The Vermont Legislature established the Governor’s Commission on Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders in 1991. Since its inception, the Commission has provided leadership on a number of public policy matters specific to the needs and concerns of people affected by Alzheimer’s Disease or a related dementia (ADRD).
January 2015, the Agency of Human Services initiated a coordinated approach to serving Vermonters with substance abuse problems across all departments. AHS recognizes the substantial burden that substance abuse has on individuals seeking AHS services, particularly those who need multiple services and therefore enter the AHS system through different doors. If we can intervene early and better serve Vermonters dealing with substance abuse issues, then other outcomes will improve.
The Adult Services Division (ASD) is responsible for the management and oversight of a full array of long-term services and supports for older Vermonters and adults with physical disabilities. The ASD supports Vermonters to live as they choose, pursuing their individual goals and preferences within their chosen communities.
Program manuals are managed by the Adult Services Division and are intended to provide the policies and procedures for providers of services and other stakeholders.