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Started Sep 21, 2013
Hi. I am a Mi Via Consultant because I believe in self-determination and participant-direction. I am a facilitator and practitioner of person-centered work, which I draw upon as a consultant. Person-centered work is essential to success with self-determination and participant-direction. It is important because it answers the question, "how will you show up in community?" My approach to helping Mi Via participants craft a plan and design a budget is to be creative about how to achieve the lifestyle you want. I help people explore and access lots of resources, not just Mi Via services, like other publicly-funded services, community resources, help from family and friends, paid and unpaid. Ultimately, I see my job description as a Mi Via Consultant to facilitate life-opportunities with participants and do whatever it takes to help a participant have success with Mi Via.
Here is a little bit about my past work and experiences: I worked for The Arc for 30 years. During these years, I have been an advocate and champion for self-determination for people with intellectual/developmental disabilities. While Executive Director of The Arc of Midland, Michigan, I developed a group of facilitators of person-centered planning who helped make and implement life plans with people with developmental disabilities. This person-centered approach helped people select supports and services to achieve what was most important to them. I facilitate PATH and MAPS. The Arc of Midland also developed a staffing service for individuals hiring their own staff. While Executive Director of The Arc of New Mexico, I planned and implemented the Institute on Self-Determination for individuals with ID/DD and their families. I advocated for and promoted the development of Mi Via. I have advocated for participants of Mi Via and helped several individuals with fair hearings involving Mi Via.
It has been a joy and a wonder, sharing life with so many people and helping to achieve dreams and find people's space in community life. Combining person-centered planning, the support of friends and allies, and individualized, self-directed funding for support is the perfect combination for a life well lived!
Please feel free to contact me, Rebecca Shuman, at 505-228-7237 or email me at: email@example.com
The New Mexico Department of Human Services (HSD) submitted amendments to the Mi Via waiver to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid for approval. The amendments include:
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