Technical Assistance and Training

Management of Technology Accessible Resource Gives Employment Today (TARGET) Center

TARGET Centers provide assessments and demonstrations to ensure proper implementation of assistive technology (AT) and ergonomic solutions for the Department of Agriculture's (USDA) workforce. The Centers also assist in making information and microcomputer technology accessible to persons with sight, hearing, speech and dexterity impairments. Through a subcontract with CESSI, New Editions Consulting, Inc. provides the following key services:

Beneficiary Access and Support Services for the Social Security Administration's (SSA) Ticket to Work Program

New Editions provides technical and logistical services to support Social Security’s Ticket Program Beneficiary Access and Support Services Work Incentive Seminar Event (WISE) webinars via a subcontract to Booz Allen Hamilton. WISE webinars are online events held for beneficiaries to learn about the Ticket to Work Program and available Work Incentives through accessible learning opportunities. In addition to logistical services to support the webinars, including researching presenters and topics, New Editions also plays a role in content development and promotion.

Technical and Collaborative Assistance for Housing Capacity Building Initiative for Community Living Project

Funded under Medicaid’s Money Follows the Person (MFP) program, New Editions contract - Housing Capacity Building Initiative for Community Living Project - was announced in June 2010 by Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Sebelius. The Secretary lauded the project’s vision to assist older adults and those with chronic conditions to find appropriate housing to live more independent lives.

Technical Assistance for Money Follows the Person (MFP)

Enacted by the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005, the MFP Rebalancing Demonstration is part of a comprehensive, coordinated strategy to assist states, in collaboration with stakeholders, to make widespread changes to their long-term care support systems. This initiative assists states in their efforts to reduce their reliance on institutional care, while developing community-based long-term care opportunities, enabling the elderly and people with disabilities to fully participate within their communities.

Technical Assistance for Self-Directed and Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)

New Editions provides technical assistance to state agencies on HCBS mechanisms, program design, service delivery systems and self-direction services. Under contract with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), New Editions specifically provides assistance to states seeking to develop or improve home and community based services under a variety of channels: Sections 1915(c) and 1115 waivers and Sections 1915(i), 1915(j) or 1915(k) State Plan Amendments. Technical assistance includes:

Logistical, Administrative, Technical Support and Analytic Guidance for the Interagency Committee on Disability Research (ICDR)

New Editions provides a wide range of program support to ICDR. ICDR's mission is to promote coordination among federal agencies that conduct research or implement policy around disability issues. Under contract with the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR), we support web and member collaboration sites; design and manage databases; coordinate meetings for five subcommittees and the executive committee; plan and conduct three state-of-the-science meetings annually; design member outreach activities; and prepare analyses and technical reports.

Management of Federal Diabetes and Vision Exemption Programs (DVEP)

New Editions provides operational and management support to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) for their DVEP initiative. The Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century (TEA-21) provides the legislative umbrella for establishing and operating the DVEP which provides exemptions for interstate drivers meeting the programs’ guidelines. Through this program drivers are offered the opportunity to fully participate in their careers.

Professional and Technical Support for Programs for Vulnerable Populations

New Editions provides professional and technical support to field Missions and USAID/Washington through the Office of Democracy and Governance in the Bureau for Democracy, Conflict, Humanitarian Assistance (DCHA/DG), which manages five congressionally directed programs: Displaced Children and Orphans Fund (DCOF), Leahy War Victims Fund, Victims of Torture Program (VTF), Wheelchair Program and Disability Program.