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 […]
When hiring employees for self-directed service delivery, there are major differences regarding who and how employees are hired and paid. This information sheet describes the differences between the Employer Authority Option and Agency with Choice through a series of questions.
From the Montana Department of Public Health & Human Services, Developmental Disabilities Program, this short presentation describes requirements for: Employees of individual/designated representative with employer authority Contractors of Services for individual or designated representative with employer authority Training requirements for […]