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Maine Department of Health & Human Services Office of Aging & Disability Services Supporting Individual Success For People with Intellectual Disabilities.

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1 Maine Department of Health & Human Services Office of Aging & Disability Services Supporting Individual Success For People with Intellectual Disabilities & Autism State Administrative Leadership Department of Health & Human Services Office of Aging & Disability Services 32 Blossom Lane Augusta, ME (207) Developmental Services Program Manager Karen Mason

2 Supporting Individual Success Welcome, Introductions & Overview Supporting Individual Success  Purpose of today’s meeting  What state leaders are trying to do & why  What we have been doing Next Steps and Discussion 2

3 Supporting Individual Success 3 This is the name of a big project to make changes in Maine about your services. What’s that name again? Supporting Individual Success!

4 What does that mean? 4 Individual Supporting Success

5 Purpose of Today’s Session 5 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! 6

7 The state wants to make sure that the services and money people get are: 7 Fair for everybody Based on your needs and choices Available when you need them Services You Get

8 What we need to do, and How we will do it. It’s okay that along the way, we may not always agree! What & How 8 Now we will talk about:

9 We Need to Balance 9 What’s Important to the system What’s Important to people Person- centered system that can last over time

10 1.Build on the successes we’ve achieved, 2.Be willing to change some things 3.Balance our wants with the best use of the money we have. Moving Forward 10 To move forward and reach our goals, we must:

11 Get a SISGet a LevelGet a BudgetGet a PlanGet Services How Will it Work? 11 1.Find out about your need for support. Low Support Needs High

12 What is the Supports Intensity Scale? 12 The SIS measures a person’s support needs. This is done during an interview.

13 What support do you need? The interview measures your support needs… by asking you and other people who know you well a set of questions. 13

14 How Will it Work? 14 1.Find out about your need for support. 2.Based on your support needs, you will get a level Low Support Needs High

15 How Will it Work? 15 1.Find out about your need for support. 2.Based on your support needs, you will get a level. 3.You get a budget you can spend to get your services Low Support Needs High Low Money High

16 About your Actual Budget A budget is how much money you have and how you plan to spend the money. 16 Other services like therapies, career planning, employment specialist services, and assistive technology are added on to your base budget if you need them. Your Budget for services is made up of 2 parts : 1.Where you live 2.What you do during the day.

17 Day Activities Base Budgets 17 SIS Level Where You live + = Budget

18 Review 18 1.What’s the project name? 2.What’s it do? 3.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. 19

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. 20

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 July  Information is posted on the OADS website :  OADS wants YOUR feedback & comments! 21


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