Thursday, February 2, 2017

From the Coalition for Community Choice: Read about the Legal implications of the HCB Settings Rule and Act Now


Greetings Coalition for Community Choice:

As you know, the CCC came to be because we oppose CMS's position on disability-specific settings. Here is an exciting resource with a call-to-action to advance our work: 

REVIEW THIS: To analyze the legal implications of CMS's HCBS Final Rule, several CCC organizations hired Caroline Brown and Phil Peisch at the prestigious Covington & Burling. We are grateful to those who financially made this work possible - particularly, Micki and Lanny Edelsohn and Mark Jackson who initiated this effort and Ashley Kim who ran with it! Please review, use, and share this important legal memo.

ACT NOW: Covington & Burling recently shared their findings with the CMS transition team for the Trump Administration. The transition team would like to know if there are any advocacy groups or not-for-profits that oppose CMS’s current approach to disability-specific housing. Click this link if your organization would like to be listed as an organization that opposes CMS's current approach to disability-specific housing. If you have questions, contact Ashley Kim ASAP. Her contact info is (310) 889-8800 or

In the words of Ashley, “Let's do this!”

Desiree Kameka
National Coordinator, CCC
Madison House Autism Foundation 

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