Support Coordination and Late-life Transitions

Based on what we learned from our OCAT study and from input from administrations within the AZ Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD), the research staff designed a follow-up project involving DDD support coordinatiors. During the summer of 2008, an online survey was disseminated to all support coordinators statewide through DDD. This survey translated some of the lessons learned and explored the important role of support coordinators throughout Arizona. The objectives were to identify support coordinators’ roles in future care planning and their knowledge about aging related issues. The goal was to identify potential training needs and to promote effective transitional care planning policies. Over 100 support coordinates completed the survey and the analysis can be viewed below.  As a result of this study, four trainings were developed and provided to DDD support coordinators based on the identified needs from the study, and they are available under the Publications section of this page.