Objective 1: Finalize a nationally relevant, replicable systems and procedures plan to carry out the Idaho Living Well work scope.
Objective 2: Create an innovative HCBS quality assurance system, using a self-advocate led approach, in partnership with the Division of Medicaid that:
- Decreases risk of abuse, neglect and other violations of rights,
- Increases effective reporting of abuse neglect, and critical incidents,
- Increases effective investigation of abuse, neglect and other critical incidents,
- Collects useful data on abuse, neglect, critical incidents and violations of rights, and
- Identifies policies and practices which increase or decrease risk of abuse or neglect.
Objective 3: Develop a sustainable self-advocate train-the-trainer model to conduct statewide training on specific topics including: self-advocacy, self-determination, individual rights, supported decision-making, principles of person-centered thinking, how to report abuse, neglect, and exploitation, and post-secondary employment and education opportunities.
Objective 4: Establish direct support professional qualifications, competencies, training requirements and propose a reimbursement model guided by evidence-based practices and quality indicators identified by individuals with DD and family members.
Objective 5: Deliver sustainable, accessible training for direct support staff taught by self-advocates, family members, and professionals guided by evidence-based practices in person-centered thinking and planning, trauma informed care, supported decision making, total and functional communication, and principles of positive behavioral intervention supports.
Objective 6: Establish a blueprint for increasing access to a culturally responsive HCBS system.