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Families & Children Women Teens Adults Seniors People with Disabilities
BEAS shares leadership within NH in developing and funding long term supports and advocating for elders, adults with disabilities and their families, and caregivers.

BEAS envisions a long-term system of supports that:

I. Promotes and supports individual and family direction

  • Affirms the control by individuals and families over how supports are provided, in accordance with their preferences.
  • Educates and empowers individuals and families to advocate for themselves.
  • Disseminates information to communities to increase understanding of the needs and issues of elders and of adults with disabilities.
  • Provides individuals and families with opportunities for feedback and for participation in policy making and quality management activities.
  • Provides individuals and families with an accessible, impartial and effective grievance process.
  • Supports the individual's right to determine quality of life and to make choices and take risks others may question.

II. Provides supports to meet individual and family needs

  • Identifies and is responsive to the evolving needs and preferences of people and provides a variety of flexible supports in a variety of settings.
  • Promotes a creative program, support and resource development process that includes community participation.
  • Ensures that operations such as eligibility determination do not undermine the ability of individuals and families to choose the supports that meet their needs.
  • Ensures that supports are delivered and integrated effectively.
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