Persons with Developmental Disabilities (PDD)
PDD funds programs and services to help adult Albertans with developmental disabilities to be a part of their communities and live as independently as they can.
The program funds four kinds of staffing supports based on an individualized service plan:
- Community Living Supports help individuals in their home (for example: meal planning and housekeeping)
- Employment Supports train, educate and support individuals to get and keep jobs
- Community Access Supports help individuals participate in their community (for example: volunteering, going to clubs, sports and other activities)
- Specialized Community Supports are generally short-term supports to help with special circumstances (for example: extra help when a person is having trouble)
- Effective December 30, 2016 - Municipal Affairs Minister Danielle Larivee signed a Ministerial Order to amend the Exemption Regulation under the Safety Codes Act so that residences of adults with developmental disabilities are not subject to care or treatment standards under the building and fire codes. Read the letter from Minister Larivee and Minister Sabir and the Question and Answer Document
- November 24, 2016 - Minister Sabir’s letter to PDD Service Providers about contracts
- October 26, 2016 - PDD Safety Standards Consultation Team submits final report to Minister Sabir
- June 1, 2016 - Minister of Human Services Irfan Sabir repealed the Supports Intensity Scale (SIS) and committed to bringing in a policy that is respectful in gauging the supports that people with developmental disabilities need. Identifying an alternative approach to planning supports for individuals in a fair, transparent and consistent manner will include exploring best practices, careful planning, and taking the necessary time to get it right.
- May 3, 2016 - Safety Standards update letter for individuals, families and guardians and service providers
- April 1, 2016 - Safety Standards News Release