Location: RM 271
Update from Community Centered Boards Public Testimony
COMMITTEE ON JOINT HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
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03:28 PM -- Update from Community Centered Boards Public Testimony
03:28 PM -- Maureen Welch, representing herself, told the committee about her experience as a parent of a child with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). She discussed her concerns about the administration of CCBs and the concerns of members of the IDD community about the provision of services and access to policy makers. She discussed consumer direction in the DD waiver system. Ms. Welch responded to questions about service agencies and conflict free case management for CCBs. She discussed her experience with a CCB which provided both case management and direct services. She stated that the current system is a complicated and fragmented system, and suggested the focus of the system be more person centered.
03:43 PM -- Marijo Rymer, The Arc of Colorado, discussed her experience being involved with advocacy for individuals in the IDD community. Ms. Rymer responded to questions from committee members about the daily struggles that individuals with IDD face.
Committee discussion and comments followed.