Aug 21 NYAPRS Webinar: How 1915.i Employment and NYESS Employment Initiatives Will Work Together

NYAPRS Note: Last month, the NYAPRS Employment Committee was able to bring you breaking news information from OMH staff about the 1915.i Home and Community Based Services Option and its ability to fund supported employment and supported education services.This 1915.i enhanced package of Medicaid services is a central feature of the state's HARP (Health and Recovery Plan) design that health plans can apply to operate and that will add mental health and addiction related needs to the medical care they are already managing. So....how will the HARP employment benefit work with OMH's NYESS Employment initiative to maximize employment opportunities for New Yorkers with psychiatric disabilities? Come join our Employment Committee's next meeting to hear those details from the appropriate OMH staff!

NYAPRS Employment Committee Teleconference Presents: Medicaid Health and Recovery Plans (HARP): How They Relate to 1915i & NYESS Employment Initiatives

Wednesday August 21, 2013 2:00pm-3:00pm Call Information: 805-309-2350 code 8949021

Presenters: New York State Office of Mental Health Don Zalucki, Director, Program and Policy Development Andrew Karhan, NYESS Director of Program Policy

The Agenda: * Welcome: Maura Kelley, NYAPRS Co-Board President, Employment Committee Chair * Agenda and Presenter Introductions: Len Statham * Presentation: 1915i and HARP Presentation: NYESS Employment Initiatives * Questions & Answers

Len Statham, MS, CBP Employment and Economic Self Sufficiency Specialist NY Association of Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services lens at nyaprs.org<mailto:lens at nyaprs.org>