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Showing posts from June 19, 2011

Clarification of application process for caregiver supports

Family Voices shared an earlier announcement from DDRS regarding the application process for caregiver support for those on the BDDS waiver waiting lists. DDRS has since revised the application process so that the individual with the disability, if already deemed eligible, does NOT have to be present. The caregiver still needs to show up in person. from DDRS: Caregiver Support Services – Application process clarification The Division of Disability and Rehabilitative Services (DDRS) recently announced details regarding the availability of funding for Caregiver Support Services as well as the application procedure for these services. We would like to clarify that the application for Caregiver Support Services must be made in person at the Bureau of Developmental Disabilities Services (BDDS) district offices by the primary caregiver, OR, if eligibility has not yet been determined, must be made in person by the primary caregiver and the individual(s), at the BDDS district offices . If t

Opportunity for input: DDRS draft policies

Family Voices encourages its members to take this opportunity to provide the family viewpoint regarding these possible policy changes. Please note that the first one, waiting list for waiver services, includes language regarding the policy that a family must obtain a DDP interview for their child once they turn 6. from DDRS: The Division of Disability and Rehabilitative Services (DDRS) has made a commitment to transparency and public input in the policy development process. As a result, all new policies and policy updates will be posted online for public review and comment. The public comment period will last 30 business days from the date of posting, after which all policies will be removed from the page, reviewed based on the public input, finalized and posted onto the DDRS Policy web page . The following policies will be posted on DDRS Draft Policies for Public Comment page , on June 20, 2011 and will be available for review until July 20, 2011 : POLICIES FOR PUBLIC REVIEW AND C