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State Seeks Input on Helping Individuals With Developmental Needs

Connecticut Department of Developmental Services

The Connecticut Department of Developmental Services is seeking input from individuals, families and providers to find new ways to help people with unmet emergent residential support needs due to mental illness, medical issues, family issues, lack of appropriate community mental health resources and affordable community housing with residential supports, which can lead to preventable use of emergency rooms and psychiatric inpatient units.

Commissioner Jordan Scheff is asking for your help in proposing proactive mental health/residential support strategies, self-direction, assistive technology, supportive clustered housing, and step-up (diversion) and step-down supports to help individuals who are experiencing emergent and crisis level events to find access to effective and timely supports to maximize their ability to maintain their own and/or family homes and their quality of life.

Resources may become available to support your recommendations in this initiative. Individuals, families and providers will be invited to one of two retreat sessions.

The retreat sessions will take place on Monday, May 21 and 23, 2018 from 5:30-7:30 pm at the Wallingford DDS Office, 35 Thorpe Avenue, Wallingford CT.

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