Mini Course Lecture Series on Long Term Support Services for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities

March 2013

The Institute on Disabilities will be hosting Allan I. Bergman, nationally recognized expert on Medicaid policy and practice regarding children and adults with disabilities in its upcoming Mini Course Lecture Series on Disabilities on May 1 and May 2.

Mr. Bergman will present "Long Term Support Services for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities" at two locations in Pennsylvania—on May 1 in Pittsburgh at Rodef Shalom Congregation, 4905 Fifth Avenue and on May 2 in Harrisburg, at Temple University, 234 Strawberry Square. On both dates, the event is scheduled from 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM.

The Mini Course Lecture Series is free but registration is suggested.

Mr. Bergman, the CEO and founder of High Impact Consulting, is an experienced, non-profit community agency and association executive and nationally recognized leader in influencing the development of policy reflecting "best practice" supports and services for persons with disabilities. He also is a national expert in Medicaid policy and practice regarding children and adults with disabilities and their families and has extensive knowledge of all components of the Affordable Care Act.

The presentation will feature "Managed Care 101": Fundamentals of Managed Care, which includes topics such as state and federal budget strategies and “national stampede,” waivers states receive from Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to implement their strategy, constructs of managed care strategies and more.

Mr. Bergman's career includes leadership positions in local, state and national non-profit agencies and associations, with 25 years of continuous family and self-advocate leadership training in Partners in Policy programs across the country. He has provided consultation, training and technical assistance across 16 states. Much of his time has been in the area of managed long-term supports and services for people with disabilities.

This event is co-sponsored by Disability Rights Network of Pennsylvania and Pennsylvania Developmental Disabilities Council. Act 48 credits are available.

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