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Northstar Day Services Meeting - Shared screen with speaker view
Ros Damm
06:09
am I staying for little
Margaret-Lee Thompson
07:44
Margaret-Lee
Krista MIlhofer
08:03
Krista Milhofer, People First of Washington
Diana Stadden
08:06
Diana Stadden, The Arc of Washington State
Sandi Gruberg, PC2
08:18
Sandi Gruberg, PC2, parent of young adult with I/DD, and WA Statewide Parent Coalition. sandi@pc2online.org
Brian Nichols Spokane
08:28
Brian Nichols Spokane County
Emily Fung (ODMF)
09:24
My name is Emily Fung, representing Open Doors for Multicultural Families. I'm actually new to this meeting, so hello!
Aruna Bhuta
13:15
What can schools do to prepare better young people for life
Sandi Gruberg, PC2
16:29
Engagement with peers
Leigh Spruce
17:56
community access and proper skill and job training
Adrienne Stuart
18:52
Yes! Great point, Emily!
Krista MIlhofer
19:16
Directing school psychologists to perform functional and IQ testing that DDA finds acceptable for proof of intellectual disability.
Cheryl Felak
19:34
various field trips to different places in the community to let students/young adults see what is already happening and seeing if it something that they may be interested in pursuing - without knowing what may already be available, it is hard to know what one may be interested in
Cheryl Felak
20:07
Yes - life long learning is critical - but one barrier is the lack of supports
Diana Stadden
20:10
many school districts have job placements they reuse for incoming students, not jobs the person leaves with
Sandi Gruberg, PC2
20:14
I was just in a meeting with a dozen employment vendors and CBT staff. We all agreed that students and families need to be prepared for the shift in a full day to having to access multiple services without transportation in order to have a full day. There is no model for a full and meaningful day of one's choice after 21.
Sandi Gruberg, PC2
22:11
The message parents hear from some CBT programs is that a job will replace other supports and social opportunities. We need employment PLUS social engagement and skill building/continued learning.
Krista MIlhofer
22:55
Schools should be doing bus training and provide internships. Schools need to have connections with employment providers and DVR by age 17. No volunteer positions at for profit places of business. Your graduation track should be able to include employment and continuing education.
Diana Stadden
23:11
lifelong learning, we tried to get a bill passed once
Cheryl Felak
23:41
Thank you, Linda Hyatt - this is so true with my son too - he loves learning but needs to have short sessions and support - it's amazing what he has accomplished though with learning since being out of school
Diana Stadden
25:01
social skills etc, must be learned when they are older for employment settings, interpersonal and recreation settings, etc
Cheryl Felak
26:17
Also, so much of this also comes back to transportation - I see that bus training was suggested which may be beneficial to many - but there are also so many that need 1:1 and personal transportation door to door - no amount of "bus training" will ensure that people will be able to use bus transportation independently.
Cheryl Felak
27:11
Please explain the difference between community engagement and community inclusion
Sandi Gruberg, PC2
27:58
Agreed, Krista
Cheryl Felak
30:01
Does transportation include the ability to wait for the bus and how to manage oneself while waiting?
Aruna Bhuta
30:36
We had bus training in spokane sch dist 81 fortunately
Emily Fung (ODMF)
30:55
Great point Leigh
Krista MIlhofer
31:27
And how to access bathrooms or get help when waiting or address people who ask for money... all of it
Aruna Bhuta
34:14
Housing and transportation access are connected to day activities
Aruna Bhuta
36:42
School to emphasize life long learning in our sp Ed students.
Adrienne Stuart
38:14
If we know of restrictions on what is and is not allowed, could we try to pin cite those when possible?
Aruna Bhuta
38:17
Diana, makes total sense to use Uber
Diana Stadden
42:02
Can Brian send the information on that program to Lance to send out to the group please?
Emily Fung (ODMF)
42:42
Yes Krista!!!!
Emily Fung (ODMF)
42:54
PCP planning for all
Aruna Bhuta
43:21
Yes Diana! Brian sending will help
Sandi Gruberg, PC2
43:42
Yes. Krista. That was what I was trying to say earlier but didn't know how.
Adrienne Stuart
45:59
If APS is going to come to your door, by definition, the state needs to pay for the coverage.
Cheryl Felak
46:10
Yes, Sandi - that is critical regarding "supervision" while outside the home - without this, the person is not able to go out
Diana Stadden
47:09
peer mentoring is helpful to participating in communities
Aruna Bhuta
48:30
Integrated community recreation activities
Emily Fung (ODMF)
49:00
Can we talk about including physical exercise where appropriate?
Krista MIlhofer
49:02
Day programing should provide access to the community, never limit access. Someone should have all the services and supports needed to live the lives they want.
Krista MIlhofer
49:38
Yes Emily, DDA used to pay for gym memberships! People don't have money to do things in the community or afford the bus passes
Leigh Spruce
51:20
well said Diana! 👍
Adrienne Stuart
53:08
Yes; we’re dealing with double charging for care providers over in civil rights and system accessibility!
Linda Hyatt
55:00
The y accepts respite and you can bring a caregiver for free now.
Krista MIlhofer
55:05
Eating on a food stamp budget with food banks providing canned goods, and no physical activity...
Jeremy Norden-Paul
55:12
I have to sign off, thanks everyone for the conversation. I learn something every day.
Emily Fung (ODMF)
57:05
Thank you Adrienne!
Sandi Gruberg, PC2
58:01
I have to sign off. Thank you!