May 29, 2019: Boise
May 30, 2019: Caldwell and Emmett
May 31, 2019: Kuna
June 7, 2019: Nampa (in Spanish)
To Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities:
Community NOW! has important information to share with you.Please join them for training and listening session near you. You will hear important information for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (self‐advocates) and their families.This will also be a time for self‐advocates and their families to ask questions and share their thoughts during the training discussions. Enclosed are documents with more information about these trainings.
What is Community NOW!?
Medicaid pays for supports that you need to live the life you want to live.Medicaid is looking at ways that services and supports for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities might be changed. Medicaid has joined a group called Community NOW! that meets in Boise, Idaho to talk about what changes could be made to Medicaid services. Community NOW! meetings are led by adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities and family members from around the State. Medicaid staff, the Idaho Council of Developmental Disabilities, Medicaid providers and other stakeholders also come to Community NOW! meetings in Boise.
What will we talk about at these Community NOW! meetings?
On May 29‐31, 2019, and on June 7, 2019, Idaho Medicaid, the Idaho Council on Developmental Disabilities, and others will host a training and listening session.The training will include:
1. Community NOW! updates
2. “Understanding Behavior as Communication”
3. “Know Your Rights” ‐ for self‐advocates and their families
4. “Presuming Competence”‐ for families and providers
There will also be a chance for adults with intellectual and developmentaldisabilities and their families to ask questions and talk directly with Medicaid about their experiences with Medicaid services and in relation to the training topics. There will be six sessions in Regions 3 and 4, with morning and afternoon sessions. Each will talk about the same things. You only need to attend one session.
If you want to come to a session, they hope that you will RSVP (tell us that you are coming)! If you have questions or need help with transportation or support so that you can come to the meeting, please contact Medicaid at: (208) 364‐1840 or toll free at 1‐844‐793‐1286.
How to RSVP for the meeting:
Please tell them that you are coming by either calling or emailing:
Calling: 1‐844‐793‐1286 or
When you call or email please tell them:
(1) The name of the adult or family member who will be attending;
(2) Which session location and time you will be attending; and
(3) Whether you need any help with support to attend this meeting.