Taking It to the Next Level: Using Innovative Strategies to Expand Options for Self-Direction

April 12, 2018

Merle Edwards-Orr, Senior Consultant at Applied Self-Direction, recently co-authored a report with AARP titled, Taking It to the Next Level: Using Innovative Strategies to Expand Options for Self-Direction. This report builds on our 2016 National Inventory of Self Direction Programs project with AARP.

Evidence shows that maximizing the consumer’s degree of choice and control, a concept known as self-direction, is an effective way to provide long-term services and supports (LTSS). This report details how four states used innovative strategies to develop and expand self-directed services programs, coordinate and personalize service options, promote stakeholder engagement and outreach, and implement training programs to expand opportunities for individuals to self-direct their LTSS.