PICS offers both traditional services (Personal Supports & Respite) and self-directed services (Consumer Directed Community Supports and Consumer Support Grant). While these services do share similarities, key differences – in how you can spend your budget, develop your plan and manage workers – may make one a better choice for you and your family.
Siv Lim, a Public Health intern from St. Catherine University, spent time at PICS during summer 2019. We asked Siv to share her experiences and impressions of the services PICS offers, the participant enrollment process and working with the PICS team.
The Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) recently released online workshops for caregivers of individuals with dementia and intellectual or development disabilities. These trainings are free and open to all.
As required by the Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS), Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) will be a new tool coming soon to Partners in Community Supports (PICS) for submitting hours worked. Learn more in this quick guide to understanding EVV.
Daniel, a PICS Participant, was recently featured on Fox 9 news because of a breakthrough thanks to the latest hit, “Old Town Road,” by Lil’ Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus. Daniel has autism and has been mostly non-verbal until his mother, Sheletta Brundidge, heard him singing the tune.
Finishing public school or a transition program is an important milestone on the way to adulthood, often filled with mixed emotions for both the students and their parents. On the one hand – joy! Pride! Excitement! On the other: anxiety, apprehension and nostalgia for the past. There can be no doubt that life is changing. Planning is the key to maximizing the positive emotions and minimizing the scary ones.
PICS will be hosting a series of open drop-in hours to help you transition to PICS as your Financial Management Service (FMS) provider. All Consumer Directed Community Supports (CDCS) and Consumer Support Grant (CSG) participants need to enroll with an FMS provider by March 31, 2019.