5 Key Parts of Person-Centered Planning
My service plan includes services and goals that I choose. People I trust can help me make choices.
5 Key Parts of Person-Centered Planning
I can make choices about my money, my home, my friends and my work.
Self Determination An Easy Read Guide (PDF)
Bill Of Rights
I can be independent and grow in my community when I know my rights.
Bill of Rights Easy Read Guide (PDF)
Declaracion de derechos de las personas con discapacidades del desarollo (PDF)
I have the right to feel safe.
Abuse An Easy Read Guide(PDF)
Abuso una guía fácil de usar (PDF)
County Boards can add their Abuse Hotline phone number to this
fillable Easy Read.
Do You Feel Safe At Home?
I know what to do if I do not feel safe at home.
Do You Feel Safe At Home? An Easy Read Guide (PDF)
I know what to do if I do not feel safe at work.
Do You Feel Safe At Work? An Easy Read Guide (PDF)
Learn the signs of abuse and neglect.
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Hear real stories of abuse and neglect to know what you should watch out for.
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ICF And Medicaid Waivers: What Is The Difference?
I know what options are available to me when choosing where I want to live.
What ICF And Medicaid Waivers: What Is The Difference? (PDF)
What Is An Intermediate Care Facility (ICF)?
I can choose to live in an Intermediate Care Facility (ICF).
What Is An Intermediate Care Facility An Easy Read Guide (PDF)
Moving Into An ICF
I know how to move into an ICF if I choose to live there.
Moving Into An ICF An Easy Read Guide (PDF)
Moving Out Of An ICF
I know how to move out of an ICF if I choose to live in the community.
Moving Out Of An ICF An Easy Read Guide (PDF)
Qualified Intellectual Disabilities Professional
I know who can help me get services if I live in an ICF.
Qualified Intellectual Disabilities Professional An Easy Read Guide (PDF)
Sara likes living independently in her own apartment.
My Service Plan
I can choose my services.
My Service Plan An Easy Read Guide (PDF)
What Is A Waiver?
I know how to pay for my services.
What Is A Waiver An Easy Read Guide(PDF)
This chart described the services available through waivers, ICFs and state plans.
Comparing DODD Waivers
I can choose the waiver that best meets my needs.
Comparing DODD Waivers An Easy Read Guide(PDF)
Service And Support Administrator
I know who can help me get services.
Service And Support Administrator An Easy Read Guide (PDF)
What Is A Service Provider?
I can choose to provides my services.
What Is A Service Provider? An Easy Read Guide (PDF)
Mike works with a service provider agency.
Mike's Story Working With An Agency Provider An Easy Read Guide (PDF)
Sam works with an independent provider.
Sam's Story Working With An Independent Provider An Easy Read Guide (PDF)
Evan loves his job, his co-workers and his managers.
Easy Read is a way to share information in a way that is easier for the widest possible audience.
DODD's Easy Read format is based on examples from England.
England's Equality Act of 2010 created laws that say that information should be easy for everyone to understand including people
Some things that an Easy Read format pays special attention to are
Once an Easy Read document is created, it is reviewed by a group of people with different abilities to see if the information makes sense.
In 2015 DODD started partnering with Goodwill Columbus to make our Easy Read tools.
Mencap is an organization in England that helps people with disabilities live the lives they want to live. They work with people with disabilities to change laws, challenge prejudice and support them to live their lives as they choose.
DODD used a lot of examples from Mencap to figure out how to make our information easier for everyone to understand.
DODD was able to get a lot of help from Mencap's
Make It Clear Guide and by using pictures from Photosymbols.
Photosymbols is a company is also based in England.
They take pictures that are meant for tools like Easy Read.
Their pictures show people with disabilities in everyday life.
The photo library includes pictures of places and objects to use in Easy Reads.
Photsymbols also offer templates for different kinds of documents like booklets, forms, posters, invites and more. Templates make it simple to get started creating Easy Reads.
DODD uses Photosymbols to make its Easy Reads.
Remember, the most important part of creating easier to read tools is to hear feedback from a group of people that experience a disability to see if the information makes sense.
DODD works with
Goodwill Columbus to make our Easy Read tools.
When DODD has a new Easy Read tool ready, a team of Easy Read reviewers at Goodwill Columbus read it over.
The Easy Read Reviewer tells DODD if the information is clear and easy to understand.
Reviewers work with a facilitator. Reviewers are paid a small stipend for their work.
Sometimes the words in the new Easy Read tool are very clear.
Sometimes they are not.
If the Reviewers say that the information is not clear then DODD takes the tool back and writes the information differently.