and practical questions regarding how the COVID-19 emergency may impact home and community-based service provision.  Please see responses to your specific questions below:

Q: How do we conduct supervisory visits, which are required? Can these be done virtually?  

A: Supervisory visit(s)may be conducted  telephonically if a supervisory visit is required by the waiver service.

Ohio Medicaid Waiver Alignment Phase III Delay

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Good afternoon.

Due to the COVID-19 emergency and the reorganization of priorities, Waiver Alignment Phase III has been delayed until 1/1/2021.  This delay includes promulgation of new OAC rule 5160-44-23 – specialized medical equipment, supplies and devices and new OAC rule 5160-44-21 – vehicle modifications.  Waiver amendment submission will be due to CMS by 10/1/2020 and original filing of rules with JCARR will also occur in October. ODM and ODA will continue to engage stakeholders on waiver alignment work during the coming months.

The Miami Valley Fair Housing Center

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The Miami Valley Fair Housing Center works with HUD and Montgomery County to inform the public of their rights and responsibilities under Fair Housing Laws. CURRENTLY WE ARE WORKING REMOTELY.  If you have a zoom meeting read the following or if you have a newsletter or website, please add the following to that platform to inform your residents that:

ILRU: Disaster Hotline – The Partnership for Inclusive Disaster Strategies

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The IL-NET National Training and Technical Assistance (T&TA) Center at ILRU is providing support to centers for independent living and statewide independent living councils as we all navigate the unprecedented times of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. We are sharing the resource below in support of the communities you serve. Please email us at [email protected] with examples of how you are communicating with consumers in your communities and the resources you have found helpful.

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