Spring 2013 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.
Multimedia archive of the Lecture Series
Listen to or view select presenters from past Mini Course Lecture Series events.
Upcoming Programs -
May 1 and May 2, 2013 in Two Locations: Pittsburgh and Harrisburg
Presented by Allan I. Bergman, nationally recognized expert in Medicaid policy and practice and leader in policy development regarding "best practice" supports and services for people with disabilities and their families.
May 1 and May 2, 2013, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (check-in 9:00 a.m.)
Registration deadline: April 26
Rodef Shalom Congregation
4905 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
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Temple University Harrisburg Campus
234 Strawberry Square
Harrisburg, PA 17101
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About the Event
Event is FREE but registration is strongly recommended. Register by April 26.
* Register NO LATER THAN April 19 if you are requesting accommodations (Braille, Sign Language Interpreter, etc.).
About the Presenter
Allan I. Bergman, 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.
Bergman's career includes leadership positions in local, state and national non-profit agencies and associations, with 27 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.
Bergman is subject matter expert on two projects for the Office of Disability Employment Policy on Employment First and Rebalancing State day and employment supports into the "most integrated setting."
In April 2012, he conducted a webinar for the National Conference of State Legislatures and he has authored a checklist for providers and advocates for the American Network of Community Options and Resources. He has facilitated strategic planning and organizational development for Councils on Developmental Disabilities and University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities and the development of the One Voice Coalition in Alabama.
During his career, Bergman served as the President and CEO of Anixter Center, one of Chicago's largest community agencies, President and CEO of the Brain Injury Association of America; and significant leadership roles with United Cerebral Palsy Associations.
Managed Care "101" - Fundamentals of Managed Care
Presentation will include:
- Constructs of managed care strategies
- Current state/federal budget context for these strategies and the "national stampede"
- Lessons learned from states engaged in these strategies
- Waivers states received from Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to implement their strategy
- ADA Title II "most integrated setting" and Olmstead overlay
- Status of initiatives in Pennsylvania
- Critical need for stakeholder engagement
Documents Available for Download
Act 48 and Social Work CEUs are available.
Fees apply for CEUs (Social Work CEUs are provided by National Association of Social Workers-PA.)
Co-sponsors of the Mini Course Lecture Series: Vision for Equality, Inc; Disability Rights Network of Pennsylvania; Pennsylvania Developmental Disabilities Council; and The ARC of Lehigh and Northampton Counties.
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