NCAPPS Webinar: Meaningful Stakeholder Engagement: A Collaborative Approach to Programs for People with Intellectual and Development Disabilities and Their Families

Event Start Date: January 22, 2020 - 6:30 PM EDT
Event End Date: January 22, 2020 - 7:45 PM EDT

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Tennessee’s Employment and Community First CHOICES program, serving people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, was implemented in 2016 following robust engagement of the people and families who would be served by the program and extensive collaboration across state agencies and the advocacy community. The program emphasizes employment and community inclusion as the first and preferred option for people with intellectual and development disabilities and provides a broad array of services responding to the diverse needs shared by people and families.

Participants in this webinar will learn: (1) The critical role that people and families played in proactively initiating conversations with state agencies (2) The partnership between state agencies to develop a comprehensive approach to service delivery (3) The importance of stakeholder engagement early in the program design phase, throughout implementation, and ongoing as the program continues to evolve to ensure services address stakeholder needs.

NCAPPS is an initiative from the Administration for Community Living and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to help States, Tribes, and Territories to implement person-centered practices. NCAPPS webinars are open to the public, and are geared toward human services administrators, providers, and people who use long-term services and supports. All NCAPPS webinars will be recorded and archived at