John Agosta serves as a HCBS TA Subject Matter Expert on the TA for HCBS & PASRR Programs Contract administered by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. He has worked under contract for state and federal agencies on a variety of projects focusing on community integration for people with developmental disabilities. Dr. Agosta has conducted analyses of state systems and studied specific facets of the field (e.g., supported employment, family support, self-advocacy, Medicaid funding trends, self-directed supports). Key areas of expertise: design of community-based I/DD systems; resource allocation methods. He is a nationally recognized expert in topic areas such as family support, self-directed supports and community-based support systems for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Dr. Agosta completed his doctorate in Rehabilitation Research at the University of Oregon, specializing in research methods and community supports for people with disabilities, and has worked with people with disabilities for nearly 45 years.