SlideShare a Scribd company logo

Real Lives - Real Choices

Since the inception of MFOFC 23 years ago, our organization has taken a stand on the issues affecting individuals and their families. Our work has created positive change in disability policy~pursuing policy driven budgets rather than budget driven policies. This powerpoint presentation addresses several laws that improve the lives of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. ** Families need to understand the meaning of these laws and how they effect the life of their loved one with a disability.

1 of 32
Download to read offline
Real Lives, Real Choices
Laws addressed in today’s workshop:
 Chapter 234 – An Act Requiring National Background Checks
 Chapter 226 – An Act Relative to Assisting Individuals with
Autism and other Intellectual or
Developmental Disabilities (“Autism Omnibus”)
 Chapter 255 – An Act Relative to Real Lives
 Chapter 171 – An Act Providing Support to individuals
and their Families
The Massachusetts Alliance for
21st Century Policy
Fully supports community
inclusion and a
community-based system.
Respects individual choice
and self-determination.
Self-Determination – control over decisions and freedom to take risks
21st Century Disability Policy
Foundations
Individuals and families are involved in the planning
Supports are flexible
Supports are understandable, easy to access, culturally-
sensitive, multilingual if necessary – reflected in all
communications
The system is transparent
Funding is personalized and flexible
Change to regulations and policies is based on substantial
consultation from individuals and families
21st Century Disability Policy
Foundations
Supports and education are maximized – rules and
regulations minimized
The system promotes and supports innovation and
creativity
The system is free of “us-ism” and “they-ism”
21st Century Disability Policy
Foundations

More Related Content

What's hot

Social Care Policy Slides For Eo E Leadership Programme
Social Care Policy Slides For Eo E Leadership ProgrammeSocial Care Policy Slides For Eo E Leadership Programme
Social Care Policy Slides For Eo E Leadership Programmestevenpruner01
 
Poverty+has+the+face+of+old+women
Poverty+has+the+face+of+old+womenPoverty+has+the+face+of+old+women
Poverty+has+the+face+of+old+womenErmira Pirdeni
 
Progress on Self-Directed Support in Difficult Times
Progress on Self-Directed Support in Difficult TimesProgress on Self-Directed Support in Difficult Times
Progress on Self-Directed Support in Difficult TimesCitizen Network
 
06 service briefing
06   service briefing06   service briefing
06 service briefingDave Mckenna
 
2 Barnet LINk presentation 2011 Mathew Kendall
2 Barnet LINk presentation 2011 Mathew Kendall2 Barnet LINk presentation 2011 Mathew Kendall
2 Barnet LINk presentation 2011 Mathew KendallFlourishing
 
The Care Act - Consultation on guidance and regulations: Personalisation and ...
The Care Act - Consultation on guidance and regulations: Personalisation and ...The Care Act - Consultation on guidance and regulations: Personalisation and ...
The Care Act - Consultation on guidance and regulations: Personalisation and ...Think Local Act Personal
 
Lessons around Individual Service Funds for the ADASS Eastern Region
Lessons around Individual Service Funds for the ADASS Eastern RegionLessons around Individual Service Funds for the ADASS Eastern Region
Lessons around Individual Service Funds for the ADASS Eastern RegionChris Watson
 
Brokerage focus group 15 june 2015
Brokerage focus group 15 june 2015Brokerage focus group 15 june 2015
Brokerage focus group 15 june 2015Havco Havering
 
What Does Self-Directed Support Mean to Me?
What Does Self-Directed Support Mean to Me?What Does Self-Directed Support Mean to Me?
What Does Self-Directed Support Mean to Me?Citizen Network
 
ISF Presentation for Skills for Care CEO network
ISF Presentation for Skills for Care CEO network ISF Presentation for Skills for Care CEO network
ISF Presentation for Skills for Care CEO network Chris Watson
 
Self-Directed Support in Scotland
Self-Directed Support in ScotlandSelf-Directed Support in Scotland
Self-Directed Support in ScotlandCitizen Network
 
I know what i want project 28.3.2013
I know what i want  project 28.3.2013I know what i want  project 28.3.2013
I know what i want project 28.3.2013Citizen Network
 
Update on the Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy: Health Inequalities are Re...
Update on the Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy: Health Inequalities are Re...Update on the Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy: Health Inequalities are Re...
Update on the Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy: Health Inequalities are Re...Sheffield Health and Wellbeing Board
 

What's hot (20)

Medicaid Transformation in NC
Medicaid Transformation in NCMedicaid Transformation in NC
Medicaid Transformation in NC
 
Social Care Policy Slides For Eo E Leadership Programme
Social Care Policy Slides For Eo E Leadership ProgrammeSocial Care Policy Slides For Eo E Leadership Programme
Social Care Policy Slides For Eo E Leadership Programme
 
5.2 Development and Design: Integrated Housing Models (Geer)
5.2 Development and Design: Integrated Housing Models (Geer)5.2 Development and Design: Integrated Housing Models (Geer)
5.2 Development and Design: Integrated Housing Models (Geer)
 
2014 Mid-biennium Review
2014 Mid-biennium Review2014 Mid-biennium Review
2014 Mid-biennium Review
 
Poverty+has+the+face+of+old+women
Poverty+has+the+face+of+old+womenPoverty+has+the+face+of+old+women
Poverty+has+the+face+of+old+women
 
Progress on Self-Directed Support in Difficult Times
Progress on Self-Directed Support in Difficult TimesProgress on Self-Directed Support in Difficult Times
Progress on Self-Directed Support in Difficult Times
 
5.10 Don Eubanks
5.10 Don Eubanks5.10 Don Eubanks
5.10 Don Eubanks
 
06 service briefing
06   service briefing06   service briefing
06 service briefing
 
2 Barnet LINk presentation 2011 Mathew Kendall
2 Barnet LINk presentation 2011 Mathew Kendall2 Barnet LINk presentation 2011 Mathew Kendall
2 Barnet LINk presentation 2011 Mathew Kendall
 
State Budget Update on Public Transportation
State Budget Update on Public TransportationState Budget Update on Public Transportation
State Budget Update on Public Transportation
 
The Care Act - Consultation on guidance and regulations: Personalisation and ...
The Care Act - Consultation on guidance and regulations: Personalisation and ...The Care Act - Consultation on guidance and regulations: Personalisation and ...
The Care Act - Consultation on guidance and regulations: Personalisation and ...
 
Global ageing matters
Global ageing mattersGlobal ageing matters
Global ageing matters
 
Lessons around Individual Service Funds for the ADASS Eastern Region
Lessons around Individual Service Funds for the ADASS Eastern RegionLessons around Individual Service Funds for the ADASS Eastern Region
Lessons around Individual Service Funds for the ADASS Eastern Region
 
Presentation on the Care Act
Presentation on the Care ActPresentation on the Care Act
Presentation on the Care Act
 
Brokerage focus group 15 june 2015
Brokerage focus group 15 june 2015Brokerage focus group 15 june 2015
Brokerage focus group 15 june 2015
 
What Does Self-Directed Support Mean to Me?
What Does Self-Directed Support Mean to Me?What Does Self-Directed Support Mean to Me?
What Does Self-Directed Support Mean to Me?
 
ISF Presentation for Skills for Care CEO network
ISF Presentation for Skills for Care CEO network ISF Presentation for Skills for Care CEO network
ISF Presentation for Skills for Care CEO network
 
Self-Directed Support in Scotland
Self-Directed Support in ScotlandSelf-Directed Support in Scotland
Self-Directed Support in Scotland
 
I know what i want project 28.3.2013
I know what i want  project 28.3.2013I know what i want  project 28.3.2013
I know what i want project 28.3.2013
 
Update on the Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy: Health Inequalities are Re...
Update on the Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy: Health Inequalities are Re...Update on the Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy: Health Inequalities are Re...
Update on the Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy: Health Inequalities are Re...
 

Similar to Real Lives - Real Choices

Delaware training slides
Delaware training slides Delaware training slides
Delaware training slides Jason Wheeler
 
The care act presented by Sukhdev Dosanjh outer east community committee ja...
The care act presented by Sukhdev Dosanjh outer east community committee   ja...The care act presented by Sukhdev Dosanjh outer east community committee   ja...
The care act presented by Sukhdev Dosanjh outer east community committee ja...Leeds City Council
 
Connie Laurin-Bowie: Inclusive Communities Are Stronger Communities: How Offe...
Connie Laurin-Bowie: Inclusive Communities Are Stronger Communities: How Offe...Connie Laurin-Bowie: Inclusive Communities Are Stronger Communities: How Offe...
Connie Laurin-Bowie: Inclusive Communities Are Stronger Communities: How Offe...Beitissie1
 
Self Directed Support and Community Organisations
Self Directed Support and Community OrganisationsSelf Directed Support and Community Organisations
Self Directed Support and Community OrganisationsCitizen Network
 
Cultural Competency in the Disability Sector Hawaii 2014.pptx
Cultural Competency in the Disability Sector Hawaii 2014.pptxCultural Competency in the Disability Sector Hawaii 2014.pptx
Cultural Competency in the Disability Sector Hawaii 2014.pptxHamish Robertson
 
Transformation Work Group (TWG) Meeting Presentation (04-21-2006)
Transformation Work Group (TWG) Meeting Presentation (04-21-2006)Transformation Work Group (TWG) Meeting Presentation (04-21-2006)
Transformation Work Group (TWG) Meeting Presentation (04-21-2006)MHTP Webmastere
 
2017 Popular Equity and Health HSC Questions
2017 Popular Equity and Health HSC Questions2017 Popular Equity and Health HSC Questions
2017 Popular Equity and Health HSC QuestionsVas Ratusau
 
Aging Innovation Week (Taiwan) 銀浪新創力國際論壇-- 美國燈塔山村 By Laura Connors (英文版)
Aging Innovation Week (Taiwan)  銀浪新創力國際論壇-- 美國燈塔山村 By Laura Connors (英文版)Aging Innovation Week (Taiwan)  銀浪新創力國際論壇-- 美國燈塔山村 By Laura Connors (英文版)
Aging Innovation Week (Taiwan) 銀浪新創力國際論壇-- 美國燈塔山村 By Laura Connors (英文版)Silver Linings Global 銀享全球
 
Health and Wellbeing Integration in Plymouth
Health and Wellbeing Integration in PlymouthHealth and Wellbeing Integration in Plymouth
Health and Wellbeing Integration in PlymouthSWF
 
Developing a new policy for social (care)
Developing a new policy for social (care)Developing a new policy for social (care)
Developing a new policy for social (care)Citizen Network
 
The Care Act Expert Webinar: Providing good information, advice and advocacy
The Care Act Expert Webinar: Providing good information, advice and advocacyThe Care Act Expert Webinar: Providing good information, advice and advocacy
The Care Act Expert Webinar: Providing good information, advice and advocacyResearch in Practice for Adults
 
Final Presentation
Final PresentationFinal Presentation
Final PresentationNaomiBroadus
 
Self Directed Futures Presentation for Make it Work 24.6.2021
Self Directed Futures Presentation for Make it Work  24.6.2021Self Directed Futures Presentation for Make it Work  24.6.2021
Self Directed Futures Presentation for Make it Work 24.6.2021Chris Watson
 
If Self-Directed Support is so good, why is it so hard
If Self-Directed Support is so good, why is it so hardIf Self-Directed Support is so good, why is it so hard
If Self-Directed Support is so good, why is it so hardCitizen Network
 

Similar to Real Lives - Real Choices (20)

Delaware training slides
Delaware training slides Delaware training slides
Delaware training slides
 
Webinar: Independent Living Centers (ILCs) for People with Disabilities
Webinar: Independent Living Centers (ILCs) for People with DisabilitiesWebinar: Independent Living Centers (ILCs) for People with Disabilities
Webinar: Independent Living Centers (ILCs) for People with Disabilities
 
Long-Term Care
Long-Term CareLong-Term Care
Long-Term Care
 
The care act presented by Sukhdev Dosanjh outer east community committee ja...
The care act presented by Sukhdev Dosanjh outer east community committee   ja...The care act presented by Sukhdev Dosanjh outer east community committee   ja...
The care act presented by Sukhdev Dosanjh outer east community committee ja...
 
NACDD: Year One Highlights for AIDD Supporting Families Project
NACDD: Year One Highlights for AIDD Supporting Families ProjectNACDD: Year One Highlights for AIDD Supporting Families Project
NACDD: Year One Highlights for AIDD Supporting Families Project
 
Connie Laurin-Bowie: Inclusive Communities Are Stronger Communities: How Offe...
Connie Laurin-Bowie: Inclusive Communities Are Stronger Communities: How Offe...Connie Laurin-Bowie: Inclusive Communities Are Stronger Communities: How Offe...
Connie Laurin-Bowie: Inclusive Communities Are Stronger Communities: How Offe...
 
Self Directed Support and Community Organisations
Self Directed Support and Community OrganisationsSelf Directed Support and Community Organisations
Self Directed Support and Community Organisations
 
Cultural Competency in the Disability Sector Hawaii 2014.pptx
Cultural Competency in the Disability Sector Hawaii 2014.pptxCultural Competency in the Disability Sector Hawaii 2014.pptx
Cultural Competency in the Disability Sector Hawaii 2014.pptx
 
Transformation Work Group (TWG) Meeting Presentation (04-21-2006)
Transformation Work Group (TWG) Meeting Presentation (04-21-2006)Transformation Work Group (TWG) Meeting Presentation (04-21-2006)
Transformation Work Group (TWG) Meeting Presentation (04-21-2006)
 
2017 Popular Equity and Health HSC Questions
2017 Popular Equity and Health HSC Questions2017 Popular Equity and Health HSC Questions
2017 Popular Equity and Health HSC Questions
 
Aging Innovation Week (Taiwan) 銀浪新創力國際論壇-- 美國燈塔山村 By Laura Connors (英文版)
Aging Innovation Week (Taiwan)  銀浪新創力國際論壇-- 美國燈塔山村 By Laura Connors (英文版)Aging Innovation Week (Taiwan)  銀浪新創力國際論壇-- 美國燈塔山村 By Laura Connors (英文版)
Aging Innovation Week (Taiwan) 銀浪新創力國際論壇-- 美國燈塔山村 By Laura Connors (英文版)
 
Health and Wellbeing Integration in Plymouth
Health and Wellbeing Integration in PlymouthHealth and Wellbeing Integration in Plymouth
Health and Wellbeing Integration in Plymouth
 
Developing a new policy for social (care)
Developing a new policy for social (care)Developing a new policy for social (care)
Developing a new policy for social (care)
 
Kick off
Kick offKick off
Kick off
 
The Care Act Expert Webinar: Providing good information, advice and advocacy
The Care Act Expert Webinar: Providing good information, advice and advocacyThe Care Act Expert Webinar: Providing good information, advice and advocacy
The Care Act Expert Webinar: Providing good information, advice and advocacy
 
Public Health England on Cultural Commissioning
Public Health England on Cultural CommissioningPublic Health England on Cultural Commissioning
Public Health England on Cultural Commissioning
 
Final Presentation
Final PresentationFinal Presentation
Final Presentation
 
Self Directed Futures Presentation for Make it Work 24.6.2021
Self Directed Futures Presentation for Make it Work  24.6.2021Self Directed Futures Presentation for Make it Work  24.6.2021
Self Directed Futures Presentation for Make it Work 24.6.2021
 
AnnualReport_092215
AnnualReport_092215AnnualReport_092215
AnnualReport_092215
 
If Self-Directed Support is so good, why is it so hard
If Self-Directed Support is so good, why is it so hardIf Self-Directed Support is so good, why is it so hard
If Self-Directed Support is so good, why is it so hard
 

Recently uploaded

MPA Lecture on Stakeholder Analysis.pptx
MPA Lecture on Stakeholder Analysis.pptxMPA Lecture on Stakeholder Analysis.pptx
MPA Lecture on Stakeholder Analysis.pptxJo Balucanag - Bitonio
 
PPT ITem # 10 - 1st Qtr Financial & Inv. Report
PPT ITem # 10 - 1st Qtr Financial & Inv. ReportPPT ITem # 10 - 1st Qtr Financial & Inv. Report
PPT ITem # 10 - 1st Qtr Financial & Inv. Reportahcitycouncil
 
Item # 8 - Cancellation May General Election
Item # 8 - Cancellation May General ElectionItem # 8 - Cancellation May General Election
Item # 8 - Cancellation May General Electionahcitycouncil
 
Item # 1a - February 12, 2024 CC Minutes
Item # 1a - February 12, 2024 CC MinutesItem # 1a - February 12, 2024 CC Minutes
Item # 1a - February 12, 2024 CC Minutesahcitycouncil
 
How to upgrade EU benchmarking in Fundamentals: the case of judicial reform i...
How to upgrade EU benchmarking in Fundamentals: the case of judicial reform i...How to upgrade EU benchmarking in Fundamentals: the case of judicial reform i...
How to upgrade EU benchmarking in Fundamentals: the case of judicial reform i...Centre of Policy and Legal Reform
 
Beyond COP28 (Extract from Agenda2024 Publication)
Beyond COP28 (Extract from Agenda2024 Publication)Beyond COP28 (Extract from Agenda2024 Publication)
Beyond COP28 (Extract from Agenda2024 Publication)Energy for One World
 
Trading standards: How exposure to global trade shapes our living standards
Trading standards: How exposure to global trade shapes our living standardsTrading standards: How exposure to global trade shapes our living standards
Trading standards: How exposure to global trade shapes our living standardsResolutionFoundation
 
PM International Conference 24 Poster Template
PM International Conference 24 Poster TemplatePM International Conference 24 Poster Template
PM International Conference 24 Poster Templatenissamant
 
Lecture Presentation on Project Proposal
Lecture Presentation on Project ProposalLecture Presentation on Project Proposal
Lecture Presentation on Project ProposalJo Balucanag - Bitonio
 
PPT Item # 8 - Cancellation May General Election
PPT Item # 8 - Cancellation May General ElectionPPT Item # 8 - Cancellation May General Election
PPT Item # 8 - Cancellation May General Electionahcitycouncil
 
Observance of the International Mother Language Day (IMLD) 2024.pdf
Observance of the International Mother Language Day (IMLD) 2024.pdfObservance of the International Mother Language Day (IMLD) 2024.pdf
Observance of the International Mother Language Day (IMLD) 2024.pdfChristina Parmionova
 
PPT Item # 6 - Municipal Court Appointments
PPT Item # 6 - Municipal Court AppointmentsPPT Item # 6 - Municipal Court Appointments
PPT Item # 6 - Municipal Court Appointmentsahcitycouncil
 
Healthy starts: How mental ill-health shapes the education and economic prosp...
Healthy starts: How mental ill-health shapes the education and economic prosp...Healthy starts: How mental ill-health shapes the education and economic prosp...
Healthy starts: How mental ill-health shapes the education and economic prosp...ResolutionFoundation
 
Manuscript Template Name of the Author PM24
Manuscript Template Name of the Author PM24Manuscript Template Name of the Author PM24
Manuscript Template Name of the Author PM24nissamant
 
PMAI PM24: Guidelines for the Poster Presentation
PMAI PM24: Guidelines for the Poster PresentationPMAI PM24: Guidelines for the Poster Presentation
PMAI PM24: Guidelines for the Poster Presentationnissamant
 
Monroe Downtown Master Plan Public Meeting 2 Presentation
Monroe Downtown Master Plan Public Meeting 2 PresentationMonroe Downtown Master Plan Public Meeting 2 Presentation
Monroe Downtown Master Plan Public Meeting 2 Presentationabbystainfield
 
Item # 4 - Community Improvement Grant Awards
Item # 4 - Community Improvement Grant AwardsItem # 4 - Community Improvement Grant Awards
Item # 4 - Community Improvement Grant Awardsahcitycouncil
 
Item # 9 - 2023 Racial Profiling Annual Report
Item # 9 - 2023 Racial Profiling Annual ReportItem # 9 - 2023 Racial Profiling Annual Report
Item # 9 - 2023 Racial Profiling Annual Reportahcitycouncil
 
Vertical Integration Webinar Presentation - NAPGN.pptx
Vertical Integration Webinar Presentation - NAPGN.pptxVertical Integration Webinar Presentation - NAPGN.pptx
Vertical Integration Webinar Presentation - NAPGN.pptxNAP Global Network
 

Recently uploaded (20)

MPA Lecture on Stakeholder Analysis.pptx
MPA Lecture on Stakeholder Analysis.pptxMPA Lecture on Stakeholder Analysis.pptx
MPA Lecture on Stakeholder Analysis.pptx
 
PPT ITem # 10 - 1st Qtr Financial & Inv. Report
PPT ITem # 10 - 1st Qtr Financial & Inv. ReportPPT ITem # 10 - 1st Qtr Financial & Inv. Report
PPT ITem # 10 - 1st Qtr Financial & Inv. Report
 
Item # 8 - Cancellation May General Election
Item # 8 - Cancellation May General ElectionItem # 8 - Cancellation May General Election
Item # 8 - Cancellation May General Election
 
Item # 1a - February 12, 2024 CC Minutes
Item # 1a - February 12, 2024 CC MinutesItem # 1a - February 12, 2024 CC Minutes
Item # 1a - February 12, 2024 CC Minutes
 
How to upgrade EU benchmarking in Fundamentals: the case of judicial reform i...
How to upgrade EU benchmarking in Fundamentals: the case of judicial reform i...How to upgrade EU benchmarking in Fundamentals: the case of judicial reform i...
How to upgrade EU benchmarking in Fundamentals: the case of judicial reform i...
 
Beyond COP28 (Extract from Agenda2024 Publication)
Beyond COP28 (Extract from Agenda2024 Publication)Beyond COP28 (Extract from Agenda2024 Publication)
Beyond COP28 (Extract from Agenda2024 Publication)
 
Trading standards: How exposure to global trade shapes our living standards
Trading standards: How exposure to global trade shapes our living standardsTrading standards: How exposure to global trade shapes our living standards
Trading standards: How exposure to global trade shapes our living standards
 
PM International Conference 24 Poster Template
PM International Conference 24 Poster TemplatePM International Conference 24 Poster Template
PM International Conference 24 Poster Template
 
Lecture Presentation on Project Proposal
Lecture Presentation on Project ProposalLecture Presentation on Project Proposal
Lecture Presentation on Project Proposal
 
Revised Investigative Report on City Officials
Revised Investigative Report on City OfficialsRevised Investigative Report on City Officials
Revised Investigative Report on City Officials
 
PPT Item # 8 - Cancellation May General Election
PPT Item # 8 - Cancellation May General ElectionPPT Item # 8 - Cancellation May General Election
PPT Item # 8 - Cancellation May General Election
 
Observance of the International Mother Language Day (IMLD) 2024.pdf
Observance of the International Mother Language Day (IMLD) 2024.pdfObservance of the International Mother Language Day (IMLD) 2024.pdf
Observance of the International Mother Language Day (IMLD) 2024.pdf
 
PPT Item # 6 - Municipal Court Appointments
PPT Item # 6 - Municipal Court AppointmentsPPT Item # 6 - Municipal Court Appointments
PPT Item # 6 - Municipal Court Appointments
 
Healthy starts: How mental ill-health shapes the education and economic prosp...
Healthy starts: How mental ill-health shapes the education and economic prosp...Healthy starts: How mental ill-health shapes the education and economic prosp...
Healthy starts: How mental ill-health shapes the education and economic prosp...
 
Manuscript Template Name of the Author PM24
Manuscript Template Name of the Author PM24Manuscript Template Name of the Author PM24
Manuscript Template Name of the Author PM24
 
PMAI PM24: Guidelines for the Poster Presentation
PMAI PM24: Guidelines for the Poster PresentationPMAI PM24: Guidelines for the Poster Presentation
PMAI PM24: Guidelines for the Poster Presentation
 
Monroe Downtown Master Plan Public Meeting 2 Presentation
Monroe Downtown Master Plan Public Meeting 2 PresentationMonroe Downtown Master Plan Public Meeting 2 Presentation
Monroe Downtown Master Plan Public Meeting 2 Presentation
 
Item # 4 - Community Improvement Grant Awards
Item # 4 - Community Improvement Grant AwardsItem # 4 - Community Improvement Grant Awards
Item # 4 - Community Improvement Grant Awards
 
Item # 9 - 2023 Racial Profiling Annual Report
Item # 9 - 2023 Racial Profiling Annual ReportItem # 9 - 2023 Racial Profiling Annual Report
Item # 9 - 2023 Racial Profiling Annual Report
 
Vertical Integration Webinar Presentation - NAPGN.pptx
Vertical Integration Webinar Presentation - NAPGN.pptxVertical Integration Webinar Presentation - NAPGN.pptx
Vertical Integration Webinar Presentation - NAPGN.pptx
 

Real Lives - Real Choices

  • 2. Laws addressed in today’s workshop:  Chapter 234 – An Act Requiring National Background Checks  Chapter 226 – An Act Relative to Assisting Individuals with Autism and other Intellectual or Developmental Disabilities (“Autism Omnibus”)  Chapter 255 – An Act Relative to Real Lives  Chapter 171 – An Act Providing Support to individuals and their Families
  • 3. The Massachusetts Alliance for 21st Century Policy Fully supports community inclusion and a community-based system. Respects individual choice and self-determination. Self-Determination – control over decisions and freedom to take risks
  • 4. 21st Century Disability Policy Foundations Individuals and families are involved in the planning Supports are flexible Supports are understandable, easy to access, culturally- sensitive, multilingual if necessary – reflected in all communications
  • 5. The system is transparent Funding is personalized and flexible Change to regulations and policies is based on substantial consultation from individuals and families 21st Century Disability Policy Foundations
  • 6. Supports and education are maximized – rules and regulations minimized The system promotes and supports innovation and creativity The system is free of “us-ism” and “they-ism” 21st Century Disability Policy Foundations
  • 7. Chapter 234 An Act Requiring National Background Checks SAFETY OF THE INDIVIDUAL SERVED BY DDS Finger-print background checks - state and federal criminal history databases New hires will be subject to a FULL criminal background check Modeled after “Education Background Check” Law (2013)
  • 8. “Autism Omnibus” Chapter 226 – An Act Relative to Assisting Individuals with Autism and other Intellectual or Developmental Disabilities MassHealth to cover medically necessary treatments for children with ASD under 21 years old MassHealth to cover ABA therapies, dedicated and non- dedicated Augmentative Communication Devices Eligibility criteria for DDS to include adults with ASD, Prader-Willi and those with Smith-Magenis Syndrome
  • 9. DMH and DDS to develop and implement a plan to provide services to individuals who have both a mental illness and a developmental disability Create Autism Endorsement for public school special education teachers The creation of tax-free saving accounts (called “Achieving a Better Life Experience” or ABLE)
  • 10. Across Lifespan Best Practices Identify gaps Existing supports & services A Focus on Autism “Autism Omnibus” Reestablishes the Autism Commission as a permanent entity.
  • 11. Chapter 255 – An Act Relative to Real Lives The Real Lives law expands the ability of individuals with developmental disabilities to decide where and with whom they are able to live and work, by allowing them to self-direct their DDS dollars. The law places into statute a number of person- centered policies and procedures implemented by DDS under the concept of self-determination.
  • 12. Real Lives - The program itself • Person-Centered Planning • Corresponding Individual Support Plan • Individual Budget Requires DDS to inform and offer self-determination as a service option to all individuals eligible through the department.
  • 13. Real Lives – Training, Education and information FOR STAFF: • Thorough review of self-determination • Concept of self-determination • Mechanics of self-determination • Information about the selection and supervision of vendors
  • 14. FOR PARTICIPANTS: • Assistance in obtaining facilitators • Financial intermediary (or Agency with Choice) • Provide information about possible budget expenditures • Help with managing self-determination Real Lives – Training, Education and information
  • 15. FOR POTENTIAL PARTICIPANTS AND OTHERS: • Hold meetings, briefings and orientations • Advance continuing improvement by meeting with providers, organizations and businesses Real Lives – Training, Education and information
  • 16. Real Lives – Safeguards to guard against financial abuse in the program •Detail reporting •Auditing •Appropriation The law has several safeguards against financial abuse. Requires the department shall seek maximum federal financial reimbursement for self-determination.
  • 17. CHAPTER 171 OF THE ACTS OF 2002 An Act Providing Support to Individuals with Disabilities and Their Families. Intended to ensure individuals with disabilities or chronic illness and their families are provided with a variety of flexible home and community supports to live and participate in their own community.
  • 18. 1991 - 1992 “If family support was truly supportive what would it look like?” and “Can you imagine better supports?” Families want to live ordinary lives Family support needs to be for the whole family Families should be treated with respect. Families want real choices
  • 19. Chapter 171 • Gives individuals with disabilities and their families a voice in crucial decisions being made about their lives. • Is about providing a variety of flexible home and community supports that help families stay together and live . • To help people with disabilities or chronic illness live in their own home within their community.
  • 20. What does Flexible Individual & Family Support mean? Flexible Supports are whatever it takes to… • help families live together. • create a meaningful and enriching life for the individual. • help the individual develop relationships and build friendships with people in his/her community.
  • 21. FLEXIBLE SUPPORTS person- centered planning respite life planning advocacy training Examples listed in the Chapter 171 Law: ** Respite – a short period of rest or relief; a break
  • 22. Seven State agencies named in the Chapter 171 • Department of Developmental Services • Department of Mental Health • Department of Public Health • Massachusetts Commission for the Blind • Massachusetts Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing • Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission • MassHealth
  • 23. CHAPTER 171 Requirements Substantial Consultation Annual Agency Individual & Family Support Plans (Action Plan) Legislative Review and Monitoring
  • 24. Substantial consultation can be obtained from, but not limited to: • Advisory Boards • Surveys • Focus Groups-Listening Sessions • Meetings with Individuals and Families
  • 25. Develop Agency Individual & Family Support Action Plans • Using the substantial consultation received throughout the year from the “consumers” and their families. • Explain how the department intends to provide flexible supports. • Written in Chapter 171… “each department shall seek creative and innovative ways to provide flexible supports..”
  • 26. Each action plan must include goals that address, at the “minimum”: • Interagency collaboration with public and private partnerships. • Create opportunities for individuals and families to oversight of, input and development of policies and programs. • Specific long and short-term objectives, strategies for implementing accessible and flexible supports, as well as, ways for individuals and families to monitor progress of previous years plan.
  • 27. Each action plan must include goals that address, at the “minimum”: • Enable full participation of individuals and their families in community life – respecting all cultures. • Expand the capacity of community services to include individuals by training and educating community service providers. • Empower individuals and ensure their active leadership and advocacy through education, leadership development and training.
  • 28. Legislative Review and Monitoring • Plans are written and submitted to the Governor, Secretary of Health and Human Services, Joint Committee on Human Services and Elderly Affairs and House and Senate Ways and Means Committee. • Plans must be submitted by August 1st of each year.
  • 29. How can you provide substantial consultation that will effect positive change and strengthen disability policy in the commonwealth?
  • 30. Massachusetts Families Organizing for Change Our Vision is one of empowerment for individual and family support that includes planning, choices and decision-making. JOIN OUR EMAIL LIST www.mfofc.org **Send email by text – Text MFOFC to 22828 to get started
  • 31. Chapter 171 – State Agency Liaisons DDS Margaret Van Gelder (617) 624-7764 Margaret.Van.Gelder@state.ma.us DMH Beth Lucas (617) 626-8084 Beth.Lucas@state.ma.us DPH Suzanne Gottlieb (617) 624-5979 Suzanne.Gottlieb@state.ma.us MCB Janet LaBreck (617) 727-5550 Janet.LaBreck@state.ma.us MCDHH Aurora Wilber (617) 740-1600 aurora.wilber@state.ma.us MRC Betty Maher (617) 204-3631 Betty.Maher@state.ma.us MassHealth Michele Goody (617) 573-1857 Michele.Goody@state.ma.us
  • 32. Acronyms • AAC - Augmentative and alternative communication • ABA – Applied Behavioral Analysis • ASD - Autism Spectrum Disorder • DDS - Department of Developmental Services • DMH - Department of Mental Health • DPH - Department of Public Health • EOHHS - Executive Office of Health and Human Services • MassHealth - Office of Medicaid, MassHealth • MCB - Massachusetts Commission for the Blind • MCDDH - Massachusetts Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing • MRC - Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission