John's Usual Excuses & Apologies--
Knock on wood, things are going pretty smoothly right now at CLI. We have our new groove set and are all used to masks, wrinkled fingers and the constant if faint smell of bleach.
That being said, we are are stretched thinner than is useful staff-wise. While this helpful in saving money, it makes it hard to get momentum with the new cool stuff we've got on deck.
I do want to make a quick point specifically about the workshop-based services. Everyone knows how few "slots" there are for these services. This makes that service relatively expensive. As an emergency measure, DODD and the Huron County Board of DD are paying a higher rate to support the extra expense. However, this special funding is authorized on a month-by-month basis. Make sure that you are working with your SSA and your team (which includes CLI) to make sure that we're all ready to quickly switch gears if the money changes. Don't panic. There are options with the new STEPS funding and we'll work with you to figure them out. Who knew that social services would involve so much talk about profit & loss?