There is a shortage of providers and staff in disability services. This impacts services and options and results in challenges for people with disabilities and their families. The Dakota County Board of Commissioners has commissioned a workgroup to discuss and identify potential solutions.
The group will:
- Look at the current crisis and make recommendations to address challenges in the short-term
- Look for innovative approaches to improve the network of community supports for people with disabilities in the long-term.
Dakota County is seeking creative, innovative people with diverse perspectives to do this work. We're looking for:
- People with disabilities and self-advocates
- Family members or guardians
- People from organizations supporting people with disabilities
- Service providers
- Advocacy organizations
- Organizations providing information and referral to resources
Applications being reviewed
The county is currently reviewing applications. The group will start in November 2022.
Consideration for membership included lived experience, if you live or work in Dakota County, your experience and understanding of disability related issues, responses to the application questions and the diversity of the members.
The group will meet monthly starting in November (with potential additional meetings), ending early summer 2023.
We use the information you provide to evaluate your application. You aren't required to answer all questions. Answering questions will better able us to consider your selection. Information provided may be treated as public and shared with the workgroup. Information is sharable with individuals reviewing applications and in public formats including, but not limited to, Provider and Staff Shortage Workgroup meetings.
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