Joe Caldwell, Ph.D. is Director of Long-Term Services and Supports Policy at the National Council on Aging. He has over 20 years of experience in the field of Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) as a researcher, policy expert, and parent of a son with intellectual and developmental disabilities. At NCOA, he leads the Disability and Aging Collaborative, a coalition of 40 national aging and disability organizations that work together to advance long-term services and supports policy. Joe is also an Adjunct Research Professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago, where he earned his doctorate in Disability Studies. His research has primarily focused on self-directed supports, family support, and the self-advocacy movement. He currently is co-PI of the Family Support Research and Training Center and collaborates with other federally funded research centers on HCBS quality and community living policy. He serves on the boards of the National Alliance for Caregiving and the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities.