Now We Can!
In January of 2014, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (also called CMS) made new rules for Home and Community Based Services. These services help many people with disabilities live in their community. These rules are based on many of the things that self-advocates have been saying for years.
Leaders from across the nation shared their thoughts on the rules, and tips on how to track what’s going on in your state. Now let’s do this Riot Style and really shake things up!
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More About The Riot!
The Riot! is for self-advocates – people with disabilities who speak up for themselves.
We hope that other people, like family members, staff and policy makers will enjoy it too. But these pages are written mostly for our main audience, self-advocates!
Here’s what we promise to do. We will:
- Make you smile. We’re not happy unless we make you laugh at least once.
- Give you good information.
- Write articles that promote self-advocates living in the community and taking charge of their own lives.
- Help make self-advocacy strong. Self-advocates are speaking up all over the country. We’ll give you opportunities to make your voice heard.
But first, Sign Up with your email to get started! When you sign up, we will put you on our email list. When a new issue comes out, we will send you an email to let you know. Then, click on the link in the email to view and download it. After you download The Riot!, you can print copies and share it with friends, family or support staff.