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2016 Mini Course/Lecture Series on Disabilities

The Institute on Disabilities at Temple University hosts guest speakers and lecturers several times each year for its Mini Course/Lecture Series on Disabilities. Experts in a wide variety of fields including Disability Studies, Assistive Technology, Leadership Development, and Social Policy present lectures and programs to students, parents, teachers and other professionals in the field of disabilities.

November 2 or November 9, 2016
The Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) Settings Rule: An Opportunity to Support Meaningful Community Inclusion

Presented by Alison Barkoff, Director of Advocacy, Center for Public Representation, Washington, D.C. office.

Healthcare Council of Western PA
500 Commonwealth Drive
Warrendale, PA 15086


Temple University, Morgan Hall, Room D301
1601 N. Broad Street (corner of Broad St. & Cecil B. Moore)
Philadelphia, PA 19122


Parking information:

9:30 AM - 12 PM, both dates. Registration for this no-cost event begins at 8:30 AM.

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  • Details of the new HCBS settings rule
  • Overview of how states are implementing the rule
  • Available opportunities for advocacy and engagement in implementation
  • Other federal policies including implementation of Olmstead decision and the Workforce Innovation and Opportunities Act, and how they align with the HCBS rule

About the Presenter:

Photo of Alison BarkoffAlison Barkoff is Director of Advocacy, Center for Public Representation, Washington, D.C. office. She works on policy and litigation related to community integration and inclusion, including Olmstead, Medicaid, employment, housing, and education. From 2010 to 2014, she served as Special Counsel for Olmstead Enforcement in the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice, leading efforts to enforce the right of individuals with disabilities to live, work and receive services in the community. Ms. Barkoff also worked with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and with the Department of Labor. Prior to her time with the government, she worked at the Bazelon Center and other public interest organizations on Olmstead enforcement, disability discrimination, Medicaid, employment, and special education cases. She has an adult brother with an intellectual disability and has been involved in disability advocacy most of her life.

More information

  • Registration is required.
  • Act 48 CEs available.
  • Social work CEs have been requested.
  • Requests for accommodations must submitted with your registration, by October 20, 2016.

The Mini Course Lecture Series is a program of the Institute on Disabilities at Temple University.
Co-sponsors: Pennsylvania Developmental Disabilities Council and Disability Rights Pennsylvania, The Provider Alliance, ACHIEVA, and Vision for Equality.

Institute on Disabilities at Temple University
University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities Education, Research and Service