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 […]
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 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 […]
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 […]
Questions one might consider before deciding if the consumer choices option is right for them. The Consumer Choices Option is an option that is available under the HCBS waivers. This option will give you control over a targeted amount of […]
Self- Directed Attendant Care (SDAC) is a new model of service delivery for attendant care. This document describes the mission, vision, case manager role, fiscal employer agent, appeal and grievance rights, needs and service planning.
This handbook tells you about Consumer Direction in the CHOICES program. Guide for use with hiring and firing providers and finding a representative. It includes some tips on how to hire your own workers and direct your own care.
The purposes of self determination projects for persons with developmental disabilities are to enhance options to choose supports, housing options and employment possibilities, and improve quality of life while doing so cost effectively. The projects also create a foundation to […]