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RSA-227 for FY-2021: Submission #1218

Delaware
09/30/2021
General Information
Designated Agency Identification
United Cerebral Palsy of Delaware, Inc
700 A river rd
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Wilmington
Delaware
19809
http://www.ucpde.org
302-764-2400
1-800-640-9336
1-800-640-9336
Operating Agency (if different from Designated Agency)
United Cerebral Palsy of Delaware, Inc
700 A river rd
{Empty}
Wilmington
19809
United States
Medgar.cap@ucpde.org
http://www.ucpde.org
302-764-2400
1-800-640-9336
1-800-640-9336
Additional Information
Monica Edgar
Monica Edgar
302-764-6216
medgar.cap@ucpde.org
Part I. Non-case Services
A. Information and Referral Services (I&R)
19
11
0
12
15
21
78
B. Training Activities
24
4000
1. 1. Developmental Disability Council: CAP Director (CAP D) is member and is a member at large on the Executive Committee and Membership Committee. 2. Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR): Both the CAP D and CAP Administrator (CAP A) were invited to attend DVR staff meetings. 3. CAP A attended an Elderly and Disabled Transit Advisory Committee. CAP A is a member as well as a Paratransit rider. CAP A is the Chair of this committee. His duties are to create and facilitate meetings and address the distress and concerns for Delawareans’ transportation systems. 4. The Protection and Advocacy of Individual Rights (PAIR): CAP D is a member and provides relevant feedback to discussions. 5. Independent Living Advisory Committee, Delaware Division for Visually Impaired: CAP A is a member and provides relevant feedback to discussions. 6. State Council for Persons with Disability (SCPD): CAP D is a member and provides relevant feedback in discussions. 7. State Independent Living Council (SILC): CAP A is the Secretary of the SILC. CAP A duties are to disseminate the agenda, take minutes, and post the minutes on SILC Website. 8. SILC: CAP Volunteer is a SILC member working on reuniting Delaware’s State and Private agencies to work together to discuss services. 9. State Planning Independent Living: CAP A and CAP D are working on the 2020-2022 State Plan for SILC. 10. State Rehabilitation Council (SRC) CAP D is Chair of SRC. CAP D’s duties are to complete SRC Report, present at SRC Luncheons, facilitate SRC meetings, work with Vice Chair on calendar and New Member Binders and be available for Community and Disability Agencies to communicate openly to better serve the public. 11. State Rehabilitation Council (SRC) Sub Committee: CAP D and CAP Aa ttended Needs Assessment Meeting to ensure quality of DVR Services 12. State Rehabilitation Council, Division for the Visually Impaired: CAP A is a member. 13. Division of Visually Impaired: CAP A presented an ADA Presentation to consumers. 14. A Better Chance for our Children Adoption Agency (Music from the Heart): CAP D participated and helped during the event. 15. SRC Luncheon: CAP D supported DVR in honoring vendors, staff, and consumers. 16. Temple University: CAP D worked with six agencies Directors to create an interview report on Leaders with Disability in Delaware. 17. CAP A. gave a presentation to the Delaware Division for the Visually Impaired during a board meeting. 18.-20. CAP A, CAP D together with CAP Volunteer (CAP V) attended the annual workplace inclusion luncheon presented by the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation. The event spotlighted the value of work by agency staff, service providers and employers to provide employment opportunities to persons with disabilities. Various awards were presented during the luncheon. 21. Life Conference: Information about CAP and literature was provided. 22-23. DVI Town Hall: CAP A attended meetings remotely. 24. Webinars: CAP A Participated in 71 webinars, however, he did not make contributions to all meetings he attended. CAP A posted 51blogs on Facebook page, shared in AAG groups, the State Disability meeting as well as other groups.
C. Agency Outreach
CAP Adult Advocacy Group Facebook Page: Due to COVID, Delaware CAP wanted to reach out and stay involved with our clients and the Disability community. We set up a Facebook page where members can communicate, share information and receive updates on COVID. Due to the number of calls and the impact of COVID, clients were concerned about a lack of needed services, the difficulties in purchasing personal items and an overall lack of communication. Because of these concerns, CAP chose to target the Disability community as a whole. Due to COVID, the Disability population a is at high health risk. Although transportation companies may be following all precaution to keep their buses sanitized, the hesitation on being on a bus in close quarters is high. While many people are at home, Zoom and other social networks have become very popular. CAP choose to use Facebook as our social media outlet, due to the fact you don't have to have a computer or internet to participate (they can use their smartphones). CAP wanted to find a way to reach out to our clients and community, to show we are there to communicate, and let them know we are there to advocate for them.
D. Information Disseminated To The Public By Your Agency
2
2
1
4000
16
1
CAP Adult Advocacy Facebook Page
Types of Posting: Articles 27, Blog 41, Documents 3, Events 10, Information 11, Links 46,
Post 169, Photo 413, Questions 25, Video 236, VLOG 5
Facebook Statics: Likes2173 #, Comments 437 Seen By 22,991:
E. Information Disseminated About Your Agency By External Media Coverage
1. 2 Interview for Temple University Interview Project. 2. CAP has 146 Members on Facebook on UCP page. 3. CAP featured on UCP website. 4. 2 Blogs on National Websites.

Transition Partnership: On March 3, 2021, the director of RAISE (Resources for Access, Independence, Self-advocacy and Employment) invited the Delaware CAP representative to join the RAISE Advisory Partnership (RAP). RAP focuses on transition around the U.S.

In addition, CAP Staff participated in “Advocacy Around the Country” Webinar. The meeting was to promote Advocacy groups nationwide, CAP will continue to attend meeting and promote the communication disseminated by National about Advocacy.
Part II. Individual Case Services
A. Individuals served
1
10
11
0
3
B. Problem areas
4
3
2
2
1
1
1
0
C. Intervention Strategies for closed cases
5
4
2
0
0
0
11
D. Reasons for closing individuals' case files
3
0
2
1
2
0
0
1
1
1
0
0
{Empty}
E. Results achieved for individuals
1
0
0
1
2
2
0
2
2
0
{Empty}
Part III. Program Data
A. Age
0
3
4
3
1
11
B. Gender
5
6
11
C. Race/ethnicity of Individuals Served
0
0
0
4
0
6
0
1
D. Primary disabling condition of individuals served
1
0
0
0
0
1
1
0
0
0
0
1
2
0
0
0
0
0
1
1
0
0
0
0
1
1
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
11
E. Types of Individuals Served
5
0
1
1
2
2
Part IV. Systemic Activities and Litigation
A. Non-Litigation Systemic Activities
0
NA due to COVID.
B. Litigation
0
0
0
N/A
Part V. Agency Information
A. Designated Agency
External-other nonprofit agency
United Cerebral Palsy of De., Inc
No
United Cerebral Palsy of De., Inc
B. Staff Employed
Director-Full-Time 40 hrs./wk. (July 2013-Now)
Administrative Assistant-Full -Time 40 hrs./wk. (Oct. 2018-2021)
Administrative Assistant-Part-Time 30 hrs./wk. (2021-Now)
Advisor- Part- Time 20 Hrs./wk. (Volunteer April 2007-08/ Employed April 2008-Now)
Volunteer Part- 10 hrs. /wk. (January 2019-Now)
Part VI. Case Examples
Case Examples
Case 1. In FY 2020+21, a past client called CAP looking for Housing assistance. Due to COVID, this client was working from home and had a water leak in his apartment. Client was going to have to move out of his apartment and not be able to work. The rental company refused to move the client to a new apartment or fix the water, which was starting to cause mold. The client started advocating for himself and contacted several local representatives. Due to client’s health issues and his lack of response from the rental company, Client called CAP for assistance. Client had scheduled a meeting with the rental association and a handful of representatives. CAP helped the client create a plan, correct documents, and schedule a meeting if needed. The rental company moved the client before a meeting was needed.

Clients continued to have issues with this landlord and these issues continued to impact his health, Client moved to another apartment complex. CAP encourage client to reach out to Clasi. Client moved into new apartment successfully and then went back into the hospital. Client called back 3 months later stating his appreciation for CAP. What is clasi?

Case 2. In FY 2021, an individual contacted CAP about DVR eligibility and employment choices. They had just lost their job due to COVID and wasn’t sure if they were still eligible for DVR services since they lost their job due to a non-disability reason. CAP walked them through the DVR eligibility process and confirmed they were still eligibility. however, would need to call the mail office to get a new counselor, since it had been a while since they used DVR services. Clients had gone through the DVR process years ago and had already called DVR. They believed that with their previous DVR training they were prepared to look for a job while waiting for eligibility approved. Due to COVID CAP gave the client a list of agencies looking for employee. Three weeks later, client CAP had great news. They were hired and would start work the next day and they just wanted to say thank you to CAP.

Case 3. In FY 2021, An individual contacted CAP about denial of a requested item from the vocational rehabilitation agency. A few clarifying phone calls and a meeting was held with all parties involved. During that meeting, District Director noticed the item was identified as necessary for employment. The item had been purchased and was on back order. DVR repurchased the item and eventually provided to client.
Certification
Approved
Monica Edgar
Executive Director
2021-12-31
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