Developmental Disability Program Evaluation

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Alberta Council of Disability Services Alberta Council of Disability Services

Measuring The Difference: An Outcome Evaluation Resource for the Disability Sector 2009 Sector Prepared for Alberta Council of Disability Services by Nilima Sonpal-Valias The Vocational and Rehabilitation Research Institute

Alberta Human Service PDD Performance Management Framework 2015 Alberta Human Service PDD Performance Management Framework 2015

Alberta Human Services
Measuring Outcomes in PDD Performance Management Framework 2015
Measuring Outcomes in PDD Performance Management Framework PDD is adopting a new Performance Management Framework (PMF). The PMF identifies four outcome pillars: well-being, independence, community connectedness, and quality services. These pillars are in alignment with both the Outcome Measurement Framework for the Ministry of Human Services and Alberta’s Social Policy Framework. Each outcome pillar has two or more outcome domains. Each domain has one or more performance measures. The performance measures in the PMF are intended to form part of the service provider’s regular evaluation and continuous improvement processes as identified in the Creating Excellence Together (CET) standards. In addition, monitoring of individual outcomes will occur through the Individual Support Planning process.

ALIGN Resources ALIGN Resources

The Alberta ALIGN Association of Community Services actively supports members in their evaluation and outcomes initiatives - take a look through our resources!

ALIGN/Ministry OBSD Newsletter
ALIGN Journals
ALIGN Presentation and Training Resources
ALIGN Collaborative Documents and Initiatives
ALIGN Reports - Includes Annual Member Surveys - Stats and Data

Breakwater Designs ShareVision Initiative Breakwater Designs ShareVision Initiative

An initiative designed around the needs of agencies who advocate for people with developmental disabilities and their families, to ensure justice, rights and opportunities in all areas of their lives. ShareVision's aim is to simplify access to information for these organizations, while reducing the cost and complexity of maintaining it. The ShareVision Team Collaboration Environment is a collection of software and services to enable secure sharing of information among distributed workgroups using the Internet. Based upon Microsoft Windows Sharepoint Services, ShareVision is a communication strategy, tool set and methodology for creating, managing and distributing information, and for connecting people with that information.

CareWorks CareDirector CareWorks CareDirector

Human services case management software for the aged and disabled.

ccsme ccsme

Agency Program Tools (
COMPASS-EZ™ - A self-assessment tool for behavioral health programs
COMPASS-ID™ - A self-assessment tool for intellectual disability programs and services
COMPASS-PREVENTION™ - A self-assessment tool for prevention and early intervention programs For primary health/behavioral health integration:

CIK Community Tech Knowledge CIK Community Tech Knowledge

(American) HHS Software for Mid-to-Large Sized Service Providers, Volunteer and Outcomes Management & Powerful Human Services Case Management Software. Powerful, centralized non-profit software is designed to securely collect and report information on clients, services and programs as well as staff, volunteers and collaborations. For mid-to-large organizations seeking best-practice HHS software and human services case management software, as well as volunteer and human services outcomes management. Easily and securely prove your efforts to outcomes through impact measurement for multiple funders

ClientTrack ClientTrack

Case management software for health, human and social services organizations including non-profits and government agencies

Queensland Government Queensland Government

Ways To Evaluate Measures
A disability service can implement a variety of strategies to prevent abuse, neglect and exploitation. However, it is important to regularly evaluate the impact of these strategies to determine their effectiveness. The information on this page provides some basic starting points for approaching evaluation that can be applied to abuse, neglect and exploitation prevention measures

Science Direct Science Direct

Program Inclusion Reaching everyone: Promoting the inclusion of youth with disabilities in evaluating foster care outcomes Children and Youth Services Review Volume 35, Issue 11, November 2013, Pages 1801–1808 Science Direct Efforts to evaluate foster care outcomes must avoid systematic exclusion of particular groups. Although often unrecognized as such, youth with disabilities are highly overrepresented in the U.S. foster care system, and yet youth with some disabilities, including those with intellectual, serious emotional, and physical impairments may be underrepresented in research and evaluation studies evaluating foster care outcomes

The International Journal of Alcohol and Drug Research The International Journal of Alcohol and Drug Research

Building a framework for evaluation of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder prevention and support programs: A collaborative Canadian project Vol 3, No 1 (2014) Rutman This article discusses a Canadian project that is designed to identify promising evaluation methods and create common evaluation frameworks for FASD prevention programs serving pregnant women and mothers, and FASD supportive intervention programs serving youth and adults living with FASD. A social determinants of health perspective guided the project