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“David” an 8 year old boy with classic Autism, came to us after being removed from his home by DCF. He was non-verbal, using grunting sounds and pointing or acting out to communicate his thoughts and feelings. He had an intense fear of going outside and making transitions to new places was overwhelming for him. His academic skills were extremely low and he was not getting any real educational services due to the upheaval in his life. HCRS staff immediately began to identify the services he would need to progress and grow. A shared living provider was found who has given him a wonderful family environment to live and grow in. David now goes to school for the whole day. He is using his words more than ever and instead of pulling on someone or grunting or pointing, he is prompted to use requests like “ Can I use the computer, please,” without being told.

Standing Committees

Standing CommitteeWelcome to the HCRS web pages regarding the joint and individual program standing committees at HCRS.

As a Community Mental Health Center, HCRS is required to have a Standing Committee of the Board for each program funded by the Department of Mental Health and the Department of Disabilities, Aging, and Independent Living.

 

What is a Standing Committee?

The Standing Committee is a way to directly involve people receiving services, as well as their families, in the development and implementation of an agency’s policies. By increasing opportunities for clients to actively participate in decision-making, the overall goal is to increase satisfaction, service quality, and agency responsiveness.

How Frequently does the Joint Standing Committee Meet?

HCRS’ Joint Standing Committee meets every six months to review common themes between the individual HCRS program standing committees. In addition, they share ideas on how to improve the standing committees. The group also helps bridge communication with the HCRS Board of Directors.

 

Who Participates?

The Joint Standing Committee is made up of members of the individual HCRS program standing committees, HCRS Board Members, and HCRS staff.

 

More Information?

Please click on the links above to review information about each of our individual program standing committees. For information regarding the Joint Standing Committee Meetings, please contact George Karabakakis, Ph.D., Chief Operating Officer, at (802) 886-4500.

 

Minutes

June 6, 2017

December 6, 2016

September 6, 2016

June 7, 2016

March 1, 2016

December 2, 2015

September 1, 2015

June 2, 2015

March 3, 2015

December 2, 2014

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