Human Rights Committee
Requirements: Passionate, practical individuals who have experience with adults with developmental disabilities. Preferred background as a Licensed Clinician (OT/PT and or Speech Therapist), Social Worker, Psychologist, Nurse, Direct-Care Professional or representative of an advocacy organization (Self-Advocacy, Family or other advocacy organization for people with developmental disabilities).
Days & Times: Meetings are held in Irvington either in person or via conference once a month
Purpose: To ensure the human rights of adults with developmental disabilities served by Abbott House are protected
- Use your voice to protect the human rights of individuals receiving services, including the right to dignity, privacy, humane care, and freedom from mental and physical abuse, neglect, and exploitation.
- Discuss, review, and monitor concerns and complaints
- Participate in meetings by listening, analyzing data, and making recommendations about how to handle complex issues
- Review/approve restrictions such as beginning/continuing psychotropic medications, restrictive techniques deemed necessary in behavioral support plans to maintain safety for adults with developmental disabilities, in addition to other rights restrictions (as necessary).