The DDRB strives to keep you informed of news and information relating to developmental disabilities. In this section we share information of a timely nature or that brings context through real life examples of how we fulfill our mission.
Recipients of these awards are people who provide direct support to individuals with developmental disabilities and are dedicated to providing opportunities for the people they serve to become active, valued members of the St. Charles County community. This award is designed to recognize those individuals who demonstrate consistent dedication and who are frequently going above and beyond their typical day to day responsibilities.
The DDRB is seeking an Administrative Assistant to provide support to the DDRB Case Management Team. This position is responsible for assuring that information is disseminated efficiently and accurately to the team. Download the document for details. All inquiries are confidential. No phone calls please.
The FY19 Funding Edition provides a break-out, by agency, describing each program funded by the DDRB in Fiscal Year 2019, including the contracted amount. This publication is also available in the Parent Resources section under Planning Guides on this website.
The DDRB is participating in a new regional partnership offering a coordinated approach toward obtaining resource referral and navigation assistance to those with intellectual and developmental disabilities. To learn more view or download the document.
CARF surveyors will hold an entrance conference on Thursday, April 12, 2018 at 8:45 a.m. and an exit conference on Friday, April 13, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. Both meetings will be held at the DDRB office, 1025 Country Club Road, St. Charles, MO 63303.
The DDRB invited the surveyors to evaluate how well we meet international standards for quality. The survey will tell us what we are doing well and ways we might improve.
A survey team from CARF International will be visiting the DDRB on April 12 and April 13, 2018 to survey our organization for international standards for quality.
The Division of Developmental Disabilities (DD) is hosting Family Focus Group sessions across the state to collect information and feedback from individuals who have a developmental disability and family members regarding the supports and services they want, need and utilize. Family representatives should have lived experiences in supporting a family member with a developmental disability. The Division will use the information shared to help design the service delivery system to be more responsive to families and individuals. For more information about the St. Louis Family Focus Group sessions or to register, please see: https://dmh.mo.gov/dd/consfam/docs/familyfocusstlouis.pdf
At its November 16, 2017 board meeting the Developmental Disabilities Resource Board of St. Charles County (DDRB) approved the funding policies and priorities and the application for funds timeline for their FY2019 funding cycle that runs from July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019.
Funding priorities are established each year by the board. Continuing needed services, addressing unmet needs and the economic outlook are major factors the board must consider when establishing the funding priorities. These priorities help guide the board in its funding decisions and provides current and potential service providers direction for the types of services/programs the board will consider.
For FY2019 the Board established the following funding priorities:
Market Rate Adjustment
If possible, the Board intends to provide a market rate adjustment to agencies for existing contracts. The market rate adjustment will be determined no later than February 16, 2018.
Critical need is defined as items or services that are necessary for the health and safety of an individual/program. The board will apply this definition to all requests for growth of services, rate adjustments, program and administrative capital/one-time purchases. Agencies submitting renewal applications that include a request for growth need to meet this definition of critical need and are required to have a hearing with the Board. Agencies must also submit an impact statement detailing the potential negative impact on the individuals, the program and/or the agency, if the request is not funded.
The Board will consider pilot projects that meet the priorities outlined in the DDRB Strategic Plan. Interested agencies must submit a letter of intent along with an impact statement and are required to meet with members of the DDRB Program Committee. Pilot project requests follow the same deadline as those for renewal applications.
Letters of intent for new projects and renewal applications for funds are due by 4:00 PM, Tuesday, March 2, 2018.
In early April, 2018 a public summary of funding requests is made available for public review. A public hearing is scheduled for Thursday, April 19, 2019 at 7:00 PM at the DDRB office to gather public input regarding the services and supports being considered by the Board.
The Board requires an agency hearing for any agency requesting a funding increase, growth of a service or program, or requesting consideration for a new project. Here the agencies are provided the opportunity to directly address the Board regarding their requests for an increase and in turn, allows the Board to ask clarifying questions. Agencies are notified by the DDRB of their scheduled date and time.
Board Working Session
The Board conducts a working session to make final preparations for the FY2019 DDRB Budget. All agencies that have submitted an application for funds are encouraged to have a representative from their organization attend the working session in the event additional information is needed.
FY2019 Budget Approval
Final funding decisions are made with the approval of the FY2019 DDRB Budget that takes place, Thursday, May 17, 2018. The approved budget then takes effect on July 1, 2018.
All meetings are open to the public. Meeting notices are posted to the DDRB website at www.ddrb.org and can be accessed directly from the home page under Public Notices.
The annual St. Charles County Direct Support Professionals Conference is scheduled for March 14 & 15, 2018. This conference is open to all direct support professionals and to families and caregivers of those with developmental disabilities.
Download the conference agenda and registration form for details. Early-Bird registration ends February 13, 2018.