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Opportunities for Centers for Independent Living: Self-Directed Services Funded by Health Payers

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Participant direction (self-direction) allows people with disabilities to be in control of the services they receive by managing and hiring personal care providers of their choice. Centers for Independent Living (CILs) are uniquely positioned to provide self-directed services with their long history as disability-led organizations applying independent living practices and supporting people with disabilities. Health care payers are adopting self -direction to allow people with disabilities to direct services that address unmet service needs, creating contracting opportunities for CILs.

Join this technical assistance webinar for CILs designed to foster CIL operation of participant-directed service programs funded through Medicaid managed care, accountable care organizations (ACOs), and other health payers. In this webinar, CIL leaders and staff will learn how they can work with managed care organizations (MCOs) and other health care entities to provide self-directed care, as well as learn how to approach and negotiate with health payers to form these partnerships.


  • Molly Morris, Vice President, Applied Self-Direction
  • Suzanne Crisp, Senior Advisor, Public Partnerships Group, LLC
  • Amber O’Haver, Chief Revolutionary Officer / Owner, Disability Revolution
  • Moderator Richard Petty, Director, IL NET Training and Technical Assistance Center for CILs and SILCs 

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