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COVID-19 Town Hall - Shared screen with speaker view
John in Pasco
32:33
Is anyone monitoring the chat?
John in Pasco
34:51
If I "Raise My Hand" will anyone see?
Sherry Smith
35:35
how do I get the text off?
ChanJK
35:50
Justin Chan with DDA here.
Sima Thorpe
36:11
Sima Thorpe with The Arc of Spokane is here
debfinck
36:37
Deb Finck from Ohana here…
racecm
37:59
Christina Race Spokane DDA
Gerriann Armstrong
38:16
Gerriann Armstrong from The Autism Society of WA
John W. in Pasco
39:23
Chat with me if you want more information on the Washington State Fathers Network (www.fathersnetwork.org). Now with weekly Zoom groups.
Joshua Harmening
40:02
Josh from Tierra Village in Leavenworth here.
Mariana Velazquez
41:23
Good morning! :)
Tarra Hollins
41:57
Good Morning
strance
43:55
I can hear you all now! Good to see folks
Sarah Blanchette
44:08
Welcome Everyone! We will leave time at the end of the presentation for everyone to greet each other, give links and share info. Please leave this chat clear for questions so we don't miss any. Thank you all!
Stacy Dym
48:55
Hello Cheryl! So exciting to see you and thanks for your tremendous work during this unprecedented time!
John W. in Pasco
52:37
https://www.dshs.wa.gov/meet-cheryl-strange
Robert Angrisano
55:36
Will DD clients and their care providers receive priority status on any development
Vern
55:55
ive he that if a person with a disabiblity would not get the same preference as some one with out?
adriennestuart
56:26
What is being done to recruit and retain people who are out of work to come be IPs?
Robert Angrisano
56:30
Will DD clients and their care providers receive priority status on any developed inoculation or antibody therapy?
strance
56:42
Oregon is doing something like this and we are checking in to it. Not sure what providers exactly but we are aware and exploring it.
adriennestuart
56:44
What is being done to get IPs PPE?
Sima Thorpe
58:22
What I’ve heard is that all families are concerned about either themselves in the hospital and not able to care for their loved one or being able to be with their loved one
strance
01:00:06
Take care everyone- we will get answers to your questions. I gotta run to the jIC
Rena Ortigoza
01:00:30
What would be helpful to our direct DD population to help families deal with the school closures, what can we do at home to help our community.
Helen Black
01:01:02
What work is being done to ensure students, especially students in transition continue to receive education supports. I understand that not all services can be provided, but my biggest concern is DeVos trying to waive IDEA, which would allow schools to not provide services.
Marina Jacobsen
01:01:20
Will unemployment benefits (state or federal) affect eligibility for services such as employment?
Brad Beagle
01:01:48
We have a SL client who wants to travel to the west side without staff. There is a concern in our agency that the client will not observe the social distancing guidelines and could expose staff and other clients to Covid once they return home. We are caught between clients rights and the governors proclamation. Can we restrict clients non essential visits in a SL setting?
Krista
01:03:04
id hate to delay it further, so I’m not sure what to do: A sibling sent in his IP application to get certified for his sister. He forgot to send in the Background Check paper. should he just send it to the address on form or should he wait for his “incomplete” application to come back home & then send it all at once.
Rena Ortigoza
01:05:34
I work for a nonprofit that is doing meal service to vulnerable populations. Are there DD communiites that need meals?
adriennestuart
01:05:52
FYI for SOME school questions: https://www.k12.wa.us/about-ospi/press-releases/novel-coronavirus-covid-19-guidance-resources/special-education-guidance-covid-19
Nic Sixx iphone
01:06:34
WEA posted a clarification
Nic Sixx iphone
01:06:48
https://www.washingtonea.org/we-are-wea/weareblog/post/clarification-from-governors-press-conference-extending-school-closures/?fbclid=IwAR1OFZWjzF0F9z6fSpZUFAUkD3tZ98CjeWn0-p33oUJy1LCxdj-dXe825mo
Transitions Programs
01:07:00
Are they factoring in disability as they prioritize care for people with COVID in hospitals?
Helen Black
01:08:19
Region 1 has been very responsive....THANK YOU!!!!
Gerriann Armstrong
01:09:07
what about re-evaluation that is due in june for continuing services
Gerriann Armstrong
01:09:14
DDA
Rachell Redman
01:14:11
One issue we are experiencing is that because DDA is not allowing for Zoom meetings, the communication is being placed on providers to be the hub. Does DDA not have the capability to have conference calls as many providers do not have access to conference call hubs?
Rachell Redman
01:15:17
Sorry, to add to that is that some agencies have paid the extra money to have the zoom meetings secured, but DDA is not allowing for it's use.
Abdoulie
01:16:36
How about timelines on submitting Audit corrective action plans?
Gerriann Armstrong
01:16:46
Can we please let everyone know to complete the Census and that it will help with additional services in the future
ChanJK
01:18:23
Zoom for Healthcare
ChanJK
01:19:04
We are working with our IT to fully implement Zoom in our services. More to come.
Cyndy Knight
01:21:02
Can you show the previous slide again on websites with available resources?
Sarah Blanchette
01:21:23
We will definitely show the Where to Find Information slide at the end
Sarah Blanchette
01:21:37
I will also drop the links into this chat at the end of the Presentation
Wendy
01:21:49
Please make sure you are muted. The music or TV in the background makes it hard to hear speaking
Sarah Blanchette
01:21:57
We will also leave the Chat open for 5 minute after the meeting so you can send in last minute questions and say Hello to each other
Wendy
01:22:55
Remind folks to mute. Cannot hear Lorna
Cyndy Knight
01:25:27
In Walla Walla, our Parent to Parent program is offering ZOOM support meetings to their parents/caregivers, as well as a meeting for caregivers of children/adults with Autism and a meeting regarding Wills, Trusts, etc. All on website: wwvdn.org
Ali H Al-Sadi
01:25:37
From a private message:
Heather Lum
01:25:38
Background check applications can also be done online. Make sure you use a Chrome browser. APPLICANTS: Link to Online Authorization Form: https://fortress.wa.gov/dshs/bcs/
Ali H Al-Sadi
01:25:39
can you explain more the relaxation of rules for someone to apply to provide respite care. where do I find this application?
Julie Shepard
01:27:12
Will you create a FAQ sheet and meeting update from this meeting where we can access it later?
Heather Lum
01:27:19
If you do a Background Check application online, please follow directions, and let your Regional Contracts staff know your Confirmation number, and your Date of Birth, so they can retrieve your application and submit to BCCU. APPLICANTS: Link to Online Authorization Form: https://fortress.wa.gov/dshs/bcs/
val
01:27:35
Not sure if this has been addressed already, but has there been info put out about “hazard pay” for IPs? since client needs do not go away during a crisis and we are still supporting our people often times without adequate PPE, info on this would be helpful.
debfinck
01:28:02
Thank you, Sima and thanks to the Arc of Spokane for doing so much to help in this crisis.
LGL84VL
01:28:30
ppe for private duty nursing how to obtain for family member on a vent.
Nic Sixx iphone
01:29:07
The Arc of Snohomish is as well. we are also holding zoom meetings for self-advocate leaders
Luke Tolley
01:29:57
Thank you DDA and Counties for working so hard to allow Employment and Community Inclusion providers to still provide services in a modified way. It has been amazing for agencies and clients!
Sima Thorpe
01:30:33
Contact our advocacy team or our tech center: www.arc-Spokane.org
ChanJK
01:30:42
This is Justin from DDA. I can only speak for DDA but security and HIPAA considerations must be evaluated when considering which Zoom licenses to purchase. Zoom for Healthcare is the most secure license.
Lori
01:30:48
our son has been layed off from community services for people with disabilities. does he just have to go without pay?
Ann Vasilev
01:33:09
Here is the link to the DDA Contracts Webpage: https://www.dshs.wa.gov/dda/developmental-disabilities-administration-contracts
jnewhouse
01:35:07
There are questions about individuals on SSI receiving stimulus checks. Will they, and if so will it impact their SSI payments?
Bernadette
01:36:28
My daughter was denied foot care, she is a Type I diabetic. I appealed and was denied again. What do I do now to get her the foot care she needs?
Bernadette
01:39:13
Since foot care is not considered essential, they are closed, How do I get her foot care
Gerriann Armstrong
01:39:49
Able Accounts
val
01:41:03
Not sure if this has been addressed already, but has there been info put out about “hazard pay” for IPs? since client needs do not go away during a crisis and we are still supporting our people often times without adequate PPE, info on this would be helpful.
Helen Black
01:41:19
THANK YOU TO ALL!!!!!
val
01:43:32
that makes sense, thank you!
Sima Thorpe
01:44:07
Thanks Stacy & Jeremy!
ChanJK
01:44:23
This entire meeting is captioned so yes, we can create a FAQ from this meeting.
Sarah Blanchette
01:44:43
Where to go for more information COVID-19 Response:The Arc of Washington State: https://arcwa.org/covid-19/DDC/Informing Families:https://informingfamilies.org/covid-resources/Developmental Disabilities Administration:https://www.dshs.wa.gov/dda/consumers-and-families/dda-coronavirus-informationSign up for DDA Messages https://public.govdelivery.com/accounts/WADSHSDDA/subscribers/new
Gerriann Armstrong
01:46:29
Here is the one for the Autism Society of America: https://www.autism-society.org/covid-19/
Luisa Parada Estrada
01:46:39
There are Region specific resources including for region 1: https://www.dshs.wa.gov/dda/consumers-and-families/dda-coronavirus-information
debfinck
01:47:56
Well done…thank you, everyone!
Sandra P.
01:48:01
Thank you!
jnewhouse
01:48:06
Thanks for being available and addressing concerns.
racecm
01:48:08
thank you for the information
luciej
01:48:12
Thank you
Gerriann Armstrong
01:48:12
2020 Census information and Covid-19:
Gerriann Armstrong
01:48:15
https://2020census.gov/en/news-events/press-kits/covid-19.html?cid=20412:%2Bcensus%20%2Bcovid-19:sem.ga:p:dm:en:&utm_source=sem.ga&utm_medium=p&utm_campaign=dm:en&utm_content=20412&utm_term=%2Bcensus%20%2Bcovid-194
burriml
01:48:16
Thank you!
susans
01:48:16
Thank you
Betty Schwieterman
01:48:21
For self-advocates - https://selfadvocacyinfo.org/resource/
Helen Black
01:48:22
Stay safe everyone!!!
Betty Schwieterman
01:48:27
Thank you!
terit
01:48:54
Thank you so much for your efforts!
Sarah Blanchette
01:48:56
Thank you all! This will stay open for 5 more minutes and we will work hard to post great information on our websites. This has been recorded and we will also make this available to you on our collective websites.
Cyndy Knight
01:49:08
We, collectively, are an amazing group of parents/professionals that are particularly prepared for the "unexpected". I appreciate the work that went into collaborating for a joint message. Thank you!
Barb
01:49:39
Thanks!
Julie Feldman
01:49:39
Thank You
vicki spears
01:50:12
The other 2 meetings are the same as today correct
Stacy Dym
01:50:13
Shout out to all of the champions in this Region 1 community! So wonderful to see and hear from everyone!
Petra Borojevic
01:50:25
Thank you!
vicki spears
01:51:35
Thank you so much for all of your information. Stay Safe and Healthy Everyone.