Maine Developmental Disabilities Council

THE OFFICE OF AGING AND DISABILITY SERVICES (OADS) IS HOSTING VIRTUAL LISTENING SESSIONS  

on

Regulations Governing Behavioral Support, Modification and Management for People with Intellectual Disabilities and Autism  

 

Simple Language Guide on Behavior Plans

For more information on the rules about Behavior Plans and why you should join these sessions in simple language, go here: Simple Language Guide - Behavior Management Plans

Registering

For information on registering, email Hilary Gove at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

If you or someone you know has had a Behavior Plan, OADS wants to hear from you!

 

OADS is looking for input on Behavior Regulations. These are the rules that allow service providers to restrict people’s rights in order to protect the person or people around them.

OADS wants to hear from people who have been affected by these rules. That includes people who had Behavior Management Plans, their families and friends, and anyone else who is interested. They want to learn about how these plans affect the people whose rights are restricted by them.

Things to think about

  • What is good about these regulations
  • What is bad about these regulations
  • Ideas about how to make the regulations better

CAAR (the Coalition Against Adult Restraint) has heard from individuals with developmental disabilities and their families who think that sometimes these plans don’t help people. CAAR is concerned that we don’t know how often people with behavior plans are restrained or their other rights are taken away and that we don’t know if the plans work.

You can tell your story at the OADS Listening Sessions on Behavior Plan Rules – these are happening virtually on Zoom on:

Friday, March 26, 2021 

11:30-1 pm 

Friday, April 30, 2021 

3-5 pm 

If you need help or want to practice sharing your story, you can talk to Staci Converse at Disability Rights Maine by emailing her at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Your story is important! Help make the rules around Behavior Plans better!

 

All are welcome to attend. To register for one or more listening sessions, please email Hilary Gove at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. A Zoom meeting link will be provided following registration. 

If you require accommodations to attend these sessions (for example sign language or other language interpreters, etc.) please contact Hilary Gove in advance at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  

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Maine Developmental Disabilities Council
225 Western Avenue, Suite 4
Augusta, ME 04330
Phones: 207-287-42131-800-244-3990