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Fee-for-Service Programs at Centers for Independent Living

New Community Opportunities Center Presents… A Two-Part Webinar / Teleconference Series on:

Fee-for-Service Programs at Centers for Independent Living

Part I: Planning for Fees-for-Service

  • February 10, 2015; 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. Eastern

Part II: Implementing Fees-for-Service

  • February 17, 2015; 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. Eastern

Register online or by using the printable registration form (PDF).

IL-NET Logo - CIL-NET + SILC-NETWho wouldn’t like to expand their services and their budget at the same time? If your CIL is willing to do its homework, a fee-for-service program could provide you with just that opportunity. Join us in February for this two-part series on developing fee-for-service programs at centers for independent living. You’ll learn how you can research, build, and implement fee-for-service programs the right way. You’ll learn from a center that’s built several successful programs that have expanded and supported their core services. You can, too! Sign-up Today!

Registration Fee: $100.00 for both presentations. Fee is per site (connection) and does not apply per participant; registrants are encouraged to gather as many individuals as desired to participate by telephone or webcast. 

Target Audience

  • CIL executive directors, accountants, program managers, board members and others interested in expanding CIL capacity through fees for service.

Learning Objectives

Participants will learn:

  • The role of planning to identify the community’s needs, the CIL’s capacities, and the steps forward toward providing fee-based services
  • The kind of research that will be helpful in decision making and ideas for doing it
  • The questions to ask about personnel needed and how to support them
  • Some of the potential purchasers of services that are appropriate for CILs and how to approach them
  • Community relationships to create or expand
  • Some of the barriers and solutions to offering fee-based services
  • How to think more like a business
  • How to stay true to IL philosophy in a business environment
  • Organizational steps to take to build the right infrastructure
  • What financial planning needs to take place
  • Legal considerations when charging fees and working under contract

Meet Your Presenter

Dennis Fitzgibbons: Executive Director, Alpha One, Maine’s Center for Independent Living

Dennis’ career has spanned teaching at the high school level, business administration in the private sector and CIL management in Massachusetts and Maine. As Executive Director at Maine’s CIL Alpha One, Dennis is responsible for the management and operation of Alpha One and works with the Alpha One Board of Directors to set organizational priorities and goals.

In his years in Independent Living, Dennis has served on numerous long-term care and health care public policy task forces at the state and national level to advocate for increased community-based care and quality health care for people with disabilities. He has been active in the development and administration of consumer-directed service programs for persons with disabilities. Dennis has promoted disability rights in personal assistance, housing, transportation, employment and health care for over 30 years.

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