RSA-227 for FY-2019: Submission #1053

Delaware
9/30/2019
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
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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)
17
26
0
14
33
24
114
B. Training Activities
41
4500
1. Developmental Disability Council: CAP Director is new member and is a member at large on the Executive Committee and Membership Committee. 2. Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR): Both the CAP Director and CAP Advisor (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’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. 3. CAP A attended an Elderly and Disabled Transit Advisory Committee. CAP A is a member as well Paratransit rider. CAP A. is now the Chair. His duties are to create and facilitate meetings and address his distress and concerns for Delawareans’ transportation systems. 4. The Protection and Advocacy of Individual Right (PAIR): CAP Director is a member and provides relevant feedback to discussions. 5. Independent Living Advisory Committee, Delaware Division for Visionally Impaired: CAP A is a member and provides relevant feedback to discussions. 6. State Council for Persons with Disability (SCPD): CAP Director is a member and provides relevant feedback in discussions. 7. State Independent Living Council (SILC): CAP Director is the Chair of the SILC. CAP Director’s duties are to schedule meetings and develop agenda. The CAP Director is also working on updating the Website and a new State-Wide event calendar. 8. State Independent Living Council (SILC): CAP A is now the Secretary of the SILC. CAP A duties are to disseminate the Agenda, take minutes, and post the Minutes on SILC Website. SILC: As SILC members, CAP D and the CAP A are working on reuniting Delaware’s State and Private agencies to work together to discuss services. 9. State Planning Independent Living: Both CAP Director and CAP A are working on the 2020-2022 State Plan for SILC. 10. State Rehabilitation Council (SRC) CAP Director is Chair of SRC. CAP Director’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 Director attended Needs Assessment Meeting to insure quality of DVR Services 12. State Rehabilitation Council, Division for the Visually Impaired: CAP A is Vice Chair and duties are to facilitate some of the meetings for 2018/19 in absence of Chair. 13. Life Conference and Transition Conference - two major outreach events for Delaware CAP. Although no presentation was given, information and literature about CAP was provided to Transition Youths, State Agency, Venders, and Consumers. 14. National Disability Rights Network (NDRN): CAP Director attended conference with Delaware SRC Council members. 15. National Independent Living Council (NILC): CAP Director attended 2018 NILC Conference and networked to help Delaware co
C. Agency Outreach
Transitional Youth Mental Health Services: CAP assisted a former UCP staff person with knowledge, office space and connections to network his new program &ldquo;More than Fitness&rdquo;. The client was knowledgeable of CAP and had many discussions with the CAP D about how he could start his program and keep everything running smoothly. The client is a vet, who fought in the war and returned home with a brain injury. Due to his brain injury, his main focus was his health and he created a special routine to inspire other to do the same. He is equipping young people to address mental health issues by using tools to build strong bodies, resilient minds, and unbreakable spirits. <P><p>
D. Information Disseminated To The Public By Your Agency
2
4
1
6000
30
0
NA <P><p>
E. Information Disseminated About Your Agency By External Media Coverage
1.25th ADA Anniversary Video 25th ADA Anniversary video which shared events, vendors, and special interviews; including people with Disabilities, Professional Disability Staff, and Disability Advocates. 2.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. 3.Promoted Boundless, by the Governor&rsquo;s Advisory Council For Exceptional Citizens (GACEC)GACEC 4.University of Delaware Interview Video project. 5.CAP has 42 members on new Facebook group 6. CAP A. has a upcoming blog, soon to be featured on Facebook and UCP Page. 7. CAP soon to be featured on YouTube page. 8.CAP soon to be featured on UCP Page. 10. CAP soon to be featured on Instagram 11. CAP in communications with High schools to create a CAP Public Services Announcements. <p><p><p><p>"
Part II. Individual Case Services
A. Individuals served
5
20
25
0
4
B. Problem areas
3
4
3
1
0
8
6
0
C. Intervention Strategies for closed cases
8
7
6
0
0
0
21
D. Reasons for closing individuals' case files
7
5
1
1
1
3
0
3
1
0
0
0
NA <P><p>
E. Results achieved for individuals
3
0
1
6
1
3
0
2
2
3
Assistive Technology <P><p>
Part III. Program Data
A. Age
3
3
6
11
2
25
B. Gender
9
16
25
C. Race/ethnicity of Individuals Served
2
0
1
7
0
15
0
0
D. Primary disabling condition of individuals served
2
0
0
0
0
2
0
0
5
1
0
3
1
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
3
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
4
0
1
0
1
25
E. Types of Individuals Served
11
0
2
6
4
2
Part IV. Systemic Activities and Litigation
A. Non-Litigation Systemic Activities
0
The CAP participates on the Policy Committee to insure positive change. One of their efforts focused on Self-employment and Transitional Youth policies; The CAP Director had the privilege of attending the Transition Conferences. These conferences will insure the programming, planning and education to improve systemic change in Delaware. In addition, the CAP Director is working with the State Independent Living Council, State Rehabilitation Council, and Division Vocational Rehabilitation to develop the Transitional Youth Awareness Program for Delaware Students. <P><p>
B. Litigation
0
0
0
NA <P><p>
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- Part -Time 20 hrs./wk. (Oct. 2018-Now) Advisor- Part- Time 20 Hrs./wk. (Volunteer April 2007-08/ Employed April 2008-Now) Volunteer Part- 10 hrs. /wk. (January 2019-Now) Volunteer-Part-Time 10hrs. /wk . (April 2019-May 2019) <p><p>
Part VI. Case Examples
Case Examples
Interesting CAP Cases FY 2019<p>Case 1 Persistence: CAP A assisted a client who chose self-employment, creating a business primarily focused on teaching Arts and Crafts. The Vocational Rehabilitation agency assisted her continuously with goal achievement. Client&rsquo;s accomplishments include completion of a Business Plan, purchasing various business-related supplies with reimbursement provided by the VR agency and seeking other relevant services from the agency as needed. The self-employment process took almost 6 fiscal years to complete. CAP has assisted client throughout the whole process, requested by the client. The assistance included attending meetings, answering questions and advocating as necessary. When the VR agency deemed her ready-to-work, CAP remained involved during the 6 months that the VR agency monitored her progress. Client worked diligently to achieve her self-employment goal. Her CAP case was closed in September 2019 as a successful/positive outcome. Case 2 Communications: A client contacted CAP claiming difficulty with a VR agency. During a meeting with CAP and the agency, client stated her issue was lack of technical training. The agency suggested, and most of the people present accepted, the idea of a 2-week skills assessment to determine training needs. Since client was uncertain about this, CAPA verbally expressed support for the assessment. Client then asked CAP what she should do, stating further uncertainty. CAPA reiterated the plan of action identified during meeting and client ultimately accepted the assessment idea. Case 3 Misunderstanding: A client contacted CAP claiming his VR case had been closed. CAP&rsquo;s subsequent communication with the VR agency made clear that client&rsquo;s claim was not accurate. The actual problem was the client&rsquo;s frequent requests for case transfer. After CAP became involved, client continued his behavior of requesting counselor transfer and changing his mind last-minute. CAP supported the DVR agency&rsquo;s perspective that such behavior is a problem based on review of VR history and observed client behavior. CAP&rsquo;s issue with client&rsquo;s behavior was the fact that no Individualized Plan for Employment was developed during that VR case. Reason: client did not stay with any VR counselor long enough for an IPE to be created. Case 4 Teamwork: A client contacted CAP requesting assistance with college funding. Client received a special scholarship which made scheduling classes difficult. Due to the fact the client was a minor; DVR, CAP, Clients Parents and Client needed to work together. CAP scheduled several meetings to produce all documents, communicated with some outside sources, produced a plan where everyone worked together and everyone was satisfied with the outcome. With some advocating from CAP, both the client and DVR created an Employment Individual Plan were the client can successfully complete his schooling. Case 5 Change of Plan: A client, who lives in another
Certification
Approved
Linda Royal
Acting Executive Director
2019-12-31
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