This new report addresses the challenges and best practices of local Aging and Disability Resource Centers (ADRCs) in bridging the aging and developmental disabilities service networks to jointly address the needs of adults with developmental disabilities and their families.  ADRCs are a joint national initiative of the Administration on Aging and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to comply with the Olmstead decision requiring states to serve people with disabilities in the least restrictive setting.   This report examines the ADRC initiative in terms of the philosophies and fiscal policies shaping aging and disability services,
previous efforts to foster collaboration across the aging and DD service networks, rebalancing states’ long term services and supports under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, and recommends federal and state strategies to support joint planning and service delivery for people with developmental disabilities at the local level.

This report can be downloaded in Word or PDF format.

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