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    Descriptive info: .. feature_image.. jpg.. PHOTO Rotation.. JPG.. PHOTO Rotation(1).. Welcome to the Darrell Cook Family Managed Supports Resource Centre.. The Darrell Cook Family Managed Supports Resource Centre is for families who believe we all deserve full and meaningful lives.. Click here for more information.. Feature Story.. AACL Applauds Funding to Enhance Employment for Persons With Developmental Disabilities.. EDMONTON,  ...   News & Announcements.. Tip of the Month.. August Tip of the Month.. August 2014 Tips Summer is the perfect time to connect with others in your.. Events.. More Events.. Home.. About Us.. Resources.. Reg Peters Library.. Family Managed Supports FAQs.. Get Involved.. Contact Us.. News.. Read Connections.. Copyright 2014 Family Managed Supports Resource Centre.. All Rights Reserved..

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    Descriptive info: The Centre is an initiative of Family Voices Calgary, Alberta Association for Community Living and Calgary Region Community Board for Persons with Developmental Disabilities (CRCB - PDD).. Inspired by the vision and commitment of a core group of families the Centre maintains a physical location in Calgary and a virtual site online.. The Centre is named in honour of Darrell Cook, a committed advocate who passed away in 2010.. Leading by example Darrell s determination and love ensured his daughter Jocelyn had every opportunity for a rich and active life in the community.. We assist families in becoming directly involved in managing services and supports for their family member with  ...   to the family to hire and manage their own staff.. Although less typical, families may also use FMS to contract with an agency to provide supports.. FMS funded supports can provide opportunities related to education, employment, recreation and community living.. Staff at the Centre will assist you with the application, approval, planning and administrative processes involved in this funding option.. A true resource for the community the Centre also offers workshops in addition to being a location where families can connect and share valuable information.. The Centre s website is also a resource for families seeking information about Family Managed Supports, networking, and learning opportunities.. For more information email:.. DC-FMS@aacl.. org..

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    Descriptive info: Published Tuesday, February 11, 2014.. 11, 2014 /CNW/ - Alberta Association for Community Living (AACL) welcomes the announcement from Federal Finance Minister, Jim Flaherty that the budget tabled today in the House of Commons includes $15 million (over three years) for Ready, Willing and Able an initiative of the Canadian Association for Community Living and its Member Associations to increase employment for persons with developmental disabilities.. "These funds will enhance what AACL is already achieving in Alberta through our partnerships with Rotary Clubs, the business community, high schools, municipalities, universities and colleges with the support of the Alberta government," said Ms.. Robin Acton, AACL President and the  ...   has successfully demonstrated that many more individuals with developmental disabilities can be meaningfully employed and engaged inclusively in the community than is currently the case.. "With enhanced funding from the federal government that aligns with Alberta's Employment First initiative, the dreams of families and individuals can be more fully realized," said Acton.. Bruce Uditsky, AACL CEO and the parent of an adult son with developmental disabilities who is also successfully employed, said, "There is a need for progressive change and this funding helps support meaningful employment for more people with developmental disabilities across Canada and Alberta.. Go back.. |.. Show other stories.. Send this page to a friend..

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    Descriptive info: Published Tuesday, August 19, 2014 9:00 am.. August 2014 Tips.. Summer is the perfect time to connect with others in your community.. Are you looking for ideas on how to connect your sons or daughters to people in the community to begin developing relationships? Read about one family s journey on connecting  ...   for a Good Life".. by.. Ingrid Michalowsky.. Ingrid Michalowsky is a designer who, together with her husband, has two children aged 6 and 8 years.. Their son has severe autism and high support needs.. They are always looking for opportunities to provide their children with connections to their immediate and broader communities..

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    Descriptive info: The Darrell Cook Family Managed Supports Resource Centre is an initiative of Family Voices Calgary, Alberta Association for Community Living and Calgary Region Community Board for Persons with Developmental Disabilities (CRCB - PDD).. Download a brochure about the Darrell Cook Family Managed Supports Resource Centre by clicking here..

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    Descriptive info: Family Managed Supports Resource List.. Recruiting, Hiring and Managing Inclusion Support Workers.. Building Community.. Individualized Funding Articles (FMS).. Creating a Good Life.. Many of our resources have been sent to us by families using Family Managed Supports.. We would welcome any resources you would like to share with other families.. Please e-mail resources to..

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    Descriptive info: Frequently Asked Questions.. What is Family Managed Supports (FMS) funding?.. Family Managed Supports is a funding option available through the Persons with Developmental Disabilities (PDD) Program.. This option enables families to receive funding directly from PDD to hire staff and/or approved agencies to provide supports to their adult son or daughter.. Under this arrangement the family is accountable for the use of the funds and the provision of supports to their family member.. Individuals with developmental disabilities must first be eligible for PDD prior to applying for FMS.. Most families that have had funding from Family Support for Children with Disabilities (FSCD) for their children with disabilities, will already be familiar with receiving funding directly from the government and hiring their own staff or agency.. For further help call 403-539-8192.. or email.. :.. Why would I want to choose to use FMS?.. Some families feel that it is important to have a primary role in directing the supports and services their family member requires.. With FMS funding, families are directly involved in all decisions related to the supports for their family member.. The family is able to plan and pursue inclusive pathways that may include such areas as education, employment.. ,.. recreation and community involvement.. Families may tailor supports based on individual choices by hiring staff or contracting directly with service agencies.. How do I know that FMS is the right choice for my family member and my family?.. There is not an absolute way of deciding if FMS is the best choice for your family member or your family.. The following are some things to consider:.. Do you have a vision for your family member that you want to see fulfilled?.. Do you have an understanding of the type and amount of support (natural and paid) your family member needs?.. Would you like the supports for your family member to be personalized and individually tailored to meet their needs?.. Would you like your family member to be more engaged in their community and in relationship with other people in the community?.. Are you interested in hiring, supervising and, if necessary, training staff?.. In accessing the training to do so?.. Do you want to have a role in the planning and day-to-day supports for your family member?.. Are you willing to learn how to manage the financial and administrative responsibilities for which help is available?.. If you answer YES to the majority of these questions, then FMS is likely a good choice for you and your family member to consider.. If you answer YES to about half of these questions, further exploration into the FMS option should be considered.. Who will train the staff that I hire?.. As you know your son or daughter best, you and your family member(s) are responsible for training your staff and/or ensuring they receive training.. The Family Managed Supports Resource Centre periodically provides educational opportunities for families and/or their staff.. These workshops may be provided by the Family Managed Supports Resource Centre, AACL or other organizations/agencies.. What are  ...   decision.. The Resource Centre can assist you in applying for eligibility and AACL will assist you in appealing if necessary.. Having determined eligibility, the next step is to create or clarify the vision you and your family member have for a good life in the community.. If this vision is one you believe can be best achieved by Family Managed Supports, you then need to develop a plan, including the staffing requirements and the costs associated with the plan.. The Resource Centre can assist you with of all of these steps and PDD can provide assistance as well.. The plan is then submitted to PDD for approval.. PDD has to approve of both your capacity to manage FMS as well as the plan and its costs.. As before, if PDD does not provide approval, then steps can be taken to resolve this or an appeal filed.. The Family Managed Supports Resource Centre is there to guide you through the entire process, and provide support with managing FMS when you are approved.. How do I pay for work related expenses for my staff (i.. e.. , CPP, EI, WCB, health benefits, mileage, admissions to activities)?.. When you hire staff you are required to pay Canada Pension Plan (CPP), Employment Insurance (EI) and usually Workers Compensation Board (WCB) as well as making tax deductions.. PDD will provide you with the funding to cover these costs.. As noted before, you may use a payroll company to make these calculations for you.. PDD does not provide money for the payment of staff costs associated with mileage, admissions to activities, training or health benefits.. These costs will need to be paid using other funds.. PDD often points to a person s Assured Income for the Severely Handicapped.. (AISH) as a source to pay for admissions and mileage.. There may be other avenues that can be explored with families pertaining to personal circumstances.. Can I hire a family member to provide the support to my son/daughter?.. PDD does not permit the hiring of a family member (i.. , brother/sister, father) except in highly unusual circumstances.. If you are considering hiring a member of your family you will be required to apply for an exemption to PDD policy.. There are costs associated with my role in managing the supports for my family member (e.. g.. , having a bank account, criminal record checks for staff, etc.. ).. How do these costs get paid?.. PDD will advance funds equivalent to two months of your approved FMS budget to your bank account at the start of your funding agreement to ensure you have funds to pay staff.. PDD will pay for costs related to the management of FMS for your family member, such as:.. Payroll services (e.. Ceridian, ADT).. Banking fees (monthly service charges).. PDD does not pay for costs related to the management of FMS for your family member, such as:.. Criminal record checks.. Office supplies (paper, office equipment, phone services, photocopying, etc.. Mileage.. Admission to activities.. Administration fees for the supports..

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    Descriptive info: Family members experienced with FMS and who are willing to act as mentors for other families are a critical component in ensuring the success of the Darrell Cook FMS Resource Centre.. Mentors are able to offer friendly advice and share their personal and practical experiences to assist other families in situations they may be dealing with.. Mentors offer families the chance to  ...   because they have traveled a similar path.. If you have expertise in the following or other areas that you would like to share with other families, please contact the Resource Centre.. Sharing Your Experience Using FMS.. Facilitating Community Inclusion.. Developing a Vision and a Plan.. Applying for and Negotiating FMS.. Staff Recruitment.. Staff Development.. Finding or Creating Employment Opportunities.. Reporting and Invoicing.. Payroll/Bookkeeping..

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    Descriptive info: Darrell Cook Family Managed Supports Resource Centre.. Suite 211, 4014 Macleod Trail S.. E.. Calgary, AB.. Phone: 403-539-8192.. E-mail:.. http://fmsresourcecentre.. aacl.. org/.. click here for Google map..

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