Be Informed and Be Involved
The Division of Services for People with Disabilities (DSPD) is committed to making sure that individuals with disabilities lead the lives they choose. As we make our system as person-centered as possible, we want to keep you up to date on changes happening at the Division and involved in the work we are doing.
Ways you can be informed and involved with DSPD:
DSPD hosts quarterly Family and Self-Advocate Information Gatherings to explain changes that are happening with DSPD and what that means for individuals in our services, *self-advocates, and families. This is also a place where you can provide input on the changes talked about, or any concerns you may have. You can find information about the next gathering, along with resources and presentations from previous meetings below.
*A self-advocate is an individual with a disability who wants to talk about their experiences and help make DSPD services even better, whether or not they are currently receiving services.
DSPD will post different projects or documents up for public review here before they are finalized. We will let you know when these opportunities become available.
Resources for Professionals
- Engaging People Who Receive Services: A Best Practice Guide
- Green Mountain Self-Advocates - Getting Your Message Across: Communicating with People Who Have Intellectual Disabilities
- Charting the LifeCourse (CtLC) Supported Decision-Making
- How Providers, Family Members, Friends and Allies Can Help Support Self Advocacy, pgs. 29 - 31
- Speak Up: A Guide to Self Advocacy, pgs. 18 - 19