Thursday, October 6, 2011

SELF-DIRECTION is your choice.

'SELF- DIRECTION is your choice.'
Choose wisely.
Get help to make the choice that suits your goals and lifestyle.

 interview with “Katie” the mother of a young man receiving NOW (new Opportunity waiver) services.

Katie shares why she chose Self Direction and compares her experiences between the first 13 years on the NOW with a service agency and the past two and a half years using Self-Direction.

[Details about differences in service delivery models and participant eligibility criteria are in the Self-Direction Option Employer Handbook on the Office for Citizens with Developmental Disabilities (OCDD) website.]

"Life on the Autism Spectrum can be ENJOYable."

References & Resources

Self Direction

Selecting Self Direction requires taking on the responsibility of being the employer of your DSPs. 

Click here to the Self Direction “Show Me the Money” flyer with guidelines on wage rates for DSPs and information about processing.

Although NOW recipients choosing Self Direction take on the role of employer there is a state agreement for Acumen to provide support with processing payroll and making required tax withholdings. 

Click here to visit Acumen’s site with forms, processes and links related to Self Direction.

Click here to read the LaDDC News Article

Click here to watch the interview with “Katie” the mother of a young man receiving NOW services.

If you are interested in choosing Self Direction let your support coordinator know.
Last Updated: October 3rd, 2011 |

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