Welcome to QIDP. It wasn't difficult for me to come up with a title for this blog since I am a QIDP; however, I wanted to be able to transcend the boundaries often placed by individual states. Once I began searching I found names for our former "QMRP" such as "QDDP," "QIDP," or simply "Case Manager" being used frequently. The new federal standards created for the ICF/IID world in 2013 used the term QIDP. Since I run a company, originally called My QMRP, called My QIDP I thought it was appropriate to simply call this QIDP.
While this blog will focus on issues facing QIDP's in Texas and other states, it can also lend expertise and guidance to others working in the field of Developmental Disabilities, or Intellectual Disabilities. You may even find information blending over to mental health issues, and other disabilities. I would like to reach out to QDDP's, QIDP's, Case Managers, and other titles I may not have considered and ask for your input. If you have an article, experience, story, or anything along those lines you'd like to share, then contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org The rules are simple:
1. This must be your original work.
2. No real names concerning clients, consumers, individuals, patients, residents, etc.
3. Avoid names of facilities if it might harm your provider or others.
4. Your article will give credit to you. You may include contact information, etc to be placed in the article.
5. QIDP Blog is not required to post any submissions, but will consider all.
6. QIDP Blog is not a place to name-call, bad mouth, or point out specific surveyors - you may talk about incidents, but do not name the surveyor - remember they have jobs, families, and lives too and we will not adversely affect them. Even their 2567's only say "QIDP A...."
I look forward to hearing from you all soon!
Clinton S. Thomas, Th.D.