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The Re-KAPP 11.11.16


Election 2016!

New Speaker of the House, Rep. Jeff Hoover, along with Senate President Stivers (left) and Governor Matt Bevin (right), celebrating on Election Night.

Republicans Take Power of Kentucky State House & the Presidency with HUGE GOP wave in Tuesday’s Elections

See a summary of all state & national results here:  Kentucky Chamber Bottom Line

KAPP held its Annual Membership Meeting & Elections

on Wednesday 11.9.16 in Lexington.  

Much of the Re-KAPP can be found within those minutes HERE including results of the general election and updates/links to the Workgroup Proposals on Monthly Summaries and Recoupment.

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Announcement:  IJC on Health & Welfare

Wednesday – November 16, 2016


10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Capitol Annex – Frankfort

The agenda will include:  KAPP – Raising Awareness, Value & Wages of our DSP Workforce

Shannon McCracken, with 2016 DSP State Winner Betsy Byrnes

(Meeting is open to the public, members & DSP’s are encouraged to attend!)

Is your legislator on this committee?


Medicaid:  Posts Request for Information (RFI)

Bevin Says Tax Reform WILL HAPPEN in 2017

Here is What Donald Trump want to do in his First 100 Days

A Girl and Her Service Dog Head to the Supreme Court

Trump Win Brings Uncertainty on Disability Policy

Let’s Talk Webinar!
November 30, 2016 – 12:00PM
“Deeply Frank: Getting Serious About Person-Centered Thinking”
Special Guest Author: Celine Parent
Interviewer: Dave Hingsburger
Introduction: Joseph M. Macbeth
As a follow-up to the previous person-centred thinking journal article, Deeply Frank takes a closer look at work habits and routines and the impact they have on the lives of people. The authors challenge readers to think differently and to reflect on why they do things the way they do. They argue that the way support is currently being provided may not be wrong but it can be different. With examples and tough questions, they encourage everyone to step back in order to move forward.
Follow these links to read the English and/or French version of Volume 5 – Issue 11 of  Service, Support and Success: The International Journal for Direct Support Professionals .
Please click on the link below to register for this very important webinar on November 30, 2016 at 12:00PM (Eastern).
After your registration is approved, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Have a wonderful weekend and THANK A VETERAN!



Shannon McCracken is a leader when it comes to supporting the needs of people with developmental and intellectual disabilities. After a decade of experience at the two largest SCL agencies in Kentucky, she made the decision to embrace a new opportunity and start her own company, Commonwealth Case Management. While in the field, Shannon has won numerous national awards and served in multiple leadership positions, most recently with the Kentucky Association of Private Providers (KAPP). From November 2009 - 2012, she served as the Vice-President of Public Policy for the KAPP Board of Directors and served as President from 2012-2015. In 2016, KAPP made a significant investment in its future and offered Shannon a full-time position as the State Executive Director. Being so involved has enabled Shannon to stay at the leading edge and have a great understanding of what it takes to support people with disabilities.

Shannon is a graduate of Western Kentucky University...wife to Tony, mom to Davis (19) & Caroline (17.)

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