Webinar: Direct Support Professionals and The Home and Community Based Service Settings Rule (HCBS): What You Need to Know

Mar 26, 2021 | Webinars

Description: March 17, 2014 is an important date for those receiving Medicaid-funded home and community based services (HCBS). On this day the HCBS Final Rule took effect which put into place more robust person centered planning standards. This webinar will discuss the critical role direct support professionals play in meeting these new person centered planning standards.

Tanya M. Richmond, MSW, LCSW, Partner, Support Development Associates
Monica Robinson, Consultant, New York Alliance for Inclusion and Innovation, The Learning Community for Person Centered Practices

Thursday , April 1, 2021 12:00PM ET

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Key Takeaways

  • What are the Home & Community Based Services (HCBS) Setting Rules
  • Why were the Home & Community Based Services (HCBS) settings rules introduced

  • Why is the HCBS Settings Rule important to Direct Support Professionals (DSPs)

Learn About Our Presenters

About Tanya M. Richmond, MSW, LCSW: Tanya M. Richmond, MSW, LCSW, a partner with Support Development Associates, has over 30 years of experience working as a licensed clinical social worker. She has expertise in direct practice with older adults; with children and their families; with people who are deaf or hearing impaired; with children and adults with developmental and cognitive disabilities; and with individuals who are in crisis due to rape. She has directed program coordination and evaluation in both community service agencies and college settings.  She has trained professionals in topics related to mental health, direct support across disability areas, and coaching and organizational development for over 25 years.
A Partner with Support Development Associates in Annapolis, Maryland, Tanya works nationally and internationally with organizations who are implementing person centered practices.  She also assists agencies to create and implement person centered policy.  Tanya develops and prepares all grants and contracts for SDA.

About Monica Robinson: Monica Robinson started her career in Human Services in the mid 90’s providing direct support to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. After several years of providing direct support to those receiving services, she moved into a leadership position where her focused shifted to supporting the direct support professionals. She eventually transitioned from the residential setting to working in Human Resources as a Staff Development Coordinator. In this position, she was able to collaborate with other provider organizations to strengthen the skills of frontline supervisors. Each step in her journey she was able to see the growth and development in others, which has reinforced her commitment to the field. Monica is currently an independent contractor working closely with the New York Alliance for Innovation and Inclusion and the New York State Department of Health, a Person Centered Thinking Trainer through the Learning Community for Person Centered Practices and an E-Badge reviewer for the National Alliance for Direct Support Professionals.

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