1102 Task Force


A Message From CEO, Randy Hall

Last year the state legislature passed HEA 1102, a bill creating a group to study and develop long-term solutions to the DSP staffing shortage and other issues facing the field of disability services.  Known as the 1102 Task Force, Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch is chairing the group.  Crouch is a long-time disability advocate, and she and a panel representing self-advocates, families of people with disabilities, trade associations, and providers are hosting public forums around the state through September.

All stakeholders are invited to attend a forum and/or submit written comments to the state regarding their unmet needs for services, personal experiences, future needs, and current services they value most.  These comments will be used to create the Task Force’s final report and recommendations, due November 1, 2018.

Please make your voice heard!  This may be our best chance in a generation to put into place plans assuring people with disabilities receive the services they want and need for their lifetime.

This page was created to make it easier for you to participate in the 1102 Task Force process.  Again, please take advantage of this opportunity and don’t let it pass us by.  Make your voice heard!



Forum Schedule



Forum Agendas, Minutes & Recordings

Forum meetings began in November, 2017. You can find previous meeting agendas, minutes, and recordings HERE.



Submit Written Comment



Questions To Consider When Commenting

  • What current services do you value most and why?
  • What services are needed that are not currently available?
  • What needs do you have that are currently unmet?
  • A general description of community integration is spending time in places where there are mostly individuals who do not have a disability. How often do you/your loved one spend time outside of home around individuals who do not have a disability? What are the barriers that prevent you/your loved one from spending more time engaged in activities which include mostly persons without disabilities?
  • What factors (staffing, rules/policies/regulations/laws, funding/budget, etc.) have the biggest effect on the supports and services you and your family receive?
  • Do you have a long term plan or vision for where you/your loved one will live, with whom, and how you/your loved one will spend days as you/they age? If so, what supports will be needed to make this plan a reality?
  • If applicable, what services and supports are needed during childhood other than the services children receive from a school?
  • What services and supports does a young adult need when transitioning to adult services?



To learn more

Visit the 1102 Task Force website.

If you have questions, email us at contact@cardinalservices.org or call 574.371.1387