Georgia’s Governor Brian Kemp has said that his administration would request a federal waiver to seek new flexibility to use Medicaid dollars, during his first State of the State address. Section 1115 waivers have been used in the Medicaid program to provide states an avenue to test and implement coverage approaches that do not meet […]
The Georgia Participant Direction Advisory Group (GAPD) is looking for new members who are currently receiving NOW/COMP waiver services via the participant direction model, and who are interested in educating and advocating on behalf of individuals who are considering participant direction or who are participant directing NOW/COMP waiver services. Members meet 4 times per year […]
On Tuesday, May 22, 2018, U.S. Senators Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) and Sherrod Brown (D-OH) introduced a bipartisan bill to delay the implementation of a provision contained in the 21st Century Cures Act requiring States to have Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) systems in place for personal care services by January 1, 2019. The Murkowski Brown legislation would […]
The 21st Century CURES Act, enacted by Congress in December 2016, included a provision for “electronic visit verification,” or EVV, which requires that service providers electronically check in when providing in-home care to people with disabilities in order to prevent fraud. This week the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services issued guidelines to help states comply […]
The State Advisory Panel for Special Education (SAP) advises the Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE) Divisions for Special Education Services and Supports on the provision of special education and related services for students with disabilities. The SAP is comprised of parents, persons with disabilities, educators and administrators as well as representatives from public and private […]
Individuals wishing to file ADA complaints with the Department will now be able to fill out the form and submit it completely electronically.
In July 2015, the U.S. government determined that the GNETS program illegally segregates students with disabilities. The report also stated that this was in violation of Title II of the American with Disabilities Act (ADA). GCEE is urging the state of Georgia to transform its separate and unequal educational program serving thousands of children with […]
Individuals with disabilities and their families often live a life of poverty as a result of not being allowed to save even modest amounts of money without fear of losing supports through SSI, Medicaid and other publicly-funded programs. ABLE Programs like Georgia STABLE allow qualified individuals with disabilities to save up to $14,000 a year […]
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The Parent Satisfaction Survey helps the state Department of Education understand parents’ perception of their engagement between the local school and themselves. The 2019 Parent Survey, available in English and Spanish, is open now to all families of students with disabilities in the state. Please make your voice heard and complete the survey today. The […]