The Illinois Council on Developmental Disabilities has a funding opportunity available for review, Partners in Policymaking. The Call for Investment may be read at www.ddsuite.org. We are seeking one project which will educate participants on how to be active partners with those who make policy. As a result of training, people with developmental disabilities, their families, and other stakeholders increase their knowledge and opportunity to advocate for their priorities among accessible, quality, efficient, effective service systems. Project proposals are submitted electronically through DD Suite. For detail on setting up an account or joining an organization that already has an account, click help and look under Accounts and Organizations.
Proposals are due Monday, October 2, 2017 by 4:00 p.m. An informational workshop will be held on Monday, August 28, 2017 at 11 a.m. See the Call for Investment for how to RSVP.
RESOURCES TO HELP YOU FIND YOUR WAY THROUGH THE DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES SYSTEM.
Through a Council investment called the Life Choices Initiative, easy to follow materials were developed to help you navigate what may seem like a very complex system. Please take a look and see what you think.
Guide to Developmental Disabilities System
TRAINING ON HOME AND
COMMUNITY BASED SERVICES (HCBS) RULE
The Council on Quality and Leadership (CQL) HCBS: Advocates Creating Transformation project offers web and on-site training and on-line resources related to Medicaid waiver funded services: https://www.c-q-l.org/HCBS-ACT.
1ST ANNUAL ICDD LIVE A LIFE LIKE ANY OTHER CONFERENCE
On behalf of the Council, please join us September 14, 2017, for the 1st Annual Live a Life Like Any Other Conference. Make sure to SAVE THE DATE!
This event is geared towards interested service providers, local funding entities, individuals with disabilities and their family members. Participants will learn how the Council's investments are making Illinois communities more inclusive, learn how to replicate a successful project in their service area, learn about project sustainability, and network with statewide community agencies. Click here to register via Eventbrite. We hope to see you there! The deadline to register is August 21, 2017.