Challenges for Change
Challenges for Change (Act 68) is legislation recently passed by the Vermont Legislature. It calls upon the State, working with community partners, to find new, creative and more cost-effective ways of providing services.
September 9, 2010 - 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. - Skylight Conference Room, Waterbury
September 23, 2010 - 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 pm. - Chapel Conference Room, South Building, Waterbury
October 14, 2010 - 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. - Skylight Conference Room, Waterbury
- Agenda (revised)
October 28, 2010 - 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. - Room 100, Stanley Hall, Waterbury
November 4, 2010 - 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. - Skylight Conference Room, Waterbury
December 9, 2010 - 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. - Skylight Conference Room, Waterbury
DDAS Challenges Bi-Weekly Report (March 11, 2011)
- Acronym List
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Creative Workforce Solutions
- Governance Meeting Schedule - September 2010 to December 2011
- Progress Report to Legislature (July 2010)
Division of Disability and Aging Services (DDAS)
In the months ahead, DDAS will be working with community partners, including people who participate in services and their caregivers to:
- Increase consumer choice and capacity for home-based services through outcome and performance based contracting;
- DA Paperwork Admin Memo
- Develop an adult family foster care program;
- Improve the timeliness of Choices for Care service availability;
- Create incentives for community-based care;
- Better serve Vermonters with co-occurring mental health and other disability/medical needs.
- Reduce the fiscal year 2011 appropriation for developmental services by a total of 1.0 percent in the designated agencies.
- DDS FY'11 1% Direct Allocation Reduction Summary
- Develop new residential options for individuals with developmental disabilities as described in the state system of care plan.
- Analyze new service models for clients with developmental disabilities whose services are high-cost and implement any cost-effective new service models as soon as practical.
- Reduce cost of serving individuals with developmental disabilities who pose risk to public safety.
These initiatives are a result of: Legislative Mandate (excerpts applicable to DDAS).
- Bi-weekly Status Report - Ongoing