Learn More About the Living Well Project

How do we increase health, safety, independence and well-being of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities living in our community? Over the next five years, the Living Well grant plans to develop and test approaches to improve home and community-based services for people with developmental disabilities.
How it Works
  • Consortium is created that includes a variety of perspectives including individuals living in diverse settings, families, employment experts, advocates, service providers, teachers, etc.  The Consortium drives the project and decides what to focus on and what strategies to use.
  • Pilot sites are selected in five communities to implement a set of intervention strategies and awareness building activities. A minimum of 20 individuals with disabilities will receive services.
  • coaching team will provide training and technical assistance on topics such as self-advocacy, supported decision-making, personal futures planning, community-based services and competitive integrated-employment.
  • policy team will implement the policy recommendations from the Consortium and put them into action
Project Goals
Project Goals

  • To improve coordination of consortium partners on community capacity building and community monitoring as evidenced by shared goals, resources, and measurement
  • To increase the perceived capacity among all five stakeholder groups to self- assess, monitor, report, reduce and/or remediate situations and environments for health, safety and quality of life
  • To increase the number of communities, organizations, and systems implementing recommended policies and practices
  • To increase the number of communities, organizations, and systems implementing a comprehensive community monitoring system
  • To increase the health, safety, independence, and well-being of people with I/DD as measured by CQL’s 21 quality of life indicators measurement tool between baseline and follow-up measures
  • Waisman University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities
  • Disability Rights Wisconsin
  • WI Department of Health Services: Division of Long-term Care and Supports; Adult Protective Services; Division of Quality Assurances; Office of Caregiver Quality
  • WI Department of Justice
  • Managed Care Organizations
  • IRIS Consultant Agencies
  • The Arc Wisconsin
  • InControl Wisconsin
  • Wisconsin People First and Self-advocates
  • Service Providers
  • Families
Our Pilot and Mentor Sites

Pilot Sites

  • Aptiv
  • Down Syndrome Association of Wisconsin
  • Headwaters
  • LOV inc
  • Opportunities, inc
  • Opportunity Development Center
  • SOAR Fox Cities
Other Resources

Contact Sally

People with disabilities need to be healthy, safe, and connected. This toolkit will give people simple ways to be sure you know how to do all three. We want you to have the information and tools to stay healthy, safe, and connected throughout your lifetime and not just during an emergency. This toolkit has three sections. Stay Healthy- all about ways to focus on your health and talk to the people in your life who help you stay healthy. Stay Safe- with resources for recognizing safe and unsafe situations in your home and community and reaching out to others who can help you stay safe. Stay Connected- to give you tools and ideas for expanding and building relationships in your community that will help you stay connected.

Download the Full Toolkit Here!

Las personas con discapacidades necesitan estar sanas, seguras y conectadas. Esta guía le dará a las personas formas simples para asegurarse de que sabe cómo hacer las tres. Queremos que tenga la información y las herramientas para estar sano, seguro y conectado a través de la vida y no solo durante una emergencia.


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