community integration and participation

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The purpose of this Action Planning Guide is to support the community's efforts to plan for enhancing community participation among people with disabilities. We hope this guide will be useful to anyone interested in bringing about community change and improvement, but it may be particularly helpful for staff of Centers for Independent Living and other community-based organizations who will operate as facilitators of these processes.

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Accessible and affordable housing can enable community living, maximize independence, and promote health for vulnerable populations. However, the United States faces a shortage of affordable and accessible housing for vulnerable low-income older adults and individuals living with disabilities. This shortage is expected to grow over the coming years given the population shifts leading to greater numbers of older adults and of individuals living with disabilities.

No

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine have published a report, Developing Affordable and Accessible Community-Based Housing for Vulnerable Adults, proceedings of a recent workshop which explored the role of housing as a social determinant of health for older adults and people with disabilities, particularly among people of color and low-income groups.

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Glen White, PhD, principal investigator, and Jean Ann Summers, PhD, research director from the NIDILRR-funded Rehabilitation Research and Training Center (RRTC) on Community Living served as guest editors for a special issue of the Journal of Prevention & Intervention in the Community focusing on people with disabilities and community participation.

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The LEAD Center will soon release a brief titled, “The ABLE Act and Employment: Strategies for Maximizing the Effectiveness of the Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act as a Tool for Financial Stability and Employment Outcomes of People with Disabilities.”

Yes

NIDILRR is posting its FY 2017 grants forecast in the Grants.gov database at http://www.grants.gov. To identify NIDILRR opportunities, use the search terms NIDILRR or 93.433