Stay tuned for the December Networking with NAPP webinar!!
The 2015 Linking Gerontology and Geriatrics and annual PASRR conference, "Wellness: Building Capacity for Tomorrow's Older Adult", was held at the Oklahoma State University in Tulsa on September 24-25, 2015. Over two hundred participants representing a diverse group of professional and lay-persons from over 35 states came together to share perspectives from the academic/education, research/science, and applied practice of PASRR and related areas of interest.
The keynote address was shared by two nationally-known experts in their respective fields of study. Barbara Speedling, Quality of Life Specialist, and Carol Ryff, Director of the University of Wisconsin’s Institute on Aging. Read the full letter HERE.
NAPP seeks to be the principal leader in re-balancing long-term care by providing education to stakeholders implementing PASRR programs, and advocating for individuals diagnosed with mental illness, intellectual disability, and/or related conditions; NAPP strives to maximize every individual’s independence, level of functioning, and quality of life.
Meeting Olmstead Requirements
This year marks the 15th anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court Olmstead Decision, finding it is a direct violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act to retain individuals with mental disorders in institutions when their needs can be met in the community.
July 1, 2014
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is heavily focused on assuring that individuals with mental illness, intellectual disabilities, and related conditions have their overall needs met through the delivery of any services and supports that promote quality of life and independence.