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Upcoming Webinar: Health vs. Safety and Risk vs. Liability

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Monday, December 11, 2017 – 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


Services have historically been based on the premise that people with intellectual disabilities (ID) require services almost around the clock to ensure their health and safety. In addition, many plans call for continuous 1-1 or 2-1.

Though different, health and safety are sometimes perceived as the same. This perception often limits options for a person with ID. Additionally, reasonable risk is sometimes limited because of fear of liability. This presentation will explore ways for planning teams to separate health from safety and risk from liability so that the person receiving Supported Living can experience as much support as they need, with still allowing reasonable risk. 

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Presenters: Derrick Dufresne, Founder/ Senior Partner of Community Resource Associates, Inc. & Jesse Smathers, Specialty Populations Clinical Director, Vaya Health

This webinar is part of the Supported Living: Making the Difference Initiative being sponsored by the NCCDD and North Carolina Money Follows the Person Project (NC MFP), a Medicaid project that assists Medicaid-eligible North Carolinians who live in inpatient facilities to move into their own homes and communities with supports.


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