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Training Project On ‘Home And Community-Based Services’ Settings Rule Launches In Illinois

CQL takes part in project to empower advocates, families and other stakeholders


The Home and Community Based Services – Advocates Creating Transformation (HCBS-ACT) project aims to educate people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, their families and others about the HCBS settings rule. This rule establishes federal regulations to make sure issues of inclusion, self-determination, person-centeredness, rights and more are respected and protected for people receiving supports.

The HCBS-ACT project involves nearly twenty on-site workshops, a number of virtual trainings, a series of video clips and various accessible resources, to share information about the HCBS settings rule. This initiative will reach thousands of people at more than a dozen locations throughout the state.
“We’re not just educating, we’re also equipping others with the knowledge and skillset to spread the word on how the HCBS settings rule will affect lives across Illinois,” says Mary Kay Rizzolo, President and CEO of CQL | The Council on Quality and Leadership. “We will be working with a selected group of advocates and family members in the state to improve their advocacy skills around the HCBS settings rule and empower them to become change agents in their communities.”

The project is being developed in partnership with the Illinois Council on Developmental Disabilities, through collaboration among CQL | The Council on Quality and Leadership, the Institute on Public Policy for People with Disabilities and the Institute on Disability and Human Development, University of Illinois at Chicago (IDHD).

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CQL | The Council on Quality and Leadership is an international non-profit, virtual organization dedicated to the definition, measurement and improvement of personal quality of life for people, through accreditation, training and consultation. CQL’s vision is a world of dignity, opportunity and community for all people. Learn more: www.c-q-l.org/HCBS-ACT

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