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Patrick Reinhart
Patrick Reinhart
Executive Director

Creating change that improves the lives of Alaskans with disabilities

Alaska ABLE Plan  

AK DB101 

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Alaska Association on Developmental Disabilities
 

Hire Job-Ready Alaskans
 

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The Alaska Training Cooperative 

Key Coalition of Alaska 

Early Intervention - Learn the signs 

 

 

 

 

 

Developmental Disabilities
Shared Vision 

Alaskans share a vision of a flexible system in which each person directs their own supports, based on their strengths and abilities, toward a meaningful life in their home, their job and their community. Our vision includes supported families, professional staff and services available throughout the state now and into the future.


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2018 Council Position Papers

  • Supported Decision Making Act
    This bill provides equal access to decision making for adults with disabilities by authorizing written agreements between an adult and supporters which describe a process for making life decisions; including decisions related to a person’s finances, where and with whom the person wants to live, the services, supports, and medical care the person wants to receive, and where the person wants to work. Supported Decision Making Agreements would be a legal alternative to full or partial guardianship. This alternative actively engages people with disabilities in creating the decision-making structures and tools that serve their lives and autonomy. This bill formalizes a support process, describes eligible supporters, creates a blueprint for valid written agreements, and provides safeguards to protect the well-being and independence of adults with disabilities.

  • Developmental Disabilities Shared Vision Bill
    Alaskans share a vision of a flexible system in which each person directs their own supports, based on their strengths and abilities, toward a meaningful life in their home, their job and their community. Our vision includes supported families, professional staff and services available throughout the state now and into the future.
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