LINKED HERE ARE THE HANDOUTS FROM OCTOBER 27TH MEETING
A RECAP & A TRANSCRIPT OF THE MEETING WILL BE POSTED ASAP
Below is a good description of the “Residential Wait List” process and survey. It was extracted from a detailed email from OPWDD. The link to OPWDD’s information is: http://www.opwdd.ny.gov/opwdd_about/commissioners_page/rrl/home .
Attached at the end on this email are English and Spanish language versions of:
“OPWDD is conducting a statewide review of its Residential Request List (RRL), formerly called the NYS CARES registry. Beginning in August, OPWDD will be calling families of individuals currently on the Residential Request List, or in some instances the individual if he/she made the request to be on the list, to talk about the OPWDD services you are now getting and those services you may be interested in getting. Special attention will be paid to residential supports you and your family may need now or in the future.
The information we get from these calls will be used to update OPWDD’s Residential Request List (RRL), and to help plan for future residential services individuals and families needs. This information will be made available in a report to the legislature that will include the residential needs people reported to OPWDD and a plan to address these needs. In addition to the information we receive from you, OPWDD will also be gathering information from other sources to help gain a full picture of residential needs.
You can help by talking to the OPWDD Caller and by answering the questions frankly. This will help us complete this important project. If you have any questions about the Residential Request List phone calls, please contact e-mail Residentialrequestlist@opwdd.ny.gov . Thank you for your interest in helping OPWDD to better meet your needs.
Some things to know about the calls:
*the letter to individuals/families describing the RRL review and telephone survey: RRL-Individual-Family-Info_Letter_FINAL_W_EW_SIGNATURE_073015, RRL-Individual-Family-Info_Letter_FINAL_W_EW_SIGNATURE_073015_SP
*the Caregiver survey that is included with the letter (original format in Spanish, updated format in English)Survey CAREGIVER Individual-Familiy-Letter 081115, Survey_CAREGIVER_Individual-Familiy-Letter_073115_SP
c/o Margaret Puddington ■ 562 West End Avenue, 2A, New York, N.Y. 10024 ■ phone 212-799-2042 ■ firstname.lastname@example.org
IMPORTANT: Please forward to other family members and self-advocates and to family and self-advocacy groups
Developmental Disabilities Advocacy Survey
Families and self-advocates can help set the advocacy agenda for the coming year by completing this brief Developmental Disabilities Advocacy Survey! Results of the survey will be used to identify the top advocacy priorities across New York State. Families’ and self-advocates’ top priorities will be shared with providers and provider associations and will be front and center of our statewide advocacy campaign to OPWDD and our elected officials to fight for what is needed!
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Please click on the following link and follow the directions to complete the survey: Developmental Disabilities Advocacy Survey