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Developmental Disabilities Administration Strategic Plan Process Update. November 2009. The need for a plan…. Alice : Oh, no, no. I was just wondering if you could help me find my way. Cheshire Cat : Well that depends on where you want to get to.

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the need for a plan
The need for a plan…

Alice: Oh, no, no. I was just wondering if you could help me find my way.

Cheshire Cat: Well that depends on where you want to get to.

Alice: Oh, it really doesn't matter, as long as...

Cheshire Cat: Then it really doesn't matter which way you go. Alice in Wonderland

today s agenda
Today’s Agenda
  • What we heard
  • What we propose
  • What does it mean
  • Next Steps
  • Question & Feedback
    • Did we get it right from your perspective?
    • Your thoughts about implementation
stakeholder involvement information
Stakeholder Involvement & Information
  • Focus Groups
    • 7 regional groups across the state:
  • Discussions
    • CMS
    • 4 other states
  • People on the Go
  • Maryland Disability Law Center
  • Maryland Developmental Disabilities Council
  • Arc of Maryland
  • Web-based Questionnaire (1159 hits, 492 responses)
  • Trend data (demographics, employment, labor, federal spending, long-term care, etc.)
what people said
What people said …
  • Input and feedback ….
    • People want :
      • jobs, real jobs with real money
      • friends
      • meaningful relationships outside of where they work and live
      • to be contributing members of their community
    • Agencies want:
      • to support people to live a life of their choosing
      • flexibility
what we propose
What we propose …

Person Directed Services

  • Individualized
  • Supports personal development
  • Foster independence
  • Flexible
  • Timely
  • Fluid

Systems in support of people

  • Flexible funding
  • Flexible regulations
  • Creative options

Note: Compliance and within established guidelines from Federal and State Statutes and Regulations and prudent use of State funding.

what does it mean
What does it mean…

People decide

  • What services/supports
  • Who provides services/supports
  • How long they are provided
  • Who helps you
  • If they are happy or not
  • When to change
what needs to be done
What needs to be done….

Next steps

  • Revise/realign/develop
    • Policies and procedures
      • Accessing funding
      • Accountability
    • Viable Support Options
      • Natural and generic community services
      • Resource coordination
      • New directions/Community Pathways
what needs to be done continued
What needs to be done…. continued
  • Resource allocation
    • Fair and equitable
    • Standardize
    • Meet changing needs (i.e. employment, medical, aging)
  • Quality framework
    • Proactive
    • Individually defined
    • Outcome based
what needs to be done continued10
What needs to be done…. continued
  • Information
    • User friendly
    • Easy to access
    • Clear
    • Transparent
    • Ongoing
    • Ensures accountability
    • Valid and reliable data
questions discussion
Questions … Discussion
  • Did we get this right? What should we change?
questions discussion12
Questions … Discussion
  • What additional information about the plan do you need?
questions discussion13
Questions … Discussion
  • What do you see as the challenges as we move forward?
current efforts strengthening dda s foundation
Current EffortsStrengthening DDA's Foundation …

All DDA business practices are being reviewed/changed including:

  • Application for services
  • Plan development and resource allocations (Supports Intensity Scale)
  • Services
    • Natural and generic community services
    • Medicaid state plan services (substantiated need)
    • Low Intensity Support Services
    • New Directions/supports waiver/Community Pathways
      • Request for additional services
current efforts continue
Current Efforts – continue
  • Resource Coordination
    • Choice
    • Agent of the State/Agent of the Person
  • DDA Policies and Procedures
  • Waiting list management
  • Regulations
  • Personal responsibility
current efforts continue16
Current Efforts – continue
  • Employment First
    • Community learning (to what end – integration/circle of support
    • Outcomes to employment
    • Employment Discovery and Customization (3 months)
  • Data management system
    • QA Framework
anticipated new outcomes
Anticipated New Outcomes …
  • Real choice and control in the hands of people – personal outcome driven
  • Fundamental service shift to person directed system
  • Employment first
  • Fair and equitable distribution of resources
  • Customer sensitive innovations
  • System transparency and consistency
  • Fiscal and programmatic accountability
  • Data management system to drive decision making process
  • Overarching DDA Quality Framework
proposed vision mission goals
Proposed Vision/Mission/Goals


  • All Marylander’s lead fulfilling lives enjoying the abundance of the state’s economic, cultural and natural resources.


  • DDA partners with people with developmental disabilities to provide leadership and resources to live fulfilling lives.


  • People with developmental disabilities…
    • direct their lives;
    • have viable support options; and,
    • have information to make decisions.
contact information
Contact Information

Developmental Disabilities Administration

201 West Preston Street, 4th Floor

Baltimore, MD 21201