DC Transition Plan for the HCBS Waiver

Washington DC

“DDS is engaged in a variety of efforts to build the capacity of its staff and provider agencies to support and facilitate greater individualized community exploration and integration, including competitive, integrated employment,” including:
  • “Discovery: Developing Positive Personal Profiles, a nationally recognized tool and process for assessing the vocational interests and goals of people and supporting career exploration and community integration activities;”
  • Individualized Day Supports (IDS) Implementation Training, “including development of regulations, training for DDA staff and providers on the new service, how to recruit and train staff, the development of formats for initial and ongoing Community Integration Plans, and how to conduct Community Mapping;” and
  • Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities’ Employment Learning Community, “which brings providers together on a regular basis through a community of practice approach where national and local resources are shared and providers learn from one another.”
State Policies & Initiatives: 
Training/Capacity Building
  • Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
  • Home and Community Based Services (HCBS)
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