DSP Recognition Week
It is Direct Support Professional (DSP) Recognition Week and a time to show our thanks and appreciation for the DSPs who support individuals with disabilities.
DSPs make a difference to thousands of individuals everyday…read the heartwarming story of a dedicated DSP who supports a man in his cookie and candy business here.
The Support Coordinators and Plan Writers quarterly meeting will be held soon.
Click here for more information.
DDD Community Forum
The DDD Community Forum was held on Tuesday, July 30th at the Cumberland Public Library.
Thank you to all who attended; the PDF which was presented may be found here.
2019 Rate Review Process
The Division of Developmental Disabilities is conducting a Rate Review to take a closer look at how much we pay for Medicaid-approved services and the method we use to pay for them. This review will look at the funding structure used to pay private providers of services for adults with developmental disabilities. Click HERE to learn about our Rate Review.
The Division has engaged a contractor to oversee this important process, which will support the system transformation work that we are committed to.
We value and appreciate your input, suggestions and recommendations related to the rate structure under which providers are paid. Please share your thoughts at BHDDH.AskDD@bhddh.ri.gov.
To see list of current rates, click HERE.
Forum for Self-Direct Individuals Resources
The Self-Direct Forum was held on Thursday, August 27th at the Warwick Public Library. Thank you to all who attended; the resources presented may be found here:
Helping Job Seekers with the
Nuts and Bolts, and the Vision
Project Search, a collaboration between developmental disabilities organizations and three state agencies — the Department of Human Services, the Department of Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities & Hospitals, and the Department of Labor and Training - provides an all-encompassing approach to helping people with developmental disabilities transition to work. Read about it here.
She found her dream job, and it’s in retail
Stacey DeCosta has the job of her dreams.
Read about it here.
DD Community Forum
Thank you to all who attended the recent Division of Developmental Disabilities Community Forum at Warwick Public Library.
Please click here for a copy of the PowerPoint which was presented by staff.
Feel free to send comments regarding the Strategic Plan to BHDDH.AskDD@bhddh.ri.gov.
Self-Directed Supports User Groups
Keep up-to-date with events for the Self-Directed Supports Network hosted by the Sherlock Center here.
RIPIN Education Sessions
RIPIN provides workshops and trainings throughout the year for individuals, families, caregivers, and professionals. Community Information Sessions are presentations made available through collaboration with their partners and other agencies.
Registration is required for all RIPIN sessions; more information about upcoming events can be found here. The following sessions will be held at RIPIN, located at 1210 Pontiac Ave, Cranston, RI 02920.
Work Incentives Public Information Sessions
For Youth and Adult SSI and/or SSDI recipients (Family, Guardian, Rep-Payee, etc.) You will want to attend if…
- You want to work and need the facts about SSA Work Incentives related to cash benefits and health insurance.
- You are working and have questions or concerns about reporting requirements, over payments or simply interested in increasing your hours/wages.
- You want to learn more about health insurance incentives.
- You work and pay a high cost share.
Click here for more information