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 […]
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 purpose of The UCEDD Self-Determination Self-Assessment Checklist is to provide the UCEDD with a straightforward tool and process to determine the degree to which its policies, practices, and personnel, at a given point in time, are promoting self-determination for […]
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.
This manual functions as a primary reference document for licensed providers delivering I/DD services covered by North Dakota’s Department of Human Services’ Developmental Disabilities Division (DD Division). The DD Division provides support and training to clients and families in order […]
Appendix C of the “Services My Way Program” provides a sample job description to be used when an individual using self-directed services puts out a notice for an employee as a support aide. For more information on the District of […]
The District of Columbia’s Medicaid participant-directed service program is called the “Services My Way Program” which permits individuals enrolled in the Medicaid EPD waiver and live in their natural homes to exercise more independent choice and control over their supports […]