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INFO MEMO 2007-15

STATE OF WISCONSIN
Department of Health and Family Services 
Division of Long Term Care 
Info Memo Series
Date: November 15, 2007

To: Listserv

For:  County Departments of Human Services Directors 
County Departments of Social Services Directors 
County 51 Coordinators 
County Fiscal Contacts 
County COP and Waiver Coordinators 
Human Services Area Coordinators 
Area Administrators
Community Integrations Specialists

From: Sinikka Santala, Administrator

Subject: Questions and Answers about the Role of the Centers for People with Developmental Disabilities in Serving Children and Adolescents with Behavior Issues

As you recall, the Division of Disability and Elder Services announced in the Spring of 2007 the realignment of program mission between the Mental Health Institutes and the Centers for People with Development Disabilities. (Please see DDES Info Memo 2007-01 and DDES Numbered Memo 2007-06.

Children and adolescents with developmental disabilities who experience such significant behavioral difficulties in the community that they need intensive facility-based intervention are now served at the Intensive Treatment Programs at Central and Northern Centers.

The transition to this mission alignment raised many questions that we trust we can address with the enclosed question and answer document.

I want to thank the staff in the county agencies, Northern and Central Centers for People with Developmental Disabilities and Winnebago Mental Health Institute who assisted in the development of this document.

CENTRAL OFFICE CONTACT: Ted Bunck, 
Director Bureau of Center Operations 
Division of Long Term Care 
608-301-9200

MEMO WEB SITE: http://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/dsl_info/ 

Attachment: Questions And Answers About Serving Children And Adolescents With Developmental Disabilities And Behavior Challenges At The Center For People With Developmental Disabilities (PDF, 38 KB)

Last Revised: September 13, 2010