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ERIC Number: ED345472
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Pages: 13
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Choice Protocol: A Document To Help Plan and Carry Out Meetings between Persons with Disabilities and Those Who Are Responsible for Assisting Them in Making Choices about Their Future Services.
This protocol is designed to help plan and carry out meetings between persons with disabilities and those who are responsible for assisting them in making choices about their future services. It was developed to quantify and define some of the issues involved in having Illinois individuals who are eligible for relocation from nursing facilities participate in decisions regarding future services. The protocol guides the process involved in reviewing with the individual the content, structure, and setting of the services for which he or she is eligible, and helping him or her explore which of these options would best achieve the desired lifestyle. The protocol is also designed to attain some measure of consistency throughout the choice process among different populations, geographic areas, and nursing facilities. The protocol cites a question (such as "What type of information will the pre-admission screening agent share with the person?""Who will participate in development of the initial service plan? and "What will be done if the person and his legal guardian want different service options?") and then offers one or more feasible options as a response to the question. The final section of the protocol contains questions which the pre-admission screening agent can ask the person to explore desired lifestyles and identify potential services. This section covers future planning for the person's home (such as the importance of helping to choose furniture and having people come over to visit), the community (such as the importance of being close to public transportation or being near family); and recreational and leisure time activities. (JDD)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: Illinois Planning Council on Developmental Disabilities, Springfield.
Authoring Institution: N/A