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Family Supports Waiver Public comment notice

On August 1, 2019, the Indiana Family and Social Service Administration Division of Disability and Rehabilitative Services intends to submit proposed amendments to the Family Support Waiver to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services for consideration. The waiver amendment is available for review and public comment on the  DDRS Draft Policies for Public Comment webpage. This amendment adds a priority category for children of active or veteran members of the United States Armed Forces or National Guard, as required by  House Enrolled Act 1296.  Priority categories allow individuals who meet certain criteria to have immediate access to the Family Supports Waiver. Comments for the amendment will be accepted until 4:30 p.m. EDT on Friday, June 7, 2019, and may be emailed to  DDRSwaivernoticecomment@fssa.  or mailed to the address below. Hard copies of the proposed amendment changes are available by contacting your local Bureau of Developmental Disability Services office


There's one question we receive more often than others at CQL | The Council on Quality and Leadership, and it's a common issue that human service organizations face across the globe - how do you gather information about quality of life outcomes from people who do not use words to communicate? More specifically at CQL, we are asked how do you apply the  Personal Outcome Measures ®  discovery process to people who communicate through non-verbal methods?  TIPS FOR GATHERING INFORMATION AND USING IT EFFECTIVELY By Gretchen Block  |  CQL Manager of Partner Engagement Interviewers should always talk to more than one person who knows the individual well. Sometimes people suggest things that they think would or should be important to the individual vs. what the individual truly wants or needs. You shouldn't assume because something was important at one time in a person’s life, that it is important today. Our opinions and interests change over the y