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Opportunity to be part of the work of the Alaska DD Collaborative!

Between October 2016 and January 2017, the Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority - in partnership with the Alaska Association on Developmental Disabilities, the Governor's Council on Disabilities & Special Education, and Senior & Disabilities Services - sponsored a statewide outreach process to gather input on what the future developmental disability service system should look like. This process resulted in this Shared Vision for the future:

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.

Now the work to make the Vision REAL is starting.

There are 5 project teams which will begin soon:

  1. Culture Change
  2. Legislative Engagement
  3. DSP Workforce Development
  4. Community Outreach
  5. Measuring Progress

A video has been created describing how this work is being organized as well as ways to get involved.

Here is the link to the video without the reader: DD Services: A Vision for the Future

Here is the link with the reader for viewers who may need this accommodation: DD Services: A Vision for the Future (with reader)

Spread the word and help shape the future service system!