Now Available! New Issue of The Riot!

Date: 05/2015

The Riot! just released a new, special-edition issue on the new rules for home and community-based services from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Home and community-based services help many people with disabilities live in their community, and the new rules are based on many of the things that self-advocates have been saying for years. In typical Riot! style, the issue helps explain the rules in plain language, shares thoughts from self-advocates Read More

NCI Data Brief: Rights and Respect

Date: 04/2015

Last week, NCI released a new data brief entitled "What NCI Data Reveal About Service Delivery and the Respect Given to the Rights of People With I/DD." Using data from the 2013-14 NCI Adult Consumer Survey, the brief explores whether public I/DD services are delivered in ways that respect service recipients' privacy, choices, and control. It also highlights significant differences by race and ethnicity, guardianship status, residence type, and Read More


Date: 03/2015

The Program Support Center awarded HSRI an indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract to conduct projects for and offer services to the Department of Health and Human Services and other federal agencies. Services that may be provided through this contract vehicle include policy assessments/analysis, program assessments, evaluations and data collection, performance measurements, technical assistance/expertise, and data analysis as well as auxiliary/support services (interpretation and translation, website support, publications, etc.).

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Jami Petner-Arrey

Date: 03/2015

We are pleased to announce that Jami Petner-Arrey, Ph.D., will join HSRI in the position of policy associate on April 6.  

Jami will work within our intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) studies team in our Tualatin, Oregon office. She’ll participate in and manage projects related to the design of support systems for people with I/DD. Popular topic areas include self-advocacy, means for supporting families, strategic planning, Read More

The Myopic Optimism of the ‘Good’ Asylum

Date: 03/2015

In recent weeks, both the New York Times and the Journal of the American Medical Association published articles that call for a return to asylum-style care for people with serious mental illness. These authors take the stance that the decades-long effort to reform mental health services – a movement away from custodial institutional care and toward community-based supports – is a failure, citing the high numbers of people who have ended up homeless, incarcerated, or receiving Read More

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