Capitol Correspondence - 10.28.19

New Resources: Briefs on Workforce, State Assistive Tech Programs

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For our members’ convenience, we are listing resources from the broader healthcare community that might be informative for disability supports.

AbleData Brief on State Assistive Technology (AT) Programs: “This guide explains what State AT Programs are, who they serve, the kinds of programs and services they provide, and how they can assist you in obtaining the AT device you need to carry out your daily activities with greater ease, efficiency, and independence.”

Three briefs on direct care workforce by Resources for Integrated Care:

  • Organizational cultural competence: “The brief provides strategies for assessing organizational cultural competence, supporting diversity across all levels of an organization, addressing linguistic competence, and engaging community partners.”
  • Training culturally competent direct care workers: “Highlighted strategies include establishing and building on organizational policies to support cultural competence, using adult learner-centered training methods, and identifying setting- and community-appropriate training programs for direct care workers.”
  • Recruiting and retaining a diverse direct care workforce: “This brief includes approaches for inclusive hiring practices, supporting staff through an inclusive environment, and proving comprehensive training for direct care workers, supervisors, and administrators.”