Presentation on theme: "Developmental Services Program Manager State Administrative Leadership"— Presentation transcript:
1 Developmental Services Program Manager State Administrative Leadership Supporting Individual SuccessFor People with Intellectual Disabilities & AutismDevelopmental Services Program ManagerKaren MasonState Administrative LeadershipDepartment of Health & Human Services Office of Aging & Disability Services 32 Blossom Lane Augusta, ME (207)Maine Department of Health & Human ServicesOffice of Aging & Disability Services
2 Supporting Individual Success Welcome, Introductions & OverviewSupporting Individual SuccessPurpose of today’s meetingWhat state leaders are trying to do & whyWhat we have been doingNext Steps and Discussion
3 Supporting Individual Success This is the name of a big project to make changes in Maine about your services.What’s that name again?Supporting Individual Success!
5 Purpose of Today’s Session The State wants to share information with you about Supporting Individual Success and also hear what you have to say.
6 What the State is trying to do & why The State wants:You to get the services & supports you need to live in the community.This also includes people waiting for services!
7 Services You GetThe state wants to make sure that the services and money people get are:Fair for everybodyBased on your needs and choicesAvailable when you need them
8 It’s okay that along the way, we may not always agree! What & HowNow we will talk about:What we need to do, andHow we will do it.It’s okay that along the way, we may not always agree!
9 Person- centered system that can last over time We Need to BalanceWhat’s Important to peopleWhat’s Important to the systemPerson- centered system that can last over time
10 Moving Forward To move forward and reach our goals, we must: Build on the successes we’ve achieved,Be willing to change some thingsBalance our wants with the best use of the money we have.
11 How Will it Work? Find out about your need for support. Get a SIS Get a LevelGet a BudgetGet a PlanGet ServicesFind out about your need for support.Low Support Needs High
12 What is the Supports Intensity Scale? The SIS measures a person’s support needs.This is done during an interview.
13 The interview measures your support needs… What support do you need?by asking you and other people who know you well a set of questions.13
14 How Will it Work? Find out about your need for support. Based on your support needs, you will get a level.12345Low Support Needs High
15 How Will it Work? Find out about your need for support. Based on your support needs, you will get a level.You get a budget you can spend to get your services.12345Low Support Needs HighLow Money High
16 About your Actual Budget Your Budget for services is made up of 2 parts:A budget is how much money you have and how you plan to spend the money.Where you liveWhat you do during the day.Other services like therapies, career planning, employment specialist services, and assistive technology are added on to your base budget if you need them.
17 + Base Budgets = 1 2 3 4 5 Budget SIS Level Where You live Day Activities+=Budget
18 Review What’s the project name? What’s it do? If you could ask any question, what would you ask the person in charge?
19 What Do I Need to Do? Think about what a good life means for you. Think about what you enjoy doing.Think about the possibility of getting paid to do something you enjoy.Get out and give back. There are many ways to be a part of your community.
20 What Do I Need to Do?Speak up. If something doesn’t seem right about your supports, tell someone.Make choices that are right for you. Think about the life you want to live and choose the supports you need. Having freedom and flexibility comes with responsibility. Make sure you are prepared.Make sure that your service plan gets you the supports you need.
21 What else is important for me to know right now? No changes have been made to your services at this time.Information about levels is for review only.Based on review and public comments, changes may be made to what has been proposed.Change process will begin next year, starting in JulyInformation is posted on the OADS website:OADS wants YOUR feedback & comments!