Andreana Franco-- PPY 731/781
Loan forgiveness law –Obama: permanently disabled—loan is forgiven
Retention is big; accommodations; family supporting students; student debt
Obtaining a degree is a priority to help graduates w/disabilities w/their health, independence, going to therapists, doctors, transportation issues, etc.
Independence is GOAL; degree; self-efficacy
Real issue: student debt w/permanent disability that graduate from college need to have their loans forgiven so they can take care of the other barriers
Student Debt for people w/permanent disabilities
Range of Disabilities: Students w/a permanent disability w/documentation are supposed to get their loans forgiven
Social Security : Determines what that means
What kind of research? Has more lit than she needs
What Other Information Do You Need?
Stipulations: must live under the level of poverty
Standard made by federal government
Statistics : graduation rates w/people w/disabilities—
Poverty levels per state for people w/permanent physical disability
Loan forgiveness opportunities
PSL: Program: Public Service Loan Forgiveness
Loan forgiveness for various jobs
Here are the loan forgiveness opportunities: here’s how they are/are not relevant for permanent disabilities
Who are the institutional people providing?
Loan forgiveness laws & how they impact w/people w/disabilities
Loan forgiveness is through federal gov--not w/in the states
If these loan forgiveness programs are FEDERAL—what are the current opportunities in NV; how many people
**Remember to focus on the status quo!
***Raise the level of poverty for this population—not be dependent on the state or their families***
**How are the loan forgiveness programs not working for the people of Nevada
Catrina Grigsby-Thedford PPY 731/781
Policy Issue: Individuals w/disabilities discharged from hospitals, drug & alcohol rehab/substance abuse, jails, mental health institutions--They are need of social support & end up homeless
Other communities have funding to prisoners/hospitals
What is the status quo?
What networks are actually out there?
How many rehab/MH/hospitals/prisons/jails/rehab-substance abuse centers?
**Discharge planners/exit strategists: How many people are in these roles? What kinds of jobs do they have? (MH/Hospitals/Prisons/Rehab Ctrs)
Number of providers?
Number of people?
Costs in NV/Las Vegas/Clark County?
How many are discharged? From where are they being discharged? Moving out of the institutions?
Current local/state/federal advocacy groups?
What resources are unused?
**Catrina knows the resources that are out there—but she doesn’t know the current network in the city? What do they do? Facts of what the city has for the individuals (*She will forward this info to Susie)
**Indiv in an institution under 90 days: homeless status
Over 90 days: resources for shelters
Robin Brown PPY 731/781
Direct Support Professionals (DSP): Underqualified staff; direct support professional staff; intensive supportive living home for adults w/intellectual disabilities
Staff may be Undereducated; unprepared
Disability Legislation over the last 20 years
Federal, NV, & Local
Specifically: Federal level w/Medicaid-
Outlet: Medicaid Laws—How they dictate—How the state can use their funds
Understand status quo-current issue—map this out
2) Disability Advocacy Groups—Natl groups affect the local=What are their platforms; Different ideas: Who is an ally/who is a foe?
3) New movement: 2 years: Host Homes: Foster care for adults w/disabilities; (Cheaper, but it is creating new problems); history of host homes
4) Local & national DSP labor data/turnover rates-has to have an intellectual disability/
DSP: do it all & MH technicians deal w/MH issues
Labor Data: trends/pay/turnover
5) DSP Accreditation Programs (National) –research-wise
Dr. Bruner: What about NV?
Lobbying groups? Orgs? In NV 24-hour
Comparative zone at a later date
Can you prove to us right now? training: who trains/pay / turnover in NV
WHY? Is the DSP—WHY is it that way? Current Status Quo
New Policy Topic: Institutional corrections facilities are discharging individuals to literal homelessness