Virtual Stakeholder Meeting
October 2, 2018 12:00 PM EDT
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Stakeholder meetings were held for the Supported Living: Making the Difference Initiative on April 6 and April 17. Robust discussion occurred about successes and challenges of individuals that have accessed Supported Living and priorities for the initiative were identified. The top priorities were the need for clinical infrastructure specific to challenging behaviors, the need for a culture shift regarding the way direct support and other support professionals think about services, and specific changes needed for the service definition.
In addition to the identification of these priorities, the recommendation was made to offer a “virtual” stakeholders meeting where interested parties from across the state could share experiences, ask questions and brainstorm solutions to issues. This webinar is designed to be a forum for this purpose. Questions may be submitted before or during the webinar. Kenneth Bausell, IDD Manager, NC Medicaid, Behavioral Health, and Jesse Smathers, Specialty Populations Clinical Director, Vaya Health, will be available to address questions or offer ideas during this “virtual” stakeholders meeting. We will encourage suggestions from anyone that participates. It is our intention to offer this opportunity at least quarterly throughout the remainder of the initiative.
Kenneth Bausell, IDD Manager, NC Medicaid, Behavioral Health
Jesse Smathers, Specialty Populations Clinical Director, Vaya Health
Facilitator: Kelly Friedlander, Partner, Community Bridges Consulting Group
This initiative is made possible through a collaborative relationship between the North Carolina Council on Developmental Disabilities (NCCDD) and North Carolina Money Follows the Person Project (NC MFP), a Medicaid project that assists Medicaid-eligible North Carolinians. Their goal is to provide needed support to eligible individuals who are currently living in inpatient facilities and wish to move into their own homes and communities. NCCDD: North Carolina Council on Developmental Disabilities
Our provider agencies:
As part of this grant the following providers are currently participating in the supportive living initiative.
- The Arc of North Carolina
- First Resource Center
- Liberty Corner Enterprises
- Turning Point Services: Home & Community Based Supports
Lynne Seagle began her career at Hope House Foundation in 1978 and has served as its Executive Director for more than three decades. Under her leadership, Hope House has become internationally known for its innovative person-centered approach. www.hope-house.org
Seagle was awarded the Leadership Award from the American Association on intellectual Disabilities and the Joseph P. Kennedy Foundation’s international Future Leader Award. She currently serves on the Advisory Board of the Joseph P. Kennedy Foundation.
DERRICK F. DUFRESNE
Derrick F. Dufresne is the President of CRA Consulting, Inc. Over the course of his career, he has delivered conference presentations, training, strategic board planning, retreats, workshops and management consultation to more than 40,000 people in 49 states. Since entering the field in 1974, Derrick’s dedication to the community has evolved from serving as a unit manager in an institutional setting to running a non-profit that provided housing to individuals with disabilities in the community.
CAITLIN BAILEY, PH.D. ABD
Caitlin Bailey is the Director of Research and Evaluation at the National Leadership Consortium on Developmental Disabilities (NLCDD) in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies (HDFS) at the University of Delaware.
NANCY R. WEISS, MSW
Nancy Weiss is a member of the faculty of the Department of Human Development and Family Studies at the University of Delaware and the Director of the National Leadership Consortium on Developmental Disabilities at the University of Delaware
Weiss has more than 35 years of experience in the field of intellectual and developmental disabilities.