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OPADD Committee Goals And Objectives

Goals:                   

  • Uphold and improve quality of life for older adults with a developmental disability.

  • Strengthen service system functioning and planning capacity to support adults with a developmental disability as they age.

  • Create and maintain a body of knowledge about best practices.

  • Build and maintain an open cross sector dialogue that includes service providers, planners, educators, researchers and legislators.

 

Objectives:

  • Support development of cross sector dialogue, learning and planning capacity through the establishment and functioning of regional committees.
  • Identify and test new models of support through local cross sector pilot projects.

  • Ensure the needs of older adults with a developmental disability are an integral and recognized part of the planning agenda through collaborative work with planning bodies.
  • Uphold the continuing evolution of the public policy agenda to reflect the needs of older adults with a developmental disability through cross sector dialogue and consultation with legislators.
  • Strengthen the capacity for research on aging and developmental disabilities through applied research projects and through dialogue with research bodies and educational institutions.
  • Build system capacity to meet the emerging needs of older adults with a developmental disability through dissemination of information, knowledge and resources.

 

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