The Spark Initiative, developed by Optum®, brings together experts from government, nonprofit and private sectors to spark new thinking on major health and human service issues. This report focuses on individuals with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities (I/DD) and is one […]
The Supportive Housing Association of New Jersey (SHANJ) outlines the lessons learned when one of its clients (referred to as AD) transitioned into independent living. SHANJ coordinated transportation, utilities, food, and all other aspects of AD’s life with her direct […]
This is a brief description of intellectual and developmental disability (I/DD) services and supports provided by the Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services (DADS). Some services and supports have interest lists because they do not have immediate openings available. […]
From the North Carolina Division of Medical Assistance, this guide provides information related to eligibility, services, and screening for the consumer-directed care program in North Carolina called the Community Alternatives Program (CAP). Included is a history of the CAP program […]
A summary of information for individuals with a disability in Utah is available in this fact sheet compilation on the following agencies: Division of Services for People with Disabilities Division of Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired Choose To […]
Guidebook for providers/support, roles, responsibilities and expectations before taking on the role. People may reach a point where they need help to remain in their own home. This may happen because of an accident, a lengthy illness, disability, or aging […]
This document highlights relevant information to consider when deciding if self-directed services are or are not a good option for an individual with a disability. The location and contact information for the Self-direction Regional Coordinators in Maryland is also listed, […]
This guide from the New York Self-Determination Coalition is for families who are interested in using Self-Directed Services for their child with developmental disabilities. Specific sections offer opinions about the implications of current policies and practices.