Thursday, January 7, 2021

Family Sessions on the Rights of People Receiving Supports During the Pandemic

Given the events downtown yesterday, it seems strange to say Happy New Year, but I will say to you that I hope your 2021 has gotten off to a smooth start at the personal level.  Heaven knows the same is not true for our country, but hopefully that will change soon.  We can at least be happy about the news from Georgia.

Now, business.  I’ve written here before about the work done in the summer and fall to develop a presentation for provider staff on the rights of people being supported through the D.C. DDS waiver during the pandemic.  Recently I’ve been working with Emily Ornstein at DDS to adapt that presentation for parents and other family members.  The presentation is now ready, and the first sessions on “Assuring Rights During Covid-19” will be offered next week:

-          Monday, January 11 at 10:00 and 

-          Friday, January 15 at 10:00

If you have had issues with your family member’s provider agency, or you just have questions about what your role is in supporting those you care for to make well-informed decisions during the pandemic, you will want to attend one of these or other upcoming sessions.

To sign up, contact Emily Ornstein (, today!  You can find more details here:

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