New Housing Report
Reclaiming Innovation in Housing: Overcoming Institutionalized Models of Service in NY
The NYS Developmental Disabilities Planning Council (DDPC) is pleased to announce the release of a new report entitled “Reclaiming Innovation in Housing: Overcoming Institutionalized Models of Service in NY.” The DDPC funded this initiative through AIM Services, Inc., who led the project in collaboration with John Maltby, M.S., who served as the Primary Investigator.
As part of its long-term planning and policy initiatives, the NY DDPC has examined ways in which housing options for people with Intellectual and/or Developmental Disabilities (I/DD) could be increased. Recognizing that there are many barriers to expanding housing options for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, DDPC supported the development of a report to look at both the funding and regulation of housing in NYS. This timely report sheds light on regulatory and funding practices that may impede the creation of more housing, and makes recommendations for how to address those impediments.
To read the FULL REPORT, click here: Reclaiming Innovation in Housing: Overcoming Institutionalized Models of Service in NY
Acknowledgement: This project was supported, in part, by grant number 1901NYSCDD from the U.S. Administration for Community Living, the Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, D.C. 20201 through the New York State Developmental Disabilities Planning Council (NYS DDPC). Grantees undertaking projects with government sponsorship are encouraged to express freely their findings and conclusions. Points of view or opinions do not, therefore, necessarily represent official ACL policy or the opinions, interpretation, or policy of the NYS DDPC.
Statewide LGBTQ+ Trainings for the Developmental Disabilities Field
The NYS Developmental Disabilities Planning Council (DDPC) is pleased to announce a new initiative to help staff better support individuals with intellectual and development disabilities (IDD) who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ+). DDPC has awarded a total of $450,000 to the National Alliance of Direct Support Professionals (NADSP) for a three year project to develop and deliver a statewide training on supporting individuals with IDD who identify as LGBTQ+.
Research has shown that individuals with IDD who identify as LGBTQ+ face higher rates of abuse, homelessness, co-occurring disorders, negative health outcomes and increased discrimination. This training will help build staff capacity and inform the developmental disability field on best practices in working with individuals with IDD who identify as LGBTQ+ The anticipated start date for this new program is July 1, 2021.
Improving Language Access in Developmental Disabilities Services Summit
The Community of Practice (CoP) in Cultural and Linguistic Competence in Developmental Disabilities is looking forward to hosting its upcoming FREE, virtual summit!
This September’s 3-day event is focused on Improving Language Access in Developmental Disabilities Services: Bringing Leaders and Advocates Together to Drive Change.
The CoP is excited to be bring leaders, families, and advocates together to inform and advance Language Access in the Developmental Disabilities field in New York State.
The Summit will take place on:
- Wednesday, September 22, 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm – via Zoom
- Thursday, September 23, 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm – via Zoom
- Friday, September 24, 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm – via Zoom
To register for the Summit, please click here: Language Access Summit registration