Author: Giese-BPDD

What Are National Core Indicators (NCI)?

Each year,  National Core Indicators (NCI) asks people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) and their families to share their opinions, feedback, and personal experiences about the services they receive. They use mailed surveys and interviews to collect the information. What are NCI Interviews? Each year some people with intellectual and developmental disabilities are selected to participate in face to face interviews. During the interviews people have an opportunity to share their opinions, feedback, and personal experiences about the services they receive. A family member, friend, or staff member who knows the person well, can answer or assist the...

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Read Our 2015-2017 Biennial Report

Find out what the Board has been doing in our Activities Report to the Governor and the State Legislature. The report details our Board’s mission, membership, goals, accomplishments, and budget. Our federal charge in the Developmental Disabilities Act is identifying the most pressing needs of people with developmental disabilities and developing innovative and cost-effective ways to meet these needs in a manner that upholds human and civil value. Councils (Boards) must include, at minimum, 60% people with developmental disabilities and their family members. The BPDD State Plan, informed by statewide input from the disability community, focuses primarily on three...

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October is Spina Bifida Awareness Month

October is Spina Bifida Awareness Month—a time to celebrate the hundreds of thousands of people living with Spina Bifida. The theme, Care about Spina Bifida Care, challenges us to get involved in improving the health and lives of our families, friends, neighbors, and even strangers who live with this rare birth defect. People living with Spina Bifida, parents, health care providers and others will share their triumphs and struggles in their journey with Spina Bifida. For more,...

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Inclusion Drives Innovation

How are you planning to observe National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM)? Held each October, NDEAM aims to educate about employment issues and celebrate the many and varied contributions of America’s workers with disabilities. NDEAM is led by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy and many observances are held at the grassroots level across the nation every year. Learn how you can support NDEAM by visiting the ODEP website: www.dol.gov/ndeam. The Board has several initiatives that raise awareness about employment for individuals with disabilities. NDEAM focuses on the value of increasing employment for people with disabilities...

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