Focus Group about Abuse & Neglect with NYS DAAN

Are you a self-advocate with a developmental disability? We want to know what
you think! What do you need to be safe? How do you make sure you have good,
healthy relationships? What training and supports are needed?

The Arc of Monroe is hosting a Focus Group to talk about these subjects on:

Thursday, March 28, 2019
The Arc of Monroe
2060 Brighton Henrietta Townline Road
Rochester, NY 14623

Registration limited to 10 people.
Call or email Brian Potvin, today to reserve a space.

To qualify you must:
1. be a self-advocate* over 21 with a developmental disability and able to give consent.
2. be able to actively participate in a focus group for two hours independently.
Accommodations will be provided upon request at time of registration.
3. agree to keep all information about others private and confidential.

*Self-advocacy: For the purpose of this study, self-advocacy is the ability to describe your own
needs and make informed decisions about how you would like to meet those needs.
Purpose of the Focus Group: The New York State Disabilities Advocacy Association and
Network (NYS DAAN) is conducting this focus group. The information will be used to develop a
statewide plan to prevent abuse of people with developmental disabilities for the New York State
Developmental Disabilities Planning Council.

Your Rights: You have the right to change your mind and decide not to participate at any time.
The focus group will be recorded. All personal information will be kept private and confidential
and will not be kept after the study is done.

For more information about the focus group, or study, contact Kathryn Cappella, NYS DAAN,
585-533-1154 or 585-355-8509,,



Mar 28 2019


12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

To ask any questions or to report concerns about our compliance with Medicaid requirements, you can contact our Compliance Hotline by calling 585-448-3588 or going to You can share questions or concerns anonymously or confidentially. Thank you!

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