About My QIDP

Clinton Thomas, Th.D. founded My QIDP (My QMRP) to meet the needs of ICFs located in Texas, Arkansas, and Louisiana. My QIDP is a full-service organization for ICFs seeking full-time, part-time or temporary QIDPs to ensure compliance with State and Federal Standards as outlined for all ICF/ID settings.

My QIDP offers crisis teams for Directed In-service Plans, Immediate and Serious Threats, 90 Day Terminations and 23 Day Terminations.

My QIDP offers CPR training, Survey Preparation Training, Behavior Management Plans detailed to state requirements, Informal Dispute Resolution (IDR) plans, Plans of Correction (POD) preparation and/ or implementation, Level of Need (LON) changes, and Behavior Management Training for staff and administrators.

My QIDP also offers the standard services of Annual Staffings, Individual Program Plans (IPP) and the implementation of formal and informal active treatment goals (ATs), and monthly reviews as required as well as quality assurance reviews.

About Clinton Thomas

Clinton Thomas, Th.D. has been working in the ICF/IID field since 1988. He started working in the field as an undergraduate while attending Arkansas Tech University. He has worked in programs in Arkansas and Texas. Prior to My QIDP (My QMRP), Clinton worked for Friendship Services of Russellville in Arkansas, Rainbow of Challenges in Hope Arkansas, and Evergreen Life Services (also known as Evergreen Presbyterian Ministries) in Texarkana, Texas. He has spent 30 years in the ICF and related program field.

In 2004, Clinton began working as a consultant with programs in Texas. Starting with one contract and operating My QMRP, he reached out to other small programs and facilites with a need for QMRP (now known as QIDP) services. What started as a small part-time program, gradully grew. In May of 2013, Clinton decided that it was time to operate My QIDP full-time and grow the work of the company. June 30, 2013, was Clinton's last day with Evergreen Life Services. While leaving an outstanding program and group of people like Evergreen was difficult, he moved ahead with the work to be completed at My QIDP.

Today, My QIDP provides services to small and large ICF/IID programs across Texas. Some programs only require a short time of assistance, while others have grown a positive relationship with My QIDP which has benefited both the ICF/IID company, My QIDP, and most importantly the people with disabilities we serve.

About CPR

All ICF programs in Texas require at least one person on shift to be training in CPR through an organization such as the American Heart Association or the American Red Cross. The standards does not specifically state that a certain organization must be used.

Since 1988, Clinton has been teaching Amercian Red Cross CPR. In addition, in 2015, he also began to offer CPR and other safety training through Emergency Management Services. These programs meet the CPR requirements in Texas and are offered at a lower rate than those services offered through the Red Cross and the Heart Association.

About Restraint Training

Clinton has been conducting restraint training for over twenty-five years. He taught "Passive Physical Restraints" for nearly twenty years for the Northeast Texas Division of Evergreen Life Services of Texas (Evergreen Presbyterian Ministries of Texas), received "PMAB" training through Texas MHMR programs, received training through MyMGMC Consulting in Train-the-Trainer curriculum for behavior health clients to prevent aggressive behavior in psychiatric patients, and several other non-aggressive/non-violent methods to respond to aggressive behaviors.

During a consultation training, a facility requested a new and updated training to help them deal with aggressive individuals in their program. At that time, Clinton pulled together his knowledge from training and other information to develop ARC - Assess, Restrain, Contain. Since the implementation of ARC in the requesting program, a 95% reduction in the use of physical contact to reduce aggressive behaviors has been seen. ARC is now offered to any program wishing to seek out an alternative program which leaves physical contact as a last resort when dealing with aggressive behaviors.