NOW/COMP Community Forums

The Division of Developmental Disabilities is planning a series of public forums to collect comments and suggestions for the Medicaid Waiver Programs for people with developmental disabilities. Don’t miss this opportunity to make a positive difference in the direction of services for individuals with developmental disabilities in Georgia.

At this meeting you will:
· Receive the latest information on the NOW/COMP waivers from Catherine Ivy, director of community services for the division of developmental disabilities.
· Participate in a focused discussion with other advocates and record your suggestions for improvements to services within the NOW/COMP waivers.
· Network with other stakeholders who share your experiences and concerns.
· Have the opportunity to positively impact services provided in Georgia.

Who should attend: anyone who participates in receiving, providing or managing waiver services in any of these programs:
· New Options Waiver (NOW)
· Comprehensive Supports Waiver Program (COMP)


February 5, 2015 – Cartersville
Afternoon session
1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Cartersville Civic Center
435 West Main Street
Cartersville, GA 30120
RSVP: cartersvillehcbs@gmail.com
Please indicate if you are family member, self-advocate or provider.


February 10, 2015 – Norcross
Afternoon or Evening session
1 p.m. – 3 p.m. or 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Lucky Shoals Park Recreation Center
4651 Britt Road
Norcross, GA 30093
RSVP: norcrosshcbs@gmail.com
Please indicate afternoon or evening session and if you are a family member, self-advocate or provider.


February 17, 2015 – Savannah
Afternoon session
1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Coastal Georgia Center/Georgia Southern University
316 Fahm Street
Savannah, GA 31401
RSVP: savannahhcbs@gmail.com
Please indicate if you are family member, self-advocate or provider.


February 24, 2015 – Tifton
Afternoon session
1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
University of Georgia Tifton Campus Conference Center
15 R D C Road
Tifton, GA 31794
RSVP: tiftonhcbs@gmail.com
Please indicate if you are family member, self-advocate or provider.


February 28, 2015 – Athens
Morning session
9 a.m. – 11 a.m.
In collaboration with the Northeast Georgia Transition Team
UGA Tate Center
45 Baxter Center
Athens, GA 30602
RSVP: athenshcbs@gmail.com
Please indicate if you are family member, self-advocate or provider.


Hosted by the Georgia Department Behavioral Health and Developmental
Disabilities, Division of Developmental Disabilities, in collaboration with
the Center for Leadership in Disability at Georgia State University, Parent
to Parent of Georgia and the Northeast Georgia Transition Team

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