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The Rollout of the New Employment and Community First CHOICES Waiver Program

Article by Janet Shouse

As many of you know, Tennessee launched a new Medicaid waiver program called Employment and Community First CHOICES on July 1. This home- and community-based services program is geared toward promoting integrated, competitive employment and independent living as the preferred option for all individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Many of us in the disability community have waited a long time for a waiver program that would offer people with developmental disabilities who do not have an intellectual disability a chance to receive waiver services in Tennessee.  Click here to read more.

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