Living The Life
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Our Mission: To promote and support the use of self-directed services to empower
individuals with developmental disabilities to achieve purposeful and
- Every person, regardless of disability or socioeconomic status, has the right to a self-directed life.
- All individuals can self-direct their programs given appropriate supports.
- The participant is always the team leader. All team members must work together to ensure that the participant’s unique strengths, needs, and desires are reflected in the person-centered program.
- CMS (The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services) guidelines permit flexibility and participant choice/control of services, thus allowing participants real budget and employer authority. Maryland’s HCBS Waivers should reflect those principles as well.
Your Life, Your Choice
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My son, Desmond has made significant progress under the Self Directed Service Waiver. We were able to develop a program tailored specifically to his personality and interests which allowed the inappropriate behaviors to greatly diminish. The SDS Waiver has enable...
My daughter is now learning event planning and setting her goals! I am the mother of a extraordinary and inspirational young woman. She has a diagnosis that includes an intractable seizure disorder/epilepsy, cerebella atrophy and a mitochondrial disorder. Her...