• Heather Daily

Notice from DBHDD

Notice about upcoming family forums from DBHDD. Some of you might find this interesting. Caregivers and families of caregivers are encouraged to attend.

Starting Next Week! Family Forums

DBHDD’s Division of Developmental Disabilities, is hosting a series of public forums to collect feedback from individuals and families on services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities(I/DD).

Don’t miss this opportunity to meet the DBHDD division director, Ron Wakefield, and his team and participate in a focused discussion on the direction of services for individuals with I/DD in Georgia.

At this meeting you will: • Receive updates from DBHDD on services such as: New I/DD Connects online portal, NOW/COMP waiver services and planning list, supported employment, participant- direction service delivery model, crisis services, support coordination, and DBHDD regional field office operations. • Participate in a focused discussion with other families and provide your feedback on I/DD services. • Network with other families who share your experiences and concerns. • Use your lived experience to impact the future of I/DD services provided in Georgia.

Who should attend: Self -advocates and family members of individuals with developmental disabilities who are currently receiving services or are on the planning list for services with DBHDD’s Division of Developmental Disabilities.

September 11: Marietta 6:30pm-8:30pm September 17: Lawrenceville 6:30pm-8:30pm September 23: Macon 6:30pm-8:30pm September 25 Savannah 6:30pm-8:30pm October 11: Online Forum Noon-1:00pm

If you register for the online forum, instructions on how to access the event will be sent directly to you in early October.

For more details and to RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/family-forums-tickets-68176258023

For questions, contact the organizer at 888-512-5736 or rita@ritayoungassociates.com

Sponsored by the Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities, Division of Developmental Disabilities

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