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September 3, 2020

Family Managed Supports as a Funding Option – Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)    Alberta has two funding options provided by its Persons with Developmental Disabilities (PDD) program to supports adults with developmental disabilities – Family Managed Supports (FMS) funding and contracted funding where the government contracts with service providers to provide supports.  Family Managed Supports (FMS) […]

What Some Families Hear Inclusion Alberta staff have encountered these misunderstandings when working with families who choose FMS and in advocacy situations. The responses are Inclusion Alberta’s view of the correct understanding of FMS policy and good practice. All families should hear –from other families and in their meetings with PDD staff– that FMS is […]

FMS Administrator Responsibilities to PDD Please note: PDD staff will explain the contract to you as you discuss the FMS Agreement. This summary is for your information as you consider choosing FMS. The FMS Administrator is: Employer Planner and monitor of service quality Financial administratoraccountable to PDD Summary of Key Responsibilities of the FMS Administrator: […]

Preparing to Negotiate with Regional PDD Staff Based on decades of experience in supporting thousands of families, Inclusion Alberta finds that families who have access to a Family Managed Supports Resource Centre are in a far better position to plan for an inclusive life, determine needed supports and negotiate an FMS agreement with PDD than […]