Expectations Drive Outcomes: Lessons in Promoting Employment and Systems Change 
Presentations from the APHSA 2013 National Policy Forum 
For over a decade, state Medicaid Infrastructure Grant projects spearheaded transformation in policy, programs, system-building, and service delivery in order to change expectations and outcomes for employment of people with disabilities. This session shared key experiences and lessons learned from these efforts, and translated these lessons for employment of youth and adults with diverse needs. Panelists from California and Maryland also examined what it takes to sustain long-term systems-change initiatives that foster employment, self-determination, and independence. 

Beyond Grant Funding: Sustaining Systems Change for Employment of People with Disabilities 
Presentations from the 2012 National APSE Conference
This session drew on the experience of state Medicaid Infrastructure Grant projects to explore sustainability challenges and to share ideas and practices from three states. Presentations from: CaliforniaMinnesota, and CWD


Presentation from 2011 TASH Conference on Medicaid Infrastructure Grants and 

Employment First: Braiding Systems Change Efforts – Alaska


Presentations from 2011 Alliance for Full Participation conference on Learning from 

Experience: Medicaid Infrastructure Grants Increasing Employment

Opportunities - Alaska, California and Maryland.


Presentations from 2011 National HCBS conference on Ten Years of Systems Change: 

Experiences from Medicaid Infrastructure Grants - Minnesota, Kansas and Alaska.


APHSA/NASMD Congressional Briefings on the Demonstration to Maintain Independence 

and Employment: presentation (April, 2008)


CWD Health and Disability Briefing for Senate Finance Committee staff (July, 2007): 

CWD presentation and state presentations