Independent facilitation has made a difference in our lives, because without Brokerage we wouldn’t have known where to start.
We began talking with Amanda being out in her community more, making connections and contracting self-employed workers to enable her to do that.
Through independent facilitation, we have contracted 5 people to work with Amanda. We were able to do this by working with Jessica from Brokerage who helped us get the most out of our government funding by getting good information about contracting workers at a lower rate, compared to an agency’s rate which enabled us to utilize the maximum amount of support hours possible.
I understand that there needs to be cuts, however the needs of developmentally disabled people should not be one of them!
This service enables my daughter to live her life in her community like every other citizen. We explored traditional day programs, and realized quickly that Amanda did not want to go! We have been trying to support this choice—and not gotten on more lists for more expensive congregated/traditional options. To do that we need independent facilitation support over the long term.