DD Grant Continuation

June 22, 2018

Dear Grant Individuals and Families

We have just been notified today that Alaska Senior and Disabilities Service has elected to continue our grant funding for another quarter in light of continued delays with the Individual Service Waiver.

Therefore, we will now be able to extend service to those of you who are currently being served under the FOCUS Developmental Disability grant!

Our Challenge:
Since FOCUS and families have all been planning for months for grant services to end June 30th some of our staff have made other plans for July or have already been reassigned to other individuals in July.

We will begin contacting Life Skills Instructors (LSI) now to determine their availability to work.

  • If your LSI is still available in July and can continue to work with you, then services will continue as is.
  • If your LSI is not available in July to continue working with you, there will be a break in service until our Family Services Department is able to work out other staffing. Please be patient with us as we do our best to respond to news just received today. This was not anticipated and we have not had any time to “gear up” and change course.

Our family Service Coordinators will be contacting families as soon as they are able. If you are not contacted by end of day Wed June 27th please call or email.

Sincerely,

Diane Poage, M.S., M.ED., CCC-SLP/A
Executive Director
FOCUS
907-694-6002

Erika Simpson 689-7217 Grady Hopper 689-7220 Brittany Bower 862-0302
David Espino 689-7238 Daniel Lee 817-681-4332, Heather Wallace 689-7257