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September 24, 2020

FMS is for Your Family if… You want to design and direct personalized supports, tailored to a vision of a good life, by hiring, directing and paying staff.* A family member is eligible for PDD services. Your family’s way of organizing support** includes needs for assistance that fit one or more of these categories: Home […]

Visioning and organizing good support are best done in conversation with other families who can share their knowledge, provide support and help open up possibilities. Negotiating an adequate FMS agreement with PDD can require advice and advocacy. We can provide information about how FMS works and capture some of the knowledge and wisdom other families […]

August 31, 2020

Making the Transition from FSCD (Family Support for Children with Disabilities) FSCD ends when children turn age eighteen. Although there are similarities between the two programs –many families who use FSCD have experience with developing a vision for their child’s life, negotiating an individual plan, and hiring and directing their own staff– there are two […]

Hear from Experienced Families Benefits: Flexibility allows focus on what is important to the person and creative response to new opportunities or changing needs. Individualized support for community engagement: support is fit to the person in community, the person is not fit into a program. Responsibility for supports offers control of who provides what support […]

August 24, 2020

Family Managed Services (FMS) is a funding option that enables families* to hire and direct their own staff to support a family member with developmental disabilities to live a full life in community. The Alberta government’s Persons with Developmental Disabilities (PDD) program provides this funding for people with developmental disabilities. This guide shares some of […]

April 1, 2020

Hear from Experienced Families Donna Desjardins – The opportunities for your son or daughter to do what they want to do in their life with the flexibility that FMS offers means there’s no other option. Robin Acton – Don’t be intimidated by the administrative obligations. Get connected to other families… Be driven by your vision. Be […]

December 21, 2018

Welcome and Introduction to this Guide The Guide has five sections which can be viewed in order or whatever order is most relevant to the viewer.  The Guide contains numerous short video clips of families sharing their experience with FMS. The Guide has 5 Sections: Why Choose FMS? features videos of families sharing their experiences […]