SAIL, Senior Services partner to provide meals to persons with significant disabilities

State of Alabama Independent Living recently formed a partnership with the Alabama Department of Senior Services to provide access to Meals on Wheels to qualifying individuals currently served by a SAIL Medicaid waiver, said SAIL Program Specialist Kathy Fountain. Senior Services Commissioner Neal Morrison approached Fountain to provide $50,000 in funding for SAIL to access theContinue reading “SAIL, Senior Services partner to provide meals to persons with significant disabilities”

A Q&A with SAIL Director Lisa Alford

Rehab news spoke with Lisa Alford following her first two weeks on the job as the new director of the SAIL program. “Listen in” on the conversation here: RN: Lisa, you’ve now been the SAIL director for two weeks after spending 25 years in VR. Has this change in direction been difficult in any way for you? Alford: I startedContinue reading “A Q&A with SAIL Director Lisa Alford”

Tuscaloosa SAIL staff spearhead drive to assist area consumers

The Tuscaloosa office of the State of Alabama Independent Living (SAIL) program recently held a personal hygiene/household items drive to benefit SAIL consumers in the Tuscaloosa area. The month-long effort was spearheaded by Independent Living Specialist Misty Smith, Nurse Case Manager Denise Brazeal, Case Manager Ashley Foster, Case Manager Nancy Harrison, and SAIL administrative assistantContinue reading “Tuscaloosa SAIL staff spearhead drive to assist area consumers”

SAIL staffer Autrey receives national leadership award

SAIL Rehabilitation Specialist Steve Autrey is this year’s recipient of the National Rehabilitation Association’s (NRA) Yvonne Johnson Leadership Award. Autrey received the award Nov. 1 at the NRA Annual Training Conference in Des Moines, Iowa. Since 2001, the Yvonne Johnson Leadership Award has been given annually to an individual who is highly committed to issues concerning people withContinue reading “SAIL staffer Autrey receives national leadership award”