NDA Annual Conference 2017 - Making My Own Way: Supporting self-directed life in the community
The National Disability Authority is centrally involved in advising on the implementation of the agreed programme of change in disability services to give individuals more choice and control in their daily lives. A significant part of the transformation will be consideration of how to maximise and develop the natural supports already available to people within the community - supports that will assist them in having control over their day-to-day lives – as well as those supports for self-directed living that can be put in place at a system level, such as individualised funding
The National Disability Authority’s Annual Conference 2017 was an opportunity to consider and discuss various elements of policy and practice involved in bringing about this transformation, and consider them in conjunction with each other.
There were speakers from Ireland and overseas covering personalised budgets, circles of support and local area coordination.