It is hoped that the information in this guide is written in a way that is easy to understand. This was done so that; people with developmental disabilities who read, can read it and use it; people who advocate for those who cannot read can explain it more easily; we can all understand. Its-My-Choice by … Read more It’s MY Choice
The newsletters and resource notes were started in April, 2020 after the cancellation of the NorCal Gathering due to the pandemic. Since that time, we have merged our efforts with our SoCal friends to form the California Gatherings and we continue to produce the newsletter and resource notes. You’ll find every edition of both here.
One hundred and eighty people from California and beyond joined together for three days of great presentations and discussions about everything from virtual training, services, and planning to trauma based supports. Here’s a graphic that best describes the combined appreciations of everyone who attended. Hope to see you next time!
October 26th-28th, 2020 –Going Beyond Training: Adapting and Creating a Whole New World Whether you live in the Pacific Coast region of the United States or anywhere in the world, we welcome you to our virtual event. This is the first, U.S. regional gathering presented by TLCPCP outside of the Portland Gathering and it is coordinated … Read more The Redwoods Gathering- REGISTER NOW
We have found a way to restore our plans for a gathering in October (26th-28th). The Learning Community for Person Centered Practices (TLCPCP) has offered to present the gathering virtually with our local agenda committee handling the planning. Under this arrangement, anyone who registered for the April Gathering and did not receive a refund will be … Read more The Redwoods Gathering – Save the Date
New YouTube video What’s in Your Emergency Kit? Be prepared, buy or build your own emergency bag. Remember to include the five basic emergency kit contents: First Aid and Hygiene; Food and Water; Tools; Shelter and Warmth; and Light and Communication. For more information, go to https://www.ddshealthtoolkit.org and look for Emergency Preparedness.
When writing a person centered plan, using first person should be approached cautiously. There is a persistent belief that writing the plan in first person somehow “makes” the plan person centered. Plans that are written in first person do read more powerfully but the person developing the plan needs to understand the responsibility that they … Read more Guidelines for using 1st person in writing a person centered plan
Filmed during the COV-19 pandemic, this video is focused in supporting people who take their own medication. It encourages individuals to work with support staff regarding ways to implement the seven rights: right person; right medication; right dose; right time; right route; right reason; and, right documentation. You can see it here.
Here’s a way that you can work on a plan with your support staff to keep from choking.
Resources to help DSPs take care of themselves during the crisis from the National Alliance for Direct Support Professionals.