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South Carolina Annual Case Management and Early Intervention Conference

Today in Columbia, South Carolina we have 400 or so Case Managers from all over the state coming together to learn more about Therap, most specifically a whole bunch of Case Management modules that are in the process of being rolled out.

We are running five concurrent sessions co-teaching with our colleagues from DDSN.

This is a great hotel to run a conference in, incredibly helpful staff and a nicely laid out facility.  We have a full team of support staff here so it’s looking like a great day!

Not only that, then we have two days for Day and Residential Providers to come.

Before that though, a wee bit of Fireflies Baseball!

:: Justin ::

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By |2017-05-02T12:51:47-05:00May 2nd, 2017|Categories: South Carolina, Uncategorized|Tags: , , |Comments Off on South Carolina Annual Case Management and Early Intervention Conference

The South Carolina State Conference

We are in Columbia, South Carolina for three days of conferencing.  First a day with Case Managers and then two days with service providers.

However, before that we had a night out with the Columbia Fireflies, the latest Mets A affiliate at their brand new ballpark.  Much fun!

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Since then we have had days meeting with South Carolina folks, with one more to go

 

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:: Justin ::

By |2016-11-03T04:23:16-05:00May 4th, 2016|Categories: South Carolina|Tags: , , |Comments Off on The South Carolina State Conference

Friday in Columbia, South Carolina

We finished off a very successful week in South Carolina with some meetings at the DDSN offices in Columbia.  Pulling in, I noticed that the flags outside were at half mast.  Any time I see this I am curious as to why, wondering if there was a local soldier being honored or some other occasion.

So I took to Google and discovered that today is National Peace Officers’ Memorial Day.  According to us.halfstaff.org the following is the proclamation:

Presidential Proclamation — Peace Officers Memorial Day and Police Week, 2015

PEACE OFFICERS MEMORIAL DAY AND POLICE WEEK, 2015 – – – – – – – BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION

Each May, our Nation salutes the American women and […]

By |2016-11-03T04:23:19-05:00May 15th, 2015|Categories: South Carolina|Tags: |Comments Off on Friday in Columbia, South Carolina

South Carolina Conference :: Day One

WOW!

What an incredible first day it has been here in Columbia, South Carolina.  With about 500 people here is has been quite a conference.  Somewhere at the front of that mass of people I am there during this morning’s plenary session (excellently opened by DDSN Director, Dr. Beverley Buscemi).

Thanks to a very well run facility at the DoubleTree and (of course) our excellent training team, things are moving along nicely and people are learning things left, right and center in seven consecutive sessions.

Already looking forward to more of the same tomorrow.

:: Justin LL

By |2015-05-12T15:01:44-05:00May 12th, 2015|Categories: South Carolina, Therap Conferences|Tags: |Comments Off on South Carolina Conference :: Day One

Updates from South Carolina

I should start by saying that I was really hoping that the South Carolina women’s basketball team would get to tonight’s final.  That would have been a fun game against Connecticut.  Having said that, I was routing for Wisconsin last night and didn’t do too well.  My reason’s for supporting Wisconsin are threefold (at least!):

  1. We just went live with our implementation at their developmental centers.
  2. The “W” they used is also used by my hometown Wolcott High School. So my Jazz Band tie is covered in Wisconsin Ws!
  3. They are badgers!  Growing up, on family camping holidays we had a badger flag flying above our tent (I suspect it was a Swallows and Amazons thing!) as […]
By |2016-11-03T04:23:19-05:00April 7th, 2015|Categories: South Carolina|Tags: , |1 Comment

Thursday in Savannah, Georgia (even though I was never meant to be here!)

Another great day of meetings in Columbia, South Carolina.  Getting home however may be interesting!  Thanks to the weather in the north east and a plane slipping off the runway at Laguardia.

Thanks to a wonderful lady on the phone at United we do have a route home, it just involved us driving to Savannah, Georgia, having dinner in the house where Captain Flint died, and flying back to Boston!

I’m not sure that my travel woes make for scintillating reading, but it’s good therapy for me to write about them!

:: Justin ::

By |2016-11-03T04:23:20-05:00March 5th, 2015|Categories: Georgia, South Carolina, Uncategorized|Tags: , |Comments Off on Thursday in Savannah, Georgia (even though I was never meant to be here!)

The Joys of Winter Travel

It’s that time of year (especially this year!) when Michele, Siraya, and I try to get somewhere warmer for a few days.  Siraya is a kid who just loves to be outside, but really doesn’t like the cold.  So, this year we thought it would be a great time to come to South Carolina (given how much we like the state and how much we have going on here).  So we booked a place in Myrtle Beach and booked some flights and have been looking forward to it for months.

What we didn’t take into account was the face that there seems to be a weekly snow storm in New England right now!  So on Friday we were watching the weather […]

By |2016-11-03T04:23:26-05:00February 15th, 2015|Categories: Personal, Siraya, South Carolina|Tags: , , |1 Comment

Monday in Columbia, South Carolina

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Justin at the South Carolina State Capitol

Today was a very exciting day as Barry, Sazzad, Shawon and myself started our project with DDSN in Columbia, South Carolina.

I am sure there will be lots of folks around the state with lots and lots of questions.  In fact, Barry will be answering some of the at the South Carolina AAIDD Conference on Thursday.  Mostly though we are working hard on putting together a great implementation plan that is going to meet the needs of the whole community across the state.  I am already impressed by the folks we are working with here.

It’s an exciting and challenging prospect, watch this […]

By |2016-11-03T04:23:27-05:00October 6th, 2014|Categories: South Carolina, Therap for States|Tags: |Comments Off on Monday in Columbia, South Carolina

An exciting week for Therap, especially in South Carolina

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This has been a very exciting week for Therap and we have a whole set of things that we are looking forward to announcing over the coming weeks and months.

I am delighted to bring you the news that South Carolina’s Department of Disabilities and Special Needs has chosen Therap to be their statewide provider of electronic documentation and communication.

We are honored to have the opportunity to bring Therap’s secure transparency to South Carolina’s state teams, DSN Boards, providers, and citizens.

There is an awful lot of work to be done, and we are looking forward to getting started.

We will bring you much more information as we start implementation.

If you have any questions, please […]

By |2015-02-11T16:04:41-05:00October 1st, 2014|Categories: South Carolina, Therap for States|Tags: , |Comments Off on An exciting week for Therap, especially in South Carolina

Tuesday at the South Carolina Regional Conference

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Today was the first day of the first Therap Regional Conference for South Carolina.  I suspect that it will be the first of many given the level of attendance and enthusiasm.

I also got the chance to run my favourite Excel session, so my day has been made!

:: Justin ::

By |2015-02-14T11:58:41-05:00April 30th, 2013|Categories: South Carolina|Tags: , |Comments Off on Tuesday at the South Carolina Regional Conference