DFDN:Wednesday, April 22 , 2015: Tony Records

Program update: SPECIAL LOCATION and Start Time
Time change 6:30 pm to start

DuPage Family Disability Network (DFDN)

Wednesday, April 22 , 2015 Open Meeting
******ST. JOAN OF ARC********
(Across from Lisle Library)
Parish 820 Division St.
Lisle, IL 60532
6:30pm to 8:45pm

DFDN is pleased to present information ON:
Tony Records; from EQUIP FOR EQUALITY:
Involved in “A Place to Call Home”
Court Monitor for Ligas.

Will speak to us on multiple topics:

*Access to affordable housing for community living: The lack of accessible
and affordable housing continues to be an obstacle to serving individuals
in the most integrated setting. What is the current status with the state
of Illinois, partially in DuPage County?
*Accessing the “Community Living Initiative” to its fullest.
*Consider — Person Centered Planning moving to Person Centered Thinking.
How do we start moving in this direction?
*Alternative opinions that have pursued. (New was of thinking.)
*Long range considerations for consumer/family/co-op owned living
*Working with the State budget constraints and concerns about compliance
with Ligas.
*What are the tools/assistance CMS will provide Illinois to meet its
obligation? Are consumers/families aware of these and how to contribute to
the process? CMS has committed to provide targeted technical assistance
help them meet their obligations under the ADA to serve individuals in the
community, to ensure that services meet the needs and preferences of each

Please Note Change:

The IL Department of Human Services: Division of Rehabilitation Services (DRS)
Project Search have been rescheduled for May 20th


Tony Records has been the President of Tony Records and Associated, Inc.,
(TRA),Since 1992 a human services consulting firm in Bethesda, Maryland.
Mr. Records has more than 40 years of experience and has consulted in 22
states with regard to services and supports for people with disabilities.

Mr. Records has been recently involved in several projects of national and
statewide significance. These are just a few of the very numerous projects
that Mr. Records is involved in:

* Currently serving as the Monitor of the Ligas v. Hamos case involving
more than 12,000 class members who have requested community services in

* Currently serving as the Remedial Expert in the landmark Messier
v.Southbury Training School case Connecticut to ensure that all class
members are offered services in the most integrated setting.

* Provides training for states on Best Practices in Protection from Harm
for people with disabilities in residential settings.

* Administered a grant with the Illinois Council on Developmental
Disabilities to establish individual Microboards and Human Service

* On a voluntary basis , Mr. Records provides individual advocacy
assistance to several individuals with disabilties and their families
in Maryland.

* From 2000-2002, Mr. Records was a consultant with the Office for Civil
Rights ( OCR) of the US Department of Human Services to provide technical
assistance to OCR staff in evaluating state’s planning documents regarding
Olmstead compliance

Registration is required, e-mailing below:

1. Name:
2. Number Attending:
3. Parent or Organization:

Look forward to seeing

Board Members of DFDN

Facilities provided by:
******ST. JOAN OF ARC********
(Across from Lisle Library)
Parish 820 Division St.
Lisle IL 60532 Capacity: 100+
(630) 963-4500

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