TIME TO CHOOSE A SUPPORT COORDINATOR? IT S AN IMPORTANT DECISION
DON T BE AFRAID TO TAKE THE TIME TO ASK QUESTIONS! AGUIDE FOR INDIVIDUALS AND FAMILIESUSING DSPDSERVICES
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A Support Coordinator works with individuals with disabilities and their families to develop service and support plans, based on the individual’s needs and wishes, and to coordinate and monitor the services and supports that are provided to the individual.
Support Coordinators may be private contractors or employees of the Division of Services for People with Disabilities (DSPD).
STEPONE Find out all of your options!
Ask around and find out which Support Coordinator other individuals/families are using and how satisfied they are with the service they receive from the individual or company they have selected.
If you know who you want for your Support Coordinator, contact that Support Coordinator and see if they are willing to set up an interview with you.
You can get contact information for Support Coordinators on the Division’s website (www.dspd.utah.gov
) or from your Administrative Program Manager (Supervisor). You can get the name of your Program Manager (Supervisor) by contacting DSPD Intake toll- free at: 877-568-0084.
Ask your Administrative Program Manager (Supervisor) to send out an Invitation to Submit Offer (ISO) to private Support Coordinators letting them know that you are looking for a new Support Coordinator. Those private Support Coordinators who are interested in
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