UNCRPD (United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities) • Paradigm Shift • Internationally Binding • Rights Based • Progressivity • Article 12 • Defines THE Destination • ? Ratification NATIONAL DISABILITY STRATEGY • Disability Act and Sectoral Plans • EPSEN Act • Investment Programme ! • Mainstreaming • Disability Stakeholders Group + + NATIONAL DISABILITY POLICY The Gap Between What People Want & Current Provision Sustainability of Current Provision - Economic Climate - Changing Demographics - Changing Expectations Full Inclusion & Self-Determination for People with Disabilities Underpinning Principles & Values - Citizenship - Control - Informed Choice - Self-Determination - Responsibility - Inclusion - Participation The Creation of a Cost-Effective, Responsive & Accountable System which will Support the Full Inclusion & Self-Determination of People with Disabilities. Underpinning Principles & Values - Equity - Person-Centred Quality Effective Efficient Sufficient Accountable & Transparent PROGRESSING CHILDREN’S SERVICES • Primary Care Teams when the Child’s Needs Can be Met There • Network Generic Early Intervention & School Age Teams • Support as Needed from Specialist teams in Areas of High Expertise ANTICIPATED OUTCOMES • A clear Pathway to Services for Every Child who Needs them • Equity & Consistency Across the County • Effective Teams working in Partnership with Parents • Resources Used to the Optimum • Health & Education Working Jointly to Achieve Best Outcomes for Children “MOVING ON FROM CONGREGATED SETTINGS” - All Provision in Dispersal Housing in the Community - Housing Responsibility of Department of Environment. - Health Related Supports Responsibility of Mainstream Health Service. - Specialist Agencies Focus on the Provision of Individualised Social Supports. REPORT “Time to Move On from Congregated Settings” A Strategy for Community Inclusion. Available: http://www.fedvol.ie/Key_Policy_Documents/Default.1693.html NEW DIRECTIONS Equip People • To make choices and plans to support personal goals. • To have influence over the decisions which affect their lives. • To achieve personal goals and aspirations. • To be active, independent members of their community & society. New Directions Core Values • Person-Centeredness • Community Inclusion and Active Citizenship • A Quality Service New Directions Other Relevant Policies • The Review on Autism • NCSE Policy Advice re Special Education • New Resource Allocation Model in Special Education • National Housing Strategy for People with Disabilities. • Comprehensive Employment Strategy for People with Disabilities. Innovations. • Progressing Childrens Services • Genio Projects • Next Steps Project “Change is the law of life and those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future” - John F. Kennedy. “It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change” Charles Darwin 1809-1882, English Biologist & father of the Evolution Theory. “Everybody has accepted by now that change is unavoidable. But that still implies that change is like death and taxes – it should be postponed as long as possible and no change would be vastly preferable. But in a period of upheaval, such as the one we are living in, change is the norm” - Peter Drucker - Management Challenges for the 21st Century (1999). Challenges • Scale of the Change / Leadership • Attention Deficit Implementation Disorder (ADID) • The Irish Reality • Timing • Poor Data on Costs. Challenges • Lack of Therapists / Psychologists • Managing Challenging Behaviour in Schools • Lack of Capital Resources • Conflicting Goals – High Quality Low Costs • Lack of Research & Evaluation. Challenges • How we Un-bundle Funding • How do we Scale Up • No Two Agencies are the Same • Getting Parents / Families / Service Users on Board • Are we Prepared to Pay for What we Want?
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