Now Available! New Issue of The Riot!

Date: 02/2016

The Riot! just released its first-ever Canadian issue. This special Maple Leaf Edition, called "We Belong," is a collaboration between The Riot! Staff and People First of Canada (PFC). PFC members share their stories of belonging.

The Riot! is a publication of HSRI and features content from self-advocates. Visit for more information and previous editions.

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HSRI Presentations from AAIDD Annual Meeting 2015

Date: 6/2015

HSRI President Val Bradley and many members of our staff recently attended and presented at the AAIDD Annual Meeting in Louisville, Kentucky. The conference sessions and plenaries highlighted exciting innovations in research, practice, and policy, and HSRI attendees returned feeling motivated and energized about progress in the field. Here we provide a number of the presentations they gave, covering such topics as staff stability, the new HCBS requirements - tools for Read More

HSRI Newsletter - December 2015

Date: 12/2015

The HSRI Newsletter - December 2015 was released this week. Topics include:​

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Supported Decision-Making Pilot Project Evaluation

Date: 12/2015

HSRI released its first-year evaluation report of a supported decision-making (SDM) pilot project in western Massachusetts. The project is a joint initiative between the Center for Public Representation and Nonotuck Resource Associates.

The report notes key lessons learned and provides recommendations for those looking to implement SDM. As stated in the report, CPR and Nonotuck established a cooperative organizational foundation for SDM, invested considerable resources in SDM education and training, and assisted Read More

Information Brief on Person-Centered Planning and Supports Budgets

Date: 12/2015

HSRI’s intellectual and developmental disabilities team created an information brief that describes the person-centered planning and supports budgeting processes, and illustrates how the two may be integrated.

Thanks to the work of so many, it is increasingly accepted that supports should be tailored to people’s individual preferences, goals, and aspirations. Person-centered thinking and planning can help groups create these personalized supports; it's a process that brings people together to help Read More

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