Achievements

  • In 2007, Family EMPOWERment Center, the only family support center in Washington, DC focused on people with developmental disabilities, opened a one-stop resource center site in SE Washington – specially equipped with assistive technology to ensure it is accessible for everyone.
  • Quality Trust envisioned and hosted the first ever “Disability Support Professionals Conference” focused on training and supporting the staff within the developmental disability system who have the greatest influence on people’s daily lives.
  • Through an intense collaboration with the Department of Disability Services (DDS) and Medicaid; we prepared Brief at the request of DC Superior Court.
  • In 2006, Quality Trust released the Partnership for Change report “In Search of Real Choice and Real Lives”.
  • In 2005, we initiated training to improve health care; launched project to promote proactive planning around end of life supports; worked with DC Superior Court to develop a framework for implementing the volunteer advocacy program envisioned in law.
  • In 2004, we partnered with the DC Department of Human Services and received federal grant for Family Support 360 from the Administration on Developmental Disabilities.
  • In 2003, we launched a collaborative project to improve outcomes for people in using the Home and Community Based Waiver funding: The Partnership for Change Initiative and the Guardianship and Informed Consent Project.
  • Prepared an Amicus Brief at the request of DC Superior Court addressing the scope and authority of the Court relative to individual supports per DC Law.
  • Partnership with DDS and Medicaid to develop specific plans and rules for Medicaid waiver-funded services that will ensure people have access to supports that are flexible and individually tailored;
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