BISMARCK — To create more people-centred practices, the Developmental Disabilities Section of North Dakota Health and Human Services is asking to hear from people with disabilities who receive services.
According to a press release from the North Dakota Department of Health and Human Services, the department also wants to hear from North Dakota families, guardians and service providers receiving services.
To learn from families across the state, the Department will host two virtual listening opportunities on January 11 from 1-2:30 p.m. and the same day from 6-7:30 p.m. .
The agenda includes discussion of goals, guiding principles, choices, dignity and best practices for balancing risk. According to the press release, comments from the public will be used to draft material explaining the dignity of risks and will be used to guide service plan discussions and decisions.
North Dakotans can join one of the virtual input conferences online or by phone. For more information about attending meetings, see Community Input Meetings: Meeting Notices on People-Centered Practice Goals on HHS’s website at hhs.nd.gov/news/publicnotice.
According to a press release, HHS is working with the National Center for Advancing Person-Centered Practices and Systems and the Human Services Institute to develop a consistent statewide plan.