North Dakota (KXNET) — The Developmental Disabilities Section of the North Dakota Health and Human Services (HHS) seeks input from people with disabilities receiving services.
According to the news release, HHS would also like to hear from families, caregivers, service providers and others about individual-centered practice goals and balancing dignity, choice and risk.
HHS will be hosting two virtual listening opportunities on January 11th.
A discussion of goals, guidelines and best practices for balancing choice, dignity and risk.
HHS seeks comments and information that will be used to guide service planning discussions and decisions.
You can join the conversation online or by phone. For more information on attending the conference, please visit the Department of Health and Human Services website.
“Support systems for people with disabilities embrace people-centred values, which say that people should have the power to define and pursue their own vision for a good life. Thoughts,” explained Tina Bay, HHS Developmental Disabilities Section Director.
“Risk exists in all of us,” she said. “The dignity of risk is the right of all people, including those with disabilities, to make informed choices and take reasonable risks to learn, grow and enjoy their quality of life.”
HHS collaborates with the National Center for Advancing Person-Centered Practices and Systems (NCAPS) and the Human Services Research Institute (HSRI).
The three agencies have sought to develop a statewide vision and a human-centered universal understanding, as well as related resource materials.
These materials are a resource for people receiving DD services, families, parents, and other service planning team members.
For more information on NCAPPS and technical assistance materials, visit the North Dakota Person-Centered Practices website.