A Pisces child and its Scorpio parent form a harmonious union. As both are water signs, they understand each other very well and are easily amenable to any social situation. Scorpio is a brooding and secretive type, while Pisces is idealistic and impractical. The Pisces child has a tendency to be introspective, and can understand the parent`s mysterious nature. Pisces offers gentleness, kindness, and sympathy, which Scorpio appreciates. As a result, they are able to accommodate well. This is why they enjoy even the silent moments together. They understand each other`s dreams and plans like none other. They communicate on a very deep level, and both are willing to go an extra mile to accommodate the other`s needs and the feelings. The best aspect of this relationship is their similar emotional natures. They complement and blend with one another very well. Their mutual empathy and commitment keeps the conversation flowing between them.

Planning and Policy Council Vacancies

When DIDD became a department in 2011, the Tennessee Code Annotated (TCA) was updated to reflect this change and also to create Statewide and Regional Planning and Policy Councils (PPC), as well as a Developmental Disabilities Statewide PPC to allow for public collaboration on issues affecting the department, people we support, and those interested in our services.  The department appreciates the input and ideas these Councils have generated.  Four of the five councils will have vacancies in the near future.  We need your expertise and experience because we value your opinion.  The department urges those who are interested in serving and willing to volunteer their talents and time, to complete an Interest Form.  A link to the form is available here. http://www.tn.gov/didd/PPC/index.shtml    New council members will begin their service in January 2015.

Pursuant to TCA 33-2-202 and 33-2-203, the Developmental Disabilities Statewide, East Regional, Middle Regional, and West Regional PPCs shall have the following purpose:

The Councils shall advise the Statewide Planning and Policy Council (SPPC) on a desirable array of prevention, early intervention, treatment, and habilitation services and supports for persons supported and their families, and such other matters as the Commissioner or the SPPC may request; and provide information and advice to the department on policy, formulation of budget requests, and development and evaluation of services and supports.

We look forward to the input and ideas council members will contribute and welcome this collaboration between DIDD, persons supported, families, providers, and advocates. The deadline for form submissions is December 19, 2014.  Forms can be returned via e-mail to Hollie.Campbell@tn.gov or by mail to Hollie Campbell, Deputy Director, Policy and Innovation, 400 Deaderick Street - 9th Floor, Nashville, TN  37243.

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