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National Task Force: July-August 2017 Update

Transition

National Task Force: July-August 2017 Update

Transition

This page was last updated on Mar 22, 2018 at 7:47 pm

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This update is regarding the work of the National Task force on Services for Young Adults with Additional Disabilities. For background information on this task force, click here. 


The task force has made a great deal of progress over the summer months. Mike Fagbemi (NCDB Transition Initiative Lead) and Ellen Condon (Task Force member and Project Director for the Montana Deaf-Blind Project) are in the process of interviewing family members and service providers from across the country to gather information about the current state of services for young adults who are deaf-blind with additional disabilities. They are particularly focusing on state systems and interagency collaborations in high-performing states to identify the most effective processes and strategies. 

At its July meeting, the full task force welcomed Adam Sass, Director of Community Life Engagement at the National Association of State Directors of Developmental Disabilities Services. He led a group discussion on a variety of topics including customized employment, long-term follow-up and support, and ways to link vocational rehabilitation and developmental disabilities services. The information he provided will be of use to the task force as they develop recommendations related to improving long-term supports for young adults who rely many different types of services for a good quality of life. 

Adam also briefly discussed Medicaid Home and Community-Based Services, but did not have time to cover this topic in detail. He shared the following resources with the task force members.

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