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15 Oct

CDChoices is in the news! An article published in the Troy Record featured testimonials from two people who use Consumer Directed Personal Assistance (CDPA) - Denise DiNoto (Consumer) and Jim Shelffo (Designated Representative).Denise, who is also employed as the CDChoices Communications and Outreach Specialist, is quoted in the article saying that the best thing about CDPA is "it gives you the maximum control of your life.""We all want a say over who touches our bodies, [...]

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17 Jul

The Consumer Directed Choices (CDChoices) Board of Directors wishes to thank outgoing CEO Elizabeth Martin for her many years of outstanding service.  Elizabeth came in to CDChoices as Chief Operating Officer, and took over as CEO when our founder, Constance Laymon, passed away unexpectedly in 2012. Earlier today, Living Resources announced that Elizabeth Martin has been named their new Chief Executive Officer, effective September 1, 2020. We wish Elizabeth great success at Living [...]

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19 Jun

When CDChoices conducts Consumer surveys, we try to gather samples from both self-directing Consumers and Designated Representatives (DRs). We compare the findings to determine if there are any significant differences or surprising similarities.The results of our recent coronavirus survey show a difference in living situations for self-directing Consumers and those who use DRs. We asked survey participants to identify their living situation. The results to the question are reported in the graph [...]

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5 Jun

Here at CDChoices, we like to use data to support our claims. When the coronavirus pandemic began, we suspected our Consumers would face certain difficulties but soon realized we were wrong. To help us get a clearer picture of our Consumers' needs, we conducted a survey. We are in the process of analyzing the data and plan to share interesting findings each week in June using a feature we're calling #FactFriday. We hope these facts will help people understand the critical role [...]

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