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May 31, 2019

State Budget Update - Please Help Us Thank Legislators

The Legislature adjourned on 5/28 at 12:59 a.m. after having enacted an .8B budget. 

Thank you to all who participated in our advocacy efforts this session - your time and commitment made a difference and helped back up staff efforts throughout ses...

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May 31, 2018

Thank Legislators, Governor for DD Funding Today

If you’re an AAPPD member, you’ll know from our communications that the 2018 Legislative Session wrapped up a few weeks ago and that all bills have been passed and are now signed by the Governor.  

Here is what was included in the budget related to I/DD...

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May 4, 2018

Wondering How I/DD Funding Fared in this Year's State Budget?

On Thursday night the Legislature adjourned the session for the year.  The legislature was in session for 116 days, passing out 369 bills.  The Governor has 10 days from the end of session to consider the remaining bills that have been sent to him.  So...

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October 31, 2016

AAPPD, United States Department of Labor Wage and Hour Department to Hold 14(c) Compliance Training

The Arizona Association of Providers for People with Disabilities (AAPPD) is pleased to welcome Jennifer Kihnley, Enforcement Coordinator for Child Labor, FMLA, Section 14(c), and Home Care from the Wage & Hour Division (WHD) of the U.S. Department of ...

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October 6, 2016

Meet Charis Royal - An AAPPD Volunteer!



About Me:
I am currently a dual MPH/MA student working towards becoming a physician scientist with an emphasis on bio-containment and bio-safety. I graduated in May 2015 Summa cum laude from Arizona State University with a Bachelor's of Science in Biolo...

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September 14, 2016

Five Things I Learned at the AAPPD Conference



This year was Quantum Solutions first year attending the AAPPD conference. I was happy to be there, but also learned a few things while I was there.

 By: Christopher M. Robb, Quantum Solutions Director of Business Development

Always bring a basebal...

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July 28, 2016

Only 4 Days Left: Register to Vote in Primary Election By Aug. 1

All 90 Legislative seats are up for election/reelection every two years in Arizona.

Make sure you register to vote, so that you can cast your ballot in the primary election.

The primary election will be held on Tuesday, August 30th.  The last day to ...

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July 21, 2016

New Overtime Rules Go into Effect on December 1st: What Do I Do Now?

Written by Platinum Website Sponsor, Gammage and Burnham

As you should already know, employees generally fit into one of two categories.  They are either entitled to overtime or they are not.  If not, we usually say they are exempt.

A key component...

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March 8, 2016

ISP Meetings in the Home

From time to time I run into questions from families and providers about “where” an ISP or planning meeting can be held.  The issue can be confusing because there is a difference between what is desired and what is possible.  Let me elaborate, while it...

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September 30, 2015

Legally Paying Employees Under the New and Anticipated Fair Labor Standards Act Rules

Written by Platinum Website Sponsor, Gammage and Burnham

For most service providers working with physically and mentally challenged individuals, the biggest cost by far is payroll.  Recent and proposed changes to the rules governing minimum wage and...

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