With endless waiting lists for all DDS services and no plan in place to serve people, more families are beginning to look for alternatives the traditional DDS service route.
The Arc Connecticut, with support from the CT Council on Developmental Disabilities, is teaming up with The Family Empowerment Task Force to give families information about alternative sources of funding and resources that are available to people with I/DD.
The day will include:
- A brief press conference to release a groundbreaking new policy paper on the state of housing and supports in Connecticut for people with I/DD.
Information on our new online statewide roommate matching service.
Information about our new Housing Resources Guide for People with I/DD.
A Panel Discussion with families who have opted out the endless wait for funding and the traditional DDS group model and are supporting their loved ones living their own lives in the community NOW. This will include families who: have implemented CRS, private apartments or other novel arrangements; are using mix of public funding sources including DDS Waivers, Community First Choice and others; and are using a mix a self-directed and agency staffing.
This conference is free of charge but seating is first come first serve. Lunch will be provided. The deadline to RSVP is Wednesday, November 16, 2016.
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For more information contact Melissa Marshall at firstname.lastname@example.org.