ATTENTION PARENTS, GUARDIANS & CAREGIVERS OF OPWDD SELF-DIRECTION PARTICIPANTS
Join the FAMILY EDUCATION, ADVOCACY & SUPPORT ZOOM MEETING
Connecting families in support of their loved-one’s ability to live a self-determined life
- Meet other families on the Self-Direction journey!
- Share information and resources!
- Learn how to advocate on behalf of the Self-Direction participant
What can you expect at the meeting?
- A safe space for sharing the Self-Direction journey
- All attendees are courteous
- Great information to support your advocacy within the OPWDD system
Upcoming Family Education, Advocacy & Support Meetings
We recognize that many family members are also paid through the OPWDD-Self-Direction system. Your lived experience as a family member of a Self-Direction participant combined with your knowledge as a professional in the system (paid broker, care manager or other service related provider) brings enormous knowledge and perspective to both of your roles.
However, our Family Education, Advocacy & Support meetings are designed to provide a safe and confidential space for family members and unpaid natural supporters to voice their concerns in a judgment free zone. Attendance of paid providers who are far more knowledgeable about the lingo and policies of OPWDD could have the unfortunate consequence of reducing the judgement-free environment we are seeking to provide.
SOYAN is contemplating creating an alternative means of connection through a Community of Practice for Family - Professionals. If you are interested in participating in a future Community of Practice-SOYAN Network please take this survey.
SOYAN CONNECT is an e-newsletter keeping you up to date on meetings, workshops and information relevant to the Self-Direction Journey.