Newburyport, December 7th, 2016. Self-Determination is just another word for “choice” and “control”. This workshop is designed to help participants understand the concept of self-determination and all the current options available to individuals and families who receive support from the Department of Developmental Services.
* This presentation will review Agency with Choice, Participant Directed Services (where the individual and their family or guardian develops and manages their own services), and how to work with providers to develop the program that best works for your loved one.
* In addition there will be some self advocates sharing their stories about having more input into their supports.
RSVPS required to firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.thearcofghn.org/
About the speaker: Barbara Pandolfi is a long time staff member of the Arc of Greater-Haverhill/Newburyport where she supports the professional development and leadership of self advocates through their Peer Support Program. Prior to the Arc Barbara worked for more than 20 years at DDS. She also shares her expertise at navigating the system with families and individuals in her role as a SupportBroker at the Arc of Massachusetts.