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Saturday, July 26 • 10:30am - 12:30pm
Closing Brunch: Community & CMS—what’s it all about?

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Enjoy our closing brunch while listening to keynote speakers and a panel discussion about state implementation of new rules about community based long term services and supports from the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Ric Swierat (The Arc of Westchester, NY) and Marijo Rymer (The Arc of CO) will moderate a panel discussion—with lots of time for questions—among Marty Ford, Senior Executive Officer of Public Policy at The Arc; Terry Macy, Department of Developmental Services, Commissioner--CT and Dave Richards, Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities Service, Deputy Secretary—NC. Terry and Dave are long time NCE members.


  • Learn about new CMS requirements
  • Learn how states are implementing the requirements
  • Learn how the requirements affect chapters


Marijo Rymer

Executive Director, The Arc of Colorado
Marijo Rymer has been Executive Director of The Arc of Colorado since 2207. She has served on the Board of the National Council of Executives of The Arc, on the Committee on the Future of The Arc, and was awarded the NCE Executive Excellence Award in 2012. She is a gubernatorial appointee to the Colorado Community Living Advisory Group and co-chairs the CO Waiver Simplification Committee. Ms. Rymer has received numerous awards including "Foot... Read More →

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Marty Ford

Senior Executive Officer, Public Policy, The Arc
Marty Ford leads the five person Public Policy team represent¬ing The Arc on Capitol Hill and before federal agencies. With 29 years of experience, Ford is a recognized leader in federal policy issues affecting people with disabilities, particularly long term services and supports, Medicaid, and Social Security dis¬ability issues, and has testified numerous times before Congress. She served three years as Chairperson of the Consortium for... Read More →

Terry Macy

Commissioner, The Department of Developmental Services (DDS)
former NCE Member

Dave Richard

Deputy Secretary, Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities Services
former NCE Member

Saturday July 26, 2014 10:30am - 12:30pm
Tip Top Ballroom The Warwick Allerton Hotel

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