Priorities and Objectives
STATEMENT OF OBJECTIVES AND PRIORITIES - Fiscal Year 2013 (October 1, 2012 – September 30, 2013)COMMUNITY INTEGRATION
STATEMENT OF OBJECTIVES AND PRIORITIES - Fiscal Year 2013
(October 1, 2012 – September 30, 2013)COMMUNITY INTEGRATION
PRIORITY I: People with disabilities will live in the community of their choice with the supports they need.
Objective: Assist people with disabilities to move from nursing facilities, intermediate care facilities for people with intellectual disabilities (ICF/ID), and institutions for mental disease (IMD) or to remain in the community if at risk of a nursing facility, ICF/ID, and IMD placement.
PRIORITY II: Individuals with disabilities will have better access to appropriate mental health care coverage and services.
Objective: Influence policy makers to improve the quality of mental health services.
PRIORITY III: People with disabilities will have access to assistive technology (AT) devices and services that they need.
Objective: provide individual and systemic advocacy to ensure access to assistive technology.
PRIORITY: Public or private services will not discriminate on the basis of disability in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act, Section 504 or the Fair Housing Act.
Objective #1: Address selected cases of alleged illegal discrimination by state or local government entities.
Objective #2: Address selected cases of alleged illegal discrimination by private entities.
Objective# 3: Address selected cases of alleged illegal discrimination by landlords and housing providers.
PRIORITY I: Students with disabilities will receive appropriate education services.
Objective #1: Provide individual advocacy to students with disabilities whose suspension or expulsion violates provisions of the IDEA or Section 504.
Objective #2: Educate parents and policy makers about the practice of unnecessary restraint and seclusion of students with disabilities.
Objective #3: Students will not be denied access to new technologies and/or online learning services based upon disability.
PRIORITY II: Students with disabilities will have access to transition services.
Objective: Ensure students have access to transition age services.
PRIORITY I: Social Security beneficiaries will obtain or retain employment.
Objective: Reduce barriers to employment for beneficiaries of Supplemental Security Income and/or Social Security Disability Insurance.
PRIORITY II: Increase access to Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) funded services [e.g., Idaho Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (IDVR), Idaho Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired (ICBVI), Independent Living Centers (ILC)].
Objective: Provide individual and systemic advocacy to reduce barriers in accessing RSA funded services.
PRIORITY I: People with disabilities will not be subjected to unnecessary or abusive guardianships or conservatorships.
Objective #1: Increase public awareness as to the rights of people with disabilities who are, or may be subject to, a guardianship or conservatorship.
Objective #2: Protect the rights of people with disabilities who are seeking to change or prevent an unnecessary or abusive guardianship.
PRIORITY II: People with disabilities will have access to Social Security benefits.
Objective: People with disabilities who are entitled to Social Security Disability Insurance or Supplemental Security Income will receive their benefits.
PRIORITY III: People with disabilities will be protected from discrimination in decisions involving denial of medical treatment and end-of-life decisions.
Objective: Preserve and improve current protections in the Idaho Code which prevent disability discrimination in medical decisions.
PRIORITY IV: Participate in systemic advocacy that protects and promotes the rights of people with disabilities.
Objective: Participate with stakeholders and disability groups on task forces, workgroups and councils that provide the opportunity to advocate on behalf of people with disabilities.
PRIORITY I: People with disabilities will have increased access to Medicaid services.
Objective: Address Medicaid rules or practices that violate federal or state laws and that create barriers to service.
PRIORITY II: Idaho’s Medicaid program will provide access to adequate community based treatment and services for people with disabilities.
Objective: Address systemic public policy issues in the Idaho Medicaid or managed care programs.
PRIORITY III: Eligible individuals will receive Medicaid for Worker’s with Disabilities.
Objective: Reduce barriers for accessing MWD program.
PRIORITY I: People with disabilities will have increased access to the services offered by DisAbility Rights Idaho.
Objective #1: Conduct outreach to military veterans, their families and veteran organizations.
Objective #2: Conduct outreach to individuals who are experiencing homelessness or are at risk for experiencing homelessness.
Objective #3: Conduct outreach in the community to increase awareness of DRI services.
RIGHTS IN FACILITIES
PRIORITY I: People with disabilities will live free from abuse.
Objective #1: Address issues of restraints and/or seclusion in facilities.
Objective #2: Affect changes in policy or practice by investigating instances of death at facilities.