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Community Options to Host Outdoor Training in Nashville, TN Led by Dr. Al Condeluci

March 23, 2021
Dr. Al Condeluci

Free Training on Social Capital for Staff and Families Providing Support to People with Disabilities Nashville, TN– Community Options, Inc. is hosting a training at Centennial Park in Nashville, TN on Tuesday, April 27th. The event is free of charge and will be focused on social capital and community building principles for people with disabilities.…

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Community Options to Host Outdoor Training in Dallas, TX Led by Dr. Al Condeluci

March 23, 2021
Dr. Al Condeluci

Free Training on Social Capital for Staff and Families Providing Support to People with Disabilities Dallas, TX– Community Options, Inc. is hosting a training at the outdoor gardens at Marie Gabrielle in Dallas, Texas on Monday, April 26th. The event is free of charge and will be focus on social capital and community building principles…

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Community Options to Host Outdoor Training in Wescosville, PA Led by Dr. Al Condeluci

March 23, 2021
Dr. Al Condeluci

Free Training on Social Capital for Staff and Families Providing Support to People with Disabilities Allentown, PA– Community Options, Inc. is hosting a training at Shepherd Hills Golf Club Pavilion in Wescosville, PA on Wednesday, April 28th. The event is free of charge and will be focused on social capital and community building principles for…

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Improved Social Connection for Maryland Children with Disabilities

March 19, 2021

March 19, 2021 | Press Release.pdf Rockville, MD, March 19, 2021— Community Options, Inc. was awarded a grant from the Maryland Developmental Disabilities Council and The Arc Maryland to bring technology and fitness programming to children with disabilities. The grant will allow Community Options, Inc. to purchase iPads and monthly subscriptions for an interactive fitness…

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In a letter to the Biden administration, Robert Stack called for Medicaid reimbursement rates to be addressed before raising the federal minimum wage.

February 22, 2021

In a letter to the Biden administration, Community Options, Inc. CEO Robert Stack called for Medicaid reimbursement rates to be addressed before raising the federal minimum wage to $15. Raising the minimum wage without an adjustment to the Medicaid rate would result in “multi-million dollar losses” for many nonprofits who provide care and housing support…

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Community Options Appoints Scott Bowman as State Director

February 18, 2021
Scott Bowman - Utah State Director

Press Release.pdf Ogden, UT (February 18, 2021) – Community Options, Inc. has named Scott Bowman as State Director in Utah.In his new role, Bowman will manage a 50-person team and oversee all operations in Utah including residential, employment, supported living and day habilitation supports.“Scott’s decorated history of successfully managing residential services will be a huge…

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Why can companies pay those with disabilities less when they do the same work as others?

February 9, 2021
Why can companies pay those with disabilities less when they do the same work as others?

February 09, 2021 | nj.com The Raise the Wage Act, recently introduced to Congress, will spark another debate about raising the national minimum wage. But it also shines a light on wage discrimination against people with disabilities, something New Jersey has failed to address. New Jersey is one of a handful of states that have…

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Community Options is proud to advocate to Federal and state policymakers to increase funding for home and community-based services (HCBS).

February 5, 2021

HCBS funding is critical to improve wages for direct support professionals. We applaud Senator Bob Casey (recipient Community Options’ Betty Pendler Award in 2020) and the 30 other United States Senators that called on President Joe Biden to make significant investments into HCBS. View the HCBS letter here. February 5, 2021 The Honorable Joseph R.…

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New Program to Improve Mental Health and Awareness for People with Disabilities in Rural Texas

January 11, 2021

The grant-funded program will address the shortage of mental health professionals in communities like Lubbock and Amarillo January 11, 2021 | Press Release.pdf LUBBOCK—January 11th— Community Options, Inc will soon be able to provide mental health support for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) in rural Texas, thanks to a grant from the Hearst…

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CMS Action to Expand Community-based Options Cited as First Major Move in Decades Supporting People with Disabilities

November 30, 2020

November 30, 2020 | Press Release.pdf | insidernj.com Advocates Call for Acceleration of Effort Due to Disproportionate Mortality Rates of People with Developmental Disabilities due to the Pandemic PRINCETON, NJ – Nov. 30, 2020 – The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued a 66-page toolkit designed to encourage and help states rebalance…

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