This set of 34 clips is a compilation based on a two day training by Michael Smull from October, 2016. Clips include the basic elements of person centered thinking, values and assumptions, choice, trauma, systems change strategies and working with resistance. You’ll find these clips at the SDAUS1 YouTube channel on the Moving Towards a Person Centered System playlist.
Thirty five years ago (1982), Nancy Gardner and I wrote this piece. We called it the ANDI for Consumers. It was an easy-to-read version of the ANDI (A Normalization and Development Instrument that was, in turn, based on PASS). The state used the ANDI to evaluate services and supports for a couple of years, but … Read more
Join us on March 21-22, 2018 at the Petaluma Community Center for the Third (Almost) Annual NorCal Gathering. Our theme will be: Moving Towards A Person Centered System of Services and Supports Keynote speaker will be Michael Smull, Chair, The Learning Community for Person Centered Practices This gathering is sponsored CIRCL. To sign up for the mailing list on … Read more
by Michael Smull April 2017 We seek to have a system where people who use long term services and supports have lives of their own choosing within their own communities. We want a system where support is offered to develop and maintain the web of relationships that defines “community.” For adults, we want employment to … Read more
The first edition of the Guidelines was produced with funding from the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research. Since then, more than one million copies have been distributed, and the electronic version is now used by people around the world. Please use the Guidelines when you write or report about people with disabilities. We … Read more
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For a variety of reasons, many of California’s regional centers are currently considering or have implemented a person-centered organizational initiative. Moving towards a person-centered system requires considerable thought and planning to be effective. This brief article present some factors to consider in the early stages of planning, implementation, or efforts to sustain the initiative. There … Read more
by Max Neill and Helen Sanderson ‘Circles of Support’ already improve the lives of a small minority of people in thousands of diverse ways. How can we share the effectiveness of circles so that they touch the lives of many more people, and become a tool for building connection and resilience in our communities? circles of … Read more
by Michael W. Smull, Mary Lou Bourne, and Helen Sanderson Most state developmental disabilities (DD) systems have supported the development of best practice pilots and have defined the desired best practice outcomes. But the challenge to move typical practice toward best practice to “take best practice to scale” remains. To do this, state leaders need to … Read more
Developed for: California Department of Developmental Services by: Allen, Shea & Associates and Claudia Bolton Mark Rice This was the first evaluation of supported living services and supports in California. While written in 1995, it’s still an interesting read. CSLA Evaluation Executive Summary