PERSONAL ASSISTANCE SERVICES (PAS)
Resources on this page will help Medicaid Infrastructure Grantee states develop strategies for assessing service needs, exploring financing options, enhancing person-centered planning, evaluating programs and services, and addressing direct service workforce issues. The focus for MIGs is on PAS as part of a work support system.
Conferences and Audio Calls
NCHSD's PAS Workgroup provides teleconference and workshop opportunities for MIG staff and others stakeholders to discuss and learn about innovations in developing and enhancing personal assistance services systems.
View materials from these events.
- DOL Office of Disability Employment Policy PAS
DOL website on personal assistance in workplace. Recent information from the US Department of Labor on personal assistance in the workplace, focusing on employer responsibility.
- Job Accommodation Network
JAN is a free consulting service that provides information about job accommodations, the ADA, and the employability of people with disabilities. General job accommodation information from the people at the US Department of Labor’s Office of Disability and Employment Policy.
- National Clearinghouse for the Direct Care Workforce
About 10 million adults in the United States need assistance to carry out basic daily activities such as bathing, eating, cleaning, or grocery shopping. Family members and friends provide most of the needed assistance for people in home- and community-based settings, but home care workers, personal assistants, direct support professionals and other direct-care workers are a critical resource for many.
More web resources can be found here and in our Links collection.
Connect with others who are working on personal assistance services issues through our online Discussion Board. You can post a question or comment to start the conversation.
Visit the Discussion Board.