Supporting Individuals and Families to Have Full, Meaningful Lives as Members of Their Communities

May 26th, 2016 by Dorothy Hiersteiner | No Comments Yet

On May 25, 2016 Valerie Bradley, President of HSRI, presented to a forum of Massachusetts parents and advocates. Val presented on national trends impacting support needs of families, reforms in family support and what NCI family survey data show about the circumstances of families receiving state services. 

Val highlighted several trends in the DD field that have an impact on families. These trends include Supported Decision Making, the new HCBS rule, Olmstead and the ADA and Self-Directed Supports options. Val also highlighted the challenges faced by families with aging caregivers and the needs of families with transition-aged youth. 

In her discussion of NCI data, Val discussed the demographics, personal characteristics of families who responded to the NCI family surveys (mail out). She also looked at rates of satisfaction with services and the perceived impact of services on the families' lives. 

Take a look at the presentation here

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