The self advocacy conference was great. Our workshop went very well. Many people attended and had a lot of questions about moving out on their own. They wanted to know a lot about hiring staff, and what we had then do with us.
I also helped a friend with a workshop about Self Determination. I was really there if people had questions and my friend was not sure of the answers. Self Determination is a process where I can spend my Medicaid money the way I want. I was in a Day Hab for 18 years, and I grew out of it. I was able to come up with a plan to hire my own staff and get my own van. So, the medicaid money helps me pay for that, rather than the money going to pay for my time at Day Hab and paying their staff.