The Center on Youth Voice/Youth Choice is delighted to announce that, after an extensive selection process, we have chosen Georgia, Vermont, and Wisconsin to form our first Community of Practice on alternatives to guardianship for youth with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD).
Congratulations to the first Center on Youth Voice/Youth Choice Community of Practice state teams: Georgia, Vermont, and Wisconsin!
CPR is part of a group of organizations led by the Institute for Community Inclusion at the University of Massachusetts, Boston that have been awarded a five-year grant from the Administration for Community Living to establish the Center on Youth Voice/Youth Choice.
The selection committee was comprised of Center on Youth Voice/Youth Choice staff, including two representatives from Self Advocates Becoming Empowered, two members of the Center on Youth Voice/Youth Choice National Coalition, and other youth self-advocates from the Center on Youth Voice/Youth Choice Advisory Committee. Twenty-six highly qualified state teams applied for this opportunity.
This selection process has illuminated many important collaborations and initiatives across the country related to alternatives to guardianship for youth with IDD.
CYVYC is developing a series of promising practices that will highlight these innovative approaches.