Thursday, July 17, 2014

Michigan: HCBS Waiver Conference - 11/18-19/2014

This is a conference on Home and Community Based Medicaid Waivers sponsored by the Michigan Department of Community Health and the Michigan Association of Community Mental Health Boards (MACMHB).


The Michigan Department of Community Health & The Michigan Association of CMH Boards Present:


November 18 & 19, 2014
Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center
55 South Harrison Road, East Lansing 48823

Children s Waiver Program (CWP)
Habilitation Supports Waiver (HSW)
Autism Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Benefit

Conference Objective: This conference will provide technical assistance and training on the implementation and maintenance of the Children s Waiver Program (CWP) and the Habilitation Supports Waiver (HSW), clinical issues, and administrative functions relevant to these waivers. Additionally, this conference will provide training in ASD, evidence based services, highlight programs across the state, and provide technical assistance on implementation of the Medicaid/MIChild Autism Benefit.

Technical assistance and training on implementation and maintenance of the Waiver for Children with Serious Emotional Disturbance (SEDW) will now occur as a part of the annual Wraparound Conference to be held at Shanty Creek Resort on August 18-20, 2014.

Who Should Attend: Case managers, supports coordinators, clinicians, behavior analysts, administrative staff, providers, autism coordinators, people receiving services and family members.

Special Rate: A special $20 conference rate will be offered for people receiving waiver services and their family members. A limited number of scholarships are available to people who receive services and their families. Scholarships may cover registration fees, overnight rooms, travel expenses, meals and child care. Deadline to request scholarship: September 12, 2014. To request a scholarship form, contact Chris Ward at or 517-374-6848.

Continuing Education Credits for Licensed Social Workers: The Michigan Association of Community Mental Health Boards (MACMHB), provider #1140, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. MACMHB maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 11/10/13-11/10/16. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval. Exact hours are pending.

Overnight Accommodations/Directions: The Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center is located in East Lansing adjacent to Michigan State University. Our special guestroom rate is $75 per night. For specific directions or to reserve a room, please call 517/432-4000 and mention that you are attending the C-Waiver Conference.

Conference Brochure & Registration Materials: Conference details and registration will be available on our website,; if you have any questions, please call (517) 374-6848.

Christina Ward, Administrative Executive Michigan Association of Community Mental Health Boards
426 S. Walnut Street, Lansing, MI 48933
(517) 374-6848 phone
(517) 374-1053 fax

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