Delaware DVR Partnerships

Delaware

DVR maintains ongoing relationships with several councils throughout the state that have missions related to individuals with disabilities...These councils address issues of common concern to the disability community. DVR’s Director participates in the Governors Employment First Taskforce… DVR participates with the SCPD, a coordinating council for all disability-related councils throughout the State. DVR participates in the Governor’s Task Force on Community Inclusion, a collaboration of state agencies, organizations and entities involved with issues relating to disabilities. The goal of the task force is to develop strategies to implement the Olmstead principals, to assist people with disabilities to live more independently in the community, and to align the state’s service delivery system with that goal. This task force has supported implementation of Medicaid for People with Disabilities (Medicaid Buy-in) in Delaware, increased public transportation, and has recently supported development of the Pathways Medicaid waiver program for people with disabilities…

 As required by the Rehabilitation Act, DVR developed a Memorandum of Understanding with the public institutions of higher education in Delaware, specifically, Delaware Technical and Community College (DTCC), Delaware State University, and the University of Delaware. DVR and DTCC have collaborated with a separate Memorandum of Understanding to provide supported education services to DVR clients who are enrolled in remedial education programs at DTCC. The program provides additional training in study skills, time management, study techniques, and accommodations necessary for students to be successful in the school environment.

State Policies & Initiatives: 
Partnerships
Systems: 
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
  • Department of Education
  • Medicaid Agencies
Topics: 
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships
Date Enacted: 
07/07/2014
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