NASDDDS MYC Plenary Panel: Planning, Data and Quality Assurance for Quality Outcomes in Supporting Families

This presentation, composed of leaders from South Dakota, Missouri, and the National Core Indicators initiative, will focus on using data and information to support families.

State DD agency leaders in South Dakota have operated through data based decision making for some time and are now undertaking the LifeCourse framework to be a core component in how services and supports are analyzed, reviewed and measured.  South Dakota will talk about how they are realigning the Individual Support Plan around the LifeCourse domains and developing measurements as part of this initiative.

In Missouri, panel presenters will describe their experiences with enhancing supports to individuals and their families by informing them through the use of data about supports and services through the LifeCourse lens.  The Division of Developmental Disabilities will talk about using data collected from families and staff to overhaul the agency’s front door. One of the most significant changes the state DD agency made was lining up their Quality Outcomes with the life domains from the LifeCourse framework. Members from Missouri’s Community of Practice team will share all of the changes that took place in Missouri and how supports to individuals and families have changed.

National Core Indicators staff will share what NCI data tells us about people with intellectual and developmental disabilities across the country who live with family members.



Rachel is the Media & Design Specialist on the Family to Family team at the UMKC-Institute for Human Development, UCEDD. She completed her Master's in Public Administration with an emphasis in nonprofit management at UMKC. She is proud to say she is a second generation AmeriCorps member! Her passion is where social justice and technology meet. Her specialty is making projects, programs, and organizations look good.

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