Optum Integrated Solutions for Individuals with I/DD partners with providers and systems of care in order to facilitate person-centered services that focus on community inclusion, self-determination, life satisfaction and improved health outcomes. This approach promotes and supports self-determination, and along […]
It is time for all key partners — individuals with I/DD and their families, state agencies, and service providers — to join in a concerted effort to scale up self-directed options. By replacing barriers with best-practice approaches, states and service […]
Advocacy groups provide an extraordinary stable of support for individuals with I/DD. By engaging communities, advocates work tirelessly to improve public perception and drive beneficial policies at the local, state, and national levels. Their achievements have realized greater equality and […]
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 California Health and Human Services Agency manages all public health services provided to Californians. The agency oversees the following departments: Department of Aging Department of Child Support Services Department of Community Services and Development Department of Emergency Medical Services […]
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 […]
Chapter II of MaineCare’s Benefits Manual discusses Consumer Directed Attendant Services (CDAS) for health care providers. This resource covers purpose, eligibility, and amount of duration for the CDAS in Maine.
From Michigan, the Basic Skills Training Resource Manual can be accessed on the Michigan Department of Health & Human Services web site which provides an overview of the self-determination code of conduct for the state.
Fact sheet from the Connecticut Department of Developmental Services which defines abuse and neglect, how to report it, risks of self-directed services, who conducts the investigation and what happens during an investigation. Individuals are instructed to call his or her […]
This annual survey gives an indication of the current level of confidence among contractors. The 2017 results come at a pivotal time when election year uncertainty has given way to greater confidence in the potential for continued growth in government […]