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Contains shopping guides and sources of information to help families and individuals identify and choose the agencies and services they want.

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Managed by: John Smith (smith144@umn.edu) of The Research and Training Center on Community Living, University of Minnesota

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Books, Publications & Reports (printed and/or online) (3 Products)
Electronic Media (3 Products)
Organizations, Programs, and Projects (2 Products)

Books, Publications & Reports (printed and/or online)
Consumer and Family Guide to Quality Services
A booklet of questions a family or consumer may want to ask in selecting a provider or a specific service.
Quality Employment Services: Will you know it when you see it?
This web-based document helps families in evaluating employment services.
Through Asking the Right Questions . . . You Can Reach Your Destination
A guide that provides information about what to ask, and look for when visiting homes and comparing service providers.
Electronic Media (Videos, CDs, T.V., Radio, Websites, etc.)
Info about licensed or certified providers
This website has a report about quality for every service provider in Massachusetts. These reports use a common set of indicators to explain the quality of services provided by each agency.
This website connects DSPs with the people who have disabilities and families who need to hire them.
The SCAN Foundation National Fact Sheets
These fact sheets provide basic information on the who, what, where, when, why, and how of long‐term care.
Organizations, Programs, and Projects
Aging and Disability Resource Centers (ADRCs)
A place where anyone can get information about long-term support options. They are located all around the United States.
Project C3 (Conecting Youth to Communities and Careers)
This program helps improve postsecondary outcomes for students

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