DDSD Waiting List Meeting
March 22, 2012
Presented by: Not Applicable
The state of Oklahoma offers services to citizens who have developmental disabilities to improve their lives. These services are offered INSTEAD of having to go into an institution. These services are referred to as Waivered services and are provided in the persons home and community. The agency that oversees these services is DHS and the division is DDSD (Developmental Disabilities Services Division)
When a person applies for these services they are placed on a waiting list. Currently this wait is more than 5 years and there are more than 5,000 people waiting.
Many years ago the Waiting List Meeting was created with the encouragement from a family member whos child was waiting. The newly hired director, Howard Hendrick, agreed, and the meetings began.
The Waiting List Meeting is a time for the director of DHS and DDSDs director along with other state level administrators, to meet with family members. Families often share current situations affecting them during their time of wait. Then it gives the administrators a chance to help the family find services and supports to assist while the family waits. In addition to families meeting and speaking directly to the administrators who could possibly help, it gives the administrators the opportunity to hear what is really happening to families who are waiting.
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Location: Sequouah Building C-47, Capitol Complex Class Start Time: 1:30 - 3:00 Registration Contact: Wanda Felty Email: firstname.lastname@example.org City: Oklahoma City State: OK Zip: 73105
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