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Powerful Networks, Powerful Results
 
As a result of our aggressive lobby and grassroots advocacy campaign, ACCSES has fought to advance disability policy to ensure that ALL people with disabilities continue to enjoy options and opportunities for where they choose to live, work, and play.  ACCSES is the "tip of the spear" -- fighting for the rights of the people with disabilities you serve every day, and their families.
 


Recent Outcomes of ACCSES in Action
 
  • Successfully fought efforts to eliminate worker protections under Section 14(c)
  • Ensured state flexibility and a full array of choices were preserved in the new Home and Community-Based Services regulations
  • Positively influenced the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to adopt principles and best practices in the proposed rules on Medicaid managed care plans
  • Enhanced work opportunities for people with disabilities during the drafting of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act
  • Provided technical assistance to state networks to help influence state-based systems transformation initiatives driven by Federal policy
 
Key Issue Areas


Education

ACCSES works with our partners to ensure Federal education policy emphasizes career-focused outcomes.  From WIOA, to ESEA, to IDEA our team strives to increase opportunities and prevent unintended consequences.

Medicaid & Home and Community-Based Services

ACCSES continues to drive the conversation on how changes in health policy directly impact individuals with disabilities.  Our government affairs team closely engages with CMS on emerging issues around managed care and home and community-based services.

Employment

ACCSES is the leader in ensuring policymakers understand the critical importance of expanding and preserving a full range of employment options and opportunities for people with disabilities.
AbilityOne

ACCSES promotes efforts to modernize and advance the AbilityOne program and comparable State Use programs.  We work to improve job opportunities, wages, and career advancement.

Grassroots Success

ACCSES efforts have proven results at both the federal and state levels of government. We work with stakeholders to get meaningful policy results.



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