RSA-227 for FY-2017: Submission #937

Delaware
9/30/2017
General Information
Designated Agency Identification
United Cerebral Palsy of Delaware, Inc.
700A River Road
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Wilmington
DE
19809
http://www.ucpde.org
(800) 640-9336
(800) 640-9336
Operating Agency (if different from Designated Agency)
United Cerebral Palsy of Delaware, Inc.
700A River Road
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Wilmington
19809
Delaware
medgar.cap@ucpde.org
http://www.ucpde.org
(800) 640-9336
(800) 640-9336
Additional Information
Monica Edgar
Monica Edgar
(302) 764-6216
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Part I. Non-case Services
A. Information and Referral Services (I&R)
20
23
0
16
38
17
114
B. Training Activities
13
3000
Presentations by Delaware CAP Employees: Life Conference and Transition Conference: Are two major outreach events for Delaware CAP. Although no presentation was given, information and literature about CAP was provided to Transition students, State Agency, Venders, and consumers. CAP Director attended the Pathways to Employment Conference: CAP Director talked with Employment Venders and Transitional Youth to assess their programs and skills of the program they are currently attending and the new Programs. State Rehabilitation Council, Division for the Visually Impaired: CAP A is Vice Chair and duties are to conduct some of the meetings for 2017 in absences of Chair. Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR): Both the CAP Director and CAP Advocate (CAP A.) were invited to attend DVR staff meetings. At the meeting, CAP A. was asked to give a brief talk. CAP A. stated that CAP&rsquo;s goal is to be of assistance. While CAP and DVR are not always in agreement, CAP strives to resolve client issues in a professional manner. State Rehabilitation Council (SRC) CAP Director is Vice Chair of SRC. CAP Director&rsquo;s duties are to create the SRC Calendar and New Members Binders. SRC SubCommittee: CAP Director attended Needs Assessment Meeting to insure the quality of DVR Services. SRC Luncheon: CAP Director supported DVR in honoring Vendors, Staff, and Consumers. State Council for Person with Disabilities (SCPD): CAP Director attended State Meeting and Luncheon to receive information about the upcoming year&rsquo;s state and Agency activities and disperse this information to the General Public. Disability Ball: CAP Director attended Disability Ball to community outreach/network with the Disability Community. National Independent Living Council (NILC): CAP Director attended 2016 NILC Conference and networked to help Delaware consumers receive service to their fullest. State Independence Living Council(SILC): CAP Director is the Chair of the SILC. CAP Director&rsquo;s duties are to schedule the meetings and creates agenda. The CAP Director is also working on updating the Website and working on a new State Wide event calendar. State Independence Living Council (SILC): CAP A is now the Secretary of the SILC. CAP A duties are to disseminate the Agenda, take the minutes, and post the Minutes on SILC Website. SILC: As SILC members, CAP D. and the CAP A are working on reuniting Delaware&rsquo;s State and Private agencies to work together and talk about services. CAP Advocate attended an Elderly and Disabled Transit Advisory Committee. CAP A is member as Paratransit rider. CAP A duties are to contribute to discussions pertaining to Paratransit services and addressed his distress and concerns for Delawarean&rsquo;s transportations system and the increasing fee. Independent Living Advisory Committee, Delaware Division for Visional Impaired: CAP A is a member and provides relevant feedback to discussions. <p><p>Diamond Dinner: CAP Direct
C. Agency Outreach
CAP Director continues to be involved with Disability Awareness Groups to promote CAP services available in the state. <p><p>CAP Director accepted SILC Chair and SRC Vice Chair - Goal for term - increase membership in Delaware&rsquo;s Disability Boards and committees <p><p>
D. Information Disseminated To The Public By Your Agency
1
1
1
5000
13
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E. Information Disseminated About Your Agency By External Media Coverage
25th ADA Anniversary Video CAP Director arranged for a Delaware 25th ADA Anniversary video which shares the events, vendors, and special interviews: including people with Disabilities, Professional Disability staff, and Disability Advocates. Women Caucus Video CAP Director participated in the Women Caucus video that was shown during the NCIL conference this year for the 25th ADA Anniversary. <p><p>
Part II. Individual Case Services
A. Individuals served
6
13
19
2
9
B. Problem areas
3
5
4
3
0
8
0
1
C. Intervention Strategies for closed cases
3
5
4
0
0
0
12
D. Reasons for closing individuals' case files
5
2
1
0
0
1
0
2
1
0
0
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E. Results achieved for individuals
1
0
0
1
3
2
0
2
2
1
Case was closed due to client passing away. <p><p>
Part III. Program Data
A. Age
0
1
4
12
2
19
B. Gender
13
6
19
C. Race/ethnicity of Individuals Served
0
0
0
7
0
10
0
2
D. Primary disabling condition of individuals served
1
1
0
1
0
2
0
0
1
1
0
0
0
3
0
0
0
0
0
0
3
0
0
1
0
0
2
0
0
0
1
1
0
1
19
E. Types of Individuals Served
16
0
0
2
1
0
Part IV. Systemic Activities and Litigation
A. Non-Litigation Systemic Activities
0
CAP Director assisting in protocol for contracting trainers. To be determined. <p><p>
B. Litigation
0
0
0
Both the CAP Director and CAP A assist the DVR Policy Committee to ensure positive change. CAP Director had the privilege of working on and attending the Pathway conference. This Conference will insure the Programming, Planning, and Education to Transitional Youth Students. <p><p>
Part V. Agency Information
A. Designated Agency
External-other nonprofit agency
United Cerebral Palsy of De.
No
United Cerebral Palsy of De.
B. Staff Employed
Director FullTime 37.5 hrs./wk.. (July 2013Now) Administrative Assistant Full Time 37.5 hrs./wk. (July 2012-Now) Advocate PartTime 20 hrs./wk. (Volunteer April 200708 Employed April 2008Now) <p><p>
Part VI. Case Examples
Case Examples
Interesting Case 1: Client contacted CAP due to communication difficulty with the Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) agency and her decision to change career fields. A meeting between client, VR and CAP resolved the issues. Prior to client contacting CAP, the VR agency had misunderstood clients choose employment goal. Client did not want to pursue a customer service career any longer for a reason related to her disability. During the meeting, the VR agency supported client&rsquo;s decision to work as a hairdresser instead and receive relevant training in that career field. Client was concerned, she would have to open a new VR case, because she was going to choose a different career. CAP and the VR agency informed client that it was not necessary for her to open a new VR case. Client didn&rsquo;t tell her VR counsel she wanted to change her career, due to the fact she thought her case would be closed and she would have to start all over. CAP also advised client about the importance of informing VR prior to making changes pertaining to VR services. Client agreed with VR&rsquo;s decision to keep in monthly contact with her. During a second meeting with VR, a new Individualized Plan for Employment (IPE) was developed, for her new career choose. The IPE documents client&rsquo;s employment goal change and agreed-upon VR services. The CAP case had a positive outcome. Interesting Case 2: Client contacted CAP due to some medical issues delaying his Job Training, through (DVI). Client was taking a 12 Week job training and needed an instructor, which DVI paid for the first time. Client fell ill and couldn&rsquo;t work for 2 weeks, but continued training after his aliment, but did not complete all 12 steps. Client needed to retake the whole training. DVI trainers were not available due to scheduling restraints. DVI would not rehire contracting trainer from previous training, due to that not being DVI Protocol. DVI was only going to pay for the 2 weeks, but Client had to take the whole training over. DVI reconsidered and hired the contracting trainer. <p><p><p><p>
Certification
Approved
William J. McCool III
Executive Director
2017-12-27
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