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1 The New Culture of Collaboration LONG TERM CARE AND DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES Ontario Partnership on Aging and Developmental Disabilities

2 Demographic Reality

3 % over age 50 50% over age 40

4 In 8 Years Age Shift < to 60% of every dollar will support an older adult over 50 years of age

5 Getting Perspective OPADD can be understood as a dynamic and iterative process of ensuring that older adults with a developmental disability enjoy the same rights to access seniors services as all older Ontarians.

6 Vision That older adults with a developmental disability have the same rights to support and services as all older Ontarians

7 Principles Choice Access Creative options Individualized planning

8 Five Aspects of OPADD 1. Partnership 2. Participation 3. Knowledge Creation 4. Knowledge Dissemination 5. Service Innovation

9 Partnership OPADD is first and foremost a partnership

10 Developmental Services MCSS funded agencies: Residential services Employment Day supports Life skills…

11 Long Term Care System of community services, supportive housing, long term care homes

12 More Partners Coordinating / Planning Bodies Government (policy-makers and funders) Academic Community Research Community

13 Partners Across Ontario OPADD Local Projects OPADD Regional Committees OPADD Provincial Table

14 50 ORGANIZATIONS & GROUPS: Regional and local cross sector groups Provincial associations Service providers Planning bodies Government

15 OPADD Regional Table Building regional tables that reflect the full range of partners, regional geography, expertise, connectedness and dedication

16 Participation OPADD is about engaging in the dialogue Your participation is what gives OPADD life

17 Avenues to Participation Provincial and regional tables Local projects Web site Newsletter Task Groups Linking to the uninvolved

18 Co-Chair Training Opportunity to clarify how the partners can work together most effectively

19 Barriers to Participation Values and Philosophy: Community Living vs De-institutionalization DS System is for people with developmental disabilities

20 Barriers to Participation Some DS agencies may be risking trying to be all things to older adults and thereby creating a potential institutionalizing situation that denies people access to the full range of services available to all Ontario Seniors.

21 Participation We need to find ways to get the uninvolved on the same side of the table to speak about common interests

22 The Great Debate Aging in PlaceRe-institutionalization

23 Re-frame the Issue Maintaining Quality of Life while adapting to the aging process

24 Knowledge Creation There is no history of older adults with a developmental disability We must create new knowledge

25 Knowledge Creation Studies Transition Study U-First! Study Access Study

26 Knowledge Creation Reports and Discussion Papers: LHIN Discussion Paper Transition Report

27 Knowledge Creation Regional Workshops: New working relationships Local Projects

28 Knowledge Creation Reports and Discussion Papers: Transition Report LHIN Discussion Paper

29 Knowledge Dissemination LEARNING FROM ONE ANOTHER

30 Knowledge Dissemination Regional Workshop Proceedings

31 Knowledge Dissemination Guides: Transition Guide Access Guide Personal Care and Property Guide

32 Knowledge Dissemination Presentations to: Conferences Classrooms Agencies Planning bodies Government staff

33 Knowledge Dissemination OPADD Update OPADD Letter OPADD Website

34 Knowledge Dissemination Inform policy-makers about innovation and gaps in the system Brief ministries on transition planning requirements and costs Foster informed policy-making that supports realization of our vision and principles

35 Service Innovation Reshaping the system to meet the reality of the aging boom among adults with a developmental disability and to support quality of life during the aging process

36 Service Innovation Regions: Committees supporting cross sector dialogue to realize innovation Stimulating local initiatives to test new models

37 Service Innovation Local Projects: Support Test Evaluate Report findings Disseminate information


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