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Kodiak/ Kenai: Making the DD Shared Vision REAL Community Forum

  • Monday, April 02, 2018
  • 6:30 PM
  • Tuesday, April 03, 2018
  • 8:00 PM
  • Kodiak Public Library, Kenai: Hope Community Center

Planning for Year Two: Making the DD Shared Vision REAL—Corrected Version


In 2017, with funding and leadership from the Alaska Mental Health Trust Authority, a Shared Vision for developmental disability services was developed based on input provided by over 200 people through an online survey and community meetings.  This past year, over 60 people have been actively engaged on plans to operationalize this Vision:

Alaskans share a vision of a flexible system in which each person directs their own support, based on their strengths and abilities, toward a meaningful life in their home, their job and their community.  Our vision includes supported families, professional staff, and services available throughout the state now and into the future.

 For more specific information on the activities this past year, check out this video for “DD Services in Alaska: A Shared Vision” at: 

The DD Systems Collaborative Steering Committee, with representatives from a cross-section of Alaskan stakeholders, will meet in May to develop next year’s strategic action plan. We are seeking input to inform that planning process.

Please complete this online survey: :

  • ·         In Kodiak April 2 at the Kodiak Public Library from 6:30-8 p.m.
  • ·         In Kenai April 3 at the Kenai Hope Community Center from 5-6:30 p.m.
  • ·         In Wasilla April 4 at LINKS Mat-Su Parent Resource Center from 5-6:30 p.m.
  • ·          In Anchorage April 12 at the Stone Soup Group 6-7:30 p.m.
  • ·         In Juneau April 28 at the Mendenhall Valley Library from 10:30 a.m.-noon

For questions or to find out how to get involved, email

 For questions about meeting accessibility or to request an accommodation (i.e. an auxiliary aid or an alternative communication format), please call Kim Champney at 907-957-1970 (voice) or via Alaska Relay at 711 or 800-770-8973 (TTY); or via email to  Requests should be made at least two business days prior to the event.

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