Recruiting Family Stories



Recruiting Family Stories

As
a follow up to “The Waiting Game” and the “No Paid Services Caseload”
campaigns, we are planning to publish a booklet of stories that show
people who have received services from DDA as a result of improved
funding and policies in recent years.

We want to show the
Legislature that the money they have appropriated for the unserved (in
the 2013 and 2014 legislative sessions) is actually helping many people
in a very real way all over the state.

An additional benefit will be to show the variety of routes that were used to gain services, such as:

  • Calls to the DDA hotline;
  • Help from a peer support network or organization (Arc, Parent/Family Coalition, Parent to Parent, Self-Advocacy group etc.);
  • Connection to a case resource manager.

This
will give us valuable information about those successful processes and
routes that we can use to educate and help more people.  If they now
receive MPC, but still need respite or another DD-specific service,
hopefully that will be information we can also use.
If you or
someone you know has moved from the No Paid Services caseload to paid
services within the past few years, and you would like to share your
story for this campaing, please contact Betsy McAlister at: dbmcharger(at)frontier(dot)com.
Parents can remain anonymous, but we would hope to be able to have
representative stories from as many parts of the state as possible.

This
should be an exciting opportunity to showcase our advocacy and continue
to support families and individuals with intellectual and developmental
disabilities.



2018

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