Persons with Developmental Disabilities (PDD)
PDD funds programs and services to help adult Albertans with developmental disabilities to be a part of their communities and live as independently as they can.
The program funds four kinds of staffing supports:
- Community Living Supports help individuals in their home (for example: meal planning and housekeeping)
- Employment Supports train, educate and support individuals to get and keep jobs
- Community Access Supports help individuals participate in their community (for example: volunteering, going to clubs, sports and other activities)
- Specialized Community Supports are generally short-term supports to help with special circumstances (for example: extra help when a person is having trouble)
The PDD program is being transformed to ensure that it achieves the best results for the people supported by the program and to ensure that people get the services they need. The process of change has been underway for years. Staff, stakeholders and consultants have all recommended PDD take a more consistent, provincial approach to planning and delivering services. PDD staff are working with individuals, families and service providers to transform the PDD program.
June 25, 2013 teleconference with families (full names have been removed to protect personal information)