This week, the Alliance for Citizen Directed Supports is proud to be one of the presenters at the annual Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) Conference. This event brings together policymakers, administrators, managers, and all other stakeholders in the aging and disability services fields. Over 1,500 people are expected to attend. The conference is a key opportunity for the people who work in this field to learn directly from people who use HCBS services including the HCBS Waiver. 

That’s why it’s so exciting that the Alliance will be there as part of a growing movement including other organizations dedicated to advancing self-direction. Our presentation will be led by Alliance Board Members Lydia Brown and Marian Frattarola-Saulino:

Session Title: Realizing Self Determination: People with Developmental Disabilities Directing Their Services

When: Thursday, August 29, 11:30-12:45pm

Where: Essex ABC, Baltimore Marriott Waterfront 

Why: The Alliance for Citizen Directed Supports is all about supporting and sustaining self-directed services and supports, but we also understand that being in charge of your life isn’t just about your services.  We are seeking to be an organization that promotes and shares the importance of each of us being part of communities where we are valued for who we are and what we bring. We hope to drive innovation in the field by bringing together people who self-direct with the support they design, deliver and evaluate with their chosen allies.

The conference schedule is available here; you can find our session information by using the search bar, or scroll down for the drop-down menu for Thursday.

If you are attending the HCBS Conference, please come to the Alliance session at 11:30am on Thursday August 29.  We hope to see you there!