Things may seem quiet, but important D.C. advocacy work and activities continue on virtual platforms:
- Getting some day services under way. As of today, nine DDS day-services providers have submitted their reopening plans to DDS, and the first DDS responses will go out next week. Individuals’ CPAQ (Community Participation Assessment and Questionnaire) meetings, to discuss people’s interest in, and specific support needs, to enable re-engagement in day services, are also starting up. For people needing employment readiness services, DDS is indicating that there will be close coordination between the DDA and RSA sides of the house, with RSA counselors set to attend team meetings and a focus on moving people toward paid employment on an accelerated timetable. Contact Kirk Dobson at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
I’ve spoken personally with any number of you over recent weeks, and I know we’re all managing as best we can. Fortunately, our region is doing better at weathering this period of crisis than many other parts of the country, but we all need to be alert, careful, and mutually supportive. Keep track of the latest D.C.-wide information at https://coronavirus.dc.gov/phasetwo.