Thursday, August 29, 2013

Families of people with developmental disabilities project gets underway

The District of Columbia was one of five states (yes, I know) awarded funding under the National Community of Practice: Supporting Families throughout the Lifespan grant (see the announcement).   DDS's Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA) and the Developmental Disabilities Council (DD Council) are responsible for implementing the grant.   According to an email from DDS,
Through this grant, DDA and the DD Council are convening a team of family members, people with disabilities, and other government and community partners, to develop and implement an action plan that ultimately will shape policies and programs that support families. The objective of the grant is to develop best practices that will build strong sustainable systems of family support throughout the lifespan of their family member with an intellectual or developmental disability.

The project will feature a series of community meetings and fora over the life of the five-year grant.   Want more information?   Want to get involved?   Contact Erin Leveton, Project Facilitator, at 730-1754 or via email.

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